~This post is sponsored by DecoArt but the project and opinions are mine sweet friends ~
I love to repurpose old- rustic wood into something I can use around the house…but sometimes when I find a few remnants of just right pallet wood or salvaged wood at the lumber yard, the color isn’t what I want. I’ve experimented with ways to give the wood a bleached-beachy look and one of my favorite things to do is use watered down acrylic paint…that’s what I did with this rustic EAT sign …(come on …I’ll show you!)
Here’s What You Need:
*Wood- (Pallet wood works great)
(I love mixing colors…Dolphin, Overcast and Battleship are perfect for making wood look beautifully weathered-I’d recommend keeping a supply of these colors handy if you make things out of wood & love the look of beachy – weathered look)
*Vintage (or vintage-look) silverware ( I keep an eye out for cheap silverware at my local antique & thrift stores and keep a bag of it for projects like this!)
Sand your wood pieces so there are no sharp edges…this helps them look worn and weathered.
Attach them on the back with pieces of wood pallets and wood screws (make certain the wood screws are the correct length and don’t do through to the front of your sign)
Here’s the wood before I painted it…it’s pretty but it’s too dark for the look I wanted…
Play around with the paint color…mix a little of each and add water…mix some more…
Finally paint the wood! Very old wood will drink in watered down paint- so you may have to add 2 or 3 coats to get the desired effect…Drill small holes into your pieces of silverware & screw them onto the wood with small wood screws…
I love the mix of rustic and refined with the sign and the china…but if you want your sign to look less rustic, use new wood for an entirely different effect!
Americana Multi-Surface paint is available at Michaels.
Visit the DecoArt Multi-Surface website for more crafting ideas and inspiration.
Have a lovely day my friends~ ox