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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.