Archive for February, 2010
In November I came across a fun little article about how to update various tables in one’s home or office. This came at a perfect time because I had just done a project on my very own little kitchen table.
I haven’t made my way to the legs of the table yet…but…I thought I would share this article with all of you for inspiration on how to jazz things up a bit on a console table!
Here is the DIY instructions as copied from the article in Living Etc.
Turn an old dining table from staid to stunning with these DIY ideas
How to do it
Step 1) Paint a neutral base coat over the whole table.
Step 3) Make sure you paint part on the tape and part on the table for a neat seal. Carefully peel off the masking tape, then use a clear matt varnish to strengthen the finish.
Tip: why not use up old sample pots of paint for your stripes?
What you need
Stripes painted in Famille Rose, City Grey, Lagoon, Lichen, Black and Mushroom acrylic eggshell, Zoffany.
Here’s a photo of my table!
I saw this idea in Ready Made Magazine over the Holidays… What a fun idea in general for dinner parties, gifts, or I guess just the heck of it. The article suggested you do this with Trader Joe’s 2 buck chuck… I suppose that’s crafty and all but I can’t really handle that stuff. I guess if its for the purpose of drinkable art, I could gladly make an exception!
Here are some other fresh painted bottles…
Want to know how to do this Van Gogh bottle?
Go the Crafty Nesty Goodies site for step by step instructions!
enjoy ya’ll! <3 lulu
Have a lady friend that’s getting married this year?
Well…take your eyes away from the zebra sheets and bring them over to the cute little blue painting of a dress on the built-in, just to the right of the pin board. I saw this and thought! ‘When my best girlfriends get married I’m going to make a sweet little painting of their wedding gowns for them to keep as a reminder of how beautiful it is’
It could be smaller….more abstract…colorful…who knows… but so many wedding gowns just sit in closets, or worse basements and go forgotten except for a few choice photos displayed in your home. This would be an original way to always remember a special day, with a little help from an artistic friend naturally!