This cute peg board with railroad nails is done in flat black and Eggnog Yellow Stars.
PRIMITIVE PEG BOARD WITH STARS
Here's a cute board I'm making to use as a wall hanger. I'm gonna call it a peg board, for lack of a better term. It wont actually have pegs, but old, rough, flat nails in the middle of the stars to use as hangers. It'd be cute in a hallway with cute ornies on it.
Okay, so here's the plain, pine board I started with below. I bought it at Lowe's in about a 6' piece.
Then I painted the first one a first coat of burgundy in the Folk Art brand paint. I used a "rag method," which is so much easier and faster for base coats. The second one I used flat black. Just take an old cloth and rub it in the wood. This works great for me, on the plain pine wood because it soaks up the first coat so fast. And with the rag, it really helps get the pain on thick.
Then I let the burgundy dry and added a top coat of flat black Folk Art paint.
(the second one, I just did one coat of flat black though)
Then I used a star stencil and some Delta stencil paint (pic below of type I use)
and stenciled on the cute primitive stars. This is where I will place my old nails. Right in the middle of the stars to make hangers.
And then I gave a fast, edging sand job to all the sides and a light sand to the front. Just to age it's look a bit. I like to sand just hard enough that it allows a bit of the burgundy to show. It looks great with the flat black. Great primitive colors if you ask me together.
Oh, i added two saw tooth hangers on the back, one at each end. Two because I want it strong, as I'll be hanging stuff on it in my booth until it sales.
Here is the one finished I did in flat black and Eggnog Yellow Stars:
Sold this in my Peddlers Mall Booth
I also have smaller ones in my ebay shop from time to time.
Happy Crafting ya'll,