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Rustic Table Centerpiece

Create a stunning centerpiece using FolkArt Milk Paint and snazzy wooden spheres.

At a Glance:

#6524 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Sanding Foam Block

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $3.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Milky White, 6.8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Tavern Ale, 6.8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Inkwell, 6.8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Sweet Lilac, 6.8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ Finishing Oil, 3.7 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ Brush, 1-1/4"

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Wooden spheres – 4” and 6” diameter, Vintage wood dough bowl, Brush Basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam bowls and plates for palettes, Lint-free cotton cloth, Craft knife, Medium or fine grit sandpaper, Tack cloth

Instructions

Dough Bowl

  1. Prepare bowl and sphere surfaces by removing dirt and dust.
  2. Pour a small amount of FolkArt Milk Paint – Milky White into a foam bowl. Load the 1.25” FolkArt Milk Paint paintbrush by dipping into the milk paint. Remove excess paint by brushing the side of the bowl.
  3. Apply a coat of Milky White to the exterior of the dough bowl. Allow to dry 30 minutes.
  4. Sand lightly to distress the bowl exterior. Removing sanding dust with tack cloth.
  5. To seal and protect dough bowl, moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil, then wipe the surface of the bowl using a circular motion. Using fine grit sandpaper, lightly sand the oiled surface to achieve a buttery smooth finish.  

Wood Spheres

  1. Place each wood sphere in its own foam bowl so that it does not roll around while painting.
  2. Using any combination of milk paint colors listed above, paint the spheres. If desired, apply stencil tape to wood spheres to create striped patterns. Remove stencil tape after milk paint has dried.
  3. So the wood spheres and dough bowl complement each other, lightly sand to distress each sphere. Wipe to remove sanding dust then apply Finishing Oil using the same method.
  4. Once dry, arrange the completed spheres in the vintage dough bowl.

NOTE: Allow wood spheres to completely cure for 30 days prior to placing on display in the wood dough bowl. While Finishing Oil is still wet, the wood spheres when rubbed together may leave a mark.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.