I am loving the “arrow” trend happening now in design. They seem to be popping up everywhere and totally want to make some DIY style. However, sometimes opportunity and inspiration present it’s self and you just can’t pass it up. Enter my Picket Fence Arrows.
As I was wandering my stockpile of crafty bits in the garage I stumbled upon a bucket of cut off picket fence pieces. They were once part of a fence panel like the one I made above. However this panel was old a weathered. The bottom pieces of the fence boards had been used for other projects. All that was left were the pickets.
I drug them up to my craft room and dry brushed some craft paint on them. The awesome thing about dry brushing is, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Just take a dry paint brush, pick up just a slight amount of paint on the tips of the brush, and dab off on a paper towel. Add as much or as little as you want.
After I painted, I wanted to do a bit of distressing. I used a sanding sponge to go over the entire “arrow”, knocking off the high points and edges. Again, you can do this as much or as little as you like. It’s all about personal preference. I liked the worn look but I still wanted a lot of color showing. Aqua, off white, and coral to be exact.
Ugh I just love them. They are chippy and rustic, yet they are modern and funky too. So if you want to participate in the arrow fad in an easy and funky way, give these Picket Fence Arrows a try!!!
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