Hi everyone! It’s Tammy from Rustic Orchard Home! This fall wood block décor idea actually started out with the intention of being wood block pumpkins, but quickly turned into an architectural type piece that pairs well with my fall vignette. Today, I’ll show you how I created this look – but let me warn you. This is not a project for the perfectionist! Let’s get started and you’ll see what I mean.
- Wood Blocks
- VooDoo Gel Stain in Tobacco Road
- WoodUBend – WUB366-7
- WoodUBend WUB2150
- WoodUBend #2172
- Plastic Painting Palette Spatulas
- Stainless Steel Palette Knife Set
- Finials 5 piece set
- Wood Glue
This project started with three black wooden blocks of varying sizes. The sizes I used were Large -9.5×7.25×1.5, Medium -7×5,5×1.5 and Small -5×3.5×1.5. To prep my blocks for the finials, I used my drill to create holes in the top of each block. Once all of the holes were drilled, I did a dry fitting to make sure they all looked the way I wanted them to.
Next, I used Tobacco Road VooDoo Gel Stain and a clean cloth to add a layer of stain to the wood blocks, finials and the WoodUBend embellishments.
Now, let’s add texture with paint! Once the stain is dry, use palette knives and chalk mineral paint to add a textured look. Dab your palette knife into your paint, then dab a bit off. It’s better to have too little paint, as opposed to having too much, as you lightly glide your palette knife across your piece.
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