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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!
Who's ready for Christmas???? I know I am! It's time to pack away the Halloween stuff and start gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year! Though I'm sad to say goodbye soon to my favorite time of year (fall), it isn't such a disappointment because I know I can start making and putting out DIY Christmas decor. Wait 'til you see these jolly giant ornaments! I've seen giant ornaments you can hang on your porch but these have a little twist to them.
So my place has a serious lack of storage and that’s led to a very cluttered entryway. I wanted to add some sort of organization to the space, somewhere to put shoes, hats, gloves and etc. AND I also really wanted to try my hand at building some floating shelves. Two birds one stone right?It was a match made in heaven.
I store a lot of things in mason jars all over in our house -- dry goods, candy, and craft supplies in my craft room.
Since I love everything vintage, I use my collection of vintage blue mason jars to store many of my craft and DIY supplies in them.
When I found inexpensive white plastic Ball mason jar lids that look so much nicer in our white kitchen, I updated the jars on our kitchen shelf with these white Ball "storage caps."...
We have one large bathroom in our home. In the bathroom, my daughter and I share a vanity area. Though my son and husband need some stuff we store in our vanity too, like cotton balls and Q-tips. Recently, I added all her makeup to my, now our vanity in the bathroom which made it a little tight in the vanity drawer. So, after rearranging the vanity drawer, I realized I needed to find a place to store the cotton balls and Q-tips that weren't able to fit in the drawer any longer. So, here’s what we did with our mason jar organizing to help remedy this issue.
Today I wanted to make some spring style Tissue Mason Jars . I don’t know about you but in my house it is the season for sneezing! so what better to remedy this ! Then with fun spring time color jars , with customized words on them ! The best part about these is there so many different ways to decorate and express your personal taste to these from the color to embellishments . The first things you will need to do is stop your local craft and grocery store and pick up these items .mason jars 32ozround kleen tissueemblishments of your choice burlapfoam paperhot glue gunglue sticksbaking sodastir sticks paint of your choice chalk sealervinyl So I decided that I wanted to make my own chalk paint for these jars . If you would like to do the same it’s quick n easy . Just make sure to use it within 48 hrs of making it . For every cup of latex paint Use 3 tablespoons cool water and 1/2 cup baking soda and stir well .so now after making your paint let’s get to painting . Give it two even coats and let dry at least an hour . then add your vinyl . Spray sealer in a ventilated area .Let dry for twenty minutes. Then add extra embellishments .i used foam paper and burlap and glued them together and cut a cross in the middle for the tissue to come out . Followed by me gluing that to the top of the inner ring of the mason jar Lid . I then added the tissue paper. Pulled it threw , twisted the lid . And there you have it ! Your very own tissue mason jar !
I like to collect baking tins…. Large ones, small ones, round ones, square ones, pastry ones. I like them all and I’ve built up quite the collection this past year.But here’s where it gets super weird. I don’t bake. I can’t bake. So instead I decided to do something else with my collection of baking tins.
I rent. I want that known. So not all in my home is my fault, but I'm trying to make it better, but I don't want to spend a fortune on a home that isn't MINE. Aren't we all? A friend of mine gave me some chairs with broken legs. Whilst in the shower - I had an epiphany!
If you are anything like me you don't just have one junk drawer... you have one too many! I know there are a lot of solutions out there to help you get organized, but why not repurpose something you have on hand to help clean the clutter. If you have some empty tissue boxes lying around this quick and easy storage solution is perfect for you! Just a little glue and fabric and these aren't simply helpful, but cute too!
Got an old ceiling fan that needs replacing? Or a chandelier that needs updating? Don't throw it all out - repurpose it into solar lights! If you don't have any that need replacing, don't worry. You can easily find the lamp shades at your local thrift store for about $1 a piece. You can get the full DIY here.