This is a sponsored post on behalf of DecoArt.
My décor style has always been pretty simple and neutral. I tend to avoid bright colors unless I’m creating a specific theme. When it comes to Fall decorating I enjoy a lot of neutral tones and burlap. This year, however, I’ve been eyeing a mix of grey and brown tones. While looking through my collection of Americana paints I realized I had a paint color called Battleship. It’s the prettiest taupe color. I decided to make an easy set of wood coasters with stenciled leaves using this pretty shade of brown and grey. The pictures make the coasters look grey but in real life it’s more of a brown with grey undertones.
Wood coasters (from Michaels)
Americana multi-surface paint in Battleship and cottontail
Acrylic sealer or decoupage
Step one: apply 2 coats of the paint to cover the coaster. You’ll want to allow the first coat to dry completely before adding the second coat. Note: I found these for 59 cents at Michaels! They would make a great gift idea under $5 for the holidays.
Step two: stencil your designs using a small foam or dabbing brush. Applying a second layer if necessary.
Step three: once your paint is completely dry, apply a coat of acrylic sealer or decoupage glue over the top. This will protect the wood from any liquid.
I’m really excited to try new projects with this paint color. Perhaps a pumpkin or wood sign to display on our porch.