Monday, October 7, 2019

Stenciled Polka-Dot End Table

This little table was so fun to do! I really love how DecoArt's chalky finish paint goes on! If you are looking for a quick project, this is a great choice. Read below for my how-to instructions!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Galaxy Glitter Mail and Candlestick

If you ask my daughter what her favorite color is she'll tell you "all the colors... AND SPARKLE" Lucky for me this project meets her approval. I love this project because it's so great for displaying memories, Christmas cards or just keeping up with your mail! For this project, I used a leftover thrift store frame. You can find something similar at any hobby store or maybe even in a box in your basement!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Cinco de Mayo Planters

I'm so excited it's FINALLY May! I am counting down the days until my kiddos are out of school (29 days left to be exact!)  I love how at the beginning of summer all of us Mom's are so excited to have all this time with our kids but come August and we are frazzled and ready for a break! I know our summers are busy as we spend our days hiking and playing in the pool and that makes it more challenging to work. Some nights I am just too tired! So I'm using these last weeks to get projects done, enjoy some downtime and plan for the summer. If you are looking for a fun (and simple) project to get some creativity in I think you'll love my Cinco de Mayo succulent planters! They are simple, cheery and great for a pop of color on your table or just about anywhere! I grabbed these three planters from Hobby Lobby, but you can get them from any store (be sure to watch for a sale! I got these at 50% off!)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Upcycled BookFolding

I love trying new art projects! After seeing some fantastic book folding online, I decided to give it a shot. I did a lot of research hoping to design my own pattern, but for a beginner like me, it's really best to just get a good pattern and start there. There are lots of great places to find patterns, some you pay for and some you don't. Since this was my first attempt, free and not too challenging was precisely what I was looking for! Some patterns are better than others, and for me, I found the patterns from All in the Folds to be the easiest to start with. They also have a fantastic Facebook Group that I highly recommend joining as it is a great place to get advice, try new patterns and get inspiration! For this project, I used the beginner heart pattern.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Compass Rose Bourbon Barrel Lid

Paint a bourbon barrel lid with a beautiful compass rose design and then customize with the coordinates from a special place! With wedding season coming up, this makes a great wedding gift! 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Kiss with Love

This fun Valentine's Day project uses Decoart's new Galaxy Glitter paint and can add fun sparkle to any project!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Galaxy Glitter Ombre Violin

Some of my favorite creations have come about from leftover paint and waiting for another project to dry! This happens to be one of those projects! I know I'm late to the game but I've started playing with Ombre looks. I avoided it forever because I thought it would be "too hard". If you'd been avoiding doing it for the same reasons.. STOP. It isn't that hard!