Painted French Wall Art
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Painted French wall art for the guest bedroom.
Friends, we apologize for not having a new blog post for over a week! It was not our intention to take a break. With the addition of Gus to our family (think newborn baby) and an overly-filled schedule – time slipped by at a rapid pace. Today we are excited to be back and sharing our painted French wall art plaques.
You might remember a few weeks ago when I traveled to the North Georgia mountains for a cabin-in-the-woods getaway. I managed to squeeze in some antiquing and thrifting while in Clarksville, GA. These French wall art plaques were one of my thrift store purchases.
They were only $1.00 each and I thought would be a perfect project for a little makeover.
Each plaque is made of resin, which is probably why they turned this orange and yellow hue. For the price, I knew that it was worth the chance of buying them and trying something different.
Trying a New Paint
It also gave me the chance to use a new-to-me paint, Rethunk Junk. This paint is resin based rather than chalk based. From their own website I learned:
- No Sanding – No Priming – No Waxing!!
- Incredible Adhesion and Maximum Durability
- Dries From the Inside Out For Faster Cure Time
- Stronger Weather Resistance For Outdoor Use
- Smooth Finish
- Still Low VOC, Super Safe, Eco Friendly
Happily I report that all of the above proved to be true!
Blue Patriot seemed to be too bright, so I added a tiny dab of Midnight for a deeper shade of blue.
When the navy blue paint was dry, I started embellishing with Linen colored paint.
Again, this paint was creamy and dried like a dream.
Before the linen paint completely dried, I blotted with a paper towel. This allowed for my piece to have a weathered look.
Nooks and crannies were especially important to add white paint to.
Once the pieces were completely dry, I loved the overall look.
Typically I would have painted these French wall art pieces with white paint and then sanded down the design.
I’m glad I took a chance and did something more bold and colorful. You will be seeing these again as I continue to work on the guest bedroom.
Plus, I’m so happy with the paint itself. It was creamy, dried quickly and offers a beautiful finish.
I have a project that is just begging for that kind of paint treatment. Thanks! And new puppies are a full time job. Mine is 12 weeks old today. I have gotten very little done for the last 4 weeks!
You guys always find the best stuff! I’ve never heard of resin paint before but gosh what a fabulous finish. I’ll have to look for this the next time we’re up at the cabin. Love this color and I can’t wait to see what you’re up to. It sounds like you guys have so many fun makeovers in the works which is exciting. Big hugs, CoCo
This is such an amazing blog. Thank you so much for sharing.