Hi everyone! It’s Erin from Erin Rochon Design! Adding a centerpiece to a table or console is a great way to create a focal point and cheerful element into your space. I had some leftover wood from previous projects and made a box, but you can buy a premade box at most craft stores.

Create a Farmhouse Centerpiece

I love the warm and vintage feel of Modern Farmhouse décor, so I will transform this new wood box into a worn, salvaged centerpiece. Here is how I did it and the materials needed to create your own Modern Farmhouse style centerpiece.

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

Pour a small amount of Gravel Road paint into a container. Dip your brush into your paint, then into your container of water and start painting. This process of dipping your brush in water will help the paint absorb into the wood and stain it. Once you have completely covered the first side, take a shop rag or a damp lint free cloth to wipe off the paint, allowing the wood grain to come through. Repeat this process on all sides of your box.

Step 2:
Once dry, use your spatula or palette knife to layer on your Dixie Mud to the ends and edges on each side of the box. This will add character and texture to your surface. Dry time can be between 4 to 24 hours depending upon how much mud is applied.
Create a Farmhouse Centerpiece
Step 3:

Paint your box in Cotton, making sure to add lots of heavy brushstrokes. Once the first coat has dried, apply a second coat.

Step 4:

Using the sandpaper, distress the box, with particular attention to the edges. To give it an authentic distressed look, sand in a circular motion. The wood stain that we did in step 1 will begin to peak through.

Create a Farmhouse Centerpiece

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Create a Farmhouse Centerpiece

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Erin Rochon Design

Erin Rochon is an Interior decorator and is passionate about upcycling. She has been featured several times on CTV Ottawa Morning Live and Daytime Ottawa teaching viewers about upcycling, furniture refinishing and DIY's.

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