A lot of old furniture is damaged in some way, whether it's your own furniture or a piece that you have found for cheap. So let's go through how to repair those chewed up marks, holes, chipping veneer, hardware holes, large scratches, missing corners, or trim. The process is the same no matter what you're trying to repair. But this method is only for painting, as it won't take stain, and it definitely won't blend in with the rest of the wood on your project. But once you paint it, no one will see the difference.
There are so many drains in our homes and from time to time they get clogged. We've all been there. I wanted to share some ways to unclog drains with natural products and without using a plunger. You can see more of my crazy creations here*Everyone's got different kinds of pipes, home temperatures, etc. Please know what you are working with so you know what your limits are with your toilets, sinks, pipes, etc.
As temperatures climb, it’s more important than ever that your home remains energy efficient.
I love Halloween! Not the scary haunted houses or movies, because I'm a big chicken with a huge imagination- which is not a good combo. But the dressing up, fun parties, decorations and of course the candy!! And since we don't want to scare the children around here ;) I stick to more fun decorations at our house for Halloween. So this year I made these cute and easy mummy mason jar guys to decorate our foyer table with. They are adorable, and so easy to make it's scary!!
The wall over my couch was just begging for some art. But I'm constantly changing up the frames and art in my home, so I didn't want to hang a large gallery wall and have holes to fill when I wanted a new look.So I decided to build a DIY picture ledge custom to my couch area.
Growing up, I always admired the Hudson’s Bay point blanket that adorned my great aunt's bed – with it’s iconic stripes! When I saw this knock-off at my local Value Village, I grabbed it and knew then and there that Hudson’s Bay stripes would make their way into our project (the second makeover of a Singer sewing table).If you’re a visual learner and would rather skip the tutorial, watch the video :)
These pumpkins are so cute. They are super versatile and take under an hour to make.Depending on the size and the amount of pumpkins you do this project can take you from 20 minutes to 2 hours to make. (not including setting times) A small 6″ pumpkin will be in the 20 minute range. Take into consideration that I mixed my concrete in small batches by hand (with a metal spoon). So it took a bit longer than if I would of had a mixing attachment to help mix my concrete. I’m sure that would shorten my projects time almost in half.Total Cost : $17-$20.(price may very. Depending on what you already have at home. My pumpkins cost me around $17 to make)
The Holiday decorating season is approaching rapidly and here at Gilbert Marketplace, we are so excited! Today I'll be using some scrap wood I have around to make these beautiful snowmen. Think: recycled wood, and farmhouse style holiday decor. It's my favorite and I'm sharing lots of projects this month- if you're feeling crafty and want to make some gifts follow me!
I purchased this antique dresser from a friend who lives down the street from me. Isn’t she a beauty? The mirror was in excellent shape, no scratches or anything, which is very rare.
How to EcoPrint on Paper – Learn how to print beautiful papers using leaves and flowers with this step by step Eco Printing TutorialLast year, I started my venture into eco printing with leaves, stems and flowers gathered in my garden which I then printed onto silk chiffon and cotton fabric. Those prints turned out to be awesome – I even eco printed some t-shirts for friends.This time, I experimented with Ecoprint on Paper. I used plain, white cardstock paper which I soaked in alum to mordant. I also used iron and copper (modifiers) to shift or ‘sadden’ the color. Both worked really well to strengthen and bring out the color of the leaves and flowers.(Note: Iron and Copper modifiers take about 2 weeks to make so plan accordingly)(See full step by step instructions at the FiberArtsy.com link below.)
For many years we have an ikea tv unit, in a beech effect MDF, but sometimes, much as I hate waste I grow to strongly dislike an item. Over the years my taste for interior decor has changed. Modern televisions are growing in size so the search for a new to us tv unit led to considering repurposing a coffee table.
I love it when people ask me if I can make them something that I’ve never made before. I hardly ever think I can’t make that. Instead, I think how can I make that? Case in point: my friend Beth asked if I could make her a cork board. I’ve never made a cork board before but of course I said yes!Beth has a successful career in the fashion industry and she needed somewhere to pin up samples and orders at her desk. She had been taping things to the wall behind her desk which resulted in the paint slowly chipping away (not quite the inspiring workplace view she was hoping for).