Refinishing those wooden thrift store art pieces is a great way to coordinate them
with your own space and design style!
I've had this bird carving for a few years until it finally dawned on me
why I rarely displayed it ... the orange and black just didn't seem to "go" with
any of my beachy blue and green decor.
So, why not try and give it a fresh coat of new color?!
The bird had a very shiny varnish on it but the white chalk paint
brushed right over it with no problem!
Thought I'd also "kill two birds with one stone" ... have you heard that expression before, Lol ?! ... and paint that palm tree candle holder in the photo background.
Saves a bit of project time while the chalk paint is open.
But more on that candle holder project later!
As you can see, I left the original bottom perch finish.
At this point, the project was a blank canvas and there was an endless amount of ways
the bird could have been painted. So, I went to my go-to place for all things inspiration ... Pinterest!
I even created a new Pinterest board to store all the "Tropical Decor" ideas I liked ...
check it out! https://www.pinterest.com/ChicMyrtleBeach
Finally, I decided to go with a mix of Cerulean Blue, Hunter Green, Bright Yellow
and Antique Gold acrylic colors with some stippling and blending.
Just a suggestion of feather details for interest across the back and sides.
Also added a bit of tropical leaves and grass around the bottom using
Hunter Green and Patina Blue acrylic colors.
Always remember to sign or initial your artwork!
Such a fun little project! I enjoy this much better than the old orange and black colors,
now it's ready to be displayed anywhere with most of my decor!
Thanks for following along today.
I hope this has inspired you to change up your own decor pieces with
just a bit of paint and creativity!
Have fun and I'll see you on the beach!
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