From old furniture to small wooden items in a storage or even in the street, there is definitely something that deserves a second chance to be turned into a statement piece for our home. Give your unwanted items a new look and create vintage pieces for your home with the Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paints and High Impact paints. Both of them work perfectly on wooden surfaces and can be mixed to give wider color choices. Use them on your DIY projects to redecorate, re-finish, upcycle or on any other mixed media creative project.
Crew members, Viktoriya Porechnaya and Carly Phillips show us two projects on how they used the paints to upcycle a simple wooden box and a hundred years old mirror frame, making new, unique pieces for their homes.
Upcycled wooden box
“Many years ago post offices in our country packed parcels in wooden box. Now, these boxes are rarity. And when I found it, I always grab it. It is dirty and broken, but you can restorate and transform it into great elegant thing! You need only paints, brushes and stencil and pair of hours. I have some of these upcycled boxes in my home and I want to have more!” – as Viktoriya says.
Step 1 – Carefully, clean the box from any dirt.
Step 2 – Paint the box outside and inside using Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Sable paint using a large flat paint brush.
Step 3 – Dilute Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Ivory paint with water and paint the box for more stylish look. Wipe off excess water with napkins and let it dry.
Step 4 – Use a stencil and paint the pattern with Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Ivory paint and a sponge.
Step 5 – Add more color details with Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Jade paint on the front and sides of the box
Step 6 – Touch the edges and corners with semi-dried sponge and Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Ivory and Jade colors – this will give the box a uniform but slightly aged look.
Step 7 – Do the same with an old postal stamp.
The box is ready! It’s an easy way to turn an unwanted plain container into a stylish organiser for your desk.
Upcycled Mirror Frame
Old lamp wire
Step 1 – Sand down the old paint and varnish.
Step 2 – Coat with mixture of stain, High Impact Blue and stain furniture. Allow time to dry.
Step 3 – Mix Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Metallic High Impact gold and white. Lightly brush in spots over stain and let dry.
Step 4 – Screw in screws to hold wire, make a loop and add furelle to wire; crimp it with wire cutters. Repeat six more times.
Step 5 – Paint with the black High Impact color ALWAYS KISS ME GOODNIGHT on bottom of frame.
Find more of Carly’s work on her blog.
Having these awesome projects, it is time to look in your basement or storage room for any old item that can find it place back home. Select from the variety of Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paints and High Impact paints, add some details with stencils or stamps and give a second life to any object.