MacKenzie Childs Inspired DIY Decor

I painted this frame and added grain sack stripes with tape.  This was long before I was using chalky finish paints or stencils, and I think this was my first stab at using a burnt umber paint to add antiquing.

I decided to give it an update.

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I first brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.

I didn't distress the frame at all.

This is a 6" x 9" stripe stencil that I purchased at a Hobby Lobby store a couple years ago.  It is no longer on the website, but some may still be in stock at stores.

I like it for small striping jobs.  You could also use FrogTape Painter's Tape to paint stripes.

I used Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in CAVIAR to stencil the stripes.

Stenciling the stripes makes them a little more transparent in spots than painting with Frog Tape.

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I taped off the center area with painter's tape.

I painted the center area, and the frames' edges with Rust-Oleum Metallic Accents Paint in Soft Gold.

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I sealed the frame with Dixie Belle Satin Clear Coat.  

Use clear coat very sparingly.  Go back and do a second coat if you missed spots.  

It's important to not use too much, and to not brush the clear coat too much.

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I love dogs!  Both of my framed vintage dog prints are from the graphics fairy.

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The frame on the left was upcycled in a DIY project here.

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The little vintage pug figurine is part of my personal collection.

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All three of these projects, were inspired by MacKenzie Childs.

This little flip top table has the check pattern with gold accents as well.  DIY information here.

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