Monday, February 29, 2016

DIY Square Frame Centerpiece Accent

Today we are going to make this adorable rustic layered frame using inexpensive materials, which makes this the perfect DIY project for a party or wedding!

The supplies we need include:

-square wood frame $2
-square laser cutout frame $1.99
-E6000 glue
-chalkboard paint 
-Americana acrylic paint in the color Cactus
-Ceramcoat acrylic paint in the color Apple Green
-Wood Stain in the color Walnut

Let's paint the square laser cutout frame with our acrylic Americana paint in the pretty color Cactus. Only paint the top, and leave the sides and crevices brown.

Then, before the paint completely dries, add a bit of the lighter and brighter Apple Green
to the areas you want to have a light highlight. Then with your brush blend outward towards the darker green. This will give the frame depth and dimension.
(Any two similar colors will also blend nicely. IE: Dark Pink/Light Pink 
But ideally you want whatever two colors you choose to match the brown background)

Next, let's stain the main frame with our Walnut color. (These wood stains are sold in a wide variety of colors including pink, red, blue, and green. I chose Walnut because it matched the edges of the laser cutout frame.) 

The wood stains come with their own sponge applicator, but in order to keep it new, it's recommended to squeeze the wood stain into a sponge-on-a-stick and use that as our dauber. Just squeeze the bottle to apply, and apply as many times as you like to get a darker color. I stained the front and the sides.

Next, we will want to paint the glass with our chalkboard paint and brush. 2 layers is recommended. Dry time is 30 mins to an hour, depending on thickness of layers applied.
Let sit overnight before writing on surface with chalk! 

And that's how easy it is to put together this cute frame!

Bethany @ Enchanted Lake

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