I love when I try something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time and it turns out being way easier than I thought. I’ve been wanting to crackle something for a while but never had the right project until now.

I bought this shutter at Savers for $1. I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it and then I had an idea of using it as part of the dining table centerpiece. The shutter was raw wood so I sealed it with a spray sealer before painting it.

I used Barn Wood FolkArt paint for the base coat. Let dry thoroughly.

Generously paint on the Crackle Medium. I used Delta Ceramcoat and a sponge brush to apply it. Don’t let it dry all the way, just until tacky. It took about 10 minutes for mine to dry to that point. It might differ depending on humidity and temperature.

Now it’s time to apply the top coat. Gently brush on the paint you want to crackle. I used Vintage White FolkArt paint for the top coat. I crackled the out side of the shutter first so I could see how much time I had to work with the crackle medium.

Then I crackled the shutter area.

I really love how it turned out. I think it’s perfect for a beachy feel. Now I’m looking for more things to crackle.

What do you think? Do you like the crackle look or is it not your style?

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers August 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Love this! I really want to try the crackle paint. I really like how it turned out on the shutter.

Becky @ Utah Sweet Savings August 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I love this. I have an old HUGE shutter that I picked up at a garage sale. I still am trying to decide what to do with it.

Whitney Ulrich @ A mommy's life...with a touch of Yellow August 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

That is so cool and it looks so good!!!! Love it I had never heard of crackle paint. Its like the crackle nail polish haha :)

Tausha August 20, 2012 at 10:44 am

This looks fantastic! I love it! Congrats on the 4,000 likes! It’s because you are so fabulous! Now 4,000 people think so too!
Have a happy day

Tanya August 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I am kicking myself for selling a pair of shutters that I had years ago, this is a wonderful idea. And awesomspice on hitting 4,000 too!

xoxo, Tanya

Odie August 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Good job! Im proud of you…

Shanna August 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

So cute!! Just a suggestion to add more of the beachy look, what about adding jute to the jars in different patterns?! A little around the neck of one, hot glued to the center of another, etc?

Tauni August 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Ummm. I sort of love that you have always wanted to “crackle” something! You’re adorable and I think your project is so fun.

Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP!

xoxo, Tauni

ashlee September 17, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Crackling things is SO fun, just watching it… I’ve heard elmers glue works as a crackle medium, but I’ve always been too worried to try it! I love it~!

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