A warm hello to everyone!
If you are someone like me who follows the trending decor styles, you’d probably know that farmhouse style has become one of the hottest home decor trends. But when you’re not actually a chic farm girl, cultivating some rustic-glam vibes isn’t easy. But Bob n Betty really makes everything achievable with their finest designs! The latest paper pack collection, “Cottage Blush” has beautiful cottage-like backgrounds with soothing blushing florals – which are just so perfect for a farmhouse style decor project.
I’ve made a rustic pallet clock this time. Over to the process.
1. Bob n Betty Cottage Blush papers
2. Round Mdf base 5-6mm. Mine has a diameter of 30 cm.
3. Chipboard – upto 1000 gsm
4. Glue, modpodge, varnish, paint, cutting tools, clock hands with mechanism
5. MDF Roman clock face
1. Paint the edges of the mdf circle and the clock face with brown paint.
2. Cut a square chipboard 30 cm by 30 cm.
3. Find the centre of the square and divide each half into three equal sized stripes.
4. Place the mdf on the chipboard, trace the circle and then cut the circle. Don’t forget to pierce through the chipboard and mark the centre on the mdf circle.
5. Now, cut the marked strips from the chipboard.
P. S. It is easier to find the centre of a square and divide it in equal parts, therefore, I’ve done the markings on square chipboard first and then cut the circle.
6. Choose the prints from the stack, trace and cut for each of the chipboard pieces.
7. Ink the paper edges brown to cover the whites. Glue the papers on the cut chipboard pieces.
8. Apply mod podge on the ready chipboards.
9. To add interest and give a rustic look to the pallets, dab some brown paint on the edges using your finger. This step is done after applying modpodge, as the coated base gives you a chance to wipe-off the paint and make corrections to get the desired look.
10. Arrange the clipboard pieces on the mdf base and stick one by one.
11. Coat it with varnish.
12. Fussy cut the flowers from the stack, ink the edges, apply modpodge on the flowers, crush the edges to give it a dimension. P. S. – The flowers won’t tear if they are crushed after applying mod podge.
13. Apply some metallic wax on the clock face to make it look like tarnished metal face.
14. Drill a 10mm hole on the marked centre of the clock. Tip, i stuck the chipboards on the side opposite to the one where centre was marked. Then reversed the clock and drilled the hole.
15. Stick the clock face, arrange and stick the flowers and finally fix the clock mechanism and the hook behind.
So, don’t you think there is a comforting beauty about a home adorned with these do-it-yourself projects that are fun and functional. If yes, do give it a try!