Even though the trend might be winding down a smidge, I do still love a nice starburst mirror. At the recent CHA trade show, I was fortunate enough to check out some fun new products and get the chance to play around with some of them. FloraCraft was kind enough to send me some supplies […]
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 […]
Fifty shades of pumpkin. No-carve pumpkin ideas.
OK, maybe not 50, but it sure seems like I did a whole heck of a lot of pumpkins last fall. As autumn approaches and we gear up to go into another fall season, I thought I’d do a quick recap of last year’s pumpkins.
Make weathered, shabby chic flower pots using spray paint & candle wax.
I’m on a faux-finishing kick at the moment. Last week I showed you how to make a faux rust effect using spray paint and salt. Today I wanted to show you how to create the look of those chippy, weathered, shabby chic flower pots and other garden items. Have you priced them? Crazy! I […]
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 […]