Plaid FolkArt Lifeguard Tower

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by Plaid® Design Team

Plaid FolkArt Lifeguard Tower

Think of warm and sunny days that you'll spend at the beach, or perhaps a favorite summer vacation from the past, with the Plaid FolkArt Lifeguard Tower!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time.
  • 2
    In a small paper cup, mix 1 part water to one part Coffee Bean. Apply this mixture as a stain over entire wood birdhouse. Allow to dry completely.
  • 3
    Rub petroleum jelly on the roof, window trim, small sign and railing where you want it to look distressed.
  • 4
    Paint the body of the wood birdhouse Wicker White, avoiding the window trim sections. Allow to dry.
  • 5
    Lightly sand the birdhouse to distress; removing paint from the areas where petroleum jelly had been applied. Wipe with a paper towel to remove sanding dust.
  • 6
    Reapply petroleum jelly to the roof on the exposed wood area and some of the Wicker White areas.
  • 7
    Paint the roof Sky Blue and allow to dry.
  • 8
    Paint the sign Licorice. When dry, lightly sand sign edges to expose Wicker White. Paint “7” Wicker White.
  • 9
    Paint surfboards Yellow Citron and Autumn Leaves. Mask off a thin stripe down the center of the boards and paint Licorice.
  • 10
    Lightly sand the roof and windows to distress further. Paint the base Light Grey.
  • 11
    Load dry stencil brush with a Coffee Bean; rub along the railing and ramp to create aged look.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Light Grey 104107517
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Sky Blue 104107554
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Yellow Citron 104107571
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104107634
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Autumn Leaves 104107646
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Licorice 104107658
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Coffee Bean 104107660
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Birdhouse Beach House 8 inch 104781209
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Sandpaper
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 1 104118913
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 6 104618376
  • Number 1 Script Liner Brush
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stencil Brush 3/4 inch 104114463
  • 3M 3/4 inch x 60 yard Masking Tape 104148306
  • Paper Cup