Wet Distressing with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I've been wanting to paint a gold picture frame ever since I took part in an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint demo in July. So, when I spied this large, old frame at the antique store, I knew it would be perfect. Look at the carving and scrolls!

Supply List

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Picture Frame
Damp Cloth
Miss Mustard Seed's Antiquing Wax

First, I gave it a coat of Annie Sloan Paris Grey Chalk paint.

wet distressing

Once the paint is just dry, take a damp cloth and wipe off the paint. This removed the Paris Grey Chalk Paint, but didn't scratch the gold underneath. I focused on the raised areas and scrolls.

Then I took some Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint and brushed that on. I didn't completely cover every surface. That's one of the things I love about distressed pieces....you don't have to be perfect.


Then, some more wet distressing. After that, I gave it a coat of Miss Mustard Seed's Antiquing Wax. It made everything POP! And, once the wax was rubbed in and polished, it is buttery smooth.

It has the most perfect antique French look! To finish it off, I'll be adding some twine to the middle section. It will be a cute way to display jewelry or photos.

It has great depth and looks like there are so many layers...yet it was really a simple process!