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.
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:
I love the lighter colors for each pumpkin and the variety.
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.
So if you haven’t given the Chalky Finish paints a try, give it a try. It may become your new go-to paint!
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.