I am in love with today’s spring decor DIY project. This is my first time using chalk paints, and I found them the perfect medium for spring projects! The pastel colors and matte finish remind me of Cadbury Mini-Eggs. Yummy.
- 6.75 inch Unfinished Wood Candlesticks (3)
- Unfinished Wood Birdhouses (3)
- Innocence Pink Chalk Paint
- Escape Blue Chalk Paint
- Delicate Yellow Chalk Paint
- Everlasting White Chalk Paint
- Dark Walnut Stain and Polyurethane
- Interior Wood Glue
- Large Leaf & Flower Punch
- Pastel Cardstock Stack ( I used pastel green, yellow, purple and white)
The first thing you will do is glue your candlesticks to the bases of your birdhouses.
Then stain the candlestick birdhouses.
Allow the stain to fully dry. Then coat the birdhouses and candlesticks with white chalk paint. If you have never used chalk paint (like me) it is a tad sheer. I coated my project with two coats of white chalk paint. It will look kind-of sloppy. That is okay. We will be distressing the paint at the end of the project.
When the white chalk paint is dry, add a colored chalk paint to each of the birdhouses.Allow the colored chalk paint to dry. Then, using sandpaper- hit the birdhouses and candlesticks, on the edges, and anywhere else there would be natural wear. This will take the wood down the the stain and give you an aged look.Wipe the candlesticks and birdhouses with a damp cloth to remove any sanding dust. Using your flower/leaf paper punch, cut from pastel cardstock: leaves, flowers, and flower centers.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).