Geometric paint-chip mosaic tutorial
It's Caitlin, PGT intern! I wanted to share another DIY project that is simple, thrifty and colorful!
before & after!
- (old or new) piece of furniture with one flat-surface (stool, end-table, jewelry box, I used a free ol' telephone table)
- newspaper (I used old tracing paper)
- fav color of spray-paint
- a variety of paint chips, more of your favorite colors
First, fix your piece of furniture, especially if it has been used! I had to secure a corner with a nail and hammer. Remove any handles/fixings.
Sand the entire surface you want to spray paint. This helps the paint "stick" to the surface.Next, spray the object as evenly as possible! Just keep adding a layer until everything is colored.
Coat handle with Mod-Podge or craft-glue and wrap with hemp.
Now for arranging the paint chips! Measure the area you would like to cover. Determine what size you want your triangles to be... make it some easy division! (I went with a 3"x3" triangle :)
Cut out your triangles! You can play with color and pattern arrangement now too. Cover the surface with mod-podge and arrange triangles. Add a topcoat of mod-podge. Do at least a few layers and: Voilà, you're finished!