Hello everyone! Jenn here! It has been a while since I have posted – school has been keeping me pretty busy!
Anywho, today I want to share with you guys a fun project I did.
I love the way antique, old, paint-peeling wood looks. I had seen on another website a neat way of recreating this look and decided to give it a try.
I have used this technique twice – on an old pair of shutters (that I scored for $3 at a yard sale off of Magazine St. in NOLA!) and on our coffee table (that we found out by the dumpster at our apartment complex – fo free! hehe).
The process is really so simple!
Step 1: Pick two paint colors – one for the bottom coat, and one for the top.
Step 2: Paint the bottom coat color.
Step 3: Then, once it has dried, apply Elmers glue on top. Wait 2 – 3 minutes for it to start drying.
Step 4: When it feels tacky, apply the top coat of paint. As the glue continues to dry, it will crack the top layer of paint, exposing the bottom color and giving it that old worn down look! SO NEAT LOOKING!
As it dried, a lime green color appeared. Was not too happy about that! So weird! What I think happened was when I applied to glue, it picked up some of the mustard color underneath and mixed it with the teal color. Boo 😦 It looks better in person than this photo, also. The color is more of a teal peacock color, not so “primary blue.” And there is much less of that nasty green color in person, thank god!
Here it is – adding some much needed color into our living room!