We recently expanded our family and added a four legged member!! A new puppy who we call Zoey! We are so happy to have this little fur ball join our family. In preparation for her arrival, I decided to make her own bed. I used an old chair that I had kicking around. I actually picked it up from the side of the road. Take and look and see what I did to make this gorgeous pet bed!
This project is one of my favorites and I’m excited to share it with you all!Shelly from Confettistyle recently updated her home office and let our Boho Luxe Home wallpaper help…can you guess where she ended up hanging our “wallpaper”?! Read on to see how to hang wallpaper on a ceiling.
Who doesn't love an easy cleaning shortcut?We're always on the hunt for amazing cleaning tips and hacks, and we've learned that the Hometalk community is the best spot to find new ideas!Got a cleaning hack you love? Share your favorite tip with us in the comments so we can all get a cleaner home (quicker) this weekend!
Meet my latest french pieces, a tall chest and matching dresser in Sherwin Williams Nebulous White and Cityscape. The long dresser had been previously painted by someone else and my customer bought it with the intention of having it repainted by me. In order to prepare it for the new paint, I stripped the top and sanded the entire piece. In my blog post on these two pieces, I share a few problems that I noticed in the "before" paint job and suggest some solutions. Click on the link to that post and feel free to add comments and suggestions to common painting challenges!
Ever get a really old piece and you go to sand it down and it gums up your sandpaper? Well, it's because it's OLD!
This is when you use this method to strip and NOT GIVE UP and PAINT!
Save those beautiful wood grains!...
As much as I love painting furniture in bright colors, I know yellow is not for everyone. This is why I love when my customers go bold like this couple did. They were half way into the pregnancy but decided to find out their baby's gender only after birth. The nursery had to be ready though, so they decided the dresser/changing table should colorful and festive.
This is how this pine dresser looked before.
I tried a new-to-me technique using petroleum jelly when I painted this mirror. When trying something new I like to experiment with smaller projects to get the hang of it before attempting on a larger piece. And this mirror was the perfect project to try it on.
I scored this dresser on the side of the road a few years back and have been meaning to give it some zest love. The time has come! Chanda and I are both addicted to this new japanese wood burning technique called Shou Sugi Ban. Not only is the outcome a lush dark chocolate wood, but let’s face it we get our inner pyro out with this technique.Original Blog Post
I have gotten together with a group of talented bloggers, we will be creating a project and post about it each month. We call ourselves The Thrifty Chicks. What is different about this challenge is we will have a specific subject. This month the topic is chairs! And you know how I love to create things from chairs. So what can you make with an old chair?
Of course I have seen Breakfast at Tiffanys and my hat goes off to the original tub couch creator! However, I of COURSE have to add my spin!I though long and hard about simply taking the front out to make it a love seat, but .. then .. when do I do things the simple way? It needed that added flare and I am re finishing a clients bedroom to feel french, so it was a MUST to have curves. Voila the new Chaise for her master bedroom bay window! First and Foremost - do NOT TRY CUTTING OR WORKING WITH THIS unless you have proper protective equipment on! Glasses AND masks are a MUST!!!!!! Not only do you have to deal with potential lead in the paint, but also glass infused, fired on porcelain and chips flying everywhere! Very messy job! - Now - on to the fun part! I have been waiting three years to find the perfect tub! I found this one at our local Habitat for Humanity Re-store. I plotted my design early to match with a theme I was doing in a clients Master Bedroom. She had asked to find a sitting bench or something for her Bay Window * DING DING DING* I finally have a reason to make the Chaise I wanted to do. I worked on cutting the tub forever with a grinder as I was told plasma cutting was to hard on Cast .... it was pretty easy, however very time consuming, so I sourced it out after I got the initial trial over with. If I had more time to poke away at it I would have, but too many things were piling up! Then the work involved came. It took forever to figure out how to smoothe the chips from the cutting, but upon talking to some local car boys and metal workers, the idea of bondo came up! Might as well give it a go! And it worked! paint paint paint and add fabric and ta daaaaaaaaaaa! BUENO! There is a full album being uploaded right now to my Facebook page at http://www.gypsybarn.com. Come join the fun!
Yesterday, I rescued this Vintage Mod 60's Sewing Box from a thrift store for $5. Today I'm going to reclaim it and make it mine! Our weekly challenge is to use stencils. So I'll restore the wood, then stencil in Rose Copper and lastly fill the holes.
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....