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Faux Antique Finished Frame

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

Faux Antique Finished Frame
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Faux Antique Finished Frame

designed by Crimson Duvall

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

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Keepsake (ADC34)
  • Romance (ADC06)

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

  • Aged Bronze (ADMMT09)
  • Vintage Brass (ADMMT03)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper (fine grit)
  • wooden frame (size of choice)
  • small flat brush
  • medium flat brush
  • paper towels


  1. Depending on how you plan to use the frame, pick the size you need.
    Step 0 Example
  2. With a flat brush, paint on Romance. Allow to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Sand lightly and wipe down the surface.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint on Aged Bronze with a flat brush. Allow to dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Working one section at a time, paint on Carbon.
    Step 4 Example
  6. With a paper towel, wipe back the Carbon paint. (Leaving some of the paint to give an aged look.) Allow to dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. 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.)
    Step 6 Example
  8. 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.
    Step 7 Example
  9. 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.)
    Step 8 Example