Annie Sloan's brand new color..Antoinette...a gorgeous muted pink. I call it a pink for grown up gals!
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I simply love beachy decor and today I will show you some of my favorite tricks and techniques to create a stunning beach scene on different household items using resin. Resin is fun to work with and you can create stunning visual effects with just a few products. I’ll show you how to apply the same wave effect to three different items; a serving tray, coasters, and a canvas. Feel free to use this technique on other household products as well. Follow my step-by-step guide to learn how to do it yourself.
I didn’t intend to start this project. I am in the middle of so many others, but I am afflicted or gifted, depending on how you look at it, with trasho-distracto-imagination-disorder.
We have a large wall by our backyard patio for which we need large wall art. And, I mean LARGE! Last week, I gave our front porch swing a mini-makeover. We are loving our new front porch sanctuary and are now turning attention to the back patio. Time to add some “zing!” to the back as we did to the front. (See last week’s porch swing makeover here.)
This wall hanging is a fun project that can to add color and cheer around your home. The basic form is created with sticks or dowels and can be enhanced with wrapped yarn or twine. As long as you have access to sticks, this mandala can be a great addition to your house for little to no cost!
Easy, budget friendly DIY Dollar Tree Pumpkins transformed into High-End Decor, non-traditional fall colors, pinks, sea foam green, white and copper with roses. Dazzle your fall and Thanksgiving guests with beautiful handmade decor.
It is a careful assembly of a vintage glass frame with carved roses, painted, patinated and with gilding, a mirror adorned with sequins, pearls and flowers in varnished fabrics and a tablet with a wall square carved in wood, firmly screwed to the frame and covered with paint and carving with roses. The dominant colors: pink, turquoise, fuchsia and gold, are cheerful and blend in with Shabby chic style with a hint of Kitsch.
Mandevilla gives an elegant lush tropical look to your garden. It has stunning trumpet-shape flowers in shades of pink, white, or red. Mandevilla is usually grown as an annual, though I overwintered it indoors in my heated garage. Like my lantana I thought it did not survive since it is grown as a perennial only in zone 10. After putting what looked like "dead" vines outside here's the new growth springing to life as of yesterday May 9th. Mandevilla makes an excellent gift. Here are all the plant features and details: Features: Type: sun Annual, Perennial, Vine Height: Under 12 inches to 20 feet Width: Climbs to 20 feet Flower colors: pink, white, red Fall Bloom, Summer Bloom Deer Resistant Good for Containers, Low Maintenance Zones: 10-11 Pink Parfait mandevilla Mandevilla x amabilis 'Rita Marie Green' bears double pale-pink blooms all summer long. It climbs to 20 feet. Zones 10-11 'Red Riding Hood' mandevilla Mandevilla sanderi 'Red Riding Hood' bears rich, deep-pink flowers with yellow throats and glossy green foliage. Climbs to 12 feet. Zones 10-11 Sun Parasol Crimson mandevilla Mandevilla 'Sunmandecrim' bears intense crimson-red blooms on a semibushy plant that can reach 15 feet. Zones 10-11 Mandevilla laxa bears fragrant white flowers in summer and early autumn. It climbs to 15 feet. Zones 10-11 *Please note if you have small children or pets these plants are poisonous.
I recycle lots of things especially picture frames, I create sea glass or pebble scenes onto them as you can see from my previous Hometalk posts. Last year I was given some old picture frames to reuse and when I saw amongst them two, oval, vintage frames... I just knew I had to create something special with them.
Today I'm going to show you how to make a cheese platter out of repurposed materials from a lampshade! This is a fantastic repurposed ideas tutorial that will show you a really cool way to turn an old lampshade, ready for the garbage, into an adorable cheese platter ready to impress any guest in your home!!!What does repurposed mean?When I create posts on repurposed materials, for me that usually means taking something old or something I no longer use for its traditional use, and turning it into a different product or tool so that I can use the same material in a different way.I'm going to do that today when I show you how the bones of a lampshade and turn it into the base of a cheese platter! It's an excellent upcycle idea (I use repurpose and upcycle often interchangeably) and give new life to an object that might otherwise end up in the trash.Why is repurposing important?Another reason why I love repurposed items is that they are mostly free! If we can give an old item new purpose, then it's a brilliant money-saving way to use what we already have without having to buy something new. Plus it means less trash in our landfills, less waste overall, and a fun and creative project to make out of something we may already have on hand!!!What is another word for repurpose?As I mentioned above, I usually use repurpose and upcycle interchangeably. Upcycle ideas and repurposed ideas to me mean the same thing. The main point is to rescue something from the trash or the thrift store and give it new life as its job is different than what was originally intended to do.
With spring in full force, I glanced at my still very winter white living room and decided it needed a burst of green!However I wished to create something that could be used indoors and out. And that's when I thought... serving tray. But with a unique twist!Gathering up some reclaimed wood and cedar strips, along with a crisp green paint tone, here's how I'll be serving up spring wherever my heart desires...
This post may contain an affiliate link. See my disclosure policy. Today I’m going to show you an amazing DIY upcycled lampshade project that shows you how to upcycle an old lampshade into a repurposed project that will be a unique decor item and conversation piece!
This very well may be the easiest project I will ever post. For quite some time now I have wanted to make a tray with some of the pizza pans from Dollar Tree. I anticipated that I would have to get very creative in order to come up with a nice-looking tray. Imagine my absolute surprise when I finally embarked on this project and started... AND STOPPED with spray paint! That’s it! I originally planned to add a stencil design, (and may still later go back and add one) or “feet” so that it is a tad bit elevated. But the honest truth is that I do not feel that the tray needs them. I think for this project, simplicity is key!And if a $1 pan and spray paint wasn’t easy enough to create a tray, while writing this post, I realized that you could also use this “tray” as a plate charger when creating a festive tablescape! It’s a two for one!!!
I love wooden bowls and pedestal stands. I figured why not combine my love for both into one piece! I have actually made various pedestal holders in the past, using different types of materials. That's the great thing about this project! It isn't limited to one type of material.For this project, I used a glass candle holder, wood bowl, and chalk paint to create a pretty little pedestal!**Estimated cost is based on what I paid. I had all the supplies on hand before starting.**
Our front porch had no privacy, it faces the neighbours' windows on one side and the street on another. Also, because it was so open, the patio furniture often got wet from rain and faded from the sun. I’d been mulling over the easiest way to address these issues and after eight years I finally tackled it.
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My hallway was a dark and dingy cave, I needed to show it some love, and boy did I! Once the hallway itself was done, it was time to turn my attention to the slab doors that were original to my 1952 ranch home. Not sure that they were hollow as they weighted way too much for that. The time had come to put the frosting on the cake and finish this hallway makeover with a bang!
Welcome 2021, Happy New Year! Oh boy, 2020 has been quite a year, hasn’t it? I know that most of us have dealt with personal challenges, I mean that is life in and of itself, right? Life is a crazy ride on a good day, but this past year it’s been extra “special”. As I look back on 2020 I personally don’t want to focus on just the negative(s), I really want to try to focus on the silver linings that presented themselves. One of those good things has been the first Saturday of every month, the Cozy Living series has really been a light for me and has kept me wanting to be creative. As I share this Scandinavian inspired candleholder, my first project for 2021, I want you all to know that I am truly thankful to have you here sharing in my little corner of the world, it means so very much! Thank YOU! Cozy Living Team
Hanging a rug as wall art is an excellent way to cover a large area of wall in your home with a new texture, I love that instead of another hard surface on the wall like framed art it can add some softness to the walls & sometimes in a less expensive way if you aren’t hanging anything precious. I recently found this rug for $5 (at 5 below) & knew I had the perfect place for it…and you can probably already tell it wasn’t going on the ground! I put a plan together to hang this rug as wall art & it worked out so perfectly that I had to share it with y’all because I just love sharing a good DIY ( you can see them all here).
Guys, since forever I’ve wanted a potting bench! Some girls want diamonds… fancy clothing but not I (truthfully I won’t turn my nose up at that stuff – HA)! But, seriously I love to putter and create so much, give me some vintage misfits and a few tools and I’m very happy creating all the things! Like this potting bench, I simply LOVE the way it’s turned out – some (I won’t name names) thought I had lost my mind – and maybe I have a bit… haha! But – now it’s his favourite thing on the porch! Ain’t that the way?
UPGRADE YOUR OLD AND THRIFTED VASES TO AN EARTHY BOHO LOOK Got old, dated, or ugly vases? I have a solution for you! These faux terracotta vases look so great in your space and allow you to reuse something you’re not using anymore! If you’re interested in DIY Fall decor, be sure to check out this Fall DIY Wheat Wreath and these DIY Scrap Wood Lanterns.
Full disclosure: This build was sponsored by Concrete Countertop Solutions. All opinions contained in this post and the associated video are my own.Have you seen the price of wood lately?! That’s a stupid question. Of course, you have. Due to the soaring cost of lumber, I decided to build this outdoor with the goal of using no wood at all.
If you love this project, grab your quick start DIY guide & subscribe to our blog!Who’s ready for a furniture flip? We’re going to teach you how to repair wood furniture while transform a wood vintage desk. This chalk paint desk turns out so good!The best time to repair damage on wood furniture is before painting.BEFORE PICTURE
If you follow my blog you will know that I try and create all my projects from recycled materials. In our house, we all love Pepsi Max, which leaves us with a fair few aluminium cans. Instead of sending them to the recycling centre, I wanted to try and create an aluminium can wall hanging with them. Because aluminium cans are not very big, I wanted to create a wall hanging that was made up of smaller panels that could be arranged in different designs on the wall. So your wall hanging can be changed around when you get bored with the design.