Distressed Wooden Frame

Chalk paint is any crafters addiction; with its multiple uses on various surfaces, it makes it hard not use.  This week on Show Me How, Gloria Bastos is joined by Sofia da Cunha of O’Grady’s Paint. She will show us the versatile uses of this product on wood, ceramics and fabric. She will teach us various techniques such as painting on different surfaces, distressing, creating texture and so much more!

Distressed Wooden Frame
By Sofia da Cunha
O’Grady’s Paint

Click on the links below to view the various instruction templates


  • Wooden frame
  • Vaseline
  • Scraper  
  • Cloth
  • Stencil
  • Masking tape
  • O’Grady’s Skim
  • O’Grady’s Clear Liquid wax
  • O’Grady’s Chalk Craft  paint in Island Blue


  • Step 1:To create a raised design, place your stencil down in the centre of the frame and secure it with masking tape. Spread the Skim over the stencil using the scraper. Once you’ve covered the stencil peel it off, If there are any smudge marks just remove it with a wet cloth or use a toothpick to straighten the edges while skim is still wet.
  • Step 2: Before you paint the frame, use your finger to apply Vaseline to the edges of your frame where normal wear and tear would happen. This will create a more natural vintage look, this is a very easy way of distressing furniture. 
  • Step 3:Now paint your frame in Island Blue, covering the areas where you applied the Vaseline too.  
  • Step 4:Once it is dry, remove the paint with a scraper where you applied the Vaseline to create a distressed vintage look.
  • Step 5:To finish the project seal the frame with Clear Liquid Wax, applying it using a cotton cloth.

Take a closer look

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