In this instructable I am dressing up a cheap wood frame to look like something a little more fancy and special. I ended up with a lovely frame that my mother was very happy to receive as a gift.
Just a note: I did not mention in the instructions, but I did let everything dry between steps.
Cheap wooden frame – wide frames give you more room to work.
Wooden appliqués – available at craft stores
Spray Paint – Black with Satin finish
Spray paint – Metallic, I am using Copper here but I think silver or bronze would also look good
Old rag or sock for applying paint
Joint compound (if needed)
Step 1: Step 1
Inspect your frame and make any necessary repairs. My frame did not meet up neatly at the corners so I needed to fill it with joint compound. Sand the frame until smooth. If I had covered the entire frame with joint compound here, the wood grain would not have been visible in the finished frame.
I played with a few different layouts of the appliqués just to see what I liked.