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Metallic Stump Stand {guest post}

Using a few re purposed items from around the house, Jessica from Loveleigh Creative Soul created this fun piece with Vanilla Frosting, antiquing wax, and Trigger metallic cream.

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This unique piece is a combination of varying materials one wouldn't typically see together. I have a new love affair going on with wooden slices right now and I’ve been dreaming of ways to use Country Chic’s Metallic Accent cream. I love the product and LOVE how it paints on so smooth with a brush. Any of the four glamorous colors would look so yummy on wood. I can just imagine a dinner party dressed with wooden chargers fancied up with some accent cream.

Metallic Stump Stand #DIY #furniturepainting #repurpose #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

The base of this piece started as an antiqued light teal wooden tray. It had been hanging around in my catch all space for too long. So, it was due for a little redesign!

For this project I used:

  • Country Chic Vanilla Frosting Paint
  • Country Chic Antiquing Wax
  • Country Chic Metallic Accent Cream (Trigger)
  • Country Chic Natural Wax
  • Wax brush Synthetic bristle brush
  • Clean rag (old t-shirts work great)
  • Tree stump slice
  • Glass knob (Hobby Lobby)
  • Wood glue
  • Raw Coffee table leg (hardware store)
  • Screw driver, drill bit (pre drill wood slice for decor knob) and wood screws
  • Husband with patience (drilling part)

Metallic Stump Stand #DIY #furniturepainting #repurpose #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

My first step was to prep the table leg and tray. With clean, dry surfaces I used a dry brush to apply a liberal coat of Vanilla Frosting (side note: this is such an awesome base color, not quite white- it’s my favorite).  I covered the surface on both items keeping in mind how I wanted the antique wax to "take" to the paint (wax will pick up your paint strokes, be mindful of your paint application if you plan on waxing a large area). For the leg, I left some of the wood visible. On raw wood an antique wax has a similar effect as stain does. The dry brush application technique is a great way to achieve a smooth antiqued look, avoiding paint globs and uneven application. You can use your brush to smooth out the paint until you are satisfied with the outcome.

Metallic Stump Stand #DIY #furniturepainting #repurpose #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

While the tray and leg dried, I applied the accent cream to the top of my prepped stump. You can buy a ready to work with stump slice from a craft store. I used my scroll saw to get the flakey bark off for a smoother look, and lightly sanded to smooth the edges. The accent cream is a smooth and creamy texture and applies like butter. A cherry on top- it dries super quick. I love using it like paint, but it works great with its intended use for accent like a wax or glaze.

Metallic Stump Stand #DIY #furniturepainting #repurpose #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Once the tray and leg paint dried, I began working on the antiquing wax. I used a wax brush, which created a wonderful layer to work with. I've doted before on my love for wax brushes. When waxing the table leg I was able to achieve a wonderful antiqued effect and fell in love with my wax brush even more. The brush can get into every nook and cranny allowing your piece to get the full effect you're trying to achieve.

Metallic Stump Stand #DIY #furniturepainting #repurpose #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

When waxing the tray, I used the brush to apply a concentrated amount of wax in one area and brushed, smoothed, circled, stroked it out to achieve varying thicknesses as I pleased. I let the wax dry overnight before assembling all of the pieces together, trying to avoid altering my wax-sterpiece.

Metallic Stump Stand #DIY #furniturepainting #repurpose #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Moving back to the stump slice- I finished the dried accentcream off with an even coat of Country Chic Natural Wax, using a clean cloth. The stump didn't need any wax, but I was on a roll and love how clear wax looks on raw wood. Assembling this bad boy was a bit of a task.
Luckily, my husband is super handy with a measuring tape and had some great tips (okay maybe he did all of the assembly, we really do make a great team) and helped me get it done. Two screws through the bottom of the tray + wood glue on both ends of the table leg + two screws through the top of the wood slice into the leg, and she was all connected. To insert the glass knob I predrilled a hole that was just a smidgen smaller than the screw part of the knob. Twist, twist, twist it into the stump and the knob was in place.

Metallic Stump Stand #DIY #furniturepainting #repurpose #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

This project is one of those quick fixes that can be done to a long list of odds and ends you may have laying around your house. I suggest trying to create something wonderful out of items that aren't being used, or items that need a fun change. You'll have yourself a one-of-a-kind piece and have a lot of pride in your new creation! Meaningful art.

Happy painting!





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Jessica {Loveleigh Creative Soul}

Hello! I am Jessica Skinner, the hands and mind behind Loveleigh Creative Soul. I have been creating since I was teeny tiny, and must always have a project going. In a few words I am: twin mom, fireman wife, lover of the outdoors, surviving off of chocolate and DIY projects, trying to sweat as often as possible and am a total {health nut} foodie. Loveleigh Creative Soul is my 24/7 career along with being a somewhat new mom. Loveleigh is so much more than I had ever planned. I am guilty of filling my life to the brim with busy, but I crave the variety and never ending dream project lists that fill my mind daily. I have been an aspiring furniture builder for years and finally have been able to get a taste of that hobby with the help of my husband and father. I run a workshop based creative company in addition to Loveleigh, bringing DIY and skills to local Okies within three regions of Oklahoma. I am a Country Chic vendor and have been head over heels with the company since receiving my sample kit. I am honored to be among the painters who provide inspiring and helpful projects to readers like you! Enjoy



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