There are several reasons Mom likes to paint with chalk paint: no odor so you can paint inside, vintage look you can get with waxing, and dries in 30 minutes. There are all kinds but she uses one called Annie Sloan.
This wooden frame has two parts.
See the groove to fit frame within frame. You don’t have to paint the back; it’s a Mom thing.
Here are your supplies: paint, brush, wax, old tee shirt for applying wax and panty hose for buffing..
This is a buffing brush that fits on the end of an electric drill. You really don’t need it for a project like this but she bought it when she refinished the coffee table so she uses it.
Step one is two coats of paint.
Apply clear wax and then the dark or you don’t have to put the dark on at all. Mom wanted to deepen the red and give it an antique look so she did. If you get too much dark wax, put clear over it and it comes right off. Mom does little sections at a time.
See how the wax gives it a texture. This is easy enough to be done in an afternoon. Good Painting. ~ Indy and Lucy