First of all, a big huge thank you to Old Fashioned Milk Paint for helping to make this post possible today. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Are you a crafter or paint furniture? Do you have containers all over the place with leftover paint? And it isn’t much, just a little bit here and there, right? So what do you do with your leftover paint?
Well, that was my dilemma after I painted the old chair that I made into a table and my chair that I showed you how to age furniture. It wasn’t a lot of paint but I knew I could come up with something. I hate to waste stuff, don’t you?
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When I work on a wood project, I also save the little pieces of wood that I seem to end up with. Now many times I use the smaller pieces of wood to put under chair or table legs when I paint but I still have enough laying around.
So for this month’s popular Crafty DeStash series, I decided to marry the two together. This is so much fun to participate in and to read about all the creative projects my blogger friends come up with. I do hope you will have a chance to check everyone’s projects out. Our rules are we can spend up to $10 to buy supplies to complete a craft project from our stash.
So getting to the task at hand. I gathered up the smaller pieces of wood I had. My vision was for a rustic looking sign but small. I didn’t even sand the wood. I just started painting.
When I did the old chair and fan blade project I used Poppie’s Old Fashioned Paint Powder. It is used like Plaster of Paris but better because it mixes so smooth and you don’t get little bits of hard Plaster of Paris. It is a quality natural paint product that mixes with any latex paint. I had just enough gray and white left over to paint 2 boards.
Another project I recently finished is how to get an aged look on furniture. I used another favorite paint, Old Fashioned Milk Paint and had some left over. OFMP is Milk Paint is environmentally safe and non-toxic. I painted the left over Magnolia Yellow on 4 small boards and went back over them with the Buttermilk and then the Light Cream on a couple.
After the paint dried I got out the various stencils and played with the words. The smaller pieces of wood have just one word. The 2 larger pieces of wood have phrases about friends and love.
Then I hand sanded it all down and waxed them. I put sawtooth hangers on a couple. And bought mini easels for the others.
This was a fun project to use up the leftover paint. My favorite one is “giggle” and “home”. What is yours?
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