Patina is a thin layer that forms on the surface of stone, copper, bronze and other metals. This reaction can be replicated with Dixie Belle Paint Patina Collection on other surfaces such as wooden furniture, plastic, cardboard, ceramic, glass and even styrofoam!
A couple of weeks ago I was browsing the home stores looking for some inspiration.As someone who has recently moved from a very 'Shabby Chic' home into a Mid Century Inspired space, I have to admit I am struggling.These pretty vases, in - of all places - my local Habitat for Humanity Restore caught my eye.So after buying them, I, of course, decided I wanted to recreate the look at home. Easy Peasy!
I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to learn how to put together beautiful arrangements. Of course - without spending tons of money on flowers or florists. I recently took a flower arranging class and I'm sharing what I learned!
If you are looking to add character to a room or space in your home, think about stenciling an accent wall. Stencils are very inexpensive, easily customizable as far as colors and sometimes sizes, and they turn out absolutely gorgeous. If you are willing to put the time in, you can create a gorgeous focal wall in your home using a stencil.
Without a doubt, kitchens and bathrooms sell houses so when we were thinking of selling our house a kitchen renovation was a must! Unfortunately, the previous owner of our house didn't think that way. Below is the actual real estate picture of how the kitchen looked before I bought the house!The kitchen sported the original 80's builder cabinets with some improvisation on the part of the previous owner. For instance, see that cabinet holding the toaster oven? It looked like something that had been dragged in from the curb. Not that there's anything wrong with upcyling (it's what Birdz of a Feather thrive on!), but it didn't even have a proper countertop - just a grungy piece of painted plywood.The counter space was about the size of a postage stamp (between the sink and stove and beside the fridge). It was hardly a kitchen you'd enjoy cooking in!
We're excited to share how you can create a lovely distressed finish with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan! It's a wonderful way to add depth and interest to your furniture, cabinets and more. Let's get started.Get the materials used for this postChalk Paint® in Honfleur Chalk Paint® in Provence Chalk Paint® in Arles Chalk Paint® in Graphite Chalk Paint® in Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint® in Old White Clear Chalk Paint® Wax Dark Chalk Paint® Wax White Chalk Paint® Wax Black Chalk Paint® Wax Annie Sloan Gilding Wax Annie Sloan Sanding Pads Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Brushes Annie Sloan Wax Brushes
Chalk paint is super trendy (still!) because it quickly gives your surface an aged, matte look that is easily distressed. But, oh boy, can it get super pricey! I've got the perfect 3 ingredient hack for turning any house paint into chalk paint in 5 minutes.
So I've had this console table in my living room for, gulp, over 15 years. In my defense it has done the job and fits nice on this little wall in the room. But lately, everytime I would walk by it, I'd want to throw it out! It's a nice sturdy table bought at Kirklands (if you are familiar with this store you know it's an awesome pllace with home deco... a trap for people like me)... I went back to this store and 3 other furniture/craft stores that sell console tables this past weekend and found nothing as nice as what I had, and I did not want to spend hundreds for a new table.i rethought about this very little and thought, paint it. Went in to hobby lobby armed with my coupon and bought chalk paint and glaze. Total bill $9.98! Have I ever done this? Well, I have restrained cabinets etc... but chalk paint, no.it was so easy and the results were amazing. The color is similar to what I had alittle more than I wanted but I'm ok with it.Heres the step by step transformation...
This tutorial will walk you through the steps to create a faux leather look simply by using brown craft paper, glue and paint or stain. This treatment can be used on furniture,walls, book covers and even floors!
I saw this technique on Unicorn spits Facebook page and wanted to try it for myself. I have tried it in the past on the outside of the vase but mine always looked like something the cat threw up. This method was so easy and quick I had to share it.
I'm so thrilled with the results of our painted kitchen cabinets. It's so worth the labor if you are familiar with painting and a BONUS: its a huge money saver! For under $200 you can simply transform your outdated kitchen into something you have envisioned!! By following these steps, you can transform your own kitchen cabinets giving your kitchen some updated and character-worthy appeal you've been dreaming of!!
Ever looking for a piece of functional art that looks as good in the living room as on the wall at a gallery- without breaking the bank? Why not use furniture as a form of art? As a college student passionate about art, I was looking for just that: something useful, yet unique and interesting to put in my new apartment. To start, these tables (of which I’m going to show the creation process of just one of the total three) were a yard sale buy that my mother kindly purchased on my behalf and saved over the course of about two years. The table shown here is the coffee table that matches two small end tables, which were done using the same techniques.
I wanted to share what I call the Alexander Method, which I named after me, since I have never seen it used anywhere before. I think it is the easiest way to create a really unique look on painted furniture pieces!
I started painting with this method due to the fact that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and the normal small brushes usually used in furniture painting make my hands cramp.
How to paint furniture with Velvet Finishes!
I get a lot of emails from people who are new to painting furniture. It's so cool that they are interested in trying out Velvet Finishes!
But many of them are scared....
We... the Pickle and I, have an ever growing list of home improvement/nesting projects that we're working our way through... to really make our house OUR home... We decided to start with the shiplap wall in our living room... it was one of the easiest of the projects on our list and a great place to get started.
We've put so much work into making our kitchen a space we can really enjoy but there was one major eyesore killing the vibe: the ugly linoleum floors. Since we were saving up to replace the floors throughout our home eventually, I wanted to try something fun to make them pretty for the time being. Head over to the blog for a complete tutorial from start to finish.