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Painting A Farmhouse Christmas with Perfect Paints!


For those that know me, they know that I have become a serious homesteader this past year. My home is decorated in an Industrial Farmhouse Christmas theme. When I ran across this fun little farm truck at the dollar store, I could not resist. With Perfect Paints shimmering acrylic paints, I knew I could create my favorite little red farm truck with a Christmas theme.


Candy Rosenberg altered metal farm truck with Perfect Paints
Little Red Farm Truck by Candy!

Supplies Used: Perfect Paints: Shimmering Acrylic Paints

49 & Market Christmas Spectacular Ephemera

Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares Paint Brush


Paint the surface of the Dollar Store metal farmhouse truck with Perfect Paints Red Wagon shimmering acrylic paint thinly so it will dry quick. You will need to do several thin coats, allowing each layer to dry thoroughly, we will be painting the tires and window next.


Dollar store find - Metal Farm Truck
Dollar store find - Metal Farm Truck


Paint the truck with Red Wagon Shimmering Acrylic Paint
Paint the truck with Red Wagon Shimmering Acrylic Paint

Now we want to paint the tires and window with the Perfect Paints Shadow Shimmering Acrylic paint to create the tire and window look.


Paint the wheels with Shadow Shimmering Acrylic Paint
Paint the wheels with Shadow Shimmering Acrylic Paint

Once it is all dry, using the edge of a metal rod-type tool, scrape very lightly along the edges to remove the paint to create dimension, giving it a distressed look.



Sand the edges of the truck to expose the metal
Sand the edges of the truck to expose the metal

Cut up various pieces of the 49 & Market Christmas Spectacular Ephemera pieces and fussy cut the Christmas Tree. Add various sayings and ephemera pieces to create the box look for the bed of the truck, and use foam squares to attach the final piece to the bed of the truck.

Adding 49 and Market Christmas Spectacular Ephemera
Adding 49 and Market Christmas Spectacular Ephemera

Fun tidbit: I used the packaging to create the custom-wrapped package. Cut a ticket in three strips, using two glue on the front to create the ribbon look.


Adding 49 and Market Christmas Spectacular EphemeraAdding 49 and Market Christmas Spectacular Ephemera
Adding 49 and Market Christmas Spectacular Ephemera

Now I have a fun little farmhouse holiday-themed decor piece for my home. I hope you give this a try and share with us what you create. ~ Candy





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