This post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions are my own.
Rustic Advent Calendar and Chalky Finish Giveaway
Here’s a fun way to make Christmas ever more exciting: a Rustic Advent Calendar!
Supplies: Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Escape, Romance, Everlasting and Delicate. Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish. Wooden Advent Calendar from Michaels and number stickers from Michaels. You’ll also need a large and small paintbrush, a white wax candle and sandpaper.
Step 1: Remove the drawers and paint the tree with “Escape.”
Step 2: Paint the drawers “Everlasting,” and let dry. Paint two more times.
Step 3: Using a white wax candle, rub the wax on areas on the tree that you’d like the Everlasting color show through, including around the sides of the tree. Remove any loose wax.
Step 4: Paint the tree “Romance” by dragging a dry brush loaded with a the paint color across the tree. Leave the sides of the tree “Everlasting.” When dry, light sand over some of the areas you want the “Everlasting” color to peek through.
Step 5: Using a small paintbrush, paint the drawer knobs “Everlasting.”
Step 6: Replace drawers. Using a cloth, apply Americana Soft Touch Varnish to the tree.
Step 7: Distress the star with sandpaper and paint it “Delicate.”
Step 8: Add number stickers to drawers.
Tuck candy inside the drawers and you’re good to go!
Get Your Americana Decor Chalky Finish
You can find Americana Chalky Decor Finish paint in Michaels in the wood and finishes aisle. Visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration.
Americana Decor Chalky Finish Giveaway
Wow, this is a SUPER GENEROUS Giveaway from DecoArt! Enter for a chance to win 8 colors OF YOUR CHOICE, clear and dark creme waxes, Soft Touch varnish, waxing brush and 2 stencils OF YOUR CHOICE *.
* The items pictured are representations only. The stencils and paint will be selected by the winner.
Emilee k says
i have an antique trunk I have been wanting to paint or I’m working on a sign for my son’s room.
a merry Christmas banner
i have so many projects that I would use this paint with! I used it recently to paint a book shelf and I looooove it!!!
Julie Craven says
I’m not sure. I have a big empty space on the wall above my desk that needs something. I have four big canvasses that I would do something on for that spot
Margaret Schindler says
I have a small sewing dresser and chair I would love to use this on
Diane | An Extraordinary Day says
Malia, this is sooo cute! Thanks for the tip about using the wax. It’s funny I’ve thought about doing that, but never have. Now I know it works. ;)
All the best for an extraordinary day!
Michelle H. says
I’m not sure what I would create. I love making salt dough ornaments; so, that’s always a possibility. (If this paint would work on those.) Otherwise, I would certainly find something to use it on.
Tracie B. says
I have SEVERAL furniture projects sitting out in my garage that this would help me get a jump start on! :)
Ashlee Holden says
I would paint the old credenza I just bought!!
Stacey T says
I would make a perpetual calendar and paint a play table for the kids :)
I have been working on a project for my son’s open house, and this would help me huge!
Janette Cheyne says
I love these paints!! I would make some awesome decor for my kids rooms and probably mine as well
Shanna Uptergrove says
I am wanting to get some frames and paint them. Also have a few pieces of furniture that need painting!!
April Lopez says
my DIL has a headboard we would redo.
ginny d says
There are so many things to make. I love painting jars with this paint and putting little plants in them !
Bernadette Callahan (@AimlessMoments) says
What wouldnt I create! I have a ton of projects going on at any point! I would love this and so would the kids.
Marjorie Lavender says
I would make a sign for my daughter’s apt.
MARIA SOTO says
I have lots of wood pieces I could paint, for home decorations, this is a very pretty project.
I have some bowls that I want to upcycle with chalk paint and distress them.
Nancy Carr says
I have several wood box projects in mind for this paint. Your advent tree is beautiful. Thank you for all your inspiration. Blessings
Julie Weller says
I’m not sure where I’d start….. I just be painting EVERYTHING in sight!! LOL
Tammy Shelton says
I think I would paint some frames.
Karla T says
I’d like to make a name sign for our home
I found a small wooden kids table that needs some updating and this would be perfect!
Sherie A says
I would create outdoor signs mostly. I have collected lots of scrap wood and pinterest inspired ideas to create!
Lots of Christmas craft projects!
Debbie Lewis says
I would do the night stand in the guest bedroom
Andrea Ashley says
What wouldn’t I paint is more like it! I’ve been dying to try these.
Actually, this would be for my daughter. She loves to paint and create. She would probably use it on a canvas painting one of her original art pieces.
Kathy M. says
I have a small shelf that I’ve been wanting to redo. This would be perfect!!
Joanne Keith says
There are too many projects to mention,,I have two full craft rooms of projects yet to be!
Cindy M says
I would LOVE to have some of this paint to try out on some of my projects!!
I have a dresser that I want to remake :)
Beth Anne says
I have chairs waiting to be refinished.
Angie Jerde says
I would re-do a dresser I have! Thanks for this giveaway!
This advent calendar is adorable!
Karen @ The Decorated Nest says
I would paint lots of signs, monogram letters, a bookshelf–anything i can get my hands on! That advent calender is adorable!
I love the chalk paint!
I would finish a small table I have.
Helen Gullett says
I have a list of what I wanna do with this prize :) especially chalkboard paint. I wanna make challboard frame and some homedecor .
I would love to make a hallway chore chart if I won this prize. Thank you!
Teresa @ Crafty Wife says
I’ve been wanting to redo my old desk and I would definitely use the paint for that!
I would make something original and post about it on my design blog. I would have to think about how best to use these wonderful products..
Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says
I love your rustic advent calendar, Malia! Such a cute and clever idea to celebrate the season.
Some wooden plaques.
Amy M. C. says
I would love to transform some older dressers we have.
Terri Hughes says
I have several things that I could use this paint on. Thanks!
Laurie Nykaza says
I have a small table that this would look so good painted on.
I have several small furniture pieces I would love to try this out on
Pat Hodges says
I have seen coffee cans painted as cannisters, I think I would like to try that.
Meagan B. says
I would work on this shelving unit plan that I have for the baby’s room!
I’d love to create signs to hang around the house with these!
Carol Dunham says
I’m busy working on an heirloom sewing box, then I’d like to alter my heirloom sewing machines.
barb macaskill says
First thing I would do is give my poor bureau some TLC!!! Would love to win this! Thank you for the chance to!
Dandi D says
I would like to paint some shelves for the living room.
Jean Marmo says
What a beautiful calendar! I would create plaques for a sweet baby niece born yesterday!
Jackie P Neal says
OMGoodness- all of that yumminess! I could create several projects I am sure- but I would start with some much needed label signs for our gardens! My husband plants so much in the beginning of the season and forgets what he has planted- This chalky paint would make beautiful labeled signs! Thanks for the chance! “)
If I won, I’d use these supplies to make holiday decorations.
Liz Lumsden says
I have an OLD side table that would look great with this technique!
Rae Wycoff says
I ‘d love to try these paints on!
My desk needs a good coat of paint.
Trish F says
Hello, I’ve been wanting to make up some subway signs. This paint would be perfect. Thanks!
i just got a free dark colored nice bookcase from a friend but it doesn’t go with the light colors in my crafting room i am creating so this would be great!
e michelle says
I would to make somethign for the headboard for my girls room!
golden storm says
I would use an old crib I have and turn it into a bench or daybed not sure which one yet
Madalyn Haire says
I have all kind of projects in my head, I have ADD, but no supplies so winning would give me a “start”.
Holly Mitkowski says
I would use it on a dresser!
Kerrie Gregory says
I have several old frames that I would love to give a makeover!
Danielle Jones says
I have so many projects on my list. I have a whole room of old furniture that is waiting to be repurposed. However I think the first thing I would do with this is finally make picture frames. I have been in my house for almost 5 years and have very little on the walls. I couldn’t find the types of rustic frames I wanted in store so i’m going to make them.
allyson tice says
i woudl paint mason jars for my kiddos and put them in the bathroom and they would use chalk to wrrite on the jars!
Crystal Rose says
I think I’d decorate some shelves.
barb macaskill says
Would be really happy if I could find out who won this prize or where to find the winners announcement. Thanks!