Friday, July 6, 2012

Playing by the Numbers?

Inspired by Donna at Funky Junk Interiors, I made a big number 5.  It is a little oddly shaped, but I think that gives it a vintage quality. 
scrap wood #5 fun paint technique http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/07/playing-by-numbers.html
The fun part was playing around with paint techniques.  I wasn't sure what finished look I was going for so I decided to try a few different things.  I melted some wax and added a few blobs of that.  I slapped on some red.  I sprinkled some salt on it and spray painted brown/rust primer on it.  I added some orange and turquoise, sprayed some Murphy's wood soap on the wet paint and added a little more salt.  I let all that dry, sanded and added stain.
scrap wood #5 fun paint technique http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/07/playing-by-numbers.html
Not sure if the finish or technique is anything earth shattering, but I had a blast throwing different things on there and am pleased with the results.  The point is--you don't have to play by the rules with paint--experiment and have fun!
scrap wood #5 fun paint technique http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/07/playing-by-numbers.html
Find more ideas at Funky Junk Interiors.
scrap wood #5 fun paint technique http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/07/playing-by-numbers.html

23 comments:

  1. Very Cool. I like the textures and color variation. Gives it a neat vintage feel!

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  2. LOVE your 5 - it's bold and whimsical! :)
    -Revi

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  3. This is so awesome!! I love it!

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  4. Great ideas and sounds like you had fun at the same time!

    Blessings,
    Angie

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  5. I'm never brave enough to try these kind of paint techniques. But maybe I can copy you! It is absolutely beautiful!

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  6. I LOVE this! And the colors are Awesome!
    Thanks for sharing!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  7. Wow...very cool finish and color combo...love it :) Laurel

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  8. Becky you have already inspired me to experiment with paint, especially bold colours and layering. I had put paint over stain before, but after reading how you do things, I tried stain over paint (that has been sanded). I am pleased with the look and when I blog about it, will be sure to mention you! Thanks!

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  9. That's a GREAT number 5...and the odd shape DOES give it vintage appeal....sounds like you had some fun!

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  10. Love the number and the size. Your paint technique looks amazing also. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  11. adorable! You are amazing & a total inspiration!!!! I must get in the garage to try some of this brilliance!

    Thanks & may God pour out blessings upon you & your family!!!!

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  12. This turned out wonderful. I am always on the hunt for vintage typography and this would fit the bill nicely. So glad to have found your blog and I have become your newest follower.

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  13. Came out unique and pleasurable to look at!

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  14. I love the look of this, especially the colors & textures at the top of the 5. Really beautiful color combinations!

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  15. This is very cool! I love the combination of colors you chose! Great job

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  16. I absolutely love this do you have a tutorial on these different techniques. Is the murphy soap the same as murphy oil?

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  17. What kind of wax did you use? Love the 5!!

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  18. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS! Awesome job!

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  19. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS! Awesome job!

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  20. I saved this picture and look at it often. Everything about it inspires me! wish I could touch it! Im going to have to try this. Keep creating!

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  21. I love it! I'm working on a project and want to get a similar look. Thank you so much for sharing your technique!

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  22. I love how this turned out Becky, the pits look especially like it has been around forever.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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