Dollar Store Frame Makeovers

Introduction: Dollar Store Frame Makeovers

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Take ornate, plastic dollar store frames and give them an expensive antique feel with chalky finish paint and wax. Create an entire wall of them for very little money and huge impact!

Step 1: See the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Plastic dollar store frames or mirrors

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish

Americana Decor Crème Wax


Old cloth


Masking tape

Step 3: Paint Your Frames

Paint your frames with Americana Decor Chalky Finish and let dry for about 30 minutes.

Step 4: Antique With Wax

Coat the entire frame with the Light Satin Varnish and let dry for another 30 minutes.

Paint on the Crème Wax and immediately wipe off with a damp cloth leaving the wax to expose the details.

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    3 Discussions

    These are so cute! They looks like something that would be on the walls of an adorable bed and breakfast somewhere :)

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I made a ton for our backyard fence. They look so fun and out of place there but they brighten up the yard. Great to hear from you Danger!