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Salvaged cupboard door = serving tray

Salvaged cupboard door = serving tray
I noticed this stash of cupboard doors at my local salvage yard. The white one was the perfect size to make a serving tray. The old drawer pulls—also found at the salvage yard—made ideal handles. Their swirly shape gave me the inspiration for the pattern I painted. All it took was a little black paint. How to make a serving tray out of a salvaged cupboard door Supplies cupboard doorblack acrylic paint (I used Liquitex in Ivory Black)black spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum semi gloss)clear spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum lacquer)white house paint (I used leftover paint from my antique bookshelf makeover)4 machine screws2 drawer pulls (large enough to fit your hand)4 felt pads (I used 3/4-inch)wood fillersandpapernewspaperFloral swirl pattern Tools pencil and hi-polymer (white) eraserdrill and drill bitscrewdriversmall paintbrushesrulerpainter’s palette or paper plate 1. 2. UPDATE: You asked for the pattern, so you got it. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Watercolor Stencil Portrait + TUTORIAL - MORE ART, LESS CRAFT Okay kids, for leaving me all those wonderful and inspiring comments, I give you: Watercolor Stencil Portraiting - The Tutorial! Bear with me, it's almost midnight and I am exhausted, and I leave for vacation tomorrow. And I've never done a tutorial before. Hahaha. Okay. 1. 2. 2a. You should end up with something like this; 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. I didn't do a very good job. 9. 10. 11. 12. Alright, I hope that was helpful to everyone! Also, IF YOU USE THIS TUTE, POST WHAT YOU MAKE! DIY $5 Flower Vase! | So, I finally just changed all the burnt out light bulbs in my house. So now my left with old light bulbs and being the environmentalist I am, I do not want to throw them out. I want to make art with them! So I was looking at different crafts and I came across this vase. I was ready to make it on the spot but sadly I do not have all the materials, so I decided to share it with all of you! Tutorial after the break! What You Will Need: A clear incandescent light bulb (only use an incandescent bulb.

Colorful Silverware! « Spearmint Kitchen Pin It a cute DIY project to spiff up your old silverware for spring. doesn’t everyone have a set of old silverware? i keep a set underneath the sink and it could definitely use this makeover. wouldn’t it be fun to use this for your picnics? Pin It all you need is:spray paint metal primer, spray paint, painter’s tape, and sandwich bags Pin It see the full DIY @ creativelychristy.blogspot.com via casadefirulas.blogspot.com Pin It

Ribbon organizer in Crafts for decorating and home decor Do you belong to those people who have dozens of ribbon reels and are looking for an economical and practical method of storage? In Spunky Junky we've found this great idea where using a slotted tupperware bin and inserting a pair of dowl rods inside (smaller than holes), we can organize and categorize all those ribbons that lurk in no order around our house. How to cut glass I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! You will be able to learn how to cut glass. I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer! Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! © Copyright jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved.

DIY: Hand Painted Mug October 17th, 2011 I’ve been wanting to try porcelain paint for a while, and it’s just as amazing as I anticipated. You have to give it a try. The holidays are coming up, and hand painted coffee/cocoa mugs would make great gifts! Supplies: porcelain mug (mine is from CB2) Pebeo Porcelaine 150 outliner (available at Dick Blick) There are transparent porcelain paints that you apply with a brush and outliners which are thicker and opaque. If you want to achieve the ink-like look that I did, go with an outliner. How to: 1.

Creative Wedding Guest Books | ohamanda.com Welcome to ohAmanda! See more of my wedding & birthday party posts. It’s kinda my hobby to find fun party ideas! My sister-in-law is getting married in August. So this week we went wedding dress shopping (fun!) 1. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 2. Source: clarkwalkerblog.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 3. Source: stylemepretty.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 4. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 5. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest I think I love this car and balloons better. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest But this one? Source: pearlseventsblog.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 6. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 7. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 9. Source: greenweddingshoes.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 10. So, what do you think?

20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Topics: At Home Project Ideas , Creative DIY Home Projects , Do It Yourself Projects for 2012 , Fun How To Projects , What to Do with Extra Stuff Are you bored and have a bunch of extra little items hanging around here and there? Well we were in the same boat so we decided to round up 20 different awesome at home projects you can do. You honestly don’t know some of the creative things you can do with what could possible be junk. If you know of any great at home Do It Yourself Projects please leave a comment to include your own and maybe we will add it to our list. And for the upcoming holiday season we want to give all you do-it-yourselfers a head start with these incredible Christmas DIY for 2012 1. More info: here | Buy: here 2. More info: here 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Incoming search terms:

Day 63 – DIY Corona Glasses I cannot even tell you how excited I was when I found this pin explaining how simple it is to cut glass bottles. For our first anniversary, my husband signed us up for a glassblowing class. It was awesome and we had a great time. As we were leaving, one of the artists was turning Corona bottles into drinking glasses for a friend’s wedding gift. I was wondering why these glasses weren’t one of the projects we could choose from that day. You can cut glass bottles at home using materials you probably already have on hand. glass bottles yarn nail polish remover lighter sink full of ice water sandpaper 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The hardest part about this project is getting the cut in the right spot. You can make more than just drinking glasses. Source: Crafty Scrappy Happy Related posts:

Melted Crayon Art Tutorial: LOVE Letter Tiles I've never really been big on decorating for holidays, other than Christmas. We've always lived in such small spaces that I didn't want the extra clutter. I had every intention of leaving our Silent Night painting up until we move sometime around April...but then inspiration struck. The Nativity painting came down and these went up. I stumbled across this graphic on Remodelholic... ...and I thought...wouldn't that look great with melted crayon dots instead of sprinkles?!? And I LOVE how it turned out. I'd planned on doing the whole word LOVE on a piece of wood or something, but when I went hunting around in the garage for something that would work, I found 4 tiles I'd bought over a year ago to make some trivets...and I think they turned out to work perfectly. I'd also originally thought to use all red/pink/white, but then decided to use a mix of colors so it could be used more of the year. I think this technique would also work great to make monograms for the kid's rooms.

DIY Bow Tie A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated FNO by DIYing bow ties and neckties from scraps of denim at Madewell – because honestly, who isn’t borrowing a bit of inspiration from the boys this season? Today we’ll be showing you, who may have missed the event, how to DIY a bow tie with luxurious, Dolce & Gabbana-inspired velvet. Before you know it, you’ll be well suited and ready to channel your inner Marlene Dietrich! You’ll need:a 6″ x 3.5″ piece of velveta 0.75″ x 2.5″ piece of velveta 1″ pin backa glue guna rulera pen Start by drawing a vertical line and a horizontal line, dividing the rectangle into 4 equal quarters. Pinch the intersecting lines and pick up the velvet. Flip the piece over, while still pinching the backside, and place a drop of hot glue in the center. Place another drop of glue on the front side and fold the fabric closed. Turn the bow on its backside and glue the tip of the velvet strip to the center. Glue a pin back to the back of the bow. Your velvet bow tie is finished!

Anthro-Inspired Serving Tower There are some beautiful serving pieces cropping up around blogland, using all sorts of great materials, and I’ve been wanting to do something similar. In browsing Anthro a couple of weeks ago (I know I know, I actually went in the store – but I had a good friend on speed dial in case I succumbed to anything too crazy) I came across a serving tower made from beautiful white dishes and cups, stacked on top of each other. Now because I was in an Anthro-high-price stupor, I did not take a picture of this lovely item. I wanted mine to be a bit more colorful though . . . I scoured our local thrift store and found a great selection of pretty plates and cups. In trying to decide what would be best to glue these dishes together I came across the DIY Club Challenge – which requires you to use certain projects to participate. To start I wanted the bottom plate raised just a bit, so I used an upside down dessert plate as the base. I added the glue to the base plate. Pretty easy right? And again. . .

Mason Jar Key Hook Hey guys! Hope you all had a great Wednesday I have a fun project to share today! I started with a 1×8 board from Lowe’s that I cut to about 2′ long. I used a different paint method on this board and I love how it turned out so I am going to share it with you in my next post. I also purchased 3 hooks and a pipe clamp from Lowe’s. My next step was attaching them to my board. Then it was time to attach the clamp. I used a 3/4″ wood screw to attach it to my board. Finally, I added to picture hangers to the back of it and hung it up. I love it. I’m thinking these would be super cute hand towel hooks for the bathroom. Thanks for stopping by! I will show you my new paint method in my next post so stay tuned. ~Whitney

DIY Découpage Floral Bag - Honestly WTF When H&M asked us to DIY a boho-inspired item for their summer issue, découpage was the first thing that came to mind. Honestly, does it get any better than customizing a simple handbag with a brilliant floral print? However you create it, it’ll be satisfying to know that you’ve designed yourself a one of a kind bag! You’ll need:a handbagcotton fabric with a large floral patternpainter’s tapeMod Podgecraft paint2 small plastic dishes2 brushesscissors Start by taping off the edges and hardware of the handbag. Squeeze a dollop of colored craft paint into a small disposable container. Allow the first layer to dry completely. While the paint dries, carefully cut out a handful of flowers from the fabric. Arrange them onto the painted section of the bag. Remove the painter’s tape when the Mod Podge has dried clear and your floral handbag is complete! (all images by HonestlyWTF)

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