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Jill Bednar, owner of Southbank Gift Company, creates a fresh look for an outdated decorative wall hanging.




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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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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