I know that you guys are right here with me… You have some old, outdated decor pieces that really play nice with today’s trends but, you still kind of like them. You like them enough to not get rid of them but, they need a little bit love. I have several pieces like that. I’ve had some wood magazine boxes that have been sitting around collecting dust so, when DecoArt introduced their AMERICANA DECOR® MATTE METALLICS™ PAINT I knew that I had a great way to update them a bit to fit my farmhouse/industrial style a little better.
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The Paint Makes the Project
It’s really true, the paint makes the project. I was a little wary of this project because I don’t typically lean towards the metallic side of the spectrum when it comes to painting. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a little glam but, typically not in my paint projects. But, this paint is magical! It’s a MATTE METALLIC and it’s fabulous. I actually worked the paint so that it looked like a brushed metal and I love it.
I decided to use the magazine boxes as more of a decorative spot for my shelves and decided to add some white stripes along with the Matte Metallic paint for more of a farmhouse look.
Supplies for Farmhouse Decor Makeover
- DecoArt America Decor Matte Metallics – Charcol
- DecoArt America Decor Chalky Finish – Everlasting
- Paint Brushes
- Frog Tape
- A decor piece that needs a little love, like my worn-out magazine boxes
Instructions for Matte Metallic Paint Makeover
- Clean your decor item.
- Paint your base coat. When you’re painting with the Chalky Finish you want to paint in a cross-hatch pattern which helps give the nice chalky finish.
- Once you’ve finished with the white Chalky Finish coat, let it dry to the touch.
- Lightly sand your piece to smooth out the paint surface.
- Apply your Frog Tape in the stripe pattern that you like.
- To create a perfect line, cover the edges of the tape with the base white paint.
- Then, using the America Decor Matte Metallic paint, cover the surface of the decor piece.
- Let the paint sit for a few minutes and then carefully pull the tape. It’s better to pull the tape when the paint is still slightly wet. That way you avoid possibly pulling dry paint up as well.
Now you’re all set with your new decor piece! I really like the look of the brushed metal that the Matte Metallic pant gives, it looks great! I’ve used my updated magazine boxes to store the collections of my favorite magazines that I like to keep around for inspiration. What would you like to update?
For another great project idea… I’m over on the DecoArt Blog today, sharing my paint pouring project. I created a fun sign that is totally on trend for my daughters room. Come on over and see my video tutorial on how to make it!
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