I was in love with the look of a rustic cooler for our patio, but was turned off by the high prices. So my husband and I took an old cooler apart and built our own! The base is held by a
2x2 frame, covered in reclaimed fence posts found by the curb. We attached a spigot to the drain hole in the cooler for drainage, used an antler shed for the handle, and added a bottle opener for decoration. It was so easy, and only $30 in supplies (since we had the cooler and fence wood on hand). You can check out the full step-by-step tutorial on my blog ( http://www.killerbdesigns.com/rustic-cooler-... ) to see how to make your own! It's a great addition to our back porch, and was so easy to make.
We painted the outdated upholstery on these antique chairs with a mixture of 50% Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey and 50% water. We misted the fabric with a spray bottle of water
with each coat of paint so that the fabric would absorb the paint and not be stiff. It took three coats of paint, with about 24 hours of drying time between each coat. We stenciled a french design on each chair using Annie Sloan Graphite. The blue stripe was stenciled with Aubusson Blue. We then distressed and glazed the arms and legs. You can see the full tutorial here: http://bella-tucker.com/2013/04/painting-fab... #repurpose#painted fabric #painted upholstery #Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
I love anything French but I especially love it if it has a vintage feel! So I superimposed a vintage image of the Eiffel Tower on a page from a French dictionary from the 1800s to star
in my latest pillow. I used my favorite fabric combination...linen and burlap...to give it added texture. A complete tutorial, including the free graphic, some great tips and instructions for making a book bundle, can be found on my blog.
I repotted a plant I have and after a day it got limp. It was not over watered so I added a little Miracle Grow thinking it would perk up but it didn't. Is there anything I can do so I don't lose this plant.
Commented on Apr 19, 2013
Your plant looks like an Aralia, make sure it's not near a door or window, they don't like
drafts. It also looks like it is inside another container, after watering make sure to pour out the excess water after about 15 minutes. Try the aspirin trick, dilute 1 1/2 80mg dose aspirins in 2 gallons of water, give it a good soaking (but don't let it sit in the water). And, make sure it dries out between watering, and hold off on fertilizing for a few weeks till it's over the shock of transplanting.
I had to pull the carpet up in one of my bedrooms and I didnt know what to put down on the bare concrete floor, so it stayed concrete for a while. I eventually decided to use the room as
an art studio and wanted to have a wood floor in there. I decided to put my trompe l'oiel knowledge to work and paint the concrete floor in a bamboo style similar to my bamboo floor in my living room and I love the way it turned out. People have to look twice or be told its painted. a true trompe l'oiel effect.
I love crafts & anything creative. I love DIY art for the home, furniture--anything handmade really. The "imperfections" give character & life to a project. As much as I love crafts, I'm
pretty new to the world of Mod Podge. I see what all the fuss is about though! I love the stuff! There really is no limit to what you can (& should) Mod Podge! I'm attaching a few pics & a link to 52+ Mod Podge projects I've done this year. If I can do them, anyone can! I'm going to continue to add to this blog link as I complete more.