All this week I am sharing ways to use new Treasure Gold Paint from FolkArt. Tomorrow I will show you how beautifully it works on plastic, and today I’ll show you how it looks on raw wood. I created some beautiful Thanksgiving table decor to spruce up your holiday buffet! I think they would work perfectly to hold knives, forks, and spoons, but I will share a few other ways you can use these pieces as well.
THANKSGIVING DECOR FOR YOUR FALL TABLE
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE METALLIC TABLE DECOR
I found these cute decor pieces at Dollar Tree. They have quite a bit of raw wood fall decor right now that is ripe for fall crafting! They also had a fourth style of wood decor shaped like an owl, if you would like to complete the set.
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TIPS FOR USING TREASURE GOLD ON WOOD
Treasure Gold is a multi-surface paint, but it will give you different results on different surfaces. These pieces from the dollar store are made of unfinished craft wood which is an extremely porous surface. This is what you should know before using Treasure Gold on wood:
- Plan on applying multiple coats or priming first. The wood will soak up your first coat of paint. Whether that initial coat is a primer or the Treasure Gold is a matter of choice, but know you will have to apply more than one coat to this project.
- Allow the paint to thoroughly dry before second coating. This paint doesn’t take long to dry, so you won’t have to wait too long.
- Don’t bank on shine. Raw wood will soak up the liquid in the paint, leaving you with a slightly duller finish than it does on a smooth surface.
- The wood grain will show through. I really like the look of the wood grain through the metallic paint, but if that’s not what you are going for you should apply at least one coat of primer before adding the Treasure Gold paint.
- Brush in one direction. Brushstrokes won’t be as visible on wood as they are on other surfaces, but you will get a better finish if you keep all your brushstrokes going in one direction.
WAYS TO USE THE THANKSGIVING DECOR
Once your pieces are finished, it’s time to decorate. You can use them to hold silverware at your next fall dinner party.
Add a battery-powered votive inside the shapes for pretty ambient lighting.
Or place a thin vase inside and fill it with fresh or faux flowers! How would you use these fun metallic decorations?
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