Let’s make a Shabby chic wood truck! I absolutely adore trucks, they are so easy to decorate for any season. Not only can trucks be decorated for all four seasons but they can also be decorated for Holidays! One of my favorite Holidays is the Fourth of July, I have various amounts of DIYs for this Holiday but what’s one more?
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Here’s what you’ll need:
- Elmer’s glue or modge podge
- White, Brown and Black paint
- Paint brushes
- Fake flowers
You’ll start by painting your truck white, one coat should be plenty since we’re going to decopodge in a few steps.
Next, you’ll dry the white paint. Drying it is optional, but I find that it speeds up the process of the DIY.
During this step, paint the tires black and any other truck detailing. This adds a little contrast to the DIY.
Afterwards, add your brown paint to the bed of the truck. This gives the truck that shabby chic truck look that we’re going for.
Finally, we can start decopodging the truck! Pick some colorful Fourth of July napkins and figure out where you want to place them.
In this image, I’m still separating my napkins for the decopodge. Like I said before, once this is done, you can figure out the placement of the napkins and you can move onto the next step.
Firstly, put the glue down to start permanently placing the napkin in place. I placed the glue all over the truck, skipping the wheels and wheel covers.
Then, once you’ve dried the glue/napkin, take a nail file and scraping downwards get rid of any excess napkin.
Secondly, you’ll want to find a napkin you like for the wheel covers and repeat the decopodging process. Afterwards, repeat the nail filing step to eliminate excess napkin from there.
Following, I am adding a second coat of brown paint.
I cut some fake flowers for the last step of this DIY, Krislynn also popped in to say hello! Once you’ve cut your flower we can move on!
Furthermore, using your hot glue, attach the fake flowers to the back of the truck. During this, make sure that the flowers are being glued where you’ll see them out of the bed of the shabby chic truck!
Once you’ve let the flowers dry, you have a finalized shabby chic wood truck!
Lastly, if you loved this DIY and want more ideas check out the blog for more Fourth of July and Truck DIYs! We’re present on Facebook as well, follow along on there to catch live videos! If short videos are your thing, there’s plenty of them over on our instagram! To save our projects to try yourself, check out our Pinterest!
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