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I am beyond excited to announce that I am a DecoArt Core Blogger for 2016-2017. You guys know how much I love their products and I am really looking forward to many fun new projects with them this year! I got to play with some of the new colors in their Americana Acrylic Paint line and created a fun Rustic Wooden Arrow Wall Art piece that is easy to make and and will give you an awesome piece of decor in just a few hours.
- rustic arrow
- three plank wood pallet
- pack of shims (found in the wood section of Home Depot)
- wood glue
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Colonial Blue, Bright Salmon, Chartreuse Yellow, Aqua Sky, and Desert Cactus
- DecoArt Metallic Paint in Gold
- foam brushes
- picture hanging wire and screw eyes
I began by painting the arrow Chartreuse Yellow. I didn’t want full coverage–I wanted the rustic look. A few quick brush strokes and it just needed to dry.
I laid out all of the shims on my table and started painting them in the Colonial Blue. I left a lot of wood showing and wanted it to be kind of streaky. I didn’t use a lot of paint on my brush–it was fairly dry painting.
Adding in the Desert Cactus helped create some depth to my shims. You can see that I didn’t use a lot of it, but it’s enough to make it pop.
There was even less of the Aqua Sky, but I love that pop. At this point, I was really falling in love with this project!
The final layer was the Bright Salmon. Just a bit here and there and the shims just needed to dry.
When the shims were dry, I pulled out my pallet and started placing the pieces. When I was happy with the look, I took each piece off, added wood glue, and placed it back on.
I glued the second layer of shims on so that they were spanning the gaps between the first layer of shims.
Finally, I glued the arrow on. The longest part of the entire project was waiting for the glue to dry!
To add just a bit more detail, I put some touches of gold on at the end.
The piece is actually surprisingly light, so I didn’t need anything major to hang it–just standard picture hanging wire and screw eyes. I put a screw on each cross beam of the pallet, attached the wire, and I was finished.
I loved seeing my Rustic Wooden Arrow Wall Art hung up for the first time.
The colors just make me happy and I love the rustic look.
This piece makes me smile every time I look at it. I had so much fun making my Rustic Wooden Arrow Wall Art and playing with DecoArt’s new colors. I’m already looking forward to my next project with them!