Having a teenage daughter means that you have messes everywhere. Clothes on the floor, towels on the bathroom floor and makeup all over the vanity. I was tired of knocking eyeshadows into the sink every time I washed my hands. I decided to find a way to organize her makeup but still keep my decor looking the way I wanted it to.
I bought this scratched up, dirty dresser off of craiglist. Once I got home and started cleaning it up I found a letter in it from 1917. It was a woman that was sending in a letter to apply for a teaching position. After finding that gem, I painted it with 3 coats of red chalkpaint, but in the can the paint was bright red but on the piece it looked maroon. I then coated it with two coats of another red to brighten it up. I then distressed it, repainted the original hardware and coated it in a clear wax.
Growing up Christmas was always spent at my grandmother's house. She passed away several years ago, but Christmas always reminds me of her. When she passed, I got her sewing basket. I was looking through it the other day and found a bag full of vintage buttons. I decided to make a Christmas ornament out of them.
Here is what I used: a Styrofoam ball, some buttons, a glue gun, a small piece of twine or ribbon and enough material to cover the ball.
First off, I cut out a piece of fabric that would cover my entire ball and hot glued it on. I had an old lace table cloth that had been ruined and used that. ...
A few weeks ago, I received the Pottery Barn catalog in the mail, and like normal I was drooling over just about everything. One thing that really caught my eye was the Gilt Galvanized Advent Calendar. I loved the way it looked, but the price tag of $159 was not in my budget.
At a yard sale last summer, I got these rollers that were used in a Sweden to roll the print onto wallpaper. I spray painted them Tropical Oasis from Valspar. Once they were dry I used a grinder on all of the raised pieces to let the gold show through. I spray painted some lamp bases gold, did a little wiring and I had myself some lamps . I got some plain lamp shades, taped out a chevron pattern and spray painted them the same gold as the bases. It took some time but I loved how they turned out, and that they had a story behind them!
I got this table for free from a friend. It was filthy and scratched up. I painted it with two coats of DIY turquoise chalkpaint, distressed it and coated it in AS clear wax.
I want to start off by saying you need a lot of ornaments. Dollar tree is your friend; otherwise, you will be spending a fortune on ornaments.
Here is what you need:15 tubes of ornaments, I got two different sizesOne tube of tiny ornamentsA wreath formA roll of ribbonOne pipe cleaner the same color as your ribbon, andA hot glue gun with a lot of glue sticks
First start out by laying your first row of ornaments. I staggered them having one on each side. ...
I got this table at a yard sale. I found it like I find most of my pieces, scratched and needing some love. I cleaned it up, painted it with turquoise DIY chalkpaint, distressed it, glazed it with a stain glaze, and coated it in AS clear wax.
I got this dresser and bookshelf at a yardsale. They were dark and dirty and the dresser had water damage. I sanded down the top and got to work. I painted them with DIY chalkpaint in pink, blue and yellow. I then distressed them, shined up the hardware and coated them in AS clear wax. They were a Christmas gift for a clients children. To see more of my furniture and craft projects head on over to http://www.restorationredoux.com!