Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Free Printable Wednesday

 How is your summer going?  I feel like mine is flying by.  So many project and so little time.  Since summer is in full swing I thought that this quote was appropriate. I haven't made any printables using a chalk board background before so this one was really fun to make.    I want to thank Erin over at How to Nest for Less, she provided the free chalkboard background for this printable.  You can head over to her site to get your own! 


Ok ok, now on to the free printable.
 I came up with two versions of this one for you. Scroll down to the bottom to print out your free copy without the watermark. 

Enjoy!












Monday, July 21, 2014

DIY Two-Tone Picture Frame

A couple of weeks ago I shared another free printable with you.  In case you missed it, you can take a look at it over here.  The frame that I chose to put my copy of the printable in was a two-tone frame that I painted myself.  Today I am going to share a simple technique on how to get this two-tone look.
 Lately it seems that I  cannot get enough of chalk paint.  I am sorry if it is overload for you, I just cant help it.  However, for this project you do not have to use chalk paint, you can pretty much use any type of paint that you want. yay! 





I first took a plain wood picture frame that I picked up from my local craft store and painted it the accent colors that I wanted.  Now you can see from the pictures that  I painted the entire picture frame with the accent colors.  After I was done with this project I realized that I really only needed to paint it in the places where I wanted the accent paint to show through- lesson learned.  After letting the accent colors dry I painted the entire frame white. 
After the white paint dried I used some 120 grit sand paper to gently distress the white paint so that the blue and green would show through.  I thought it would be cool to do two different accent colors.  I found out that this particular blue and green are so similar that once I had sanded the frame I could not really tell the difference between the blue and the green parts.  So, if you decide to do two different accent colors choose ones that are quite different.  The cool thing about this project is you can sand off a little or a lot.  If you sand off too much, have no fear, just add another thin layer of white pant and re-sand.
Once I was done sanding I used a clean cloth to remove all of the dust.  I then used my paint brush to apply a thin layer of wax.  I used a separate clean cloth to buff and wipe off the extra wax.  This frame turned out super cute and it was easy peasy.

Check out a sneak peak of a table I refinished below.  Pretty excited for this one!










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Friday, July 18, 2014

Favorite Things Friday


I am so excited to bring you another favorite things Friday.  Today I am going to share with you some awesome DIY projects that I came across this past week.   I will be pinning all of my Favorite Things Friday features to my new board called, Favorite Things Friday.  Be sure to follow along on Pinterest to never miss one of my favorites.  



Favorite Door:
Jenna over at Jenna Sue Design made her fake wood door look amazing. 

http://jennasuedesign.blogspot.ca/2014/06/foyer-update-diy-salvaged-door.html



Favorite Shelf:

DIY Ladder Shelf @ making it in the mountains




Favorite Basket:
Jen from I Heart Organizing. This basket is Ahhhmazing!!


Favorite IKEA Hack:
Kat and Melina from  Home Made Interest shared an awesome IKEA hack. 
 builtins_pinterest

Favorite Vases:
Corey over at  Tiny Side Kick

DIY Hive Vase- West Elm Knock Off



Favorite Outdoor Bar Cart:
Nicole over at  Meet the Bee's shared an awesome outdoor bar cart

DIY Patio Bar Cart| Meet the B's 


Favorite Gallery Wall:
Mallory and Savannah from  Classy Clutter


Gold Glam Gallery Wall




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