I’ve had three Texas Barn Stars hanging above my mantel since Primitive Decor was in style. Although they have not jived with my home decor in years, I’ve never had the heart to get rid of them. They are a permanent part of our little yellow cottage. Rather than throw out my star babies with the bathwater, I made some Upcycled Texas Barn Stars.
Materials for Upcycled Texas Barn Stars:
- set of 3 metal Texas barn stars
- spray paint- Rustoleum French Blue, Metallic Finish, and Krylon Catalina Mist
- Apple Barrel 20409E Black, 20104E Bright Red, 20408E White, 20409E Christmas Green, 21049E Pink Parfait
- brushes- 1/4 angle brush, small round brush, 0/0 liner brush (the 1” sponge brush pictured was not needed)
- Aleene’s Acrylic Gloss Spray
Before the Upcycle:
Spray paint the stars with short, quick strokes.
Use the round brush and black to make the flower centers. I painted each part of the pattern on all three stars as I went along.Paint the petals with Bright Red and the round brush, then rinse the brush and paint the next set of petals with Pink Parfait. Finish the petals with White and the round brush.
Use the 1/4 angle brush and a mixture of Christmas Green and White to wiggle in the leaves. Add the stems and squigglies with the 0/0 liner brush and the same paint mixture. Rinse and dry the liner brush, then add white dots with the tip of the liner brush to one side of each flower’s center. Sign your star or stars with your initials and the year.
After they’re nice and dry, take the stars outside and spray the Texas barn stars with Acrylic Gloss Spray.
You’re all done! I hope you enjoyed my Upcycled Texas Barn Stars tutorial!
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