Since the frame wasn’t real wood, I was a little concerned with how it would turn out once I painted it. I definitely wanted it to have the antiqued look, where you could see the previous color underneath the white paint.
I gave the frame a couple coats of paint with this almost-but-not-quite white acrylic paint using the brushes pictured. I used this type of brush because it’s what I had, but I really liked how it turned out because, well, honestly, it didn’t do a very good job! But in a good way! It would wipe away some of the paint as I was trying to paint more, giving it that faded, shabby look. I just painted the frame, I didn’t have to sand it, wipe it, or distress it in any way.
Next, I took a piece of wire and laid it across the back of the frame. I folded it over twice so that I had three strands folded together that were just a little longer than the width of the frame (this was to make the hanging wire a little thicker).
Twist the wires loosely so they hold together, but loose enough so you can stick a post earring through there if you want! 🙂
On the back of the frame I used a pencil to mark where to hang the wire. I started with 1/4″ from the top opening of the frame, then spaced the remaining wire 2.25″ apart.
Here’s what the back looks like.
I stapled the wire to the frame, then folded and tucked the wire so it wouldn’t come out. If you don’t have a staple gun, you could also use small nails or tacks to wrap the wire around and hold in place.
I gave the knots a few taps with a hammer to make sure there weren’t any sharp wire edges sticking out.
And that’s IT! 🙂 So quick and easy! It looks beautiful on a dresser or chest of drawers.