Archives for April 2015

Neon Clipboard Transformation – Just a Bit of Whimsy for the Craft Room

Neon Clipboard Transformation – Just a Bit of Whimsy for the Craft Room

I have a super easy craft - well, I probably shouldn't even use the word "craft". It's not really a craft. More of a 15 second change up.   While walking through Walmart, I always walk through the office supplies department.   Have you seen the black lucite clipboards for $2.44 that were accented with neon clips? Oh boy. Neon. perfect for my new craft room. Perfect for a little bit of decoration. At first I thought I would use Mod Podge and scrapbook paper, but then while walking through a dollar bill store I saw these stickers that I've used several times while scrapping.   LOVE.LOVE.LOVE these stickers. Honestly, 15 seconds. FIFTEEN. I peeled off a flower, cut it with my paper cutter and stuck it on. They have little Continue reading

Brush Paint Vs. Spray Paint – Before and After Nightstand

Brush Paint Vs. Spray Paint – Before and After Nightstand

I have a before and after antique nightstand redo for you today.   And it only cost $1.25.   BUT, let it be known...next time I tell you I'm going to brush paint a piece of furniture using traditional paint, please stop me. Seriously. Stop me.   I thought I'd give it a whirl but the whirl turned into a relentless week of painting because the tanins bled through.   It was on my kitchen island. For a week.   I like to use spray paint when I want a smooth finish.   I didn't prime first when using traditional paint, which was a major mistake. I found some great spray primer that I use now when there is a risk of the tanins bleeding through.   With spray paint the finish is excellently smooth.   It's Continue reading

Decorative Peg Board – Craft Room Decor

Decorative Peg Board – Craft Room Decor

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose," ~ Dolly Parton.   Imagine a place where your most inner self can feel at peace. For some it's in their garage restoring an automobile. Others it's behind a pulpit, sitting in front of a MAC or Pfaff sewing machine.   Do you have a place like that?   Possibly, if you are reading this you may be "one of us."  THOSE people that are happiest with a can of spray paint in their hand leaning over an old beat up piece of furniture...or shutter...or door/window/pallet? You name it.   That's me, btw. That's me with the can of spray paint in an old pair of sweats out in 44 degree weather (that's supposed to be 50 or more according to the can's instructions) painting the next project quickly while hoping I can get it inside Continue reading