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{Awesome} Paisley Stenciled Table

{Awesome} Paisley Stenciled Table
Let’s talk stenciling. Now, I’ve done my fair share of stenciling (like on my pantry, toy box and end table), but it’s always been with a homemade stencil and it takes F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to do. Plus the final product always looks kinda wonky when you get up close and the design is very simple. Also it takes forever….that’s worth mentioning twice. I chose the paisley allover stencil…it’s kinda country, kinda modern, and I’m kinda in love with it. It didn’t bleed or smear or anything…though I was really careful about not using too much paint. I KNOW, I love it too. Next I decided to stain over the stencil and give the table a more rustic look. I used Dark Walnut by Minwax and applied two coats. (Please soak up the dying plants, messy porch and double fly swatter yielding toddler…it does’t get much more real than this!) As I was admiring my work I couldn’t stop looking at the legs. I decided to paint them turquoise and give em the old “dirty cowboy” treatment. Here is the finished table!

Corner Shelf made from a Door, a Door Shelf! {happy wednesday, crafters!} Hope your week is going wonderfully. Today I am showing off my corner shelf made from an old door. My corner door shelf is one of my all time favorite pieces of furniture! Davis and I made this about 5 years ago when we bought our first home. Its right at home in my Sitting Room! ***will post pics of my Sitting Room when its done! added later: you can see my entire front room here. Of course I used milk glass to accessorize it! I changed out the door knob with a vintage replica….and its sort of the frosting on the cake. Corner Door Shelf Here is the before and after picture. How to make a Door Shelf supplies: door, circular saw, screw driver, screws, 13-90 degree metal L brackets, sand paper, door knob. So that’s how we made my corner shelf. If you make a door shelf, I would love to see a picture! More DIY Projects: happy crafting, linda

25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier . We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. So without further ado, here’s another 25 ingenious household tips and organisational tricks that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Source: Got an empty kitchen shelf? Source: Wall mount cutlery trays and add a cup hook in each compartment for brilliant jewelery storage. Source: Avoid messy dresser drawers by “filing” your clothing side-by-side instead of stacking items on top of each other. Photo: William Warby on Has putting Toy Story on constant repeat finally taken its toll? Source: Packing tip: Protect breakables such as wine bottles or food containers with children’s inflatable floaties. Source: Rather than bundling them in your drawer, loop tights over a coathanger and store them in your wardrobe. Source:

Ay Mujer! art & papel picado designed by Yreina Flores Ortiz for life's beautiful ceremonies: weddings, anniversaries, new baby celebrations, Dia de Los Muertos... Commission original papel picado! - Ay Mujer 13 natural remedies for the ant invasion Little tiny ants have been spotted in our new home, and many people are suffering the same fate across the country. As much as I love spring, I don't like bugs — especially bugs that can infest a house. Last week I asked for some advice in how to deal with ants naturally as I didn't have time to research it myself since I just moved this weekend. Some of these measures are deterrents. 1. Teresa: We just spray around the openings with pure lemon juice … and it always works for us … something about the acid messes up their sense of tracking… 2. Shayla: We use ground cinnamon around where there are coming it. Peggy: We spray cinnamon essential oil all around the doors, windowsills, floors, etc. keeps them from coming in. Letia: Another vote for ground cinnamon. Jean: Cinnamon and cloves. Patricia: We also use cinnamon oil. 3. Heather: My mother-in-law has success with peppermint essential oil around windows and doors (any entries). Julie: Dr. 4. 5. 6. 7. Natalie: Oh! 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Funky Junk Interiors Upcycled Leather & Rhinestone Jewelry and Design ~ Mens & Womans ~ Sharing Crafting Tips: Creative ways to display your products Lately I've been brainstorming different ideas to make my display interesting for my next craft show. I don't want my booth to look like everyone else's, or it might get looked over. The only way to prevent yourself from having the same old look is to make your own. I recently blogged about a unique shelf I made from a old mannequin. Next up are these trendy boxes I purchased from Michaels. The first one I will show you has a neat design with gold foiling, adding a nice contrast to the subtle print. This box was available in different sizes but the one I bought had enough room for four racks. In these next few pictures you will see what is holding up the bracelets. You might be wondering what is holding up the dowels? I used leather glue.... The placing of the half circles took a bit of planning to make sure the rows would be evenly spaced. I couldn't leave out the cuffs for men. This box was a bit larger than the previous box. I used the same supplies as I used for the first rack.

Qualy - Animal parade - seasoning shakers We're e-certified At Designdelicatessen you have the greatest assurance that you can shop with confidence. We are in fact authorized to e-commerce by the Danish e-commerce Assosiation to make sure that we comply with all current standards for safe conduct on the Internet. You are sure that your information remains confidential and is not disclosed to third party, as well. With the e-mark you know it is a safe place to shop. Click the logo to read more. How to Make Velum Photo Candle Holders Marigolds and paper flowers were prominant decor elements at the Dia de los Muertos party, but the photo candle holders were the most meaningful project of the event. These photos of loved ones who have passed away are what the Day of the Dead is all about: remembering and celebrating their lives. Pin It Materials for Photo Candle Holders: photos printed on velum scrapbooking cardstock or thin poster board scissors lace Mod Podge hot glue gun candle in glass votive Pin It The first step is to cut the shape of the frame out of cardstock. Pin It If you're making a bunch of these, it pays to measure once and make a template! Pin It Once the basic shape is cut out, use Mod Podge to glue a rectangle of lace to the front of the paper frame. Fold the frame where you see dotted lines in the above diagram. Place a candle in a glass votive behind the photos. This colorful version with black lace accents was perfect for our Day of the Dead celebration. Pin It

How to Make a Paper Rose Wreath | Ellinée | handcraft your life Here is my tutorial on how I made my Paper Rose Wreath. One tip when you are gluing your roses onto the foam wreath is to squeeze the hot glue onto the flower rather than the foam itself as it will melt. I would love to see your creations so do share them with us on our Facebook page! ~Lia Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. An Indian Summer: November 2012 wanderlust increases! Not that it EVER abates But the holiday season Coupled with the cheer in the air And the possibilities of vacation and travel Makes me hop skip, if only virtually for now To lands far away. I dropped into Spain this morning And brought for you some cozy rooms From one of my favorite mags Ah those months when that fireplace would be lit up, and someone would be curled up on the couch, with one of those many books Love the zen and symmetry of this room Mmm...such a warm bedroom! Feels like a gentleman's bathroom this :) The charm of mismatched dining chairs.. What a lovely way to wake up, with sunlight streaming in! Brilliant use of crates. Just so you know, I am lusting after that bed spread That looks like an antique cloth on the wall. You can never go wrong with pink and blue. [All images from Elle]