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Classical Crafted Frame

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  1. Go on a scavenger hunt around the house for an old frame with great potential, or pick one up at a yard sale.
  2. Take a quick trip to your local bookstore, flea market or library and scout out an old time illustration (we chose a classic architectural print).
  3. Choose a well-ventilated area (preferably outside) and cover nearby objects with drop cloths to protect them from spray mist.
  4. Remove the glass from the wood frame and give the wood a thorough sanding. Depending on what shape the frame is in, you may need to caulk and sand any imperfections that could interfere with the finished paint job.
  5. Wipe off sanding residue with a damp paper towel and let dry.
  6. If the frame is porous or painted with a really dark color, you may want to apply the Rust-Oleum® Stops Rust® Clean Metal Primer.
  7. Spray on Rust-Oleum® Specialty Metallic in Gold, following the application instructions on the can. Don’t forget to allow for specified dry time between coats.
  8. Crack open a pint of Rust-Oleum® Stops Rust® Protective Enamel in a black shade and apply the stripes freehand with the narrow foam brush. Don’t worry if they’re not exact, it’s that unique hand-done character that adds special charm. (Have confidence!)
  9. You may choose to matte your new masterpiece, (we did!) but that’s totally your call.
  10. Find the best place in your home to display your new classical piece of art, you creative genius you!