DIY Pearlescent Wedding Table Numbers with DecoArt

Monday, October 12, 2020 Hampton, Virginia

Attention all crafty couples! Time to get our shimmer on! Inspired by modern vintage aesthetic, we have dreamed up an easy DIY project to help communicate to your guests where their table is at (which is even more important with COVID-affected weddings). In continued partnership with our friends at DecoArt, we got our hands on their new Americana Pearls paint. These pearly paints give off a gorgeous subtle sheen that was practically meant for weddings and other romantic celebrations. Whether you customize wood numbers or wood blocks, possibilities are endless with this durable glistening paint in a range of colors. We think they're perfect for a little old world touch to any wedding style or theme!

DIY rustic modern vintage wood wedding table numbers with DecoArt

How to Paint Table Numbers with Pearlescent Paint


Difficulty Level: Easy
Color Inspiration: Dark brown and snow white pearl


PROJECT MATERIALS
Pre-stained wood blocks (in Dark Oak)
Custom wood numbers (ours are unpainted wood, size 3" tall, in Alegreya font, and with 1/2" thickness)
DecoArt Americana Pearls Paint (in Snow White)
Flat-bristled paintbrush
Wood glue
• Cardboard, parchment paper, or other surface protection

How to paint on wood table numbers with DecoArt Pearls paint

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Set out all of your materials and cardboard to protect your painting surface.

2. Since your pearlescent paint and wood numbers are paint-ready, there is no additional prep needed for painting. Shake your paint bottle well, and squeeze out a bit of your pearlescent paint onto your cardboard. You will need to paint several layers, so squeeze more out as needed.

PAINTING TIPS:
To get a clean, smooth finish, paint in long strokes on the edges and front surface. You can spot paint, but long strokes will help create a consistent flawless finished product.

Using DecoArt Americana Pearls paint for wedding DIY project

3. Allow each layer of paint to dry before adding another (about 20 minutes). Since our numbers have dark edges due to the special laser cutting process, you will need about 3-6 layers of DecoArt Americana Pearls paint to give your numbers an opaque finish. The shimmer is subtle, and it's best to show it off with a clean pearly look adding as many layers as you wish for your desired look.

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4. Repeat these steps for every number you have for your table signs. Allow your numbers to dry completely before applying them to your wood blocks.

5. Once done painting, use mild dish soap and water to clean your paint brush for the easiest cleanup ever!

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FUN FACT: DecoArt's new Americana Pearls acrylic paint comes in 14 gorgeous shimmery colors for your own wedding DIY style. There's Slate Grey, Baby Pink, Lamp Black, and many more colorful hues for your special day's theme. Not only useable on wood, you can also paint on terracotta, wicker, canvas, ceramic, and more to personalize your wedding. Creativity is endless!


DecoArt Americana Pearls paint in shimmery colors for unique wedding DIY project

6. When your numbers have fully dried from its pearly treatment, dab small dots of wood glue on the backs of your numbers. Press each number onto the centers of your pre-stained wood blocks. If any wood glue seeps out from the side, use a toothpick, folded paper edge, or similar tool to wipe away the wood glue.

DecoArt Americana Pearls paint in shimmery colors for unique wedding DIY project

7. Let the wood glue cure for 24 hours before displaying or packing away in your wedding decor bag. That's it! You're ready to help communicate to your guests where they are sitting which is especially important in COVID-era weddings!

Painting techniques for using DecoArt Pearls paint on wedding DIY projects
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Wood table numbers for unique vintage rustic wedding decor using DecoArt Americana Pearls paint
Wood table numbers for unique vintage rustic wedding decor using DecoArt Americana Pearls paint
Wood table numbers for unique vintage rustic wedding decor using DecoArt Americana Pearls paint
Wood table numbers for unique vintage rustic wedding decor using DecoArt Americana Pearls paint


VENDOR CREDITS
Photography, Styling, & Tutorial: Chelsea LaVere for Tidewater and Tulle | Pearlescent Craft Paints: DecoArt | Pre-Stained DIY Wood Blocks: High Oak & Co. via Etsy | Custom Wood Numbers: Craft Cuts


Many thanks to DecoArt for partnering with Tidewater and Tulle for this DIY tutorial feature! And while the disclaimer is that we were compensated to write and design this, the words and our loyal love for the DecoArt brand are all our own. Some of the above product links are affiliate-linked and purchasing through these links helps support our wonderful sponsors and Tidewater and Tulle! You can find our full affiliate disclosure policy here on Tidewater and Tulle.

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