Beautifully Embossed Frames {guest post}

July 16, 2015

Looking for a fun craft project to help beautify your home? Cait from Little City Farmhouse used Embossing Plaster, our new All-in-One Decor Paint, glaze, and wax to add some charm to these simple, pine frames!

Hi there! I’m Cait from Little City Farmhouse and I am back to share with you a really fun project using quite a few different products from Country Chic!

One of the pieces we offer in my shop is wooden frames. They are handmade from start to finish, and I wanted to share with you the process I used this time to create a layered one-of-a-kind look!

I started with a simple pine frame. I painted it in one coat of Lazy Linen in the brand new clay-based paint formula. Any of Country Chic’s paints will work great, but I wanted to test this new formula on raw wood, and it was perfect! After the paint was dry I used a stencil and Embossing Plaster in Creamed Honey to create the raised pattern. Don’t worry if at this stage it might look imperfect and a little messy!

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Once the embossing plaster was good and dry (I left it for about 24 hours), I gave the entire frame a good sanding. This helps to even out the plaster and give it an ultra smooth finish. I then cleaned it and painted it with another coat of Lazy Linen. Once that was dry, I used the brand new Clear Glaze mixed with Pebble Beach (also the new clay-based formula). I painted the mixed glaze on and wiped it off with a damp rag.

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Time for the next step! Once the glaze was dry I used Antique Wax to further highlight the raised pattern. This gives the embossing another dimension. I then added Gold Wax in a few places for more highlight.

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The end result is a gorgeous raised layered finish with depth and age!

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I used the same process on the next frame. The base coat is in Rustic Charm (in the regular paint formula) followed with a layer of Clear Glaze mixed with Bliss. After it was dry I again used Antique Wax and Gold wax to highlight the dimension of the plaster.

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The process this time gave this frame a rich layered patina. The embossing plaster is such a fantastic way to add another layer of finish to your project, and paired with glaze and wax the results are limitless!

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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

Make sure to follow Cait's blog Little City Farmhouse. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram!

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