All you'll need to complete this
One plain, inexpensive picture frame. You can use a frame you already
have around your home or purchase one from your local discount retailer.
One can of white or off white spray paint (or another light color).
Some type of sharp object such as an old kitchen knife.
A few small size old rags.
Start by laying some newspaper
down on the surface you will be painting on and work in a well ventilated
area. Remove the glass from your frame and set it aside.
Spray one coat of paint onto the
frame a let this coat dry completely. Don't worry about coating the
frame completely or evenly, this just adds to the "distressed" look.
Once the first coat is dry, apply
another coat of paint and wipe gently with a clean rag. Let the frame
dry. Next you will use your sharp object to scratch away at the paint on
the corners and/or edges of the frame. Some scratches should mar only
the surface, while others can go as deep as to penetrate into the wood of the
Finally, just add your favorite
photo the your new "distressed" frame, and enjoy! Just a tip:
I especially like the look of black and white photographs in these