Grab some Elmer's glue and craft paint for this one of a kind cabinet update!
Check out the video for more how-to's!
Grab some Elmer's glue and craft paint for this one of a kind cabinet update!
Check out the video for more how-to's!
I found this cabinet at a thrift store and it was a perfect size for our TV - but as you can see it didn’t hide the cords very well..
Instead of taking off the glass… I had an idea!
Next, clean the glass.
First, remove the doors from the cabinet.
After that, grab your white glue and add about a tablespoon of black paint to it and mix it.
Following that, print out a pattern and tape it to the glass, & begin tracing!
Continue to move around the pattern and trace until your glass is covered! Let it dry overnight.
Next, pour some clear glue and into a muffin tin for separation.
After your tints are mixed -- you're ready to go!
Next, add a few drops of paint to the glue to create a tint! Be sure not to add too much paint so it's a little bit transparent.
Begin coloring in your faux lead lines!
Add another coat if necessary. Let the glass dry overnight & reattach to your cabinet!
And that's it! I love the way this looks on the cabinet - it gives it a one of a kind whimsical look!
You can personalize colors and trace any patterns to fit your style!
You can use this technique on any kind of glass -- from old windows to glass doors-- the possibilites are endless!
I hope this inspires you to try out this faux stained glass technique!
I have been painting furniture for about 8 years and I always love to challenge myself with new techniques and styles! This time I decided to use some yellow (which I never use for some reason) and blend in other bright colors as well for a festive and funky look!
Summer is in full swing and the garden is finally starting to grow. If you are like me and tight on growing space, this post is for you. Cucumbers and Pole beans are some of my favorite things to grow, however they tend to easily spread and take over everything.This year, I have decided to add vertical gardening to my skill set and let the beans and cucumbers climb a trellis. This is not just any trellis, however. This is a tepee trellis.Yep, not only are we going to have a great climbing garden, but also a fun hangout for the kids.This cucumber tepee trellis is incredibly easy to make. If you already have cucumber seeds, it is basically free.Check out the best way to start seeds here. This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure for details. Here is what you will need to make a Tepee Trellis: Branches or Bamboo TwineDirtCompostSeeds or Plants How to make your own Vertical Gardening Tepee Trellis: After gathering your supplies, Draw a semi-circle in the soil where you will be adding your tepee trellis. Your trellis can be whatever size you would like. If you are planning on making it so people can enter, be sure to make it wide enough for them to fit.
If you like lanterns and you want to have the most romantic and cozy atmosphere on your patio or porch, don’t throw out your large glass jars. Yes, you read that right! All you need is large glass jars and knitting yarn. I’m sure you have those large pickles jars and I’m sure you have knitting yarn at home. If not my friends, hurry to your grandma's to get some.The project is so easy, you just have to hot glue the knitting yarn or any other thick thread in any color you desire to your clean glass jar. I did the first one and it took me longer because I was recording. But the second one I made in about 10 minutes total. The result is just amazing. I love how it adds ornamentation to my patio. I put candles or fairy lights inside to make my place magical.in this project, I literally upcycled everything from the top to the bottom to the handles. It cost me $0 (yes, zero dollars!) to make these stunning lanterns for my patio.They are so cute that I’ll put them inside by my fireplace after the summer.Ps: this lantern is very beautiful in black also.Watch the full tutorial in the video below.
I was looking for a project piece to use the Prairie Colors BARN RED paint that I had on hand. I spotted this little cabinet in a junk shop. It was missing the glass on the door, but with a real porcelain pull and for only $10 I couldn't pass it up. I found the project piece that I was hoping for.
I said I wouldn't paint it. Unless it didn't sell. It didn't sell. So I painted it! Let me explain. I purchased this vintage china cabinet at a thrift store. It looked like a puppy had chewed on it as evidenced by teeth marks. It also had damage to the side panels that the previous owner attempted to repair. But otherwise it was structurally sound and I initially planned to restore the finish.
One day, a few years ago while out looking for a piece to use with another project I was working on, I came across this ole red cupboard. I stopped, I looked and I pondered. I have always admired vintage furniture, but I was really wanting a change of style for the new home I had just purchased. I told myself to keep on walking, I mean after all the poor ole thing did look to be pretty worn down, right? I headed for the door in an attempt to resist the temptation of sticking with the vintage look, however halfway through the store, I knew I could not leave without it…..now I am glad I didn't!
If you rent, you know there are limited with options at times to make a space your own. If you happen to hate your kitchen cabinets, but can't paint or replace them, this may be an option for you! My cabinets weren't all that bad, just your standard simple oak, but I thought I would test this out and share my results. With the fabric of your choice you can "paint" your rental cabinets to customize your space!We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
I have redone this cabinet before, but I felt it needed an upgrade and the farmhouse style was calling my name. This is one of the easiest upgrades I think I’ve ever done. It’s quick and takes minimal materials and effort. You don’t even need to remove anything stored in or on your cabinet to make this happen. Even better, it’s super cheap.
My first cabinet build! Building a cabinet seemed way more intimidating that it actually was. Breaking it down into simple steps and tackling them one at a time, this project is totally doable.Supplies: 3/4 in birch plywood1/8 in hardboard2x2 poplar1 x 2Surface mount hingesPush to open latchesEdge bandingWood glueStain and polyurethane
Looking for some quick tips for applying painter’s tape to cabinets? Today, I will share with you tips I have used for years when painting!
I was building a desk and wanted to add simple shaker style cabinet doors to it. So I came up with a plan to build some inexpensive ones. It was an extremely easy project and one any beginner can handle. I made my doors from pine and plywood without screws. I joined them together with wooden biscuits and glue. My cabinet doors were small however this DIY can be modified to make cabinet doors of any size. So if you are looking for a little shaker style woodwork in your home, check out this quick DIY.
I always loved the way the windows looked in my church, the intricate stained glass that was breathtaking when the sun shown through. I have an antique window hanging in my apartment as wall art and I was inspired to turn it into a custom stained glass piece!
In my last house, I painted my kitchen white and shared a tutorial on the best way to paint kitchen cabinets. And I still stand by that tutorial! But, I've also found an easier way that I love and thought I'd share it with you today.
A friend was clearing out her mom’s furniture and messaged me to ask if I wanted an antique bar cabinet that belonged to her great-grandmother. And of course, I did!! I drove straight over to her town the next day and picked it up (before she had a chance to change her mind!). Once I got it home and had a closer look, I was beyond thrilled with the piece. It has a built-in music box!! I have worked with a lot of antique and vintage furniture, but I’ve never seen that before!!!! It also has a slide out serving tray. Jackpot!
In an effort to create some much needed storage for my children's bedroom that is also pretty, I updated an old dresser by adding Photowall's amazing wallpaper to it. This step-by-step blog post featuring picture and video tutorials showcases how to add wallpaper to an old Ikea dresser to create a custom and beautiful piece of furniture!
I’ve created some awesome projects from scrap wood, old furniture and pallets and was absolutely thrilled when the international delivery company let me keep the shipping pallets that held our belongings during their journey from Berlin to Toronto:
Find the easy steps to make a sugar scrub that’s fragrant and pretty too. Ready to gift or use in just five minutes!
An accident earlier this year left us with a lot of material for projects like this DIY cake stand. Are you thinking this photo is not of a cake on a stand? It’s true. Read on to see more!
Do you love growing and using fresh herbs in your home? Create a simple and inexpensive hanging herb garden! elcome to My Family Thyme! I am happy you are here! If you are visiting from my sweet friend, Sonya’s, welcome! Don’t you just love her style and all of her ideas for new gardeners? She’s so resourceful and creative! I am so excited to join in the Garden Blog Tour hosted by the lovely and creative Kippi from Kippi At Home.
I’ve wanted to make a bamboo lantern for a while. Ever since the sun made its first tentative appearance a few months back. It took me some time to come up with a DIY lantern that anyone could recreate at home without having to visit Japan to learn how to split bamboo.So no fancy materials. Just… Bamboo skewers! Grab a bunch of natural raffia and you’re half of the way there. This makes for a pretty cheap lantern since I must have used less than $10 worth of material. The CANDLE was actually more expensive…!Find the detailed step-by-step here!
Looking around my home I realized I was tired of seeing the same old look - of plain glass containers - some I had gotten at thrift stores - like vases, jars and even glasses - and wanted to change things up a bit. I decided to shop my home - looking at things with a fresh eye to see what I could give a new look to.
I made a pretty Spring wreath using flowers from Michael’s Store but you could use the same technique with flowers from your favorite shop.I’ve had bright pink on my mind this Spring and I was thrilled to find so many pretty stems in one spot! (I have to admit I went one step further, it was pouring out so I had it same day delivered…my new favorite thing!!)I’ve had my Forsythia wreath up for awhile and it’s time for a switch.
I have so many little pieces of fabric. It is hard to call them scraps really because they are all worthy of saving to be used. Most of them came from prior projects but sometimes I have been known to buy little pieces just because. I buy them just because I MIGHT need them sometime. Today that sometime came. I loved using the little pieces in all of the colors of the rainbow to make this awesome rainbow pillow for my bench in my front yard. I don’t think it will last there for very long though because both of my girls want it in their rooms!
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You don’t find pieces like this anymore. When I saw it at our local thrift store I fell in love, but it was a little pricey so I went home I thought about it. It could’ve been snapped up because it’s absolutely gorgeous. I went back the next day and it was still there so I bought it!