Vintage Valentine’s Day Sign

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I was in an antique shop the a few days ago and saw an old wooden sign for 50 bucks! I just had to have it, but I was not about to pay 50 dollars for it. So I made … Continue reading

Knife Block Makeover: DIY

I know, I know – I’ve been neglecting this blog for a while… anyway, I’ve been very busy and that means more projects to share with you all! Just to touch base again I’d like to share another DIY project: … Continue reading

Revamping a Craigslist Find

Lovely finished product

I found a GREAT Pottery Barn table on Craigslist for about 30 bucks. I just had to have it but, I had no use for it until recently. Unfortunately the table wasn’t in the greatest shape when I got it. BUT that’s what paint and a little bit of DIY is for!

This is what we started with:

I removed the doors for easier painting.

Since the table was solid wood and pretty smooth to begin with we really didn’t have to do much sanding.  To eliminate the sanding option we used the paint with the primer mixed in it, and it worked like a charm! We put a clear wood varnish on as a top coat, to avoid chipping in the paint. If you’re painting something that will have a lot of contact – please don’t forget the last, most important step; VARNISH! (Use a water based clear Polyurethane so there wont be any yellowing.)

If you decide to do this little project I strongly suggest disassembling the item as much as possible. Just makes for less hassle. Plus while the main part is drying you can get the small pieces done to save time!

Set aside and waiting to be painted

(My wonderful wife did most of the  work -I just “supervised”)

All Done!

To create this look we used Glidden Duo Paint and Primer in Ice Sculpture (blue), Drizzling Mist (grey), and Celery (green- knobs).

GOOD LUCK! 🙂

From Drab to FAB!

We had an old rustic corner cabinet built from cedar planks.When we first got it, lets just say it wasn’t the prettiest thing in the world. It was unsanded, black and drab!

If you’re limited on space but have an unused corner, why not put some adorable storage there?

We took this little baby from this:

During the first coat of paint.

To this:

Finished product! ^_^

You will need:

Paint w/ Primer (of your choice)

Brushes

Drop cloth/ an old sheet

Decal (of your choice)

This was a simple project and didn’t take a million years to complete!  Just a few coats of paint (we used the paint with primer already in it, will save you so much time from sanding!). Including drying time I’d say it took us about 3 hours. If you decide to try this don’t forget to let the paint set at least a day or two before putting anything on it. Don’t want any chipping now do we?

The star was already built into the cabinet but they sell metal and wood adornments for only a few bucks at the local hardware or craft store. So, you can customize your cabinet to your style.

Happy decorating!