I didn’t spell cafe wrong. 🙂 My wall art says “caffe'” which is the Italian word for “coffee”. I made this colorful faux tiled piece to decorate my coffee bar with! I combined beautiful unfinished wood tiles from Walnut Hollow with vivid colors to create a piece that makes a statement in more ways than one.
Supplies Used for this Project:
- Walnut Hollow Marrakesh Plaque
- Folk Art Ultra Dye
- Alphabet Stencil
- White Milk Paint
- Foam Pouncer
- Sanding Tool
Step one: Paint each of the tiles with the stain. This new color is like a dye but is formulated for surfaces in addition to fabric. Paint an even application of color, and let it dry. Repeat the process until you’ve achieved the desired color intensity.
Step two: Place the alphabet stencil over the tile. Use a foam pouncer to dab color onto the tile. Be sure to first dab the pouncer on a paper towel to remove the excess paint. The dye under the white paint seems to become liquid again with the wet paint and lightly tints the white color.
Step three: When the paint is dry, lightly sand the surface of the letters to distress it. Wipe off the dust.
Attach a picture hanger to the back of each tile so they can be hung. I love that they fit together perfectly, just like tiles should! You can arrange them in multiple ways to create beautiful wall decor.
Ciao! My name is Morena, and I’m a retro-loving, budget minded crafter. I’d rather have paint on my fingernails than some fancy manicure! My passion is using thrifted and inexpensive items to create designer inspired creations. I love the use of bright colors, and I like to create quirky, unexpected projects. I enjoy crafting with my 4 kids, and I am so grateful that I get to craft full time. You can find me at my site, Morena’s Corner.