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
I played with a few different layouts of the appliqués just to see what I liked.
Step 2: Step 2
Attach the appliqués. Wood glue works great for this.
Step 3: Step 3
Break out your stray sock and a disposable bowl. Spray a small puddle of the metallic paint in the bowl. Use the sock to dab and swirl the paint onto the frame. This is the fun part. Go crazy.
There you go. You now have a wonderfully antique-looking frame for putting special pictures in. Enjoy.