Hey everyone and wishing you all a very Happy May Day!
Firstly, thank you so much to all my new followers, it's always lovely to see new faces and I hope you enjoy my creative journey! :)
Today, I'm popping by to share a little project that I made using some gorgeous DecoArt products. I've used their products in the past but I had never used Chalky Finish paint and I was absolutely blown away with the result!
I'd picked up a piece of home decor from Primark a while back, it was reduced to £1 and it was one of those moments when I thought, "hey, that might be useful to upcycle one day...you never know"! Of course, it stayed in my stash and I never found that moment until now and armed with Relic and Everlasting Chalky paint, I gave this unloved piece a makeover ~ which took it from this.....
I love the look of French shabby chic furniture and decided to create a piece that would have the same feel. So after painting my Home sign with a coat of Relic, I then dry brushed a layer of Everlasting over the top. I sanded back some of the top layer of paint to reveal the layer underneath before applying a coat of Creme Wax, which will protect my paint.Metallic Lustre Waxes in Fab Fuchsia and Gold Rush.
To go alongside my newly painted home decor sign, I also painted a bottle using a couple of coats of Serene Chalky Finish paint, with a dry brushing of Everlasting over the top. The paint adheres to the glass beautifully and I love how you can sand it back to reveal some of the glass underneath and create a worn look. To complete the bottle, I applied some Relic through an Andy Skinner stencil. To give the paint a durable finish, I popped the throughly dry bottle into the oven for 30 mins, 325 F ~ this cures the paint.
Thank you so much for popping by today and I hope you love these pieces of home decor that I've made!
See you soon ~ love Emma xx