Looking for great French country kitchen accessories for your French Country kitchen. Well, look no further than you existing kitchen accessories to create this lovely and fun French Country utensil holder.
Creating a French Country antique paint finish on a Utensil Holder is an easy project that can be accomplished in one weekend. To start this French Country antique Utensil Holder project you will need a few different materials from your local home improvement store as well as some time.
Those cheap plain wood Utensil Holders are perfect for French Country antiquing. If you have old or outdated wood Utensil Holder and just want to change the color or look this French Country antique paint process is also good. You could do this on a metal utensil canister, but you will need to first prime with a metal primer. Then proceed as usual.
Here is a list of supplies you will need to start French Country antiquing and resurfacing your old Utensil Holder:
· Bright or Royal Blue Paint & Sunny Yellow Paint or Terra Cotta and Blue Paint
· Roller paint brushes
· A variety of 2″, 3″, or 4″ paint brushes
· Wood stain
· Drop clothes
· Cheap, outdated, or plain Utensil Holder
Now, start sanding the surface of your plain wood Utensil Holder. Once you have the surface lightly sanded, you should wipe off the dust with a clean dry clothe. An old white t-shirt will work perfectly here.
Now, you are ready to put a coat of primer. If you are using a cheap wood Utensil Holder this is a very important step. Your resurfacing and French Country antique paint technique will not stick to your surface if you don’t sand and then prime your Utensil Holder.
If you want a rough more rustic French Country look try putting the primer on with one of the 4″ brushes. This will give texture and create the look of real wood. If you prefer the smoother look you can roll the paint on with any type of paint roller. A foam roller will create the smoothest surface.
ONLY PAINT THE OUTSIDE!
Allow your primer to dry completely.
Put on a coat of your base paint, which can be one of two colors. You can use yellow as your base and blue as your topcoat or blue as your base and terra cotta as your topcoat. This first paint should not be the actual color you want your French Country Utensil Holder to end up, but the color you want to show through when you antique the Utensil Holder.
Now you are ready to paint your French Country Utensil Holder with the real color you wish them to be, so blue or terra cotta, whichever applies to you.
Don’t be scared to choose a bright color because the antiquing process will tone down the appearance of the French Country Utensil Holder considerably.
Once your French Country Utensil Holder color has dried you are ready to start antiquing it. Start by using the sand paper to rough up edges and other areas that would typically be used over time.
This will allow your sunny yellow to show through the bright blue or your blue to show through the terra cotta color.
Once you have finished sanding the French Country Utensil Holder wipe the surface down with a clean dry cloth. That old white t-shirt will work well here again. You can stop at this point, but if you want to go the extra mile you can use a mixture of ½ wood stain and ½ glaze to darken your piece.
Start by mixing your wood stain and glaze in a plastic container. Use a white rag or another old t-shirt to rub the stain onto the French Country Utensil Holder.
You can do this process until you achieve the antique look you want for your French Country Utensil Holder.
For additional French Country antique inspired embellishments to a very plain Cheap Utensil Holder try attaching some pre cut wood embellishments. You can find them at any home improvement store.
This will completely change the look of your inexpensive Utensil Holder and instantly give a French Country antique feel.