My project began with the purchase of this wooden item purchased at the thrift shop for $2.99. I am not exactly sure what it is, but I think it may have been a country-style loaf pan holder for the table.
I recently became a blogger for DecoArt. They provided the chalky finish paint I used to upcycle my thrift shop purchase, and also the clear wax to protect my project. I chose the paint color, "Primitive", which is a light gray tone.
There is no need to sand or prime your project with Decoart Americana Chalky Finish paint, so I brushed two coats of paint on the front, back and sides.
I also painted a pine corner rosette with the gray chalky paint. I had painted this white for another project, but never used it.
I attached the rosette to the front of the piece with two wood screws from the back.
I distressed all the edges with fine grit sand paper, and added a number "2" stencil with white acrylic paint and a round foam stencil brush.
Next I sealed my up-cycle project with Decoart Americana Creme Wax. Once the wax is dry you can buff it to a shine.
To give my piece farmhouse kitchen style, I nailed a vintage metal quarter cup measuring cup to the top of the rosette with a nail.
A tea light fits perfectly in the measuring cup.
I really love the finished product! The Decoart Americana Chalky Finish Paint was easy to apply, distressed easily (without a mess), and best of all, looks authentically old!
All opinions are my own! Thanks DecoArt for supplying me with paint and wax!