I love the look of a white faux animal head on the wall. I thought I would have some fun and make some miniature ones with wood toys. Make these faux animal head trophies for any room in your home. Your son might love a dinosaur head on his wall. Paint them any color to go with your home decor as well. This one was first posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I am posting it again here in case you missed it.
Are you all ready to learn how to make letters for home decor? This quick and easy project will allow you to make home decor letters for your home. Will you do initials? Or spell a word? Grab a few supplies and make gorgeous typography art for any room in your home. I actually made these CREATE letters for the Darice booth at SNAP! Conference but more on that in a minute.
I thought I would add a chevron stripe pillow cover to my craft room. Yes a chevron stripe pillow. Just a few stripes not the entire pillow. How do you get just a few chevron stripes on fabric? FrogTape® Shape Tape™ of course! You can see more in this FrogTape how-to about the amazing FrogTape® Shape Tape™. Now lets make one great chevron stripe pillow cover.
It is here y’all! My craft room tour is ready for you to view. I have been working hard to convert a now extra bedroom into a usable space. My college aged daughter moved out last fall and this room has been a mess ever since frankly. It is finally ready for you to view and me to work in y’all. Check out tons of pictures of the space below. Then stay tuned all week as I will have links to over 30 craft room tours for you. Come back each day for the full tour schedule and links! It starts tomorrow and continues all week.
I used Americana Chalky Paint from DecoArt to give the entire piece a makeover. I painted the chest itself with Everlasting and the drawer fronts with Vintage. This post is part of my design team status with DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own. The chest was already white so just going over it with one coat of chalky paint was sufficient. It took two coats of vintage to cover up the day glow red on those drawers however.
Once the white chalky paint was dry on the chest, I used a brocade motif stencil also from DecoArt on the top. I used a removable adhesive sprayed on the back to ensure clean lines. Then the chalky paint in vintage applied to a stencil brush. Make sure to use a very dry brush and apply light coats when using a stencil. Remove your stencil as soon as you are done painting.
Now for the hardware on the piece, I loved the size and shape of the hardware on the original but they are painted wood and I was not loving the look. So I grabbed some silver metallic spray paint from Krylon and gave the hardware a few coats. It did the trick! The hardware was perfect in a shiny silver.
After the entire piece was dry, I applied two coats of Americana Creme Wax to protect the surface and give it a bit more shine. NOTE: When starting with chalky finish paint for the first time, be sure to read the tips and techniques page and watch the instructional videos. I moved my nightstand into place and loaded it up with fun vintage treasures. It is the perfect height to use as a nightstand and all of those drawers offer up storage that was desperately needed in this room.
I am in love with how the stencil on top turned out. It breaks up the top and adds detail to the otherwise plain piece of furniture.
Now my chalky painted nightstand and a stack or organized photos have their homes in my bedroom. The bonus? It does not look like a cluttered wreck. Gotta love that.
This post is part of my design team status with DecoArt. Product and payment were given to me in exchange for my participation in the program. All projects and opinions are my own.
Now here is a bit of an unconventional tip for you. I have been using this method to hang plates on my walls for years and knew the same method would work for this mirror. Just take a small piece of ribbon…
Then use your hot glue to adhere a loop to the back of your finished woven mirror. It is simple, easy, inexpensive, and most importantly it works great.
Then hang your new key shadow boxes in your home. I had most of my supplies on hand but I definitely think you can make a pair of these for less than $10 by stalking your local thrift stores and flea markets.
I actually hung mine up in the bedroom next to my knock off decorative mirror from a plate charger. Knock offs gotta stick together right? Plus I can smile at these each night before I go to bed. Win – win.
Now I love it even more. I get to see it last thing before I get into bed at night and first thing when I get up in the morning.
Don’t you just LOVE that quote! Yes even if you are not a Hunger Games fan….the quote is beyond amazing! Hubby helped me piece together two pieces of barnwood scraps…
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