I know this will come as a shock to many, but I happened to be wandering the aisles of Target yesterday and came across this interesting product as I was searching for letters for my font wall (more on that later). Here’s what I found:
I could NOT just leave it there without trying it, so, of course, I bought it! And picked up a cute wooden “R” to go along with it. And a “W”. And some other unrelated items… per usual. Go in for 5 things, come out with a cart full and an empty wallet!
Once I got home, I got to work! I really wasn’t sure what this textured cement finish entailed (there’s no real description of what you might use it for and the directions are pretty basic) but I figured that if I didn’t like it on this “R”, I could just go BACK TO TARGET for another one. I know, pure torture.
I gave the “R” a quick black base coat using acrylic. I didn’t know if the color would show through, but just in case, I knew I wanted it to be dark and not just plain wood.
Once it was dry, I gave the container of cement a good shake and grabbed a stipple brush to apply the cement texture. I used the brush to give the texture a little stir as I was prepping to add it to the letter. I wanted to make sure I had a nice balance of grit and liquid as I was applying the texture.
I added more texture in some places and let the paint show through in
others. I really wanted it to look a bit aged but natural.
Once the whole letter was covered, I needed to let it dry for awhile – maybe an hour?
With a heavier coating in some areas of the R, it took longer to dry. But, it was super easy and very unique.
Love it! And, it’s going to look perfect on my font wall.
Supplies you’ll need for this project:
– Handmade Modern Textured Cement Finish
– Wooden Letter of your choosing
– Acrylic paint
– Paint brush
– Course brush for applying texture
– About an hour of time