Thrift Shop Up-Cycle with Decoart Americana Chalky Finish Paint


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.  

Decoart Americana Chalky Finish Paint Tea Light Holder www.organizedclutter.net
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.

Decoart Americana Chalky Finish Paint Tea Light Holder www.organizedclutter.net
A tea light fits perfectly in the measuring cup.

Decoart Americana Chalky Finish Paint Tea Light Holder www.organizedclutter.net
 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! 





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9 comments:

  1. Well that is just the cutest little candle holder/ sconce!
    I believe that to be a charger for smoking hot fajitas or a steak platter from a grill!
    They use those a lot in the Mexican Restaurants around these parts....
    no matter, it's a cute little candle holder now!

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  2. Very clever,,,, thanks for sharing, I've never been sure what paint to use. I've enjoyed reading your blog .....

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  3. Your project turned out great......I love it!
    I have not tried the DecoArt chalk paint and wax....will give it a try!
    Thanks for the inspiration and have fun!

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  4. Your blog is so fantastic I have you linked on my blog roll. Thank you for inspiring me too! I teach workshops and blog here at gccblogblog (at) blogspot (dot) com - everything on your blog looks GREAT!

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  5. So creative! Love how it turned out!

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  6. I love it! I think a visit to our GW is in order for this weekend, but I rarely find any good junk to repurpose. Great job!

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  7. I just love this. I love how you take things from the thrift store and re-purpose them. So cute. I make the biggest score at my thrift store yesterday. I am going to be painting for days and days. Love the new look.

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  8. Great project, Carlene! Love how it turned out!

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