Friday, July 18, 2014
First thing is to get all the dirt and grime off. After that just a light sanding to make sure the paint you apply will stick. If you have something with a high gloss you will need to sand more or get a deglosser.
Next wipe off all the sand dust and apply your color of choose. I hand painted this one, but you could easily spray paint it. If you do decide to hand paint, just know that it will take a few coats.
For the finishing touch I applied a chalk board decal. I love the shape and it makes the table a little more whimsical!
Now go and find that piece that just screams to be up-cycled!!!
Saturday, August 3, 2013
DIY Tiered Serving Tray
|I started off with a plain white dish from the dollar store. I also purchased the candle sticks that I use for support from the dollar store. (No picture of just the candle sticks, sorry)|
|Here we go folks! A beautiful tiered serving tray that didn't cost me my first born!!|
Thursday, August 1, 2013
I had thought about making it into a ottoman, but after looking at the price of foam and picking myself up off the floor, decided to go another direction. This shadow box table was what I decided on.
|First I add some braces made out of 1x2 lumber|
|Then I added a piece of MDF for the bottom. You don't need to use expensive plywood because you want see the MDF.|
|I add a bead of caulk along the seam.|
|Primed and painted. I sanded the table a little just to give the paint something to hold onto.|
|I got this paper from Marshall, it's wrapping paper! I used Mod to apply it to the surface. Make sure you use the one for furniture.|
|Add a little decorative trim and|
|Tadaaa! A beautiful table you can use to display pictures, shells or what ever tickles your fancy!|
Monday, June 17, 2013
I added a label just to help my kids put the right toys were they belong, but it is completely up to you what you do with the outside. You could even encourage your children to decorate it themselves!
My little man loves to walk around caring his blocks!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I am a lover of all things old! The prospect of taking something that is unused, outdated, or just plain ugly and turning it into a piece that is cherished is exciting to me. The same can be said for taking a item and refitting it or refurbishing it into something completely unexpected. I come from a family who recycles and this is my contribution to the world at large. When I say my family recycles I don't just mean everyday cans and plastics. No, we recycle cars, old appliances, and any time of scrap metal you can think of. So instead of it sitting in a land field somewhere it becomes something new again. That is my goal here. To make things new and useful again. I hope you enjoy and find inspiration!