A couple months ago I went to a local flea market and got an old window frame. I knew I wanted to use it in my master bedroom but wasn’t quite sure how. After perusing Pinterest for a while … Continue reading
I am so excited about this most recent project of mine! I don’t know about you but I love all those holiday marquee signs that are ever popular right now. Only problem is they cost a fortune….even with 50% off … Continue reading
Do you have a bunch of those random vases or tea light candle holders lying around? I used to until my husband sold them all without me knowing at a garage sale last year! This is a great project if you want to spruce up some of those pieces. I ended up buying several from a local thrift shop for $7 to do this project.
To make mercury glass all you need is some glass vases/candle holders (you could really get creative with what you use), Krylon Looking Glass Spray ($12 at Michaels without a coupon), and a spray bottle with water. You can find step by step instructions at BHG HERE. The only thing I’d mention is don’t be afraid to really spray it with water, that way you get the large water marks in there. It took me an afternoon to finish them all, mostly because of the dry time in between spraying. I did four rounds of spraying all the glass pieces. So easy and fun!
I recently got some new bowls and plates and was about to drop off the old ones at Goodwill, when I realized I could have some fun painting them. I started out by painting the plates a brown color, and when it was mostly dry I used a paper towel to scrape off about half of it (scraping it towards the outside edge). That way, when I painted the yellow and teal on top it had a distressed look underneath. Once that layer was dry I used sandpaper to rough up the ridges. Then I used a white acrylic paint pen to draw the design in the middle. Lastly I sprayed the whole thing with clear sealant and threw some glitter on it. 😉 I’ve still got about twice as many plates left, and I might just throw in some other colors as well and put up a whole wall of painted plates!
I found a super cute framed hairbow holder here at Mom & Wife and couldn’t wait to make one! I bought these white plastered open back picture frames at Hobby Lobby and decided to have some fun painting them. I ended up making two- one for a friend who was having a baby and one for my own little girl.
The weather finally turned warm enough for me to sand down and paint my entryway table. I’ve become somewhat obsessed with this royal blue/indigo color and couldn’t wait to bring a bright splash of it into my home!
Okay just ignore the trashy backyard! But you can see it was a yellowish off-white before.
I let my boys help paint the back side of it because they so love to paint; besides, it was fun to work on a project together with them. And no one will see the back anyway, which I finished with the final layer of paint. 🙂 It took about three layers of paint total.
The finished project! It now sits all lovely in the entryway and we use the baskets to hold shoes.
I’ve kind of developed a fetish for picture frames. I love looking at them in the stores, buying them, and also refinishing old frames. (What I really need to do now is get pictures into them!). I purchased a bunch of old frames at a garage sale a while back and haven’t gotten around to fixing them up until recently. I was at HomeGoods (the decorating side of T.J. Max) and found all sorts of inspiration. Here’s a couple of the frames I’ve done so far. It really is so much fun to personalize these old frames! I plan to get a picture collage on my wall once I get more of them done.
I love this mirror! I almost made it at a ladies craft night but the group decided to do something else, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I just loved the one I saw on the Love of Family and Home blog and pretty much followed the tutorial exactly, so I won’t go into details of how I made it. Go here if you want the tutorial:
She does a great job explaining and listing the supplies you’ll need. One note though- sanding the wood shims is really tedious and I would have used my power sander in hindsight. And yes I jazzed up my back layer of shims with some Martha Stewart fine silver glitter!
I decided to finally update an old (eye sore) dresser we have in our living room. It was given to us a few years ago and it’s been home to our DVD player and Wii since then but never looked very nice (not to mention the kids have had fun decorating it with stickers..). I had a lot of fun painting it and giving it a fresh face. First I sanded it all down with my orbital sander, and used Valspar paint from Lowes to do the teal color. I used a Martha Stewart stencil and white paint for the decals.