Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lamp shade redo

Broken before

On the way home from buying this lamp, my youngest kicked at the shade till it broke. Saw this tutorial, thought I'd give it a try, it wasn't as easy as she made it sound, and I used a foam brush that was rounded, that seemed to help. It was a nice cheap alternative. The true test will be if my husband even notices a change ;)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bedroom Set Makeover!





Just decided to paint my 13yr old bedroom set, the first furniture we purchased together. We just weren't into knotty pine anymore. So my sweet brother came over one day with his fancy paint sprayer/compressor and primered the entire set after I had lightly sanded it with 150grit. Once it was dried I used a cheap paint sprayer with Sherwin Williams' Creamy Pro Classic paint, the sprayer worked for the most part, but a bit temperamental. Let it dry and then moved onto the glaze. I just wanted a slight antiqued look so I painted it on in the creases with a cheap $1 brush where the bristles are stiff from Walmart. Then used a wet rag to wipe it off. Once I was done and let it dry for rest of day lightly brushed on polycrylic sealer. Didn't use polyurethane because had heard it turns cream/white paint yellow tint. And then went to Hobby Lobby with their amazing 50% off sale for knobs getting these porcelain ones for $2 a piece. Not bad for a quick fix don't ya think?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Candyland Party

Still getting the hang of my new camera, sorry for the dark pics. This party entailed lots and lots of cardboard. Cut up cardboards to make the figurines and all the Candyland steps, got the kids involved in the painting, think it turned out pretty good.