Farm HouseIf you look on pinterest right now, you will be inundated with farm house looks – it’s all the rage, right? Who doesn’t love herself some Joanna Gaines?! I know I do! I literally love everything that woman does! But, short of pitching everything I own to achieve this coveted look, I decided to add some farm house flair without losing my own style or breaking the bank, so I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some wooden words and jazzed them up a bit.
Thank goodness for past projects – I had some metallic gold acrylic paint from another project so I was basically set! Bonus, I didn’t have to prime anything – I just jumped right in there and started to paint!
Don’t forget to get into all the cracks and crevices…
Let dry between coats. I think I did about 3 coats before I was completely satisfied.
While I was a Hobby Lobby, also got some chipboard words because they were on sale and I figured I could add them into a wreath or some other project.
Refreshing Old Decor
Now I’m on a painting project roll! I bought these wooden fruit on sale a Hobby Lobby, like 10 years ago (seriously). They’ve always looked drab to me but I really didn’t know what to do with them other than have them on my kitchen counter as is. But I figured I would give them a refreshing makeover while I was in the painting mood!
I gave them several coats of white acrylic paint (letting them dry completely between coats).
I wanted to give them a “dipped” look, so I painted gold on the bottom. I eyeballed it, and no, I wasn’t drinking when I painted these – because I wanted a more organic look, the lines are not suppose to be level across the bottom fruit. Brian actually told me that I should have used painters tape so my lines weren’t all wonky. AS IF! I said, “Brian, I wanted it like that. It’s not supposed to be a straight line.” His response, “You wanted it crooked?” Um, yes. I wanted it crooked. If you want a straight line, I would use the tape.
In the end, I think I ended up putting about 3 or 4 layers of the gold paint before I was happy with the results. I also painted the stems to give it a finished look.