This is one of my very favorites!
It started out as this…
I wanted a chip paint look. I found these instructions for Distress Paint with Vaseline at Shanty 2 Chic, and decided to give it a try.
After removing the back and glass, I painted the edges and a few other spots with black acrylic paint, spread the Vaseline then spray painted with Rust-Oleum 2X Painter’s Touch in heirloom white.
In the spots that I put the Vaseline thick, the paint peeled right off; I sanded in other spots. I LOVE the way it turned out.
I decided it needed a softer look so I added some rosettes made with scraps of a canvas drop cloth.
I cut and glued plastic needlepoint canvas to the frame. The pretty pattern you can see behind the needlepoint canvas is scrapbook paper that I glued (with spray adhesive) to the back before re-attaching. Since this is a shaddow-box type frame, there is a divider between the glass (now plastic canvas) and the back of the frame so I was able to re-attach the back of the original frame and still have room to hang earrings. PERFECT, because this Shabby Chic earring display can sit on a dresser, table, or hang on the wall.
What do you think?
I hope your inspired to make your own! Of course, if that’s not your thing, you can purchase one of your own at my Etsy store.
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