A WINE BOX MAKEOVER USING THE ALL-NEW TERRA CLAY PAINT BY DIXIE BELLE | YOUTUBE VIDEO
Hi beautiful friends and thanks for joining me! Today I’m trying a NEW PAINT LINE – Terra Clay Paint by Dixie Belle! I’m always a little hesitant to try new paint on a piece of furniture without first getting a ‘feel’ for it. So I played around with it on this salvaged wine box and I can’t wait to share what this Terra Clay Paint can do!
It’s also Trash To Treasure Tuesday so be sure to visit my talented T2T Crew and the links to their makeovers below!
But first, here’s the salvaged wine box I started with. It’s one of three wine boxes my sister Marzenna gifted to me. I’ll link the first one turned Seed Box in the Related Posts below.
This was a perfect project to test a new paint on!
And check out all the grooves in this wine box. I’m pointing them out for a reason which I’ll share later in this makeover.
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TERRA CLAY PAINT
Here’s how it all came together on this project…
PREP | CLEAN
I didn’t do anything more than give this wine box a wipe-down. However, Terra Clay Paint can be painted onto walls, floors, canvas, plastic, wood, tiles, glass, or pretty much anything you can imagine so long as proper prep has been done. The first step to any makeover is always a proper cleaning.
For my base color, I used Lani’s Lagoon and the first thing I noticed was the paint was thick and very pigmented. As you’ll see in the Youtube Video below, I stuck my fingers in it to test the consistency and feel. Maybe a little weird but I haven’t started eating my paints so I think I’m okay. 😛
This paint also has an ever-so-slight odor but I’ll admit I’m a scent-sensitive person. I’m guessing it’s the clay but if any of you have tried this line, I’d love to hear what you think it is… or if you smelled anything at all.
I used a premium chip brush to apply the paint as they suggest natural bristles rather than synthetic ones. That said, I’ve seen some of my colleagues online using synthetic brushes to apply this paint and it seems to work really well. I also wanted to point out I’m really impressed with the coverage. I did use my spray mist bottle to thin out this paint on the first coat and it still covered the black text on the box really well as seen below. Amazing one-coat coverage!
SECOND COAT OF TERRA
I waited two hours for this first coat of Lani’s Lagoon to dry and then added my second coat. To create some texture and interest with these artisan paints I choose Malachite Green. To create a textured mottled finish, I dabbed the green on using the same premium chip brush.
Then using my spray mister bottle, I sprayed the wet paint to allow it to move and dabbed at it with a shop towel until I liked the look. And I’ll be honest, this was the UGLY stage but I had a vision. Wait till you see how it all comes together at the end!
REACTIVATE WITH WATER
I painted right over the hardware to test the reactivation with the water property of this paint. Once the paint finish was 100% dry, I took a little water on a shop towel and EASILY rubbed the paint off the hardware. So if you were to use this artisan paint on anything with glass, mirror, plastic, or metal, it will come right off with a little water even if it’s 100% dry!
I also tried rubbing the paint off the lip of the lid and it did come off BUT it stained the lip because it’s so pigmented. I wish I had taken a picture but you’ll see what I mean in the video I included below.
Here’s why I pointed out all the grooves in this wine box at the beginning of this post… because I added a transfer design into the grooved wood! I used this GORGEOUS Emroidered Lotus Transfer design.
Using two hands I made sure to hold the design in place (because it did try pulling up when I was using the corner of the applicator stick to press the transfer into the grooves) while rubbing the transfer on. I have a full tutorial on How To Rub On Furniture Transfers here.
I wasn’t expecting the transfer to go on perfectly with all this grooved wood but I wasn’t worried about it cracking in places. With the textured paint finish, the imperfect florals just add to the look of this box!
TOPCOAT | PROTECTION
Because Terra Paint reactivates so easily with water, it is important to protect your work with this Terra Seal. I applied two coats. Like most topcoats, it goes on looking milky and dries hard and clear.
MY THOUGHTS ON TERRA CLAY PAINT
This feels like artisan paint. I love it and will definitely be using it again for similar projects. It’s inspiring me to run out and buy a large canvas to do some abstract paintings for my walls!
Here’s the finished look! What do you think?
I was a little worried during its ‘ugly’ phase but I love how it all came together. The key is to trust in the creative process and your vision! 😉
Check out these grooves… I think they’re groovy! The paint finish along with the transfer makes it look amazing and gives it a lot of interest!
The once-painted-over hardware looks good now too!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing it below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutubefamily is already a community of 15.9K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
AND NOW FOR SOME TRASH TO TREASURE FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Trash to Treasure ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links below to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
3. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at this winebox before and after. I hope it’s inspired you to give this artisan paint a try!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS WINEBOX MAKEOVER AND IF YOU’VE TRIED THIS NEW TERRA CLAY PAINT! FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
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