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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! Related:  Home Decor

Love Stencilled Pillow - Free "Love & Life" Template Love Stencilled Pillow – a quick and easy way to breathe new life into a plain pillow. Love Stencilled Pillow – Free “Love & Life” Template - I’ve been on the search for the perfect pillows for our living room for over a year now. As you can see, it’s a very monochromatic room (which I like in this instance) but it really needed a pop of colour. I picked the blue colour from a painting that’s on the wall over the piano on the opposite side of the room. I love the blue vase on the coffee table but I’ve have had so much trouble finding pillows with a similar blue. I was open to anything really but I had no luck. I picked up some fabric paint, created a template for the words ‘LOVE” and ‘LIFE” in Adobe Illustrator and got down to business. Material: Instructions: Download the printable template (above). About the author By Jamey Ekins ~ Being imaginative, crafty and artistic is just like breathing to me. Like this: Like Loading...

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

Herringbone Table Makeover Today I am sharing my Herringbone Table Makeover {as posted on Chic on a Shoestring a while ago} This was a risky project for me. Painting a white herringbone pattern onto our dining room table could have been a disaster! And it can't really get any worse than this before shot, can it? We've had this table for years! So I began by taking over the garage and sanding the stuffing out of our poor table. After sanding it to a fine finish and making the table look like new, I decided to paint a herringbone pattern onto it. I continued to paint the herringbone pattern {with acrylic paint} over my entire table. So I decided to give my pattern a distressed finish and lightly sanded the herringbone before applying 6-8 coats of clear varathane finish. I am so glad that I stuck it out. Adding a fun pattern is great way to update a sad looking old table and give it new life! Wouldn't this be gorgeous if you used a dark stain instead of the white paint?

My Flower Journal | Create A Splattered Paint Flower Garden - My Flower Journal You can create a splattered paint flower garden. No drawing is needed just lots of spontaneous fun for all ages and skill levels. Each one turns out different depending on the color of paint you use and the amount of splatters you do. Supplies: Watercolor paper (I use 300 lb watercolor paper because it is heavy enough it doesn’t buckle when it gets wet.),watercolors and acrylic paints, masking tape, ruler, paper towel, round brushes (I used a size 4 and 8), disposable plastic table cloth or something to protect your work area from paint splatters. I like my watercolor paper to be 2 inches larger than the finished size of painting I am doing. Wet the paper with clean water then paint the sky leaving white for clouds. While the watercolor background is drying get everything ready for splattering. Practice making splatters using acrylic paint on some scratch paper. Use a paper plate to put your acrylic paints on. Make sure the splatters at the bottom are darker and heavier.

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 Porch Bed From Tabletop Powered By Blogger Widgets | Customized By: Blogging Tips close 17,754 readers RSS feed | E-mail Search This Blog Grosgrain Archives This Blog Linked From Here The Web Porch Bed From Tabletop May 2, 2012 Thought you weren't skilled enough to make a hanging porch bed? Source: moredesignplease.com via Sarah Jo on Pinterest You might also like: Food: Tabletop Smores DIY Murphy Bed for Office/Guest Room Cheap L-Shaped Sofa Bed DIY So Clever 11: Bed Skirt Three Kids, One Room, One Bed in the Clouds Linkwithin 0 {comments}: Post a Comment Links to this post Create a Link Newer PostOlder PostHome Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) image facebook Kathleen Frances See On Follow me on Instagram SheInside Aviator Hairstyle (This look is sexy on a man) About Me Kathleen Frances A blog by an artsy craftsy, penny pinching, party planning, playdating, fashion finding, sci-fi loving, stay at home mother of three little girls *and one little boy who always keeps her sewing machine plugged in and loves all things charming. blogs

10 Colorful Wall Art Projects That You Can Make Yourself I'm just going to say it. I love color. I love it! Photo: Melanie Blodgett 1. Photo: Barbara Rucci 2. Photo: BHG 3. Photo: Mr. 4. Photo: The Swell Life 5. Photo: vtwonen 6. Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff 7. Photo: Kimber Crafts 8. Photo: Two Delighted 9. Photo: A Beautiful Mess 10. Design Style : colorful Techniques : Creative Reuse , Painting Decor Element : wall art Funky Junk Interiors Tiffany Blue Dresser Makeover I don’t know about you, but when I see this box my heart skips a beat! I only have 2-3 things from Tiffany’s but I LOVE TIFFANY’S! This beautiful little box was my inspiration for my latest project! I found this on the side the road that said “FREE IF YOU TAKE IT NOW!!!” With my church dress, high heeled boots and all, I (allll by myself!) PS. Here’s how I found it: Hunny, I’m not sure what this mysterious stain is but be a dear and get me some Clorox wipes!!!! It needed a little constructive work so I asked my personal handyman handyMEN! I’m so thankful to the Jr. So….. My sister in law, Jodi wanted me to re-do this piece for her new room, I got it for free anyway. We scraped off the stickers, SCRUBBED it down really good, had hubby fix the minor constructive issues and we were ready to proceed! I primed it with Kilz Spray Primer. Then, I sprayed it with Krylon Ocean Breeze. I sprayed the hardware with Metallic Aluminum and sprayed the whole thing with Minwax Polycrylic in Satin. Related

How to Decorate with Books One of my favorite go-to cheap decor ideas is an old stack of books. I don’t usually plan around this idea, and it isn’t my focal point, but it looks great on a side table or end table, shelves, mantle, or coffee table or ottoman. Or in that one place that you haven’t quite figured out what to do with. There are so many things you can do with books. Check these little gems out. A birdcage filled with books? Invisible bookcase. Adding color to your room with books- great idea. Book inspired staircase.

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