Last Christmas, I saw these barn stars at 75% off clearance bringing them down to just over a dollar each. I wasn’t crazy about the solid gold dancer vibe they had going on, but I knew I could do something with them so bought all three. I redid one and hung it in my kitchen. The other two have been playing home to the spiders in my basement. Ew. Here is a BEFORE picture in all of its sparkly glory. Really this pic does not do justice to the glitteryness of these babies. They were glaring!
I decided to google images of “barn star” to get some ideas of how I might want to restyle these guys. I should have known that The Nester would hold the answer to my question. She’s amazing isn’t she? For her full tutorial on distressing barn stars click here. My technique was a bit different, but she gave me a great place to start from.
2. I mixed some browns and a yellow and streaked it over my white. I didn’t wait for anything to dry at all. I just went for it. I then added a dash of Tabasco sauce…no wait…I didn’t. I have no idea why that bottle is sitting on my counter. Hubby no doubt left it there :).
3. I went back over some of the too dark areas with a brush of white and called it done. Here’s my finished star. It’s hard to tell from this picture, but some of the glittery wonder is shining through the paint which looks great.
These stars are going above my boys’ beds, so they needed something extra. You guessed it! An A and a Z. I’m obsessed and getting a bit predictable I’m afraid.
5. I took those little Target frames from the $1 section that I’ve talked about before and simply stuck the letters to the outside. Why didn’t you put them inside the frame? Well because I thought they looked more intriguing on the outside, and because they were too big to go inside the frame :).