I purchased this square frame at a thrift shop last year. It and unfinished frame that I stained with the vinegar and steel wool grayish stain. Then I never did anything else with it, until now, when I found a square of Russian birch plywood (for crafts) at my local Menards. I think it was $1.99.
First I painted part of the plywood square with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.
Then I pounced on Knick of Time's Milk & Cream Co. stencil with black acrylic craft paint.
I cut the plywood about a half inch smaller than the frame and nailed it on with finishing nails.
Lastly I distressed the frame with 220 grit sandpaper to give it a chippy appearance but barely sanded the lettering. Then I applied Decoart Clear Wax. It is a water based wax that I have come to like better than ASCP wax, because of it's ease of application.
I love how it turned out. The frame gives the great sign even more presence.
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