It’s corny, but cute. This simple DIY paint project not only adds another layer of color, but also adds a visual dimension and texture to an otherwise flat paint finish.
If you are looking for a way to put a unique and easy finish on a painted project, consider this corn cob paint treatment. It’s corny, but cute. This simple DIY paint project not only adds another layer of color, but also adds a visual dimension and texture to an otherwise flat paint finish. Here’s how-
For best results, choose two contrasting paint colors for the project. Such as a cornflower blue for the base coat and sunflower yellow for the corn cob coat for a country look on a painted side table.
Apply the base paint color to the furniture piece or wall and allow to dry. Shuck a fresh ear of corn, being careful to remove all the shucks and silks. Brush the contrasting paint color all over the corn on the cob, except for the edges. You’ll be holding the corn cob edges, so leave about one inch of each end paint-free or use corn on the cob holders and spread the paint all the ways to the outer edges of the cob.
Roll the painted corn cob in a straight line across the freshly painted surface. Do a small section at a time and re-apply paint to the corn cob as needed. Blot any paint drips or globs as you work with a paper towel.
The pattern does not have to be perfect and the amount of paint on the corn cob will determine how dark or light the pattern is. Make a couple of practice strokes across a sheet of paper before attempting it on the freshly painted surface.