Why choose a distressed wood picture frame? Here are 3 reasons

Written by chris pink on January 30, 2015 in Picture Framing

Smooth frames have their place – that’s for sure. Galleries all over the world are packed with smooth, classy picture frames that exude luxuriousness, and nobody can argue with a quality finish. That’s something that will never go out of fashion.

All that considered, it may not seem obvious why someone might choose a distressed picture frame. But look a bit deeper and, as the texture becomes more interesting, things become a lot clearer, too.

Here are 3 good reasons to go with distressed.

Number 1: rustic charm is priceless

Rustic and wood go together beautifully. So why not select a wood for your picture frame that has a top class grain? Wood varieties like oak have a special appeal, and it won’t take much work to bring it out for all to see.

With this natural appeal, rustic picture frames are nicely in tune with our natural surroundings, making them a great option for framing paintings that reflect the natural world around us.

Number 2: doing it yourself works wonders

As mentioned at the beginning of this post, we have plenty of options for you if distressed is a finish you’re looking to get. But don’t let that get in the way of your creative flourish!

With some wire wool, or even something a little more aggressive to create distinctive streaks and intriguing lines, it’s easy and fun to remove just the right amount of paint, allowing that grain to show through just as you want it.

Number 3: match your furniture and add interest to the walls

Distressed wood has always worked well with furniture. A distressed picture frame will also stand out from a wall painted in a flat colour, creating a great point of interest. Two quick and easy ways of adding both texture and an interesting touch to any room.

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