Remember this whoops? Yea, turns out sanding and priming ARE important.
Here’s the frame after attempt number 2.
Ahh, much better! Since I was on a DIY chalk paint kick, I mixed some of the Plaster of Paris into my grey paint and went to town. I love the matte texture & it adhered nicely! I think I’ll probably finish this frame with poly at some point – since I’m not going for the distressed look in this case. What do you think? I’m glad I persevered! I really like how the grey turned out.