I brushed minimal amounts of Old White on the outside of each frame. The second layer of the frame is an old linen.
It is a little discolored. I like that. I kept it just that way.I used glass glue and glued a hook on the back of each china piece. The china was my husband's grandmothers, so I did try to take good care with it.
I waxed the frames with clear wax before the paint was even dry. Then I sanded them down when they were still a little damp. It all ended up with a very distressed look. Just what I was looking for.
I had the larger platter on bottom initially, then thought to myself that everyone would put the small one on top and the large one on bottom. So I switched them around. I like the non-normal of it now! A very quick little project.... Two pieces of china that would otherwise be put away + two old frames that were just waiting to come out of the closet = Perfect pairing in a cute little brown corner!
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