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Faux Birch Log Table

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Bring the beauty of the birchwood into your home with these faux birch log tables, the perfect surface for your seasonal home decor accents.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Coffee Latte, 2 oz.
Item #2559
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Steel Gray, 2 oz.
Item #2561
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Carribbean
Item #30735
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

$5.99

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Stencil Tape
Item #34002
Holds stencil securely in place; will not damage background paint or stencil's delicate features.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Linen, 2 oz.
Item #420
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Dark Gray, 2 oz.
Item #426
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Winter White, 2 oz.
Item #429
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Large - Chevron
Item #4382
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

$5.99

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Basecoating Set, 2 pc.
Item #50557
Assortment of brushes from small to large makes it easy to paint any art project!

$6.99

Other Supplies
Quikrete® Quik-Tube® building form 12”
Jigsaw
11 ½” diameter wood circle – Unfinished Wood Co.
Glue
Small nails
Hammer
Water basin
Foam plates
Paper towels
Long handle stencil brush

Instructions

  1. Using jigsaw, cut the building forms(s) into desired lengths.
  2. Basecoat one Dark Gray, one Steel Gray and one Winter White.
  3. Dry brush the Steel Gray tube with Dark Gray and Linen vertically to create a bark finish.
  4. Dry brush the Dark Gray tube with Coffee Latte and Linen.
  5. Dry brush Dark Gray randomly onto white tube to create a birch finish.
  6. Tape off stripes as shown on the Dark Gray and Steel Gray tubes. Paint in colors shown.
  7. Stencil the chevron pattern onto center white field with Dark Gray. Stencil the border pattern on top white band with Dark Gray.
  8. Using the basecoating brush, thin down Coffee Latte and drag in a circular pattern on two wood circles. Paint smaller and small concentric circles to create the effect of wood rings. Use same technique on third circle with Dark Gray.
  9. Determine the top end of tubes and place upside down on a hard surface. Glue wood circles inside tubes against the hard surface. Let dry.
  10. Turn tubes right side up and nail around edge of tube into wood.
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