Sunday, February 12, 2012

Still Painting

Possibly the best thing about ASCP is what it has given me the courage to try.  Case in point:
Surely we have all seen these plaques on our thrift store jaunts.  Usually there are multiples and often times they have those dreadful heart cut-outs (sorry heart fans).  I tend to go through these aisles quite quickly.  But last week I was high on ASCP and  decided to take a chance.
So glad I did.
I could not believe how easy it was to transform the wood into something current.  Of course I don't actually have anywhere to hang them (because most of the open wall space in our house is occupied by thrift store/yard sale art).
A base coat of Old White and then Provencal for the numbers (quickly cut a stencil on my Cricut which has been gathering dust serving as a giant paper weight for the past 7 months or so).

A coat of clear wax and then the dreaded buffing (for which I actually refrained from using my in house, likely to complain about having to do anything helpful child labor, only because I have yet to teach them how to buff appropriately)!
The 7 got a coat of dark wax as well and once again, I dislike it enormously on top of the light colors but that is probably just me.
Easy peasy with a big impact for relatively little effort.  EXACTLY my kind of project!
What did you junque up this weekend?
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Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love it! Amazing what paint will do!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Fun...hope you find a spot to hang them. I know that walls look like swiss cheese from all the moving around to accomodate my "latest finds" :) Laurel
PS...I'm Linky Following now too :)

Pam @ Frippery said...

Very cute. I often pass by the dreaded hearts but I saw someone cover a cutout with a piece of carved wood. Instill pass them up but first I think about them for a sec. Someday....