Friday, May 1, 2015

Fun With Chalk Paint: Cross Door Hanger


I've recently been on a chalk paint kick and have been looking for anything and everything I can update with a little paint. I found this painted wood cross at a yard sale for 50 cents. Don't you just love the cheetah/leopard print or whatever it's suppose to be? Someone worked really hard to paint this once upon a time, so I won't knock it. It's just not my style, so I had to give it a little makeover.
 

I decided to update this using Annie Sloan Duck Egg blue chalk paint. This 10 ounce sample was about $10. In the past I have usually made my own chalk paint using basic latex paint and plaster of Paris. However, it often becomes too thick or lumpy. Plus, even though it's expensive, with the Annie Sloan chalk paint, a little goes a long way.


Because of the crazy animal print, it took two coats to paint this cross. I used a brown paint marker to draw the G monogram and rubbed around the edges with a dark brown acrylic craft paint. I finished the project off with some burlap and chevron ribbon, layering the chevron ribbon on top of the burlap. This cross was very quick and easy to complete and looks fabulous on my front door.








I hope you've enjoyed this easy to do makeover. What kinds of paint projects have you undertaken lately?




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