I’m so excited to be back! It’s been so long. I started a new business and it’s taken me by storm. It’s busy and very exciting, but I’m very happy to be able to share a fun project I did for my sister with you today. So a few months ago, my little sister got […]
Guest Post: Vintage Flower ‘Pot’
Hi, my name is Cathy and I am so excited that Vivienne asked me to share a project with you today. I blog at Vintage, Paint and more… where I share my love of bringing new life to found objects. I love the thrill of the hunt whether it’s a thrift store, garage sale, side of […]
Faking the look of trendy pottery pieces. An easy DIY.
I’m finally starting to get in a spring-y mood. I’m ready for a little color. I’ve been seeing this gorgeous blue-green color everywhere and I am craving it. I did a faux patina champagne bucket in a similar color and I love it. Some of these trendy pottery pieces can be really expensive though, and I’d […]
New Faux Bois Technique: Bad Quality Spray Paint & Serendipity
This post could also be called Even Cheap, Crappy Quality Spray Paint Can Be Beautiful. It technically isn’t faux bois since it’s real wood grain… but I don’t even know how I’d go about trying to create this on purpose. With faux bois being so popular, I was delighted when this happened by total accident. I […]
Ombre Owl Artwork (from Dollar Store Halloween decor)
I love “distressed” art projects. They’re so forgiving. If it isn’t perfect, or you really mess something up…. that’s ok. I meant to do that. That being the case, I really enjoy this type of project. Here’s my latest: Ombre Owl Artwork, using Halloween silhouettes from the Dollar Store. This was really quite easy to […]
DIY Patriotic Flag Artwork in about an hour.
I love this country. I love quick art projects. I love spray paint. I dropped the ball as far as getting my patriotic decor up last month, so I am hustling to get some up in a day. This “Old Glory” flag sign was created in less than an hour using scrap wood and some […]
DIY Ombre subway art for Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so when Plaid Crafts sent me a whole box of Martha Stewart Craft Supplies and asked me to create a Mother’s Day project, I jumped at the chance. I decided to make some Mom-inspired, typographic subway art. (This post contains affiliate links) Supplies needed: a 1/4″ plywood board. […]
Create a faux-rust effect using spray paint and salt.
Yep. Spray paint and salt can give you an instant weathered iron effect. You can create a faux rust effect using these ingredients. As I am still sick, today I thought I’d share how to create a chipped, rusted paint effect. (When I am feeling better I will show you on an actual project, but […]
Make your bad photos work to your advantage.
I love photos! One of my favorite items to use when decorating my house is photos. I have never been one to line the hallway with my kids’ school portraits (not a criticism if you do it… to each his or her own…). We haven’t had a whole lot of family portraits taken (the last […]
How to make a Vintage Lake Sign
Our friends, Jeff & Tanya, invited us to share a lake house with them last month. We had an absolute blast! I wanted to do a bit more than just write a thank you note. Jeff & Tanya have a beautiful back yard BBQ area and they have lots of vintage signs out there too. […]