HER DIY: Enjoy the Fruits! (without much labor)

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Jill Bednar, owner of Southbank Gift Company, creates a fresh look for an outdated decorative wall hanging.

Before/After

Before/After

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No priming or sanding necessary. Prep your piece by cleaning it with Krud Kutter©. You may wipe down again with a clean damp cloth to remove any residual cleaner or debris.

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Now you are ready to paint. Using the round Annie Sloan Pure Bristle brush begin applying the Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Old White over the entire piece.

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In order to get down into the cracks and crevices of a piece like this, you may use a small stencil or artist brush to “pounce” the paint into every area.

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Let dry and repeat where necessary to get the coverage desired.

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In order to make the design look more dimensional, it’s time for Chalk Paint® Wax. We chose to mix a little CLEAR Chalk Paint® Wax and DARK Chalk Paint® Wax. Using a small brush, begin outlining the design with the mixed wax and continue into all the recessed areas. This will help make the design elements pop and give them dimension!

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While the wax is still wet, apply the Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Old White over the wax, smudging the paint and the wax together to create a smoky, washed look.

Let dry and enjoy your finished piece!

Project by Jill Bednar | Photography by Laura Bennett Smith

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