After we had our kitchen repainted, I needed an art-like installation that could also function as pot holder. There is a blank wall on the side of the sink that would be perfect spot for this. Since I painted our kitchen a neutral color from too bright apple green, I needed a fresh pop of color.
I asked our carpenter to build me something similar to a typical pallet using 3pcs. 2″x4″ KD wood and 4 pcs. 1/2″x4″ reclaimed palochina wood. And here’s how I painted it using my craft acrylic paint and leftover latex paint used in our living room and kitchen.
This was quite experimental actually so I really couldn’t give an exact tutorial. But this is how I basically did it:
1. I diluted the blue paint from our living room with water to use as “wash” and I did not like the effect. Haha!
2. To remedy it, I mixed it with my blue craft acrylic and applied it to the still wet pallet. Added a bit of green and yellow here and there. I waited for a while for the paint and wood to dry (since I was using much water), then sanded the wood to blend the colors.
3. Not quite there yet so I added a bit more brown, more yellow, sanded it off. It was too bright for me so to tone down the colors, I added the same white paint I used for the kitchen wall and sanded it endlessly.
I got more pallet projects to paint. I just hope to find time to do it.