Quick Transformation of Farmhouse Style Frames

by | Mar 12, 2021 | Antique furniture, Decorative objects, Whites and Light Colours | 0 comments

Transforming farm house styles frames

There are days when I want it to be quick. I’m the kind of person who would like everything done yesterday! So here’s a little one-day project. I had beautiful wooden frames and a mirror.Though, I loved them, but they were way too dark. I needed it to be brighter.


I started by removing my mirror and the old canvas from their frames to clean with the cleaner & varnish remover followed by a light sanding. Then I rinsed it well and let it dry.

I started by applying a thin coat of Vintage Creme with my 35mm paintbrush and let it dry for about 1 hour. Afterwards, I applied my Metallic Jewel paint colour in the cracks with my artist’s paintbrush, purposely overflowing a little in a few places. I wiped off the excess paint.

To create an antiqued effect, I applied a small coat of Natural Beewax all over without paying attention, because I wanted the paint to be easier to remove in my final sanding! I applied a second coat of Vintage Cream and let it dry for an hour.


I finalized the antiquing by sanding the desired places. Thanks to the layer of wax applied previously, it’s super easy!


Then I applied another coat of Natural Beeswax to protect the surface.


I put my mirror back in place and I added chicken wire to my large frame, to hang pictures and other decorations as I wish.

Easy, fast and efficient. I love it!

Eve Taillefer



Eve Taillefer

Eve Taillefer

Eve Taillefer - Designer and DIY Furniture Restorer for Colorantic


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Related News

Painting wooden bird houses with chalk based paint
Rosalie Taillefer Simard

Painting wooden bird houses with chalk based paint

Painting wooden bird houses I am very excited to present you a beautiful Christmas project. Today I decided to paint wooden bird houses. You can get these bird houses in

Read More

Rosalie Taillefer Simard 18 Dec, 2020
Antiquage d'une table d'appoint avec Rose des sables
Claire gendron et son chien amoureuse de la peinture à la craie

Antiquing of a side table with Dusty Rose

Antiquing of a side table The love of transforming antique furniture inspired me to this project. This large side table has a lot of details and I wanted to make it a bit

Read More

Claire Gendron 23 Mar, 2021