DIY Painted Easel Project

This easel was found at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for only $10. I love that it was donated by someone who didn’t need it anymore, found a new home in my apartment, plus the money I spent went to Habitat for Humanity.

This easel came to me unfinished and a bit rough looking. . .perfect for a DIY makeover! The first thing I did was lightly sand the easel. I then used Minwax’s Wood Finishing Cloths to add a bit of stain to the easel. You can read about my process and see the post stain before image on my Being Tazim blog.

I wanted to add a bit of colour to the easel to make it look more interesting, so I used Frog Tape’s new Scallop Shape Tape to mask out some sections on the leg and front part.

Diy Painted Easel

DIY Easel

I used different colours from Martha Stewart’s line of multi-surface paints:

martha stewart paint

I think the mint greens/light blues look great on this easel in contrast to the colour of the stained wood. It took 3 coats of paint to get a totally opaque look:

DIY easel

DIY easel

About Tazim

A content creator based in Vancouver, Canada, Tazim Damji enjoys decorating, travelling and DIY. She writes the lifestyle blog Being Tazim.See more posts on Google+