Starburst Stains and Wood

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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I love it when my kids can create a craft project all on their own. My 7 year old daughter has been hankerin’ to paint this mini rocking chair ever since we got it. I’ve been a little distracted with the post-Christmas clean-up and really didn’t want to haul out all the acrylic paints and have her mix everything into one glorious shade of poo brown. Lindy’s Starburst Stains to the rescue! The chair is an unfinished wood piece, from the craft store, so the stains soak into the wood beautifully. And the more they overlap and build up, the prettier they get. We did step outside onto the covered porch to do the spritzing, so I didn’t have to worry too much about overspray – I just set the chair in a cardboard box to protect the deck floor. After a few minutes the spray was dry, so my daughter was able to start on the white paint dots right away. I just poured a puddle of acrylic paint onto a scrap of paper and she used the handle end of a paint brush to dip-n-dot. Now I want a full-size chair just for me!

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On another note, if you’re buried in snow (like I am today), aren’t you glad you don’t have to leave your house to watch my live Fabulously Artsy show tonight? I’ve been on Holiday Hiatus for two weeks, so I’ve missed everyone! Hope to see you there!

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