Easy Store Bought Frame Metallic Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

Easy Store Bought Frame Metallic Makeover

Just like me, one of my best friends can’t pass up a good deal.  After the Fourth of July, she found some patriotic red, white, and blue frames for three dollars apiece. But there was one problem. They don’t match her décor in her home.  She brought them to me and I did a quick and easy makeover so that she could hang and use them in her home. Here is my Easy Store Bought Frame Metallic Makeover. Here are the frames before.

Easy Holiday Frame DIY Makeover

They were a little beat up as well. Not too badly. It was still a great deal.

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I used 1) a little sand paper, and 2) less than one can of metallic gold spray paint. The materials included were still cheaper than the original costs of the frames.  I used the sand paper to smooth over the blemishes as well as the dark lettering.  I didn’t want to prime the frames first because, well, I was lazy.  So lightly sanding the dark letters was the next best thing. You CAN opt for primer on the red and blue frames because they are so dark, but it wasn’t necessary.

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I sprayed about three light coats on a tarp in my back yard. Of course, I had to change the pictures before I gave it back to her, so I printed some black and white photography.  She can take them out and insert pictures of her family, but I thought it looked nicer than the strangers dressed in Fourth of July garb!

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I can’t wait to give them back to her after this mini makeover!

In case you missed them, here are a few more frame projects I’ve done makeovers on!

Kids Artwork Display Idea

by Dinah Wulf

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My daughter got a new loft bed in her room and we had to rearrange her furniture.  That also meant that I had to move her fabric Duck Brand tape shelves. The wall was blank and empty so my best friend from Simply Creative Ways gave me a Kids Artwork Display Idea. The two of us both have these frames left over from parties we have done; mine from my Tea Party by the Sea baby shower and hers from her Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party.  

There are so many great wood cut outs available in craft stores, and that just makes my life so easy! Here are the frames before.

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With a little craft paint, I painted them some vibrant colors that matched her room.

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I found these rustic metal clips at Michael’s for about $3.00 for four. I simply hot glued them on. Hot glue works really well and is sturdy.  I tested it out, and was able to change the artwork in the frame very easily.

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Here is the wall BEFORE. It’s blah!

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Here is the wall AFTER! Much better!

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Mia and I chose some of her favorite pieces of art that she has done in preschool and we hung them in her room.

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She told me she titled the dinosaur one, “Dinosaur with Ear Pickers”. They are supposed to be bones, by the way! She cracks me up!

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Here are a couple AFTER Photos. Now we can display her artwork over the years instead of piling up in my closet!

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Easy Shabby Chic Office Display

by Dinah Wulf

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I love how this turned out and I want it for myself! I’d love to display it in my craft room. BUT, I made this for a friend and have to give it up. One of my best friends is a very successful business woman. She is SO good at her job. Partly because she constantly tries to stay inspired. She asked me for help in creating a brighter, shabby chic, and colorful office space and so one of the things I made her was this Easy Shabby Chic Office Display.

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I also made these wooden inspirational signs that I thought turned out fantastic as well (does it sound like I’m tooting my own horn because I don’t mean too… I just REALLY like them! Ha!). Not only can both these projects be used for a pretty office space, but they can also be used in a girls bedroom, a home office, or a craft room (anywhere really)!

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I found this bird cage organizer at Kohl’s and thought it was perfect for what she had in mind. She gave me a list of BOLD Laws that she follows. They are inspirational quotes that she often reflects on (more on those in a later post). 

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She wanted to display them in a clever way so I printed a few out in different fonts. I used gray striped paper and framed them in some dollar bin frames from Michael’s.  I love those dollar bins!

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I simply stuck them in through the wire so she can move them however she would like and still have room to use the organizer and clothespins for other things.

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I can’t wait to show you all the other things I did for her shabby chic office! Stay tuned!

DIY Wooden Inspirational Signs

by Dinah Wulf

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One of my amazing friends asked me for help getting crafty with her workspace at her office.  She wanted something girly, shabby chic, and anthropogie-esque.  She also wanted it colorful and inspiring. I immediately had several ideas in mind and couldn’t wait to get started. The first one I’m sharing with you today are some DIY Wooden Inspirational Signs I that made. These are great not only for an office, but as decorations for a bridal or baby shower, or even DIY artwork in a bedroom.

Materials:

  • Wooden Plaques
  • Wooden Cut Outs
  • Wood pre-made words
  • Craft paint
  • Wood glue
  • Paint brushes
  • Something heavy

I found some amazing wood cut outs at Michael’s Craft Store. I chose four wooden plaques.

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I also found these four pretty and intricate cut outs. I played around with them in the store, trying to figure out what looked best.

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Lastly, I found these four words that I thought would be appropriate for her office (as well as another project, “The BOLD Laws” which I’ll share in a later post). I did try to get individual letters for different words but they ended up being too long for the plaque.

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I played around with them and ended up arranging them like this.

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I had a color pallet in mind as well and picked some fun acrylic paints at Jo-Ann’s. I chose coral, a pale yellow, white, chalky blue, and a soft green. One by one, I painted each piece.

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It took less than an hour for all of them to dry. I pieced them together by applying wood glue with a paint brush and set a heavy jar on top.  It dried pretty quickly. Here they are all finished!

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I also made some other fun things to match for her office makeover.  I can’t wait to show you the rest!

DIY Wood State Art

by Dinah Wulf

DIY Wood State Art, Written By Loren Crane

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I’ve been to many states but there have been to places in this world that I would call home. They are New York and California. I miss one home but live in the other and I wanted to find a way to remember them both because we sometimes need a reminder that we are very lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. I also want to have another reason to smile at something pretty every morning.  I went out and got two wood slices which you can find at your local craft store to make the silhouettes for my two favorite states.

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The first thing I did when I got wood slices was clean them up from any saw dust. Then I applied black acrylic paint. Depending how hot or humid your home might get you might even want to seal the wood so it won’t dry out.

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I got my cameo silhouette out and made a stencil of New York and California. I decided to design a cute little heart in the middle of New York and add the words home is where you are because where ever my hubby goes I will follow.

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Once the stencils where created I used white acrylic paint to go over the stencil. Except for the heart which I did in purple because it my favorite color.  To finish it off I added hanging hooks so I can display them on the wall or maybe on my DIY trunks.

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What state will you be stenciling on your wood slice?

Stay Crafty,

Loren, Pandora’s Craft Box

DIY Marquee Sign

by Dinah Wulf

DIY Marquee Sign, Written by Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box

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We have a new little addition to our life and our little princess seem to be missing something in her room and guess what it was? I heart marquee sign. It also helps for extra lighting in her bedroom. The first thing I thought of was making it out of wood. I have seen it made from cardboard to metal all over Pinterest but I have a love of wood and wanted to give it a try. I enlisted the help of my hubby in this project mostly because at the time I was nine months pregnant and working with power tools with a big belly.

The first thing was to draw out the heart design you want onto the wood.  My hubby even used a red sharpie for the job.  My hubby used a jigsaw to cut the heart out and then sanded the edges down.

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After the heart was cut out I used Tim holtz distressed paint to paint the heart a beautiful red.

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I used a ¾ inch drill pit to make the holes in the wood to fit the light in. Remember to drill from the back just in case the wood slits while you drill. Also remember to have enough space between the bulbs because you don’t want them touching because they will over heat on you.

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I found the light that I used on the DIY marquee sign at target in the garden section. They are super powerful when you turn them on.

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Before I placed the light in the wood I made a stencil with my silhouette cameo with the word LOVE. I used white acrylic paint to go over it.

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I let it dry and attached the light and ta-da!  You have your every own love heart DIY marquee sign to display in your home!

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Happy Crafting!

Loren

Printography: Tips for Hanging Pictures

by Dinah Wulf

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I am honored to be sponsored by Printography today to share with you my Tips for Hanging Pictures. I received a beautiful bamboo mount 8X8 photo of my daughter the other day.  I chose this picture because it sums up her age at this moment in time… mismatched clothes because she has to pick out her own, messy hair because she won’t let me put it in pig tails anymore, and arms raised with a huge smile so happy for her new found independence.  She’s such a ham!

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The Printography site is so easy to navigate and order. It only took a few minutes for me to place my order.  When I received it, I was so excited, because the quality exceeded my expectations. Now until March 2nd, you can receive 15% off of your order by using the PROMO CODE: DIYINSPIRED!

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Anyway, I wanted to create a photo gallery way of family photos. I did a black and white photo gallery and my new bamboo mounted photo of Mia is an awesome pop of color.

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General Height Guidelines I have learned:

  1. For hanging photos above a couch, measure 10” above the back of the couch.
  2. For hanging photos on a hallway wall, measure up from the floor 5-6 feet.
  3. For hanging photos on a dining room or living room wall, measure up from the floor 4-4.5 feet.

My Tips for Hanging Pictures for a Home Gallery Wall:

  1. I decided to stick to three types of frames only: black, silver, and wood.
  2. I used mostly black and white photos because I thought it made it look more modern.
  3. I used a variety of frame sizes: 8X10, 5X7, 4X6
  4. I kept one vertical imaginary straight line all the way across the wall and placed the photos above or below the line.
  5. I used a photo mat for some of the photos which created a little more dimension.
  6. Social networking sites are a great resource to get family photos if your collection is lacking.
  7. Photo wall adhesive strips are DEFINITELY the way to go when hanging ANY picture frames.  No holes!!! You can get them at several retail stores. It also makes it easier, because you don’t have to worry about aligning a nail and frame hook.
  8. Lastly, arrange all of your photos and take pictures of them to help you choose the right arrangement. 

Here is an example of my arrangements. I did this a few times until I was satisfied.

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Here is the final one more time.

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I hope you enjoyed my tips! Don’t forget, you can receive 15% off of your order by using the PROMO CODE: DIYINSPIRED on Printography!

Two Toned Metallic Mirror Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

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I recently posted that I found some amazing deals on two large mirrors I bought and I FINALLY got around to refurbishing one of them to do a mirror makeover!  As a reminder, this is the one that was originally $120.00 and I got for $8.00!!!

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Here is what was wrong with it and why I got such a good deal.  It was really scratched.

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It also isn’t real wood and the top layers of some parts were peeling off.  All I did to fix this, was glued the small pieces back together.

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Next, to protect the mirror from paint, I covered it with newspaper.

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I took it outside and sprayed a coat of primer on it. Primer works well in this case because 1) it helps hide Knicks and scratches, and 2) I was painting it a lighter color.

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Next, I spray painted the edges a metallic silver. I used the same silver as I did on this mirror makeover.

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Next, I hand painted the top of the mirror gray.  The same gray I used for my garage sale night stand makeover.

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OK, this photo is a little tough to see, but you can see the two-tone if you look REALLY hard! I couldn’t get a good picture!

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Now, I should have thought this out better in taking AFTER photos but I just couldn’t get a good shot.  So here is my lousy attempt at some AFTER photos.  It was too heavy to move again after I hung it.  It doesn’t help that it’s hung in an awkward place with bad lighting for photos! Oh well! I swear it looks better in person!

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Not bad for an $8.00 find!

 

How to Make a Photo Strip Collage

by Dinah Wulf

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Last year, my 2 year old daughter was messing around with my iPhone.  She took several pictures of herself making goofy faces without even knowing it.  These pictures turned out so cute that I ended up making a photo strip collage of them and using it as my Facebook profile picture.  My husband thought this was the best picture ever and kept it as his computer desktop picture for months.  He said it always makes him smile.  With his birthday that just past in May, I decided to print the photo on canvas and give it to him as a birthday present.  Since doing this, I thought I’d share how to make a photo strip collage.

I used a free website called iPiccy to make the collage.  First, go to www.ipiccy.com and click “start editing”.

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Next click “upload photo” and load all the photos you would like to use for your collage.

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Once your files are uploaded, click “photo collage”.

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Choose the basic nine panel collage on the left.  You can play around with the roundness, color, spacing, and proportions.  You can also center your photos.  I used the auto-fill feature on the top menu.  Finally, click “done” and save your file.

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I asked one of my oldest and dearest friends and owner of (Custom Consepts, LLC) to print a 20X20 sized photo on canvas for me.

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I had to order custom framing so I went over to Michael’s with my coupon and had it done!  Here it is!  My husband loved it.

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Here are a couple photos of Mia (my little goofball) now…including a few of her many faces!

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12 Recycled Book Page Crafts

by Dinah Wulf

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Most of the 12 recycled book page crafts featured in this post all started from a book safe that I made a while ago.  I tucked away all the pages I hollowed out and put them with my scrapbook paper.  Every once in a while I’d get inspired and make something out of them.  Here we go!

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Book Page Heart Garland {Tutorial}

I made this for Valentine’s Day, however it’s a fun kid’s craft that you can do all year in any color.

DIY Recycled Craft Jars {Tutorial}

I made these out of ketchup bottles that I thought were interesting.  This may be one of my favorites!

Book Folding Art Piece {Tutorial}

This was a guest post by Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box.

Book Page Napkin Rings and Name Cards

Here is an inexpensive way to add character to your table setting.

Recycled Book Page Art

Use book pages as the canvas for your paintings.

Recycled Book Page Butterfly Wreath {Tutorial}

One of my most popular tutorials, this wreath cost me nothing to make!  I made it from book pages, a wire hanger, and branches from my back yard.

Phone Book Origami Flowers {Tutorial}

This is a fun photo tutorial on how to make a flower out of phone book pages.

Paper Flower Magnets {Tutorial}

Use a craft punch and bottle caps to make these sturdy paper flower magnets.

Book Page Gift Bow {Tutorial}

Make a traditional gift wrapping bow out of strips of book pages or newspaper.

Water Colored Book Page Flowers {Tutorial}

Make any color flowers simply by water coloring your book pages.

Book Page Wreath {Tutorial}

Another favorite, this was one of the first wreaths I have ever made.

How to Make a Secret Book Safe {Tutorial}

OK, so this one isn’t really book pages, but you need to start somewhere!  I actually did most of the projects above with the pages I removed from this book!

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Recycled Clock Watch Display Case

by Dinah Wulf

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I am so excited to have Lilly Meehan back today to share her Recycled Clock Watch Display Case.  Be sure to check out her other DIY Inspired thrifty makeover contributions, her upcycled thrift store penny table and her thrift store chair makeover.  Thanks again, Lilly for sharing!

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Written By: Lilly Meehan, Ventura, CA

I used to collect heart shaped watches.  I stopped collecting and wearing them a few years ago.  In cleaning out for a garage sale, I decided to do this project. A small clock was purchased at a thrift store.   The mechanism of the clock was removed and all the inner workings. Glitter paper was placed as a background and a plastic circle was added for strength.  The frame was painted to match.  Each watch had the band removed and was cleaned.

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Notice that the watch in the 1:00 position is set to 1:00, the watch set in the 2:00 position is set to 2:00, and so on.  Some unused post earrings were added for even more bling.  The watches in the center are set to my birth date. I was born on July 16, so the top three are set to 7:16.  Now I can enjoy the collection in a visual display despite not wearing the watches anymore.

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I was going to make it a working clock at first, and did buy a new clock mechanism for that reason.  However, it was just so busy as is and it seemed unnecessary to add the watch hands.  I made it not to be used in a practical sense but to be a display piece.  In the past I have made several jeweled Christmas trees from old rhinestone/costume jewelry, this is along those same lines.

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DIY Monogram Swarovski Pearls in a Frame

by Dinah Wulf

I am so excited to have Heather guest post today from Rockstew!  She is sharing her DIY Monogram Swarovski Pearls in a Frame Tutorial.  Not only does Heather blog about crafty DIY, she also shares parenting tips, recipes, favorite books, and adventures in raising her daughter, Annabelle.  You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Here is Heather’s DIY Monogram Swarovski Pearls in a Frame Tutorial. Welcome, Heather!

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I’ve been obsessed by Pinterest and also monograms for the past month.  So I decided to make baby girl a lovely monogram using Swarovski pearls.  I chose the pearls instead of crystals because baby girl was born in June and pearls just happen to be her birth stone.

This year, my resolution is to use only things I have in the house or material that is upcycled.  Because of my jewelry company that I no longer run, I still have lots of Swarovski crystals and pearls lying in a box unused in the back of my closet.

Time:  6-7 hours

Skill:  Easy to Moderate

Ingredients:

  • Frame (without glass)
  • Size:  15×13 on the outside perimeter.  9 1/2″ by 7 1/2″on the interior perimeter
  • I bought the above frame without glass or a back at a thrift store for $3.99
  • Swatch of linen
  • I bought a linen tablecloth at thrift store for $1.99
  • Transfer Paper
  • Purchased at Fabric Store $4.99
  • Swarovski Pearls
  • approx. 250 3mm Cream Rose Crystal Pearl
  • approx. 20 4mm Cream Rose Crystal Pearl
  • Cardboard (if the frame has no back)
  • Embroidery Hoop *optional
  • Tape

Steps

*These are the exact steps I took using the materials that I had as listed above.  Please modify if needed!

Step One: The frame I purchased had no glass or back, so I improvised a backing using cardboard.  I cut a piece of the cardboard to match the backing of the frame.  Using the cardboard “backing” piece, I cut out a swatch of fabric that was large enough for me to fold down the edges securely in the back.

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Step Two: I tea dyed the fabric by soaking the fabric overnight in 8 bags of black tea.  24 hours later, I washed and dried the fabric in the washing machines/dryer then ironed the fabric.

Step Three: On the computer, open up Paintbrush.  Using the font LUKE, I selected the text tool and placed in the A.  I could have measured but I eyeballed the appropriate size by holding up the frame next to the computer.  It was approximately 375 pt. font.

Step Four: Place the transfer paper in your printer.  Before printing, read the instructions of Transfer Paper. The directions on the package indicated to print the image in a mirror copy.  I did NOT do that because I wanted the letter A to be on the back as a guide only.  (If the image is on the back, it needs to be backwards so that you can trace it properly.)  If you want this project to be cheaper/more environmental, I would recommend tracing the letter on the back of your fabric.  Iron the letter onto your fabric.

Step Five: Next, get out the embroidery hoop and center the fabric. Be sure that the A is showing from the back of your hoop. (It’s not necessary to use an embroidery hoop, but it makes this project much easier.)

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Step Six: Double thread your needle and knot it. From the back, pull your needle through the fabric.  Holding the needle, drop a Swarovski pearl through the needle, and then gently pull the needle up.

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{Sewing Swarovski Pearls onto linen background}

Step Seven: To secure the pearl, push the needle through the fabric in approximately the same place that you came up. The pearl will center above this entry/exit.  Continue “sewing” your pearls to the fabric until you are finished.  Use a variety of sizes to create a variegated look.

Step Eight: Once you are finished, loosen the fabric from the embroidery hoop.  Iron the fabric where the embroidery hoop has creased the fabric.

Step Nne: Center the fabric over the cardboard and secure the edges to the back using tape.

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{Taped linen to cardboard backing}

Step Ten: Place the cardboard into the frame and secure.  I placed a secondary piece of cardboard over the top to hide the mess, but this is not a necessary step.

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{Secondary cardboard}

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{Voila!  Pearl Monogram}

Shabby Chic Bedside Table Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

I am so excited to have Federica of La Cianfrusagliera join me today on a guest post and sharing her passion for design.  Here is how she turned an old dresser destined for the trash and turned it into a beautiful Shabby Chic bedside table. Welcome, Federica!

 

Decorating never ends, Written by Federica

Decorating is my passion! It doesn’t matter if it is a dress, a piece of furniture or an accessory; when I find something with a “potential” I do not stop until I obtain the look I’ve imagined.  That’s what happened with this old bedside table.  My mom was throwing it in the trash bin, but I caught it on time!  So I cleaned it, sanded it and colored it of a pale lilac.

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But that was not enough. So I enameled the knob and painted some hearts on its front.

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But that was not enough: So I added some wall paper on the front door.

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But that was not enough. So I finally covered the inner drawer with wall pater too…

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And that’s enough…for now.

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If you like this creation of mine, maybe you want to take a look also at:

Heart Photo Wall Art

Heart Photo Wall Art

Wild Bedside Tables

Wild Bedside Tables

Striped Diaper Holder

Striped Diaper Holder

Yellow Dress Tutorial

Yellow Dress Tutorial

Wool Sheath Dress

Wool Sheath Dress

Federica’s Winning Design

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About Federica

My name is Federica, I’m Italian but I love travelling all over the world.  I’m a mother, a wife, an interpreter and I work in the fashion field.  During the rare and precious free time I have, I love creating with my hands objects for the people I love.  If you have the same passion I invite you following me on my blog and on Facebook.

 

Shoe Box Lid Clock

by Dinah Wulf

I recently painted my guest room and I wanted to add some DIY wall art so I decided to recycle some shoe boxes and make shoe box lid wall art instead of buying paint canvases from the craft store.  For one of them, I thought I’d turn into a clock using a clock kit from a craft store.   You can turn practically anything into a clock!  Consider using other recycled items like books or paintings.  Here is how I made a shoe box lid clock.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Shoe box lid
  • Craft Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Stencils
  • Spouncers (sponge stencil brush)
  • Clock Kit
  • Drill

I started off by choosing my color pallet and laying out my shoe box lid and painted it with two coats.  Allow it to dry in between coats.  It dries fairly quickly (approximately 15 minutes).  Using stencils and spouncers, I added my design by carefully saturating the tip of the brush, removing some excess, and stamping the paint down onto the stencil in an up and down motion.  This helps prevent bleeding.  Allow the box to dry in between stencils if you are using more than one.

Next, drill a hole into that area you want your center of your clock to be.  Follow the directions on your clock kit.  Typically you put the hour hand first, the minute hand second, and the second hand last. Add a battery.   Viola!  There you have it!

I ended up hanging my shoe box lid clock with a thumbtack among other lids that I painted.  You can add rubber putty at the tip of your thumbtack to prevent slipping.

Here are some more after photos.

 

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Shoe Box Lid Wall Art

by Dinah Wulf

I’ve said it a hundred times and I’ll say it again!  I’m cheap!  Let me add to that; I may have an acute hoarding problem as well.  Wait. Is “acute hoarding” and oxymoron?   Anyway, I recently painted my guest room and I wanted to add some DIY wall art so I decided to recycled some shoe boxes and make shoe box lid wall art instead of buying paint canvases from the craft store.  They turned out great, I must say!

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Shoe box lids (Papa sized, Mama sized, and Baby sized)
  • Craft Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Stencils
  • Spouncers (sponge stencil brush)

I started off by choosing my color pallet and laying out my shoe box lids in the arrangement I wanted to hang them.  Next I painted each box lid a different color.  I used two coats for each.  Using stencils and spouncers, I added my design by carefully saturating the tip of the brush, removing some excess, and stamping the paint down onto the stencil in an up and down motion.  This helps prevent bleeding.  Allow each box to dry in between stencils.

I ended up hanging each lid with a thumbtack.  You can add rubber putty at the tip of your thumbtack to prevent slipping.  For one of my paintings I added a clock (I’ll show you that tutorial later).

Here are some more after photos.

Tip:  I have used many different brands of craft paint in my day and I have to say that the easiest and best to work with is Martha Stewart’s craft paint.  It goes on like butter!  For these I used the satin finish… oh and I used her stencils too!

Here are some more fun trash to treasure ideas and tutorials!

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Stenciled Butterfly Wall Art

by Dinah Wulf

Recently, I wrote a post on DIY Butterfly Wall Art from items I found in my craft closet.  With my daughter’s garden themed birthday party coming up, I decided to make another craft scrap art piece.  I wanted to use it as part of the decorations at her birthday party, as well as hang it in her room after.

Once again, I didn’t have to buy anything new.  I had every item already sitting in my craft closet.  I even had another ugly painting that I inherited when my husband and I moved in together.  If you don’t have an old ugly painting, blank canvases can be purchased at any craft store.  Also consider going to a thrift store and recycle an old one.  It may even come with a frame you can reuse.

Here is what I used for my Stenciled Butterfly Wall Art project.

  • Old painting or canvas
  • Burlap
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Craft paint
  • Spouncer
  • Stencils
  • Paper plate
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Craft Butterflies

I started off by covering the painting with burlap that I had from my Stenciled Burlap Placemat project by attaching it with a staple gun.  Make sure you pull the fabric taught as you staple it.  Next, I laid out my stencils and butterflies in the order I wanted them placed on the canvas and took a digital photo of it.

I stenciled my daughter’s name on the bottom right and stenciled a butterfly in the center.  Check out my Stenciled Burlap Placemat project for stenciling tips and tricks.  Next, referring back to my digital photo, I hot glued each butterfly onto the canvas.

Both quickly and easily I have a unique and personalized party and room decoration that didn’t cost me a dime!!

 

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