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Painted Turkey Decor, Turkey Table Centerpiece, Neutral Decor from Live Oak Nest

Painted Turkey Decor

I am into the turkey decorations this year. This new Turkey Lid Pyrex Baking Dish that I received from Arthur Court is so pretty! I can’t wait to use it for our Thanksgiving dinner this year.

I also purchased some adorable little turkey placecard holders from Mercari a few months back. If you havn’t shopped on Mercari, you should! It’s just like Facebook marketplace really, but you can find some real treasures!

Anyway, the turkey placecard holders were from Pottery Barn I believe. I spray painted them a bronze brass color. Keep a look out for those in a tablescape coming soon!

Back in August when I was out shopping and gathering inspiration for my fall decor, I found two turkeys at Hobby Lobby that I really loved. One was quite large, but it was black and I wanted something a little lighter with some champagne tones. It was 50% off so I decided to go ahead and grab it and then paint it to make it go a little better with my home and style. You can see what it looked like in the video tutorial below.

Painted Turkey Decor Video Tutorial

Painted Turkey Decor, Turkey Table Centerpiece, Green and Brown Fall Decor

Using Paint to Transform Home Accents

If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that nothing is safe from a can of paint around here. ha! I love the power of paint and that you can easily make something over to complement your style and home decor.

I almost always use some kind of chalk paint to paint my home accent pieces. For these turkeys I used Jolie Chalk paint and Amy Howard One Step Paint. And then I used a small amount of champagne acrylic paint as a finishing touch.

If I plan to use any type of acrylic paint on a piece, I almost always cover it with a coat of chalk paint first. It will help your acrylic paint adhere and hold up better.

Painted Turkey Decor How-to

To start, I covered the turkey with two coats of Jolie Paints, Swedish Grey. Its a beautiful neutral, greige color.

Once that was dry I went in with Amy Howards One Step Paint in the color Java. I painted it on and then used a damp paper towel to gently wipe it back off, leaving the paint in the recessed areas.

After that was dry, I lightly brushed on a little Champagne Gold acrylic paint. This color is so pretty; not really orange or bronze. I wanted to highlight the feathers and add a little sparkle and this layer did that!

I thought I was finished, but after looking at it for a few days I decided it needed a little more depth. So I took some Waverly Antique Glaze and added it to the turkey. To apply this product, simply brush it on, and then gently wipe off so it stays in the recessed areas.

Painted Turkey Decor, Turkey Table Centerpiece, Neutral Decor from Live Oak Nest

This step really added the depth and dimension that it needed. I love how my pretty painted turkey decor turned out, do you?!

Painted Turkey Decor Table Centerpiece

I styled it in a table centerpiece in these photos, but it would work just about anywhere! It would look pretty on an island or entryway table as well.

For my centerpiece, I started with an oversized cutting board. I love anchoring my table centerpiece with something like this, a riser, or a basket. It looks visually appealing and it is also easy to move if you want to sit your food on the table come dinner time.

Neutral Decor, Green and Brown Fall Tablescape from Live Oak Nest
Neutral Decor, Green and Brown Fall Tablescape from Live Oak Nest

From there, I start adding in layers. I love working with old books, ribbon, dishes, and floral stems for a centerpiece.

My fall decor is mostly greens, browns, and creams this year, so I kept to that color palette for this fall table centerpiece.

I added in a few pumpkins and some fabric acorns. You can see how I paint my faux pumpkins here. I’ll be sharing a tutorial on the DIY fabric acorns in a few days!

Painted Pumpkins, Green and Brown Fall Decor, Neutral Decor from Live Oak Nest
Simple, Pretty Fall Table Centerpiece, Neutral Decor from Live Oak Nest

Do you love how my painted turkey decor turned out? And how about the table centerpiece? I’m loving the deep browns, golds, and greens for fall this year!

I’d love for you to say hello down below and let me know what you think! And if we’re not friends over on Facebook or Instagram, what are you waiting for?! ☺️

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Kayla C.

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