Have you started any Christmas decorating yet? I am slowly adding some Christmas decorating into our home and am giving some things I already have, a makeover for a new look!
Last year we decorated in a very neutral decor, but this year I am finding myself drawn to red! I decided to take a wooden crate from out in the garage and gave the front panel a rough coat of DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting.
Then I went onto PicMonkey (affiliate link) and, using
the Design feature, made the "Be Merry" graphic above,
and printed it out on my printer.
You can choose a font and make whatever message you want.
I used one of my simplest pattern transfer techniques...
rubbing a pencil over the backside of the design,
then simply positioning it, pencil-side down
on the crate and tracing the letters.
It leaves a nice pattern that you can fill in with paint or marker.
I used DecoArt's Media Fluid Acrylic in Cadmium Red Hue.
It's a nice bright red with a cheery look!
After a light distressing with a sanding block, I finished the piece with DecoArt's Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish.
I am using the crate in our entryway with a vintage plaid throw...
I am a member of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program and received product used in this project. All opinions are my own.
Before I go thank you for all of your nice
comments about my Thanksgiving Hutch!
The winners of the the vintage turkey candles are~
Debra of Common Ground
Cecelia of My Thrift Store Addiction
Cecelia of The B Farm
Until next time...
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!