DIY Rustic Wood Stained Birdhouse In Patriotic Colors

If you are a fan of unique DIY paint techniques, then you are going to love the Rustic Wood Stain on this Birdhouse. Using a fun patriotic color palette, I decorated a raw wood birdhouse using DecoArt Americana Decor Color Stain in various shades of reds, white, and blues. This technique can be a bit time consuming, but the end result is beautiful. You won’t regret giving it a try. 

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If you are a fan of unique DIY paint techniques, then you are going to love the Rustic Wood Stain on this Birdhouse. Using a fun patriotic color palette, I decorated a raw wood birdhouse using DecoArt Americana Decor Colorstain in various shades of reds, white, and blues. This technique can be a bit tedious, but the end result is beautiful. You won't regret giving it a try.  #Sponsored #DecoArt #PaintTechnique #DIYPaintProjects #PaintByNumber #WoodPainting

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If you are a fan of unique DIY paint techniques, then you are going to love the Rustic Wood Stain on this Birdhouse. Using a fun patriotic color palette, I decorated a raw wood birdhouse using DecoArt Americana Decor Colorstain in various shades of reds, white, and blues. This technique can be a bit tedious, but the end result is beautiful. You won't regret giving it a try.  #Sponsored #DecoArt #PaintTechnique #DIYPaintProjects #PaintByNumber #WoodPainting

Color Stained Birdhouse – DIY Rustic Outdoor Decor!

A few weeks ago, in one of the hundreds of Facebook groups I am in, I was inspired by a piece where someone used a cool dye technique on a wooden tray. There was no tutorial, just an image, so I set out to find a way to create the same look using DecoArt Americana Decor Color Stain.

With the 4th of July holiday coming up, a patriotic theme was a necessity. The rich, vibrant colors of the color stain would show through perfectly against the dark wood.  The low VOC  in the color stain makes it easy to use indoors and great for those with allergies. This is also a self-sealing stain. That means there are no extra steps or sealers needed for your outdoor projects. I can’t express enough how happy I am with the quality of this stain. 

If you are a fan of unique DIY paint techniques, then you are going to love the Rustic Wood Stain on this Birdhouse. Using a fun patriotic color palette, I decorated a raw wood birdhouse using DecoArt Americana Decor Colorstain in various shades of reds, white, and blues. This technique can be a bit tedious, but the end result is beautiful. You won't regret giving it a try.  #Sponsored #DecoArt #PaintTechnique #DIYPaintProjects #PaintByNumber #WoodPainting

Here is what you will need:

Raw Wood – Something with a lot of wood grain works best like THIS

Small Torch (I used this torch lighter since my crafting space is limited)

DecoArt Americana Decor Color Stain

Small paint brushes

Sandpaper

Rustic Wood Stain Color Technique

Start by lightly sanding your raw wood. Remove any rough edges and smooth out the finish. This will also open up the pores on the surface of the wood. Wipe off and sawdust with a clean tack cloth.

If you are a fan of unique DIY paint techniques, then you are going to love the Rustic Wood Stain on this Birdhouse. Using a fun patriotic color palette, I decorated a raw wood birdhouse using DecoArt Americana Decor Colorstain in various shades of reds, white, and blues. This technique can be a bit tedious, but the end result is beautiful. You won't regret giving it a try.  #Sponsored #DecoArt #PaintTechnique #DIYPaintProjects #PaintByNumber #WoodPainting

Once the wood is sanded and cleaned, begin using the torch to gently scorch the wood. Make sure to take all safety measure provided by the manufacturer. 

Once the wood has been torched enough to see the dark wood grain, go over it once again with fine grit sandpaper to blend the grain and remove any coarse areas.

If you are a fan of unique DIY paint techniques, then you are going to love the Rustic Wood Stain on this Birdhouse. Using a fun patriotic color palette, I decorated a raw wood birdhouse using DecoArt Americana Decor Colorstain in various shades of reds, white, and blues. This technique can be a bit tedious, but the end result is beautiful. You won't regret giving it a try.  #Sponsored #DecoArt #PaintTechnique #DIYPaintProjects #PaintByNumber #WoodPainting

Now it is time to make it beautiful!

This reminds me a lot of the paint by number books we had when we were kids. You are going to simply paint each section that is NOT burned using the DecoArt Color Stain of your choice. I chose to alternate the blues and reds where I thought it would look the best. There is no right or wrong with this technique.

Once I had most of the bare spots filled with color, I went between them using the white DecoArt Color Stain and a fine paintbrush to add some accent color.

Cover your whole piece using the steps above. You can use a large paintbrush for the wider areas and a thin paintbrush for the smaller areas on the wood.

If you are a fan of unique DIY paint techniques, then you are going to love the Rustic Wood Stain on this Birdhouse. Using a fun patriotic color palette, I decorated a raw wood birdhouse using DecoArt Americana Decor Colorstain in various shades of reds, white, and blues. This technique can be a bit tedious, but the end result is beautiful. You won't regret giving it a try.  #Sponsored #DecoArt #PaintTechnique #DIYPaintProjects #PaintByNumber #WoodPainting

Relax, and enjoy painting! 

This is not a quick project by any means. It will take some time to fill in each small section of the wood grain in the various colors that you pick. Pour yourself a refreshing beverage, turn on your newest binge-worthy tv series, relax and begin painting. You won’t be disappointed with the outcome.

The next piece I do with this DIY Rustic Wood Stain Technique will be in vibrant Fall colors. Maybe a tall sign for the front porch. Since DecoArt Color Stain has the sealer built right in, there is no need for any extra steps to seal your outdoor projects.

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