Inspirational Cut Out Wooden Angel Wings

Inspirational Cut Out Wooden Angel Wings are not hard to make with a bit of DIY knowledge! They are an unexpected beautiful addition to winter decor. WARNING: You will be tempted to leave them up all year long!

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Wooden Cut Out Angel Wings

Cut Out Angel Wings

This post is sponsored by Deco Art and Michaels Crafts. I was compensated in some way for writing this post. Any opinions given are completely my own. For a complete list of disclosure rules, see the disclosure page.

I have been watching for some wooden wings for a long time. Every winter season I see some that I like, then I promptly forget about about them until the next year. Recently, I spotted these beautiful wing cut outs in Michaels Crafts and I was completely smitten with them!  They are perfect for inspirational winter decor!

Layer the Wings

The first pair of wooden wings is lacey-like and oh so delicate. I love the finely cut wood, so lovely! Could they be laser cut perhaps? I can’t imaging doing all that cut out work by hand!

In addition, I purchased another solid pair of wings to go with the lacey pair. The wings were layered on top of the solid wood wings then added to some larger pallet type signs to give them more of a framed look. The pallet signs also have the appearance of making the wings seem larger than they really are which is great on our bare bedroom wall.

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Lovely Wooden Cut Out Wings for Winter decor

Here’s what you need to make your very own set of Inspirational Cut Out Angel Wings.

Supplies Needed:

  1. Two wooden lacey wing cut outs from Michaels Crafts SKU# 886946233760
  2. Two solid wooden angel wings from Michaels Crafts SKU#886946238413
  3. Two Pallet Wooden signs from Michaels SKU#886946651779
  4. Two Packages of antique metal corners from Michaels SKU#886946928581
  5. 3D Tin Heart from Michaels Crafts SKU#886946652400
  6. Deco Art Metallics Acrylic Paint in Champaign Gold
  7. Deco Art Acrylic Paint in Natural Buff Pink and  White Wash
  8. Tacky Craft Glue
  9. Small 1/4″ wide flat and 1″ wide flat sized paint brushes
  10. 80 grit fine sandpaper

Directions:

  1. Remove hanging hardware from the back of the solid wings, save for later.
  2. Lightly sand any rough edges of the wood with 80 grit sandpaper.
  3. Paint the pallet signs with a paint wash mixture of water and the White Acrylic Paint. (I used half water, half paint).  Let dry.
  4. Paint the solid wings with the White Wash Acrylic paint. Let dry, then repeat with the Buff Pink. Dry completely.
  5. Paint the lacey cut wooden wings with the metallic gold paint using the 1/4″ wide brush. The brush is just the right width to paint the top of the cut outs without getting paint on the darker colored sides of the wood. Let dry, then apply a second coat.
  6. Dry brush the solid wooden wings with the gold paint, working from top to bottom in long strokes. This gives the wings a feathery appearance. Do not completely cover the pink color, let it show through. Dry completely.
  7. Assemble the units by first re-attaching the hanging hardware to the back of the pallet signs to hang in a vertical position.
  8. Decide where the wooden wings will be placed. Glue in place with the Tacky Glue by making a bead of glue all the way around the back of the wings and sticking it to the pallet. Repeat with the lace cut out wings on top of the solid ones. Let dry overnight with large books on top to help with glue adhesion.
  9. Attach metal corners with Tacky glue.
  10. Hang with a metal heart in the center between the two winged pallets.
  11. Enjoy your creation!

 

Thanks to Deco Art and Michaels Crafts for sponsoring this post! This was such an inspirational project, I think I will keep them on my wall all year long!

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Easy DIY Idea for Wooden Painted Serving Tray

This easy painted project is quick to put together for last minute entertaining or a special handmade gift! Post is sponsored by Deco Art and Joann’s Fabric and Crafts. Any opinions given are completely my own.

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Easy to make Polkadot Serving Tray

Easy DIY Painting Project

I am always on the hunt for new things to paint! When I came across this wooden tray at Joann’s and immediately fell in love with it! It’s small enough that it can be used on a table for a pretty vignette, and it’s easy to store when it’s not needed. Love it in these neutral colors that will be a fun accent to any decor. Here’s how you can make your own polkadot tray!

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Painting supplies

Supplies Needed:

• 14″ Wooden Serving Tray from Joann’s Product #8162174

•Americana Acrylic Paint in Lamp Black, and Titanium White

•Americana Decor Metallics Paint in Champaign Gold

•Paint brushes: I used #15 flat paint brush 3/4″ wide, #4 flat brush 1/4″ wide and a #2 round brush

•Water, paper towels and painting pallet or paper plate

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Directions:

  1. Paint the tray with the Lampblack paint with the flat paint brush. (get it through my affiliate link here)
  2. I did not paint the back of the tray but you could if you choose.
  3. Paint the gold trim with the #4 brush. (buy thorough my affiliate link here.) The brush is just the right width to paint the edge of the top. You may need to give it two coats if needed.
  4. Paint the polkadots with the #2 round brush. (available through my affiliate link here.) Dip your brush in the Titanium white paint, and paint the dots in rows, or in a random pattern. Have fun! Easy DIY Painted Serving Tray|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com

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Sometimes the simplest projects are the most interesting! I have always loved polkadots and I will have lots of places to use this tray.

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Easy to make Polkadot Serving Tray

For right now, it has a new home in our entryway. A vintage photo and some pretty flowers make a lovely presentation for guests. Thanks to Deco Art for sponsoring this post!

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Paint Your Own Unique Sunburst Ceiling Medallion

Ceiling medallions are part of old house character. Our old house was missing some of that old world charm. Painting a Sunburst Medallion was just what was needed. This post was sponsored by Deco Art. Any opinions given are completely my own.

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Dining room before the One Room Challenge

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Sunburst Ceiling Medallion

This is week 2 of the six weeks One Room Challenge. If you aren’t sure what the ORC is you can read more about it here on Callingithome.com.

My original design plan for the dining room renovation called for stenciled walls, which was scheduled to be the project this week. After much consideration I decided to let go of this idea. The walls are really too small for any type of stencil. We have two large windows, several doorways and a huge built-in hutch that take up most of the wall space in this room. Hang a picture or two on the walls and we see even less of them. It just wouldn’t make much sense to stencil it.

The other thing that I changed my mind was the fabrics I am using in this room. The stencil idea no longer worked with the new fabrics that I purchased, but I will tell you all about that next week. IT WILL BE FABULOUS. Be sure to stop back!

To see the original design plan, check out this post. 

Last week we painted the walls and trim, you can read about that here.

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Designing the Medallion

I briefly thought about purchasing a plaster medallion for the ceiling, but after searching the internet I couldn’t find one that I liked. Here we are with another DIY opportunity!

My idea began with a Sunburst/floral motif and some lovely Soft Gold Paint from Deco Art. I have been dying to try out this new paint color and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

After sketching out my idea on cardboard and cutting it to size, I made my own petal shape stencil. The cardboard template was a good idea, it’s easy to hold it up to the ceiling and trace around it where a traditional stencil made from thin plastic would be much more difficult.

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The first step was to trace around my template with a pencil in multiple positions around the base of the light fixture. This creates a layered look for the petals. Then it was easy to fill it in with the gold paint. Easy peasy, right? Well, there was a bit more to it. I decided to put into video for your viewing pleasure. You can see more if it on my Facebook page.

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Painting the ceiling is not easy. My back hurt, my arms got tired. I painted, rested, then painted some more.

My family gave me comments like: “You are ruining the ceiling! Why can’t we just have white?” Sigh.

The Finished Medallion

I used two different sized ladders and multiple types of paint brushes to finish the medallion.I had to scale the ladder a million times to see how the design looked from the floor.

I had crooks in my neck and got dizzy at times. Being close to the ceiling it’s hard to see what the design really looks like from a distance. I can’t imagine how Michelangelo ever painted the Cystine Chapel for three years on his back!

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However, I like how it turned out. My family even decided that they liked it. Not like they had a choice or anything. I would keep it no matter what they said.

Of course the best view, is from beneath the medallion.

Still not sure if the light fixture is a keeper or not. Time will tell! See you next week for Window Treatments!

Here’s the rest of the schedule:

Week 3: Window Treatments

Week 4: Table Improvements

Week 5: Wall and Lighting Decor

Week 6: Accessories and Final Reveal

I am linking up to Calling It Home, be sure to stop by and see the other beautiful projects in the ORC! 

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Painted Woodwork (Gasp!) from Dark to Delightful

Sometimes its hard to make big decisions, like painting your dark woodwork. Here’s the lowdown and why we made this (GASP!) radical choice in our home. This post was sponsored by Sherwin Williams. Any opinions given are completely my own.

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Dining room before the One Room Challenge

Painted Woodwork vs Non-Painted

This topic has been weighing on my mind for a while. I love painted woodwork, I also love dark woodwork. One of the things that I liked about our home when we purchased it was the beautiful wood details.

However, 10 out of 13 rooms in our house have painted white wood trim. Being consistent throughout the house is definitely a trend in today’s resale market. After months of consideration, and weighing the options we finally painted our dining room wood trim.

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This transformation is part of the One Room Challenge linkup. We are on week 2 this week. Time is flying by! Each week there will be new progress in the re-design of our dining room.

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You can see last week’s post with the design plans here.

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Dark and Dreary

The first step in our transformation was to paint the walls a pale shade of aqua. You can see the kitchen is aqua, and I wanted a shade in the dining room with just a whisper of color.  The walls almost look white in this photo. You can’t appreciate just how dark this room was before with the beige walls and dark trim. The dark trim is so hard to work with, it makes everything look yellow. This photo is unedited, you can see how dark and dreary everything looks. Hence, the need for paint!

The kitchen next to the dining room, has painted woodwork. I think the previous owners just never got around to painting the other three rooms in the house. It just makes sense that the woodwork would flow from one room to the next and be the same color, doesn’t it?

By far the biggest project in this room was painting the built in dining hutch. I began painting at the top corner, thinking that I might change my mind once I saw the white color.

I didn’t.

It made me want to paint more.

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This was a massive undertaking. First we primed everything, then painted two coats of premium paint on top. There were hours and hours involved in this painting project. Not to mention, we had to remove cabinet doors, drawers and dishes to get the job done.

I still haven’t finished all of it. More touch ups are still required.

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The doors and baseboards needed painting too. I’ve got a sore back to prove it.

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The paint we used was Emerald Urethane Trim by Sherwin Williams. This paint has primer  in it and is especially formulated for woodwork. I highly recommend it, woodwork is hard to cover with old varnish and often bleeds through layers of paint. We loved this premium product and it worked very well for our purposes.

This is after the painting. The room is looking lighter all the time. There is much more in store for this renovation. Be sure and stop back to see how it all works out! Here’s the schedule:

Week 2: Stenciling

Week 3: Window Treatments

Week 4: Table Improvements

Week 5: Wall and Lighting Decor

Week 6: Accessories and Final Reveal

I am linking up to Calling It Home, the inspiration behind this One Room Challenge. Be sure to stop and visit the other fabulous transformations that are going on this week!

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Vintage Wash Nightstand Stunning Before and After

Repurposing old furniture is an inexpensive way to get high quality furniture at a great price. This nightstand redo will have you looking twice at all those old wooden pieces in your house! This post is sponsored by Joann Fabrics and Deco Art. Any opinions given are completely my own.

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After Vintage Wash photo

Nothing gets my creative juices flowing more than a good painting project! This thrifted nightstand is part of our bedroom furniture. I purchased it at a garage sale for $35.00 a couple of years ago. It is a high quality piece of furniture, definitely worth putting some time and effort into preserving.

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The “before” nightstand was originally very dark wood.

I love furniture pieces with great storage. You can never have enough storage! This little table has both drawer and shelve storage. We keep extra bedding and blankets in the bottom shelves of it and store miscellaneous clutter in the drawer. The clean lines of this table are what attracted me to it, I am not one for a lot of fussy details. Although the wood was in fairly good condition, it was definitely in need of a new look and I was pleased when Deco Art asked me to try their new Vintage Effect Wash product. This was a great opportunity!

I started with a grey tone base, then added the Vintage Wash on top for a beautiful vintage patina. Here’s how you can recreate this look on your own!

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Nightstand with Chalky finish paint

Vintage Wash Nightstand Project Directions:

  1. Lightly sand the table with a 80 grit sanding block. Wipe clean with a soft cloth to remove remaining dust.
  2. Paint the first coat with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Primitive (light grey). Let dry.Vintage Wash Nightstand|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com
  3.  Paint again with Deco Art Vintage Effect Wash in White. The Primitive grey tone becomes a softer shade with the wash coating on top. You can add more coats of Vintage Wash until you reach the desired vintage look.
  4. Enjoy!I didn’t replace the hardware on this piece, but left it just as it was. I like the worn brass look of it. Don’t forget to Pin this post! Thanks to Deco Art and Joann Fabrics for sponsoring!

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