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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A RESCUED ROADSIDE MIRROR redo AND A HINT OF EASTER!
Hi and welcome....don't you just love it when your driving down the road and you see something at the curb that your figuring really has no business heading to the dump? Well there it was leaning up along side a mailbox . Then you quickly pull over and examine your find and if it's a keeper you quickly throw it in your vehicle. So I picked up this mirror with a wooden frame.
Well here it is, just a pine semi dark stained wood, but Im going to give it a bit of a vintage style life, a pretty one that will be long lived.
ok first step is get the stencil ready and some vinyl spackling also a small size scrapper.
Simply put a small amount on some card board and apply it over the stencil little by little taking care not to use it too much. Be sure it is smooth something like doing a wall I guess, then just lift the stencil off....
It should look like this. Practice on some cardboard would be helpful just to get the practice.
So here we have it.....
Be sure to let the sparkling dry before painting, it should dry in about 30 min. or so.
Now its time to paint the whole mirror, with paint of your choice I used a flat paint with a bit of baking soda added to it so it will sand well.
And here we have the finished product.
I used a light greenish/bluish color and went over the raised areas and did some sanding around to give it some age.
This is an easy inexpensive way to add some beauty to any piece of wood/ plastic or whatever.
The mirror is set up with a butcher block in the dining room that I use for serving.
This is one of those old fuzzy bunnies that I dabbed some paint onto.
So happy you could stop by today and I hope you will try this very easy inexpensive way to beautify your next find or perhaps something you have on hand.
Happy Easter to you !
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Welcome brrrrrrr! its cold here in S. W. Florida and everywhere for that matter hope you are as warm as can be. This winter I wanted to go with a winters farm theme. I crafted a sign my imaginary WinterCrest Farm and all the farm items to go with it . I painted things I had been saving when I conjured up this idea months ago.
So my kids thought I was crazy saving the Mrs. Butterworths plastic bottles but I gave them a coat of black chalk paint and added the price seemed fitting because the farm sign says pure maple syrup.
White lights and a few baron branches to give the winter glow
This little ceramic piggy bank also got a lick of paint
I added my vintage wooden breadbox filled with raffia and some blue and white dishware
A simple rag garland
So this mantle display did not cost me any money just stuff I was saving and some paint and an old piece of wood !
Well I have been absent from the blogger world for some time , reason being I'm just too darn busy reading all the other wonderful blogs and their inspiration keeps me crafting and building and getting into all kinds of creative trouble....But I have created a very vintage looking backsplash for nearly nothing. I scanned through my mind repeatedly for a unique backsplash that would not break the bank yet it had to be smashing looking. Low and behold after a thorough first take my idea was "born".
All you need for this project is Aluminum foil, a stencil of your choice, white glue, paint for highlighting, water based sealant if you choose to.A Flat surface for working, a soft cloth and plenty of patience.
hhSo, what do you think? you like the look? Now lets get started. The process is as follows: Place your stencil on a flat surface place your piece of tin foil on top of the stencil, take your very soft cloth and gently rub the foil and you will get the imprint of the sten…
Hi there welcome! Hope everyone is enjoying the day. Lets talk Shiplap for a bit, I was thinking that Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper was maybe just a tiny bit over doing it with her shiplap but let me tell you she has introduced a wonderful way to explode your home with vintage style and beauty her excitement is fully understood now.....thank you Joanna for introducing me anyway to such a smashing wall finish.
So this is something I wanted to try for a bit , I have a huge wall in the kitchen that I cant really remedy meaning everything I do there I really am not happy with until now that is........people all you need is a paintbrush measuring tool lots of masking tape, dark paint and light paint and you can achieve the "shiplap look". Lets take a look
ok so this is just a flat black painted wall and you do need a dark base color or if you prefer use a light base color and dark on top but the most important trick to all this is CONTRAST For this Faux shiplap application …