Thursday, January 31, 2013

Making A Blessings Board

Blessings, old boards, and the color red...
 
Won't that make a great combination
 
for a sweet February project!
 
 
 
Or what about this idea -
 
A place to hang Christmas Stockings too!
 
 
 
 
 
Good old fence board,
 
a diluted raw umber,
 
and black paint
 
make the base.
 
 
 
Two of my favorite reds are next.
 
 
 
Chalk transfer the lettering.
 
 
 
 
Shade with camel
 
and a black liner brush.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I used hooks from Hobby Lobby.
 
You can usually find them half price.
 
 
 
 
Here are my fixin's
 
for my sweet blessings.
 
Black matting board,
 
tea stained paper,
 
sepia toned photos,
 
bakers twine,
 
and
 
jute.
 
 
 
 
Put it all together
 
for wall art that will bless your home
 
and make you smile.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blessings,
 
Deb
 
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chippy Paint on Colorful Dresser Knobs

It's like a vase of fresh flowers...
 
these colorful chippy paint knobs!
 
 
 
 
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Just a bowl of colorful hardware
 
with a chippy old paint styling
 
is a fun blast of texture.
 
I need that in January!
 
I'm already thinking spring color and warm weather.
 
 
 
 
I really didn't have any plan to post about this
 
but when these colors made me happy on this rainy day
 
I thought they might make you happy too.
 
They started out black and were great that way too.
 
 
 
But the color adds such a nice pop
 
that will go with Dane's comforter...
 
a mix of blue, green, red and orange.
 
 
 
 
To get the chippy look:
 
Your base coat will be what you want to show through.
 
It's great if it can be a semi-gloss base
 
but other finishes work too.
 
When you put the first coat of paint on
 
it will be a faded washed out look.
 
To get the vibrant color
 
you will need to apply about 3 coats.
 
After it dries,
 
Brush on Polycrylic Sealer.
 
 
 
 
While it is wet or damp,
 
take a paper towel and rub off color in places.
 
Now you have the chippy paint look!
 
Here are the paint color details:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You can find paint detail for the dresser here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sharing my little bowl of color
 
with you today!
 
Deb
 
 
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Boys Blue Dresser Paint DIY

Hi Painting Friends!
 
I have so much old furniture in my garage
 
just waiting for a new do.
 
It has been so cold out there
 
I haven't wanted to go out and paint.
 
But there's no stopping me
 
from bringing this large dresser
 
in the house!
 
I'll just set up shop in my living room
 
and give this large chest of drawers
 
some personality for a boy's bedroom.
 
 
 
 
 
This is such a nice large dresser.
 
Black to begin with which is always a nice basic.
 
But Paula wants some personality for her son's bedroom.
 
 
 
 
 
Because it has a shiney surface,
 
I hand sanded a little all over.
 
 
 
 
After wiping it down
 
I double loaded my paintbrush
 
with gray and blue semi-gloss.
 
Semi-gloss makes such a nice brush on finish.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
I also like that some of the black shows through slightly.
 
 
Then I taped off a stripe and brushed in some gray
 
across the top reds and blues.
 
 
 
 
I chalked in the numbers from a template
 
that I sketched and filled them in with black paint.
 
 
 
 
I like the simple design...
 
separated gray and blue brush stroke,
 
varsity horizontal striping,
 
and stacked number styling...
 
Great for a boy's room of any age.
 
Heck, I even like this personality for my house
 
in any room.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Now that was fun!
 
Can't wait to be back posting about my next paint project.
 
I hope this gives you all some ideas
 
and inspiration for your own homes,
 
Deb
 
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Chocolate Paint Tags

I had you at "Chocolate"!
 
But Lake Girl doesn't bake so much.
 
This is Chocolate Paint : )
 
 
 
This is just a sweet touch
 
that you might want to add as a tag
 
on a candy bar
 
or box of chocolates for Valentines Day.
 
I just used cardstock and painted it
 
gold and burnt sienna mixed.
 
 
After the base coat,
 
I blended some mod podge in like a glaze
 
and brushed on more layers of paint.
 
 
 
 
 
Then I put some glue on the edges
 
and used some copper leaf
 
and candy wrappers on the edges.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I used a fine liner brush to paint some
 
fun chocolate quotes.
 
You could also use a gold metallic marker
 
or maybe a white paint marker.
 
Then I put an eyelet in the corner
 
and added a ribbon.
 
 
 
 
My friend created a beautiful table display
 
and used these tags among the setting.
 
 
 
 
 
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You could have a Yummy Chocolate Bar
 
for a fun girls night!
 
 
 
 
 
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So glad you could stop by today!
 
See you soon,
 
Deb
 
 
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