This beautiful, rustic window frame was created by Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain using just a few paint colors, and some Texture Powder!

This project was a really fun one, and a great way to use up leftover paint, or paint samples. The secret ingredient of this pretty window is Texture Powder. You add it to any color of paint and it thickens it up (without changing the color at all) making cool textures when it dries. Watch how it works.

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First, here are the supplies I used:

  • Window frame (or build a fake one like I did)
  • Country Chic Paint colors: Simplicity, Pebble Beach, Elegance
  • Country Chic Paint Texture Powder
  • Brushes
  • Stirring stick and cup
  • Sandpaper

Choose the color or colors that you want to have underneath, or “in the texture”. I used both Elegance and Pebble Beach, separately. Measure out equal parts of paint and texture powder. Since my project was so small, I just did about a tablespoon of each. Stir well until it’s all combined and thick, like a thick frosting.

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Use a stiff brush to tap the paint/powder mixture onto the surface of your project. Since I was coming back with a second color, I didn’t worry about getting perfect coverage. You’re using the up and down tapping motion so that it creates small peaks in the paint.

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When the texture layer is all applied, let it dry for about 15-20 minutes, then lightly brush back over to knock down the high points of the texture. You don’t want to remove the texture, just smooth it out slightly so it’s not just bumps. Then let finish drying for 12 hours.

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Next, paint the top coat. Here I use Simplicity. When the top coat has dried, use sand paper or a damp cloth to remove some of the top paint, revealing the colored texture underneath.
Finally, to decorate my frame, I stuck in a bit of fake greenery, and a pretty felt banner. Thanks for reading, and I hope you liked learning about Texture Powder, and that the wheels are turning for how you can use it too!

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Stephanie {Crafting in the Rain}

Hi, I’m Stephanie Paxman. My husband and our 3 kids live in the Pacific Northwest (that’s where the “Crafting in the Rain” name comes from.) It’s beautifully green here, but that means it rains a lot too. I’ve been blogging since 2011 about everything from kids crafts to home décor to DIY. I love chocolate, and color. I hope my projects give you some good ideas!

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