I bought a plain light colored table at a garage sale and wanted to turn it into something more vintage and shabby chic. The method is simple. I painted the table with Annie Sloan chalk
paint in old white. I used a transfer pattern method using an image from The Graphics Fairy, had it printed in reverse at a copy center using a laser printer. I mod podged the image to the table and when dry, moistened it an rubbed it off. The image will then be transferred to the table.
Commented on Dec 31, 2012
Odd... I went to look on the blogger link and it says my account doesn't have permission. :/
I'm wondering if the editor part in the link might be the cause?
After years of staring at my plain white appliances, I got bored. And when I get bored, I get a little crazy. So I decided to paint them with one $10 pint of Rustoleum enamel paint in
Regal Red. It took three coats over a weekend, but they look amazing! I followed it up with some spray on poly to help protect it. It's been nearly a year and no chips yet. I used a silver paint pen to add my settings. What I should have done there was placed tracing paper over the knob prongs and meticulously copied my settings, because I left a lot out. Then I could have added a vinyl transfer or used a fine tip paint pen. I may scrape off the paint around the dials and redo it later down the line. Otherwise it was a cheap and easy update! More photos and details here http://www.killerbdesigns.com/10-appliance-m...
You know you can turn mason jars into soap dispensers, and you can turn mason jars into snow globe... why not do them both at once?! These adorable snow globe soap dispensers make great, and inexpensive, gifts!
Commented on Dec 23, 2012
I love this idea! It could be adapted for so many different things! My mom's kitchen has a lot
of red and apples. I am thinking some apples in the bottom and some green apple scented soap would make a wonderful gift for her... or teachers too!
I used an old wire egg basket and a thrift store floor lamp stand to make this outdoor flower stand. The basket is lined with black landscape cloth and a hanging basket liner. ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANT STANDRemove lamp assembly and wiring from lamp stand, leaving the threaded nipple that connected it to the stand.Paint the stand & basket if desired. We used rust preventive outdoor paint. Cut a block from a piece of pressure treated wood. We used an old piece that we had on hand and cut our block approx. 1"x 5 ½ " x 5 ½".Then drill a hole in the block that will allow it to slip down over the nipple and fit snuggly onto the stand. You will now need to countersink a nut onto the nipple. The block should now be firmly seated.Next, center the basket onto the block and attach as shown in photo.If using the plant stand outdoors you will need to anchor it to the ground. We used two 1/2" pieces of rebar that were about 2 feet long. This will depend on the soil type. If using rebar, you will need a torch to bend a 90 degree angle that will fit over the top of the base as shown in photo. You can be creative with any of these steps, but be sure that it is weather proof and sturdy.
One of the first things I did when we moved into our home was to update some of the outdated finishes, like my ugly, pink countertops. I didn't have new granite countertops in the
budget, but I did have some paint, glaze, and a couple of sea sponges on hand. I did have to go out and buy some bonding primer and some polyurethane, but the total price was still under $30. You can visit my blog to the details.