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Painted Block How-To

So, I've been digging on these decorative wooden blocks lately:

They're super easy to make, so get out these supplies and follow along, if you'd like to make your own:

-wooden blocks
-washi tape (I know! So many uses!)
-acrylic paint

First, tape off the design you'd like to paint. I just can't get enough of simple geometric shapes still, so a quick kitty-corner tape-off did the trick for me:

I keep my corners nice and sharp by trimming the washi tape with scissors instead of just ripping it:

Next, paint on your color. You just need to make sure the color of paint you use looks good with the wood color, but whatevs. I don't really know of any color that doesn't look good with wood, so you're probably safe with anything:

I paint one side at a time and make sure there are no drips or gathering paint blobs, especially along the edges:

Then, once all the sides are painted, remove washi tape. The paint may still be wet, which is totally fine:

I set that sucker aside to dry for a few minutes before handling it. That's the hardest part for me, the waiting:

Ta-dum! Super sexy accents for your home or office. Now that's classy.

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