I next painted it white but not a solid white.
Next I used some distressed paint that I bought from my good friend Cindy's shop http://www.stampingscrapping.com.
Looks like a bad camouflage job!
Then I spent about three evenings gluing on the beach finds.
This is what the finished frame looks like. I was hoping to have it look like I took an old frame with chipping paint and just glued everything to it. My projects do not always look exactly how I envision them but this one works for me.
The other project I want to show you is a shadowbox I completed a few months ago. I do not have a before picture of the old type drawer I used, only the finished project. I had used this to display my thimble collection along with other small nick knacks for years and was tired of the look. So I decided to use some distress paints, scrapbooking papers, stamps, buttons and decoupage to give it a new look.
The following pictures are some close ups of this same shadow box. I have it hanging in my work room by my sewing area.