Posts tagged ‘refurbished’

March 14, 2011

Make it Monday: Painted Paint Chip Box

Are you a paint chip collector?  No one wants to throw them away – you might be able to use them!  I discovered this paint chip box at Southern Inspirations and thought it was a really cute idea.  It’s a mini-suitcase that uses black FolkArt acrylic combined with Mod Podge and paper . . . then you have a storage container!  You can use it for any kind of paint chips, even the ones that you make with your FolkArt colors.  Read the entire tutorial here.

December 4, 2010

Saturday Find: Basics of Furniture Painting

I’ve painted furniture for the sake of decoupage, but never finished an entire piece with JUST paint.  It’s always helpful to have somewhere to begin so that you know you are doing it “right” – so I got excited when I found this basic furniture painting article on Design*Sponge.  It helps take the fear out of refinishing; who wants to mess up and have to start over?  These tips are great for small pieces to large.  Read the complete article here.

September 19, 2010

Painting Your Own Tiles

I never thought about painting my own tiles until I saw this feature on Design*Sponge – designer Amy Adams actually makes her own tiles and then paints them with simple flowers before installing them on the side of a kitchen cabinet.  She also continues this pattern on hand fired ceramics that you can see above.  I’m not so industrious that I would make my own tiles (Amy is a ceramics designer after all), but I would definitely buy the pre-made ones from a home improvement store and paint them using FolkArt Enamels.  They work well on ceramics as well as glass.  What a great idea!  Go here to see the whole process.

August 23, 2010

Make It Monday: Fancy High Chair

I’ve never seen a high chair like this, so I had to share – isn’t it beautiful? Kathleen from Musings from a French Cottage rescued it from a barn sale three years ago and finally was able to re-do it, and the results are stunning. Kathleen spray painted the chair ivory, but what I think is especially brilliant is that she added an Apple Barrel glaze. Not too shabby for the price of a bottle of craft paint!  Learn more about what Kathleen did here.

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August 18, 2010

Adding Metallic Accents to a Project

I’m not typically a metallics girl, but something has changed in me this year. Everywhere I look I’m starting to see metallic projects for fall, and I’m LOVING them. I was drawn to this desk by Ann Marie at Twice Lovely, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share how metallics can be used as accents. First of all, she revamped this secretary after rescuing it from her neighbor – what a great find! Ann Marie then used some Metallic Champagne Folk Art to hand paint some scrolling detail. Her piece happens to be metallic on metallic, but you could paint metallic on any other color as well.  It really adds something, don’t you think? Visit her entire post here.

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