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Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial

Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial
Okay folks, are you ready for the Faux Barn Wood Painting tutorial!?... I ask if you're ready, because there are about a trillion photos. ha! Even though this process is SO easy, and relatively quick... I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss anything important that you may need to know, when attempting this barn wood look on your own. At this point, if you're not into the whole "barn wood look", then you can just stain it, or paint it whatever color you want! But I love to mix different styles together, especially when they're close to each other, to add visual interest, so I went all barn-wood-crazy on this tabletops be-hind! I'm admitting right now, I am NOT a furniture refinisher/painter. I tell you this because there is NOTHING technical about how I came up with this finish. I've broken this tutorial down into 4 main steps, so it's easier to follow. * Sand your wood surface well * Wipe it down to remove any dust or debris * Do not wipe any off. REMEMBER: You CANNOT mess this up!!!

How to Antique Paper I saw Martha "antique" paper a few years ago, and although I don’t remember her technique, I do remember that it was complicated. I played around with the general idea, though, and came up with an easy way to get the same aged look. What You'll Need A piece of paper you want to age. (I used regular 24lb laser paper. Of course, print your poem, passage of writing, and etc. to the page before you attempt to antique it.)1/4 cup of hot, black coffee. How To Do It 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What To Do With It Frame your antiqued poem or passage for a great-looking piece of cheap art; or use it to make your sweetie a heart-felt Valentine. Speaking of paper... have you seen this fun oak leaf garland tutorial? Tagged : paper, antiqued, aged, DIY

How to Make a DIY Wall Clock | Decorating Your Small Space Wall clocks are a great addition to any decorating style and any size room. They add a classic element, but can be quirky and full of personality as well. Large clocks, like any larger wall art, make great decorative elements for small rooms by adding a major focal point, but keeping down on the clutter. Step One: Choose a base. Painted plywood round or squareOld round saw bladesWooden musical instrumentHalf an old world globeBook or paintingChalkboardBicycle wheel Step Two: Drill a hole large enough for your clock makings “shaft” to pass through. Decorate your clock base, if necessary. Step Three: Assemble your clock kit according to manufacturers directions. Check out these three wonderful tutorials below: 1 – Leigh-Ann over at Frecklednest shows you how to make this Starburst Style Clock. 2 – Meridian Road has this tutorial on how to make this gorgeous clock using house #’s. 3 – Here is a tutorial for a a Corkboard Clock via the Wray Sist3rs. And here are more ideas to inspire you!