I want to share with you a few of the really easy, moderate, and more advanced projects I have added to my list of "must-try's"...
This is a french writing desk I found on the curb, someones trash become my treasure! (sorry for the lack of "before" pictures) I washed it with dish soap first to remove all the cob webs and dirt, then sanded any sharp edges for splinters. I used good old Benjamin Moore house paint (Grey Owl) with a small sponge roller and a gold metallic craft acrylic for the desk's edge.
|A painted a French writing desk for the nursery! Next on the list is an ornate large oval frame (painted in antique white) for over the desk, with either a cork board or mirror. |
(My dog Bozzy approves of the new look)
DIY Home Decorating: Weekend projects, tips and tricks that fit your budget!
Kilz Primer is key for all your painting projects, and if you choose to use spray, Krylon is tops, hundreds of colors and metallics!
cute decor idea with wine corks and succulants I saw on Pinterest, from www.theyallhateus.com
How to distress your cabinets and furniture on www.southernliving.com
Hardware Hooks found on tipjunkie.com
source Flax & Spindle submitted her quick tutorial on how to make a coat hook rack.
This is a great idea, cereal boxes, some craft paper or stationary, and Modge Podge, so easy!
how to on www.thesitsgirls.com
Paper Orb Chandeliers-Unbelievably beautiful but an advanced project! Inspired by Anthropologie's Rhododendron Chandelier.
DesignSponge.com, created by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus.
Love the Restoration Hardware $3000 birdcage chandelier, Yeah, me too. Want to drop that kind of coin on a light fixture, NO THANKS! On Allthingsthrifty.com they show you how to DIY your own knock-off, rope cord and all. You have got to see this blog!
*Note this is a very advanced project*
Shabby Chic Lavender Hall console, Love the choice of unexpected color! I did mine in blah-blah-black, so this is going on my re-do list next!
One of the coolest finds yet, Fabric spray, the how to found on www.apinterestaddict.com
DIY Subway sigs, lots of examples of www.drivenbydecor.com,
source Lil Boo Blue
Antique Teal painted chest from www.DesignSponge.com
Pretty simple tools for above chest project.
Hope this inspires the do-it-yourselfer in you! Post and share your projects with us!