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Rustic Table Centerpiece

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Create a stunning centerpiece using FolkArt Milk Paint and snazzy wooden spheres.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Sanding Foam Block
Item #34912
Use with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk to create a perfectly distressed look. Sanding block can be used multiple times. Just rinse and reuse.

$3.99

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Milky White, 6.8 oz.
Item #38904
Clean and creamy, Milky White is a bright, snowy shade of white. FolkArt Milk Paint is a casein based paint that dries to an opaque, matte finish. This centuries old paint tradition has been updated for contemporary applications and is ideal for use on use on raw wood. FolkArt Milk Paint comes premixed, and brushes on like a stain, but dries to a flat finish. Whether you’re going for farmhouse chic or a modern update, FolkArt Milk Paint is a versatile and beautiful option.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Tavern Ale, 6.8 oz.
Item #38911
True to its name, Tavern Ale has the earthy yellow tones of a golden brew. FolkArt Milk Paint is a casein based paint that dries to an opaque, matte finish. This centuries old paint tradition has been updated for contemporary applications and is ideal for use on use on raw wood. FolkArt Milk Paint comes premixed, and brushes on like a stain, but dries to a flat finish. Whether you’re going for farmhouse chic or a modern update, FolkArt Milk Paint is a versatile and beautiful option.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Inkwell, 6.8 oz.
Item #38930
Deep and rich, Inkwell is a dark indigo with shades of blue and purple. FolkArt Milk Paint is a casein based paint that dries to an opaque, matte finish. This centuries old paint tradition has been updated for contemporary applications and is ideal for use on use on raw wood. FolkArt Milk Paint comes premixed, and brushes on like a stain, but dries to a flat finish. Whether you’re going for farmhouse chic or a modern update, FolkArt Milk Paint is a versatile and beautiful option.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Sweet Lilac, 6.8 oz.
Item #38932
An elegant pastel shade, Sweet Lilac is a soft-toned pink with hints of purple. FolkArt Milk Paint is a casein based paint that dries to an opaque, matte finish. This centuries old paint tradition has been updated for contemporary applications and is ideal for use on use on raw wood. FolkArt Milk Paint comes premixed, and brushes on like a stain, but dries to a flat finish. Whether you’re going for farmhouse chic or a modern update, FolkArt Milk Paint is a versatile and beautiful option.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ Finishing Oil, 3.7 oz.
Item #38938
Used over FolkArt Milk paint, this finishing oil offers exceptional protection from the inside out. Non-toxic and solvent-free, the oil is absorbed into porous surfaces and provides a durable finish. It penetrates the surface to form a final coat of protection without leaving a film that will chip or scratch. Great for raw, stained, or Milk-painted wood, this finishing oil is mineral based and cleans up easily with soap and water.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ Brush, 1-1/4"
Item #38992
Nimble and easy to grip, the 1 ¼” brush was designed specifically for use with Folk Art Milk Paint. Ideal for tight corners or small projects, this flag-tipped brush has natural bristles designed for maximum paint hold and smooth application. The rounded corners help hide brush marks for a flawless finish. Excellent for a wide variety of home decor projects, this agile brush is reusable and cleans up easily with soap and water. These brushes continue the quality and ingenuity of the Folk Art Milk Paint line.

$10.99

Other Supplies
Wooden spheres – 4” and 6” diameter
Vintage wood dough bowl
Brush Basin or container for water
Paper towels
Foam bowls and plates for palettes
Lint-free cotton cloth
Craft knife
Medium or fine grit sandpaper
Tack cloth

Instructions

Dough Bowl

  1. Prepare bowl and sphere surfaces by removing dirt and dust.
  2. Pour a small amount of FolkArt Milk Paint – Milky White into a foam bowl. Load the 1.25” FolkArt Milk Paint paintbrush by dipping into the milk paint. Remove excess paint by brushing the side of the bowl.
  3. Apply a coat of Milky White to the exterior of the dough bowl. Allow to dry 30 minutes.
  4. Sand lightly to distress the bowl exterior. Removing sanding dust with tack cloth.
  5. To seal and protect dough bowl, moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil, then wipe the surface of the bowl using a circular motion. Using fine grit sandpaper, lightly sand the oiled surface to achieve a buttery smooth finish.  

Wood Spheres

  1. Place each wood sphere in its own foam bowl so that it does not roll around while painting.
  2. Using any combination of milk paint colors listed above, paint the spheres. If desired, apply stencil tape to wood spheres to create striped patterns. Remove stencil tape after milk paint has dried.
  3. So the wood spheres and dough bowl complement each other, lightly sand to distress each sphere. Wipe to remove sanding dust then apply Finishing Oil using the same method.
  4. Once dry, arrange the completed spheres in the vintage dough bowl.

NOTE: Allow wood spheres to completely cure for 30 days prior to placing on display in the wood dough bowl. While Finishing Oil is still wet, the wood spheres when rubbed together may leave a mark.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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