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Fall Pumpkins

So if you haven’t discovered the joy that is Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, now is the time to give it a try. A while ago I blogged about using Chalky paint on Resin and I did these beautiful orange pumpkins.

Chalky Pumpkins (2)

Well I had another set of the swirled pumpkins around (if you haven’t guessed, I’m a huge pumpkin lover) and I wanted to bring in more color into my Fall decorations. So I looked at the colors of the Chalky finish paint to get my color inspiration. This is what I came up with:

Fall Pumpkins

 

I love the lighter colors for each pumpkin and the variety.

Fall Pumpkins 02

 

The Wax brings out the texture of the wood grain and even though the colors are more modern, the antique-e-ness of the wax gives it a retro feel.

Fall Pumpkins 03

 

So if you haven’t given the Chalky Finish paints a try, give it a try. It may become your new go-to paint!

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Burlap Animals

Our Buttoned up Trio Set of 3 are too cute…but I wanted them to have a new look. Their texture is perfect for the look of burlap so that is the direction I headed. Using DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Burlap, I based every inch of them. I then dry brushed the patches with Espresso, and painted the buttons with Soft Black. When the buttons were dry, I gave them a dry brush of Snow White to make them stand out a bit more. After a coat of spray varnish, I antiqued them with DecoArt Staining & Antiquing Medium mixed with Burnt Umber. I love how the antiquing nestles into all of the grooved details of these pieces. After a final coat of spray varnish, I decided to give them a little holiday accessory. With some greenery I found at my local craft store; I measured around the necks and created a wreath and finished it off with a red bow below their necks. You could add red berries to the wreathes for more color if you would like. A quick and easy project that is perfect for painters of all levels.

Happy Painting!

BurlapAnimals

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Welcome Santa & Snowman Re-color Project

Our Welcome Santa & Snowman Set of 2 are currently on closeout, but are a great deal at 55% off. Two fabulous surfaces for only $8.55, who can pass that up? I couldn’t in fact I painted two of these sets…both sets are painted the same, but I personalized them for friends and family. I always try and have something new each holiday for my two boys…the idea is that when they move out, they will have ornaments and some decorations for their new home…so, I painted them each a Santa and instead of doing a holiday saying on the sign, I added their name instead. These sets painted up so quickly that they are perfect for bazaars and last minute gifts.

WelcomeSantaSnowman_recolor

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Chalky paint on resin

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Chalky Paint on Resin?

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Another Staff Re-color Project Done!

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