Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Trashtastic Tuesday- Painted Wooden Arrow

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com

Hey all!  Welcome to Trashtastic Tuesday! This is a little series around here where I show you something that I thrifted, sometimes I make it over, sometimes I don’t.  Or it may be something that I have owned and I am tired of, or no longer like, so I make it over.  But nevertheless, it is usually something that I paid very little money for.  Today’s project was not thrifted, or trash really, but I decided it would fit for Trashtastic Tuesday because I only paid $5 for it, and I did also make it over.  I love this painted wooden arrow that I recently added to my gallery wall in the living room.  I think it is the perfect addition! 


I purchased this unfinished wooden arrow at Target for $4.99.  I had been thinking I wanted to hang an arrow in this very spot on my gallery wall, and when I saw this, I knew I could make it work.  And for such a cheap price, you can’t beat it!
unfinished-arrow



In July, I attended the Haven Conference, which is a conference for DIY bloggers (you can read all about my experience here).  I received lots of different free samples of products, and one of the samples I received was Fusion Mineral Paint.  I decided to give this paint a try on my arrow.  This paint is 100% acrylic, requires minimal prep work (I did none), has a matte finish, and it has a built in top coat.  The color I used is called Upper Canada.  I love the soft green color!

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com



After the paint had dried, I decided it would look really pretty with some metallic on it.  So I enlisted my artsy daughter, Delaney, to use some acrylic paint to paint the arrow on.  The paint she used is DecorArt Dazzling Metallics in champagne gold.  I love the way the metallic paint looks on the matte soft green paint. 

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com



After everything was dry, it was time to find a way to hang this sucker.  Here is an added bonus for you – you can use paper clips and a hot glue gun to hang something that is not heavy like this.  You can see in the picture below that I just hot glued a couple of paper clips to the back of this arrow.  I made sure that I made the paper clips stick up above the wood just a tiny little bit, because I wanted to tie some jute onto them and then hang the arrow from it. 

DIY hanging brackets @ www.sweetparrishplace.com



Now would be the time to tell you that since I took the pictures of this gallery wall, I have moved the arrow a little to the right from where it is hanging in these pictures.  But I took the pictures of it hanging in my gallery wall before I realized that it was a little too far to the left.  I was a woman on a mission to get these pictures done in the midst of a very busy weekend.  In case you missed it, I recently painted my living room, and I love the color!

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com



I love this gallery wall!  And I think this arrow fits right in.  And I love how the metallic paint shines on the matte paint.  And depending on where in the room you are, and how the light is hitting it at the time. 

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com



Have you ever seen my DIY book page wreath before?   I am still crushing on it!

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com



I moved the yellow branches to get a couple more shots of the arrow.  I guess it is going to be time to put them away and replace them with something more Fall like soon.  Sigh…

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com

painted-wooden-arrow @ www.sweetparrishplace.com

Thanks for joining me at Trashtastic Tuesday today!  If you like today’s post, please feel free to check out all of my other Trashtastic Tuesday Projects.  Have a great Tuesday!

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