It’s the first official day of Spring! Here in Atlanta we woke up to the birds chirping and the sun shining.
Is it feeling like spring where you are? If not, than today’s project and giveaway will hopefully get you in the mood for flowers, spring colors and warmer days!
A few months ago, I shared this fabulous new Chalky Finish Paint from DecoArt Americana Decor. I used it to create a fun painted memo board and let me tell you the paint has held up amazingly! I started wondering what else I could create with this great product and I was ready to break out some of their fabulous spring colors!
Here’s how I made this fun tray and painted mason jar vases!
Wooden Tray, Americana Chalky Finish Paint of choice (mine were Remembrance, Promise, Refreshing and Everlasting), Americana Creme Wax, Paint Brushes, Americana Decor The Flower Market Stencil, Sanding Block, Wax Brush, Stencil Brush, Lint Free Cloth
When using Chalky Finish Paint there is no need for sanding, but since the tray was an unfinished craft piece, I decided to give it a light sanding with the grain to sand down any imperfections. Next, I painted the tray using Remembrance on the inside and Refreshing on the edges. I used two coats. I love this paint because it dries so quickly in between coats, letting you finish a project quickly!
Once the second coat of paint dried, I wanted to add a fun design to the tray. I chose American Decor’s The Flower Market Stencil. These stencils are fabulous and high quality and I love the vintage look of them. The stencil fit perfectly within the tray. I chose Promise and Everlasting for the stencil design, using a stencil brush and a pouncing motion to fill in all of the openings.
I wanted a slightly distressed look, so once the stenciled area had dried I gave it a light sanding. Then using Americana Decor Creme Wax I applied a thin coat of wax to the entire tray. Once dried, I used a lint free cloth to buff the tray to a matte finish. Here’s a great video on how to use American Decor’s waxes:
Americana Decor states that the chalky finish paint is great on a multitude of different surfaces, so I thought I would put that to the test! I painted some mason jars to hold some spring time blooms and they turned out beautifully! I used three light coats for a perfect finish.
I’m so excited to have some touches of spring in the house!
…and once again I’m so pleased with Americana Decor’s Chalky Finish Paint! In fact, so pleased I want to give you a chance to use these great products too! Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints are now available for you to purchase at Home Depot OR….
You can win some of your own right now!
Here’s what you could WIN!!
DECOART AMERICANA CHALKY FINISH PAINT GIVEAWAY
12, 8 oz. colors of Chalky Finish of the winners choice
The three different waxes
The waxing brush
Soft Touch Varnish
3 stencils of the winners choice
Here’s all you have to do to enter…
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck and Happy Spring! See you back here soon…at the picket fence
I was provided product and compensation for this post but all opinions, and the love for spring, are my own!