Tessie Fay

Hello!

I'm Tessie. I'm an artist and surface pattern designer living in Minnesota.

Painting a Frame With Chalk Paint

Painting a Frame With Chalk Paint

I have had lots of questions and compliments lately about our picture of the Salt Lake Temple hanging in our family room. 

Painting a frame with chalk paint

We bought it online 5 years ago and it looked like this...

Tutorial painting a frame with chalk paint.

The black frame worked well in our old house but with our new house being so bright and cheery I really wanted to give the frame a refresh.

The picture itself doesn't have glass and is not easily removed. Also it was too cold outside to spray paint so I decided to paint the frame with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.

Paint a frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

If you have never used chalk paint before it is so easy to work with. It has a nice thick consistency and adheres beautifully. Plus no sanding and no priming! So it ends up being super quick and easy for a project like this.

Chalk paint comes in lots of pretty colors but I chose "Old White". It is a nice creamy white that matched our built-ins well.

I began by cleaning the frame and taping off the picture with blue painter's tape.

Painting a Frame With Chalk Paint
Painting a frame with Chalk Paint

Then I started to paint using a nice high quality 2" angled brush. I painted 3 coats letting the paint dry in between each coat (chalk paint dries pretty fast). Here it is after one coat....

Painting a frame with Chalk paint
Painting a frame with Chalk Paint

And after 3...

Painting a frame with chalk paint.

Perfectly lovely! Smooth and creamy with a nice matte finish.

I am so happy with the results! It just brightens up the room and is the perfect focal point over our mantel.

Painting a frame with Chalk Paint.

And one more before and after....

Painting a frame with chalk paint
Painting a frame with chalk paint.

Happy Painting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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