Vintage Farm House style decorating and repurposing on a dime, thrifty and delicious recipes , lots of crafting ,gardening and much more thrifty do's. Follow along without having to purchase expensive items to decorate your homes......why? Cause we are going to make it ourselves! So join me for some crafty fun.
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NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTED KITCHEN COUNTER TOPS!
Hi there, so happy you could stop by! I have been busy ...busy with garden and house projects. I decided to give the kitchen counters a paint treatment. I will be honest I started this project off with the idea of painting a faux granite treatment and I'll be honest with you I nailed it......perfect White, black, grey and tan paints all pretty in their faux disguise but for me I hated it, I don't even know why I pursued such a venture, My counter love is actually with soap stone. Someday that will be for now I started out with these few items .... An inexpensive alternative to new counters.
Rustoleum paint, some tan paint painting gadgets and a soon, knife and fork stencil.
So this is what I came up with....
The first step was a primer just water based, then I did 2 coats of the White Rustoleum followed by a light washing of the coffee color then I used a trim pad to make the blocks and finally 4 coats of Polyuathane gloss. And finally actually before the Polly I stenciled some utensils on the outer part of the counter just to add some whimsy.
The finished has dried to a super hard finish , no I wont cut on it but that's ok that's what my butcher block is here for.
I also painted the open cabinet black.
I get the effect of a cement counter top, what do you think?
You may recongnize this grate from it's former place that was over the fireplace. Window grates are widely used in the cities to deter brake ins etc. Actuall around here the only tresspassers are Brown bears and they could just pull the grate off quick just like opening up a can of soda. I thought it added a bit of interest to a boring window. A rag garland of white and black swags across the top. My bucket hangs a long side ready for a trip to the garden to gather.
Welcome everyone! It's finally Christmas here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air, a time for rejoice, and happiness to share with family and friends! Traditions are also kept such as here every Christmas morning I make homemade cinnamon buns a sweet doe recipe from my late gram. Well what are you waiting for come on in!
Welcome...hope I find everyone enjoying everything Fall has to offer...as I see it I think that it may be everyones very favorite season. Here in Florida we have no changing leaves or Acorns but we do have some magnificent pinecones and a recent discovery of The Florida paper tree. My daughter and her friends went to the woods to gather some wood for the outdoor fire pit and as I was passing the wagon of cut logs I noticed they resembled birch tree a bit so I went and checked it out better. One of the logs was peeling apart oh I thought this is very cool so I grabbed a few logs and brought them on in the house I peeled one apart.
I thought I would try a couple of things first I covered a old floor board entirely. I used wood glue.
So I crafted this lodge sign just using some stencils and paint and attached these two?, sorry they look like a type of pine cone they were interesting so I gathered some.
Then I thought I would peel off some big enough pieces to wrap around just a typica…
Hello there......looking for a wonderful inexpensive Holiday Craft?? I have just the thing to gather the whole family around the table, serve a little hot cocoa and some cookies and it's a party! This is all you will need to get this party started......
Some basic white paper, scissors, glitter and some glue. The glue you will want to paint the finished snowflakes with but we did add a little water to it. I am so a magazine saver, this is an old one "Martha Stewart Kids", If you follow the numbered steps and besure to get a good fold the results areendless.
It is true no two snowflakes are a like! Once you get a "shovel" full its time to bring them to the glitter box, just a shallow box to sprinkle glitter, before that just a couple brushes of glue which we did in a different box then the glitter.
This is just one cut but once you follow steps 1-5 you can make your own cuts !
Little miss smarty pants which is my oldest daughter decided to show off with he…