turning a plain cabinet into something beautiful using paint and vinyl, crafts, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Turning a Plain Cabinet Into Something Beautiful Using Paint and Vinyl

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.

rustic spring wreath with vintage bottles, crafts, rustic furniture, seasonal holiday decor, wall decor, wreaths

Rustic Spring Wreath With Vintage Bottles

My creative juices were flowing when I heard there was going to be a blog hop for diy Spring projects. And although I had something else in mind when I spotted my little vintage jars I just knew that I had to use them for my project. Now I can enjoy their being displayed in a new way.

diy ex voto sacred heart, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas

DIY Ex-Voto Sacred Heart

I love all thing antique and silver. One of my favourites are ex-votos in the form of hearts. As much as I love them I can not afford them... so I try to make my own. With the help of a dollar store disposable tray you too can make one.

empire desk in midnight blue it s my furniture and i ll paint iif i, chalk paint, painted furniture

Empire Desk in Midnight Blue ~ Paint is an Option!

As part of this month's Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest, participants were able to chose a quart of General Finishes new "Chalk Style Paint" to give our projects a "Fresh Start". So when I found this desk with lovely scroll legs, I saw past the peeling wood veneer and knew that paint could give it a new and fresh lease on life…

tilt top table gets antique finish in white, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic

Tilt Top Table Gets Antique Finish in White

I love European antique painted finishes... with a timeworn patina... and my favourite technique to achieve this uses recipes learned from an online class I am taking called "Farragoz". The recipes give an authentic old finish when you are distressing a piece and lets you turn something new into something that looks old.

bathroom organization using repurposed items, bathroom ideas, chalk paint, organizing, repurposing upcycling

Bathroom Organization Using Repurposed Items

Use an oatmeal container as storage for toilet paper. Empty jars can be embellished to hold Q-tips and cotton swabs. A cupboard door becomes a tray to hold it all.

cd holder turned desk organizer, decoupage, organizing, painted furniture

Bill Organizer Update

I never pass up anything made of wood at the thrift store if it's cheap... this piece was no exception... but how to make it a little more interesting...

using old book pages as embellishment, crafts, decoupage, repurposing upcycling

Upcycled Cupboard Door Turned Clock

I'm part of a blogging group that has a monthly challenge and this month was "OLD BOOKS" or "SHEET MUSIC". So I decided to see what I could add old book pages to for added interest. I used a large square cupboard door as the canvas for it. I wanted the clock to look really old and distressed and used homemade paint and book pages to add PATINA to it.

repurpose oatmeal container gift box christmas, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor

Oatmeal Container & Old Hymnal Become Gift Box

I love to think outside the box, even when it comes to gift wrapping. My blogging friends and I challenged one another to come up with some creative repurpose gift wrap and container ideas. So I gathered an oatmeal container and some pages from an old hymnal get together to make a beautiful container for a special gift. I'm sure you will be surprised and inspired by what we have come up with...

rustic pallet wood church ornaments, christmas decorations, pallet, seasonal holiday decor

Rustic Pallet Wood Church Ornaments

A few bloggers and I joined in on a Christmas blog hop organized by CountryLiving.com, and Hometalk.com. Inspired by my love of small country churches, I set out to create a rustic ornament with salvaged pallet wood...

Patina Paradise
Patina Paradise
About meA creative soul always looking for beautiful inspiration and hoping to inspire others. Have done graphic design, decorating, painting faux finishes and murals and now repurposing, painting and creating new pieces with an "Old World" patina.