I feel like my kiddos’ rooms are always a work in progress. While they may be done for the most part, I find I’m always tweaking and changing and adding extra pieces as I find them or make them. Reagan’s room pays homage to all things girly and dance obsessed. The walls are painted a pale pink and has ballerina accents throughout. When I found this sweet barn wood style heart, I knew it would be a perfect match for Reagan’s room. This DIY wood heart adds a little extra love to her decor.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY wood heart decor:
- Barn Wood Style Unfinished Heart
- Americana Chalky Paint in Everlasting White
- Americana Chalky Paint in Innocence Pink
- Foam Paint Brushes
- Sand Paper
Step One. Begin this DIY wood heart project by painting the entire heart piece with the Innocence paint. This layer of paint doesn’t need to be 100% perfect as you’ll be painting more layers on top. Allow it to dry completely.
Step Two. When the heart is completely dry, paint a thick layer of the Everlasting paint that covers the entire heart. Make sure to cover every inch of the pink paint. Let it dry completely. If the pink paint still shows through, add a second coat of the Everlasting paint. You want to make sure that none of the raw wood or Innocence paint shows through.
Step Three. Use the sand paper to lightly remove parts of the Everlasting paint to reveal the Innocence underneath. You can go crazy and reveal a lot of the pink paint, or use a lighter hand with the sand paper to show just a bit like I have.
If you love the look of this barn wood style heart, check out this tutorial for an easy boho DIY necklace holder. It uses a decorative barn wood arrow as it’s base.
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Katie is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio, a blog dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY/home tutorials, and anything else that promotes a happy home. She is so blessed to be a wife to her high school sweetheart and mother to their three sweet, crazy kids. In her past life she was an elementary school teacher, but now is a stay-at-home-momma by trade and absolutely adores it. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other with her camera hanging around her neck.