Adding a centerpiece to a table or console is a great way to create a focal point and cheerful element into your space. I had some leftover wood from previous projects and made a box, but you can buy a premade box at most craft stores.
I love the warm and vintage feel of Modern Farmhouse decor, so I will transform this new wood box into a worn, salvaged centerpiece. Here is how I did it and the materials needed to create your own Modern Farmhouse style centerpiece.
Pour a small amount of Gravel Road paint into a container. Dip your brush into your paint, then into your container of water and start painting. This process of dipping your brush in water will help the paint absorb into the wood and stain it. Once you have completely covered the first side, take a shop rag or a damp lint free cloth to wipe off the paint, allowing the wood grain to come through. Repeat this process on all sides of your box.
Once dry, use your spatula or palette knife to layer on your Dixie Mud to the ends and edges on each side of the box. This will add character and texture to your surface. Dry time can be between 4 to 24 hours depending upon how much mud is applied.
Paint your box in Cotton, making sure to add lots of heavy brushstrokes. Once the first coat has dried, apply a second coat.
Second coat with lots of texture
Using the sandpaper, distress the box, with particular attention to the edges. To give it an authentic distressed look, sand in a circular motion. The wood stain that we did in step 1 will begin to peak through.
Mist Easy Peasy Wax on one side of the box and wait 30 seconds before wiping off. Repeat this process on all sides of your box. After adding the wax the finish was so smooth!
Using your fine artist brush, gently wipe your Dixie Dirt into the texture on the sides of your box, a little around the edging and anywhere else you would like to add some depth and patina.
That’s it! Your centerpiece is done. Add flowers, greenery or seasonal decor and place it on a mantel, dining room or console table. To add more detail, you can also add a stencil. I used Dixie Belle new mosaic Silk Screen stencil and distressed it for more character.
This was such a fun and easy transformation! Click here to order your Dixie Belle products to complete this DIY. Happy Painting!