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My New Year’s resolution is to be more “organized” I am not sure if it is working but to give myself some extra motivation I decorated it! Using my Cricut I gave my planner a pop culture spin. Let me know what you think!
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January is literally the month where EVERYONE wants to be more “organized” me included. It is also the time of the year when people take their diet a bit more seriously. Well that makes the perfect time for this kitchen hack.
Clean and dry the glass. After you make your stencil with your Cricut and contact paper press hard to ensure it is attached firmly. Use painter’s tape to secure your stencil. .
Cover work surfaces (be sure to work in a well-ventilated area). Put on protective gloves and an old shirt with long sleeves. Paint an even layer of etching cream onto glass. Let stand for amount of time indicated by manufacturer’s instructions (5-10 minutes).
Rinse with warm water in a stainless steel sink. (Avoid porcelain sinks; the cream damages glazed surfaces.) Remove stencil and tape.
Now I have a uniformed and cool look spice rack. As for the left over containers store them in the back of another cabinet.
Hey there! If you have subscribed to my Youtube channel you have seen the “after” of this project but have you seen the before? My craft room left little to be desired but with some painter’s tape and 50 shades of pink paint, my accent wall is not only decorative but useful!
Pro Tip: I used scissors to cut the tape to make these various designs. It is tempting to just rip the painter’s tape but you run the risk of having jagged edges. My goal was a funky geometric so there is no rhyme or reason to how I placed the tape on the wall.
Pro Tip #1: You can create harmonious monochromatic looks by incorporating tint, tone and shade of a color. Tint means adding white to the base color. Tone means adding gray to the base color. Shade means adding black to the base color. These custom colors were created by tinting a deep fuchsia/red with white.
Once the paint was dry about two coats I peeled the tape.
Pro Tip #2: If you are going for a monochromatic look it is best to do both coats of one color before moving on to another color it will be difficult to replicate.
Pro Tip #3: Peel the tape at a 45 degree angle to prevent the wall paint from stretching and ruining the crisp lines of your project.
Pro Tip #4: Spray painting ordinary objects and affixing them to your wall can add some character to your final look.
Personally, I love a good rose but really can’t go wrong with any kind of vino. As a DIYer I tend to be hoarder. Can you relate? Sure you can. If not get ready to join the club. Now for some reason I have a collection of wine bottles and have been looking for something to do with them. REPURPOSE! I etched my empty wine bottle and now it can be used as a olive oil dispenser but you can etch bottles that are still full of wine and make it a gift.
I can admit that keeping a DIY project “simple” is WAY harder for me than outlandish projects. I am a chronic over do-er. All projects can use more glitter, more glam, more everything! Now that logic doesn’t always work but it is my general rule of thumb. Now this plain bar stool that I scored from a friend needed a makeover. Nothing was wrong it just needed some presence.Pom-poms, tassels, faux fur were all in the running as ideas I entertained to revamp this piece. What ultimately won was paint!
A little gold paint goes a long way and it is something I have to have in my crafty arsenal.
Since this stool is raw wood sanding isn’t necessary and I’ve decided to make it into an end table for my lamp sealer isn’t necessary either.
WHAT TO DO
Turn the stool upside down to paint the legs first. Wrap painter’s tape around the legs to mask off where you would like to paint and to create crisp lines. Make the tape is firmly placed on the stool legs to prevent leaking.
Paint two coats on the legs (not the bottom) flip right side up and let dry.
Paint the top of the stool 2-3 coats is suffice.
Once your legs are dry pull the tape off at a 45 degree angle otherwise you run the risk of peeling your paint messing up your beautiful lines!
Now you have a revamped bar stool! So simple, so chic!
What are some simple ways you revamp your furniture?
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