I made a "Sign Post" of some of the places we've been lucky enough to visit. I used scrap wood and painted (with craft paint), the destination and miles from our home and screwed them into an old post we already had. I love the Caribbean colors and it makes me smile, remembering the fun we had on each trip!!! :D
Rainbow or Skittles Bench - I turned my tired, old, wooden bench into a cheerful, rainbow bench! It will add a little pizzazz to the deck or as a garden bench! :) First, I primed the wood. But, instead of buying a quart of each color of paint, I made my own. I had some white house paint. So, I poured the house paint into 5 empty pint jars until they were half full and added
some of my craft paint to tint each container. Very little wasted paint! :)
This is my Hula Hoop Chandelier. The arbor on the back patio was blocking the house light from above and it always seemed dark. But, not anymore! Couldn't wait until it turned dark tonight so I could see how it looked! :) Just needs a little touch-up with the paint tomorrow! Items needed: Hula hoop, spray paint, 2 strands of icycle lights, electrical tape and some heavy fishing
line. I bought the hula hoop for $1 and we had all the other supplies!
Spray paint the hula hoop to match the wires on your icycle lights, tape lights at every hanging icycle and hang with fishing line!
Commented on Apr 05, 2013
That is a great idea Jeanette! :) I might have to try that by our front door, instead of
turning on our big house light all the time. Thank you Robyn, I do love the way it turned out. :)
This is my lighted gazing ball that I lovingly refer to as my "Fairyball". It's made from a standard gazing ball that can be purchased at most garden or craft centers and an old log we
fished out of a river while camping. We let it dry for a year, then drilled a hole right up through the center and ran an extension cord up through the hole to plug the strand of lights into. Colored LED lights have been the best string of lights because they do not get hot inside the glass ball and burn out. Its on a timer and glows 365 days a year down in my shade garden.
Our fireplace is brick and the light orange color is awful! I tweeted Drew and Jonathan Scott of the Property Brothers on HGTV and got some great advice!
"Do a darker base coat with faux effects then paint a lighter coat on top and scratch away the corners and edges."
Any other suggestions that are cheap and easy (other than just painting it a flat color?)
BTW, hate the insets, wish it had a mantle, but I
am planning on painting the gold frame over the firebox black.
Commented on Mar 15, 2013
I like your idea of tearing out the built-in bookcases. I would try to get rid of the two
ledges on your fireplace. Then you could hang two big pieces of art (do our own canvass, framed fabric, mirror, etc.) to cover those cutouts and add balance to that end of the room. I would check garage sales, thrift stores, home recycling store, etc., to keep the cost down and get inspired. Most important...Have Fun! :)
Looking for something to use up those burnt Christmas bulbs. I made a Christmas name plaque. Paint last name on an old board and decorate. Paint names on light bulbs. Wrap wire around bulbs and hot glue to board. Add hanging wire. Great Christmas gifts!