CeCe Caldwell Chalk Painted Frame

A few weeks ago, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative invited me and a few other bloggers for an afternoon of painting.  I couldn’t pass up an opportunity like that so I took an afternoon off of school and grabbed an old frame to makeover.  A couple of wonderfully talented ladies from Bungalow 47 came down to Greenwood to share tips on how to paint with CeCe Caldwell’s chalk paint.  Here is my frame that I made over:

You may remember this frame’s twin back from my clothesline artwork that hung in the living room until we recently took down the gallery wall and added the oversized photography artwork.  We had two of these bad boys and I figured this was the perfect time to tackle this one.  I used Smoky Mountain Gray for my project.

I used a Purdy brush I had at home to brush the paint on.  The paint has no chemicals or fumes so it’s perfect for prego ladies like me:)  It was really cool to watch the paint dry.  Kinda weird, right?  Well, let me explain.  It dries and literally has a chalky look.

Once it dried completely, it was time to antique it.  I wanted some of the gold to shine through so the ladies showed me how to use a damp rag to antique the frame.  It’s as easy as it sounds. Dampen a rug, wipe down the edges of the frame where you want it to look distressed.

Wipe more or less to show the underneath through as much or as little as you want.  I did some smaller edges and some larger ones.

I applied a coat of their wax with a wax brush.  The paint turns slightly darker once applied so you can see where you have already put wax and where you still need to apply it.  Very convenient.

Once you have applied the wax with a brush, buff it with a rag.

I love how it turned out.  This may be the first thing to go in the nursery {with something in it, of course} :)




If you are interested in the paint, you can check out their colors and how to order some for yourself here.  I would definitely recommend it.  Super easy to work with, great finishes and colors, and tons of different techniques to change up the look.


  1. Jessie, I am pleased you enjoyed working with the paint. I love the transformation on the frame; it is so much softer and more relaxed looking now. It will be perfect for a nursery. Congrats on your special Little One that is safely growing and developing within you.

  2. Very nice frame. Smoky Mountain is one of my favorite colors. You did an awesome job. Did you know you could have painted the textured fabric part too! Ver versatile stuff.


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