Faux Antique Finished Frame

Faux Antique Finished Frame

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 14th 2020

Upcycle a wooden frame with an antique faux finish using Americana Decor® Matte Metallics.


    • sandpaper
    • wooden frame
    • small flat brush
    • medium flat brush
    • paper towels


    1. Depending on how you plan to use the frame, pick the size you need.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. With a flat brush, paint on Romance. Allow to dry.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Sand lightly and wipe down the surface.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint on Aged Bronze with a flat brush. Allow to dry.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Working one section at a time, paint on Carbon.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. With a paper towel, wipe back the Carbon paint. (Leaving some of the paint to give an aged look.) Allow to dry.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Load a small flat brush Vintage Brass. Dab off some on a paper towel. Dry-brush the surface randomly by dragging the brush across the surface of the frame in some areas. (This will add another dimension of sheen.)
    14. Instruction #7
    15. To paint the other side (or another frame), first coat the frame with a medium flat brush and Romance. Allow to dry and dry-brush the frame with Keepsake, leaving some of the paint showing through.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. You can display the frame alone or with a variety of other frames. This project is versatile and can be propped up for display or hung on the wall for display. (Tip: Paint both sides differently and you can switch out the sides for different seasons or occasions.)
    18. Instruction #9