Sunday, April 15, 2018

Chalk Painted Picture Frame with Free Lavender Print

Remember this accent wall post right here were I shopped my own home to create this wall for FREE?  As I was putting away my Easter decor this year I wanted to add a little Spring vignette to the old phone chair in our bedroom so I went to my decor closet and starting shopping!
Farmhouse fresh coming right up!  I don't know about you, but when I decorate, I get something out, sit it down, step back, look, pick it back up, put something else down, step back, look.....etc. Continuing those steps until I'm happy with how it looks.  The above picture was the end results of changing these pieces around about forty times! lol!
At first the chunky wooden picture frame I picked out looked like this.  It just was not working with the whole vibe I was going for.  A little paint helps everything, right?
I grabbed a few items and proceeded to give the frame an update.  I found my calcium carbonat on Amazon.  It's the key ingredient to making your own chalk paint out of any kind of flat paint you might have on hand. I also grabbed some acrylic paint in antique white and a foam paint brush.

Here's the chalk paint recipe I use.  For this very small job, I did not measure.  I just squirted out a small amount of paint onto my plate and then sprinkled a tiny bit of powder and a few drops of water and I was mixing and painting in no time at all.
After I had my mixture to the right consistency, I grabbed my sponge brush and swiped some of the paint all over the frame.  I got a little heavy handed in some spots with the swiping so I grabbed a damp paper towel and wiped some of it off until I liked how it looked.
This is the end result.  I love it!  It's exactly the look I wanted.  I kinda wanted to chalk paint everything in my house that was a solid wood color! Ha, ha!  I didn't seal it, but I guess you could if you wanted to.

Now the best part!  The lavender print that Natalie over at My Vintage Porch is offering for FREE on her blog. Oh and guess what? This print is not the only one, she has another one that is perfect for summer!  Go get your free copies right here.  Thank you Natalie!
So, when you're on a budget and you need a little change to your decor, shop your own home and makeover an old item you've had that needs a little freshening up.  Before you know it, you'll have a brand new stash of decor to use!  Everything you see here in this little vignette (except the green candle) was either free or thrifted.  You CAN decorate very inexpensively if you want to.

If you want to see more of my Farmhouse Decor Ideas, click right here!

Here are a few more of my painting adventures:

$5 Bedside Table
Painting a Paneled Door with a Window 
Painting Our Laundry Room Cabinets 
Kithchen EAT Sign 
Holiday Ombre Pinecone Wreath 
Easy to Make Fancy Hand Lettered Sign
Flower Pot Makeover 

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

I'm Linking to:
These lovely and FUN parties!
Between Naps on the Porch
The Dedicated House  - (I was featured)

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  1. Love how the frame was updated to the white worn look - much better styling for your vignette. The picture looks good in that frame.

    1. Aww,thanks so very much for your kind words! :)

  2. This turned out lovely and the chalk painted frame looks so much better now. It looks perfect paired with the vintage print.

  3. Very cute! Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things! Pinning!

  4. Love me an updated frame (and Natalie's prints, too!)

    1. Hi Julie! Me too, such an easy way to gain a new piece of decor and yes, Natalie is the best! :)


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