Table Makeover with Country Chic Paint

header1.pngWell guys, I have been working very hard on this post! This DIY is a couple of months in the making and I hope that it is worth the wait.

Before we get into the project, I would like to take a minute to tell you all about the paint that I used for this project — Country Chic Paint. This paint is amazing! Their colors are so crisp and bright. The paint is easy to work with and the finish is phenomenal!

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So this table that I made over belonged to my Auntie Grace, who was my great-great aunt. My Auntie Grace was the center of our family and we all loved her very dearly. We just couldn’t toss away her table, so we hung on to it, but is was pretty beat up. My mother and I decided that it was time to refinish it. Since, I already have a table that I am pretty fond of, I thought I would do this one up for my grandma’s basement. There is a little apartment down there and I am going to renovate it… so there will be lots of great projects and pictures to come!

Since I am starting with a blank slate and no one lives down there I took this opportunity to have some fun and do something totally different — something out of my comfort zone.

I picked colors from Country Chic that I would normally not ever even pick up. Take a look and see what I did!

This is what I started with. 15064259_10154760897469851_1075709651_o15060439_10154760903134851_1964497238_o15065123_10154760897499851_1832901716_o-copy

Time to sand! I love sanding… I find it so relaxing.

Very important to remember: after you are done sanding, make sure you ALWAYS wipe your furniture down really well before you bring out your paint. 15052102_10154760902739851_122263854_o

Now the fun part! Time to get out the paint!!

For the table top and the tops of the chairs I used “Dark Roast”15034225_10154760898884851_1419860693_o-copyI don’t know if it is the lighting in the basement, but this paint looked like it had a navy tinge to it after I painted it on. It could also be an effect from the furniture that I was painting, too. It is weird because in the can it is a chestnut, dark brown.

I allowed this to dry for two days before applying a coat of “Tough Coat”, which is also from Country Chic15065034_10154760905409851_1354965997_o-copyThis top coat is amazing and really protects the wood and your furniture.

Time for the legs!15034244_10154760898079851_1937447855_o-copyFirst, I painted all the legs in “Simplicity”. A most perfect shade of white. 15060328_10154760903819851_1215205312_oAfter all the legs were painted white, I let them dry fully.

Now this is where I broke out of my comfort zone…

Enter the most perfect shade of pink you have ever seen. 15044857_10154760901034851_979256170_oIt almost kind of looks like pink Pepto- stomach stuff. LOL But I fell in love with it. And normally I don’t throw a shade of pink like this in my decor because it seems like it is more for a kid’s room or something. But again, I wanted to break out of my comfort zone. 15034207_10154760897559851_413596025_o-copy

I did a dry brush technique over top of the white legs. 15102234_10154760897424851_407769607_o15053365_10154760903779851_1608613403_o15065044_10154760897759851_1134401190_oHere is a quick video of me brushing on the pink

After the legs had dried for 24 hours, I applied some Pearl wax, which gave the legs a beautiful “pearl” like finish. 15102101_10154760897409851_1410147317_o

All that was left was to put the look together! Since we are getting close to Christmas, I thought I would do up a nice Christmas table. 15053198_10154760901594851_612378507_o

I hung up this piece on the wall…. that I love and just had to share a close up! 15126048_10154760900479851_1349073732_o-1I picked this up off the side of the road… I didn’t do anything to it other than add the poinsettias and snowy greens. Isn’t it wonderful?

And then my two favorites… these deer. 15060450_10154760905084851_819566004_oMy mom picked up these deer for the Thorndale Christmas Home Tour we are doing in December, but there is nothing saying they can’t hang out here until then! 😀 15065156_10154760901609851_2143662356_oCute, right?

Let me know what you think of this makeover!!

And be sure to pick up some Country Chic Paint for your next project — you will LOVE it!

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From Headboard To Chalkboard

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Hello friends! Boy, do I have a good one today! This blog post is brought to you by my friends over at DecoArt. Their line of paints are seriously to die for! Easy to use, and their bright crisp colors will leave your projects looking ahhhmazing!

You can check out their products here.

The paint that I used for this project is from the Americana Chalky Finish line. I am seriously in LOVE with this stuff. 13987753_10154455141519851_1840341918_o

Without further ado, let’s get into the project!

So this is what I started with 13978233_10154455141354851_1379853839_o

I know some may get upset with what I did next…13987154_10154455141434851_296429086_oI started with my reciprocating saw and I cut off the spindle posts. Don’t worry I didn’t toss them. I reused them for another amazing project (that will be coming soon). 13978281_10154455141509851_1100104042_oI still have the second part of the headboard that I can repurpose into something else, too.

Then I got to work with the Americana Chalky Finish paint. The shade is Refreshing and it is gorgeous! 13978266_10154455141364851_1872613934_o

I can’t get over how easy this stuff is to work with. You just paint and the product does all the work! 14012360_10154455140789851_847464143_oI left some of the edges unpainted and let the natural wood show through. This was just so I could get a really rustic look.

Next, I painted the inside part with Americana Chalkboard Paint14002515_10154455140794851_1588786388_o

Another fabulous product from DecoArtchalkboard

Once the chalkboard paint had dried, all that was left to do was set up my new chalkboard!

Take a look…14012587_10154455141409851_219314450_o (1)

Ahhhhh….I am in LOVE!14012529_10154455141764851_2017316579_o

So there you have it! A brand new chalkboard from an old headboard.

Head over and check out DecoArt, you won’t be upset when you buy some of this paint! Seriously, it has transformed the way I do my DIYs!

Til’ next time!

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Easy Wall Art

header.pngGood evening guys! Well it is almost midnight, so I just have a quick little project for you. I said that I would be rolling out all the how to’s from my office reno, so here is the first. This is quick and easy way to add a little art to any room.

This project is sooooo easy!

I found these two old frames, kickin’around. If you follow my blog and read my posts you probably have notice that I say that a lot, but I really do have a lot of stuff just kickin’ around! One of these days I am gonna take a pic of the back of our store just to show you our DIY gold mine 😉13977926_10154449508924851_1167665208_o

I picked up this package of copper foil printed sheets from Michael’s. There are so many good ones in here! These printed sheets are great for all kinds of projects. They are printed on premium card stock and can be used for creating all kinds of custom art. There are 60 sheets in here and with my 50% off coupon it only cost me $10!

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Pretty much all I had to do was spray paint my frames to match my decor. I chose my favorite Chalked Spray Paint from Rustoleum. 13694130_10154387170694851_1091345673_o

Seriously, I LOVE spray painting!

Ta-da! 13987206_10154449508929851_469110682_o

Those gold wreaths? If you love those all they are is gold spray painted grape vine wreaths from the dollar store. Another super simple and inexpensive way to add decor to a room.

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By the way… I love pineapples, especially gold copper foil pineapples!

Feel free to send any comments or questions my way!

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IF you like this make sure you check out the full Office Reno post! officeheader

DIY Twine Wrapped Canister

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Hello everybody! I have a fun little project to show you today. I was rooting around at the back of the store the other day, looking for something that I could upcycle and I found this guy…20160626_124345 - Copy

And I thought, that is way to cool to leave like that. So I grabbed a can of Chalk spray paint. Seriously, I love that stuff! 2016-07-28_19.27.26 - Copy

Like I always say guys — nice light, and even coats! It’s better to do three light coats then to have one heavy coat full of drips 😉

After my three coats were dry, I sanded the protruding designs that were on the glass. Do you like my manicure? LOL There is not point to me painting my nails. I don’t know why I even bother 20160626_141416 - Copy

I love how sanding the protruding parts of the glass give this piece such great definition. 20160626_141444 - Copy

I still thought that this canister needed a little something else. I had this contact cement out cause we were also making our tire planter. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do. 20160626_153025 - Copy

I brushes the contact cement on the middle of the canister.20160626_162348 - Copy

And from here, all I did was start wrapping the twine around. Super easy! 20160626_162400

I had to apply more contact cement as I worked because it was like a ZILLION degrees out and my contact cement was drying faster than I could get the twine on! 20160626_162408When I look at contact cement I get the strongest urge to have apples dipped in caramel sauce. Doesn’t it look like caramel sauce? lol … yummy.

20160626_162833Almost done!

For the lid, I decided I wanted something that looked almost like tin. The lid that was on the canister was just plastic. First I spray painted white, cause I originally thought that I wanted it to match, but I didn’t like that. 2016-07-28_19.28.01 - CopyI grabbed some black spray paint and a metallic silver spray paint. 20160626_142420 - CopyI spray painted the black first, and then the sliver. While the silver was still a little tacky, I took some sandpaper and just roughed it a little bit. This gave a more realistic look. 20160626_142625 - Copy

So, what do you think? Let me know! 20160626_17005020160626_170059

As always, I love to hear your comments and opinions! Don’t be shy!

And remember, sharing is caring! If you like this project, share it with your friends!

Hope you come back soon because I have a really cool project that I am working on right now and I can’t wait to share it with you!

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Trash To Treasure

Good evening fellow DIYers! I was over at my in-laws this past weekend, and my mother-in-law asked my husband to help her return all their empties. My husband being the great son that he is, was only too happy to help out his mom. I got a good one ladies! 🙂

As they were packing up the Jeep, I wandered over to take a gander at what they were packing up. My father-in-law is quite the collector of fine liqueurs, and fine liqueurs tend to come in some pretty cool looking bottles. I swiped some bottles out of the box they were packing up. Don’t worry I gave my mother-in-law the 50 cents she would have got for returning them… wink, wink.

Anyways, there is a DIY that I have been wanting to do for a while now, and these bottles were perfect.

Keep reading to see how I turned old liquor bottles into chic liquor decanters.

Materials

  • Old liquor bottles
  • Wine corks
  • Fancy drawer pulls
  • Paint (color of your choosing)
  • E6000 glue (not pictured here)

** Just a little side note – I bought two clear glass drawer pulls from Home Depot. They were a little pricey. They were $5.88 each! But they were well worth it. The other three tops I had were crystal picks from the store that my mother and I own. We got these from a wholesale supplier. If you do this DIY, try and get really creative and see what you come up with for the decanter topper.

So this was probably the most annoying part of the whole project — trying to get the labels off. Sooooo annoying. They really stick those things on there. I soaked the bottles in super hot water with Blue Dawn dish soap. I let them soak for quite a while. I was busy doing other projects, so I am not sure exactly how long, but for at least an hour the bottles were soaking. By the time I got back to them, I was able to scrub off the labels with a scrub brush.

 

I set the bottles out to dry and then started working on the corks. I got these corks from Dollarama. The corks were too wide to fit in the mouth of the bottles.

I cut the corks down the side, starting at about a quarter of the way from the top. I used just a regular army knife. You could use an Exacto knife, too.

 

I used my favorite glue in the whole wide world, E6000, to glue the drawer pulls to the tops of the corks.

 

Time for the fun part — spray paint! I love this stuff!

The key to a good spray paint job is to first read the can to see how far to hold the can away, and spray nice light and even coats.

 

I roughed up the edges on some of the bottles with a little bit of 80 grit sandpaper.

 

And viola!

I haven’t fully decided, but I may use my Cricut to cut something to put on the fronts of the bottles. I will think on that, though.

Let me know what you think, and if you have done this before please feel free to share your pics with me!