Creating your own scrap wood décor is easy when you use transfers. This idea can be used to make unique designs for your home.
Using repurposed items to make one-of-a-kind home décor is a great way to save money when decorating! Today I’m going to show you how to get creative using scrap wood, transfers and other fun crafting supplies from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint. My hope is that this post inspires you to make your home beautiful while staying on a budget.
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Supplies you’ll need to create scrap wood décor with transfers:
- Sign Blanks
- Belles & Whistles Dewy Morning Transfer
- Tobacco Road VooDoo Gel Stain
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- WoodUBend Trim #TR46
- Spray Bottle
- Titebond Wood Glue
- Best Dang Wax Clear
- Chip Brush
- Artist Brushes
To begin this project, I added a layer of Tobacco Road VooDoo Gel stain to both pieces of scrap wood.
My preferred method of staining is adding some of the product directly to the surface and then rubbing it in using a clean cloth. I also made sure to set the cloth I used aside to use on another part of the project later.
Once everything was stained, I moved onto cutting the WoodUBend trim pieces I’ll be attaching later.
To get the WoodUBend trim to unwrap, I heated it up and then cut to the size I needed. This product can be cut with scissors or a razor knife.
Once I had the WoodUBend cut to size, I added some clear wax to a chip brush and randomly added it over the stained surface of both pieces of wood.
PRO TIP: If you add a bit too much wax to your brush, off-load the excess onto a paper towel before applying.
The wax is going to act as a barrier between the stain and the paint I’m going to add over top. This will help create the chippy paint finish I’m wanting to accomplish.
After adding the wax, I wet down a brush with my mister bottle before loading it with paint. It’s best to use a damp brush when painting.
Then, I added a layer of white paint to both pieces of wood and let it dry.
Once the paint was dry, I used tape to create the chippy look by applying the tape onto the surface and then removing it.
I felt like the initial chippy paint look was a bit heavy, most likely from adding too much wax.
So, I just added another light layer of paint onto the areas that lifted more than I wanted them to. It’s just yet another layer of paint to create that old worn chippy look.
Once everything was dry and looking perfectly chippy, I attached the WoodUBend trim pieces I’d cut earlier. I used wood glue for this step. When adding the WoodUBend product you can either spread the glue with your finger or a brush. You may also need to heat it again so that it attaches flat to the surface of the piece.
Next, I used a small paint brush to add some white paint to the trim I just added.
Then, I cut the transfer images I wanted and applied them to the surface of each piece of wood.
Remember that staining rag I used in the beginning? This is why I set it aside. I misted it with a bit of water and then used it to age the white paint.
You can see that I just rubbed the rag over the white paint and the leftover stain added some age/dirtiness to the piece.
These transfers were so easy to apply.
Simply cut, place and rub onto the surface. I used a paint stir stick for application and it worked great.
You can see below that this project is equally pretty with or without the trim details.
Display on a tray like I did or add a hook and hang on the wall!
I couldn’t help myself, the WoodUBend looked so good, I added it to the other one too!
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