fixer upper art: diy windmill wall decor
Whether it\'s hanging on a wall or simply on a shelf, vintage finds or historical items make beautiful statements.
Unfortunately, these are not always easy to find and are often a bit too expensive.
This is a great choice when turning to a good DIY.
Not only can DIY projects be more affordable, but as a labor of love, there will be more meaning for you.
This windmill wall decoration will have a big impact on your space and become the focus on any wall.
Expand the aluminum plate and weigh it with a book or tank at each end to keep it in place.
Place the \"blade\" template on the aluminum sheet and follow it around it using a permanent mark.
Repeat this process (8)
Make sure you make the most of the aluminum sheet by alternating the top and bottom of the template.
Put the ruler on the drawing line and carefully rate the metal several times with a tool knife.
Continue the process until you take down all eight \"blades \".
Gently bend the aluminum plate back and forth at the engraving line until the blade leaves the aluminum plate.
Continue this process for all blades.
Place all eight blades in a well ventilated area and paint them.
This step is not entirely necessary, but when we try to achieve the appearance of aging, the paint will weaken the gloss of aluminum and make it look aging.
The photo below reflects a sideby-
Side Comparison between painted blades (left)
And one without painting (right).
When the paint is still wet, generously sprinkle cinnamon where you want to simulate \"rust.
This is another optional step, but it enhances the look of the old work.
Once you are satisfied with the number of \"Rust\", spray the blade again with a quick paint.
This clips the cinnamon between two layers of spray to make sure it gets stuck.
Leave the blade on one side and allow for full drying.
Flip the 8L lid and the lower side and measure and Mark eight points.
These indicate the location of your pin.
Drill holes in the position of each mark.
Cut the pin by size (
These lengths are 20 inch).
Feed each pin through each hole.
Fix the pin in place with foil or tape.
Place the assembled lid in a well ventilated area and Repeat steps 3 and 4.
Allow complete drying.
Use a lot of hot glue to stick the pin to the lower side of the blade.
Fix the pin on the blade with foil or tape to increase safety.
Optional: gently bend the edge of the blade for an older effect.
To increase realism and size, use brown and black acrylic paint to plot the pin and blade area to enhance the appearance of the aged metal.
Hang your brand new creations and admire the art of wall mounting on your fixtures.