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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

time worn interiors: By The Sea It seems lately all my decor centers around the sea! Well, after all I am a Pisces! Slowly but surely my house is coming back together! It's been a slight challenge since I've gotten rid of so my of my treasures. I worked on this vignette this morning!

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?

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:

Then she made...: Pencil Holder Project - a true story! I went on vacation and I bought this... and while reading I saw this .... and I loved it so I showed her... And it made her happy. And she thought it would be great for her art pencils so we showed him... my awesome brother. And then we roasted marshmallows and forgot all about it until our last night of our vacation when he gave us these.... And we were happy! He had remembered when we had forgotten because that's how he is ... he's a good guy! And when we got home from vacation we had fun doing this .... We measured and marked our paper. And when they dried they looked like this .... And then we filled them up ... and now we have two really cute pencil holders .... And we are VERY HAPPY!

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: 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

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.