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Framed Initials {guest post}

This post was written by Tricia from Little Cottage on the Pond, and she's also on our 2014 Blog Squad! Lindsay has a great project with you to share in one of our most popular paint colors: Elegance.

Hi! I'm Tricia from the blog Little Cottage on the Pond, and I am super excited to be sharing my first blog post/how to using Country Chic Paint with y'all today!
One of my favourite pieces in our entry way is our framed initials. They were a bit of a thrown together on a whim thing, and I simply used a few letters I found around the house, popped two frames around them and called it good.

This past week while I was recuperating I asked Travis if he could make me two of his chunky frames. You have to love a nurse who can not only dispense medication correctly all through the night and redress your wounds, but turn out some lovely frames at the same time. The man is beyond talented.

Painted & distressed frames - #countrychicpaint #diy - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I told him that I wanted them to pretty much be perfectly square plain boxes. 

Then he gave them a few coats of Country Chic Paint in Vanilla Frosting. I've done several projects using this paint, and it really is the smoothest of all the chalk paints brands I've tried or made myself.

Painted & distressed frames - #countrychicpaint #diy - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Since the letters on the wall are black and distressed, I wanted the frames to have a bit of contrast to them. So we added some antiquing wax. I had to talk Travis through the process since I am still not cleared to resume any of my normal activities.

Painted & distressed frames - #countrychicpaint #diy - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

One of the things I love about the Country Chic waxes is that they do not smell. He was able to apply it in the house and buff it right off.

Painted & distressed frames - #countrychicpaint #diy - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I love the subtle contrast they now have next to the wall colour...

One of my favourite things about the antiquing wax is that it gives it the look of dirt/dust that has collected over time in the cracks of a piece...

Painted & distressed frames - #countrychicpaint #diy - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

And here is the finished look! So easy to add a bit of interest to an otherwise plain frame using the lovely products from Country Chic Paint!






Tricia

Tricia Goins {Little Cottage on the Pond}

Hi! I'm Tricia from the blog Little Cottage on the Pond. I am passionate about creating a home that looks lovely, but doesn't have to break the bank to do it!I love to paint old pieces and especially repurpose pieces in new ways to add character to our little cottage. I am super excited to be sharing my first blog post/how to using Country Chic Paint with y'all today!


Make sure to follow Tricia on her blog Little Cottage on the Pond, as well as on Pinterest, Hometalk and Instagram!



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