• Sunday, March 23, 2014

    DIY Beaded Dangle Necklace



    Rebecca at the blog My Girlish Whims has the most gorgeous jewelry designs I have ever seen!  It was such a treat to discover her blog :)

    I just love this beaded necklace!  It would be very easy to make a bracelet and earrings to match.  How about a beaded hair barrette?  You are limited by your imagination!

    Rebecca made this necklace from new materials, however, like any other DIY jewelry piece you make, it is up to you . . . I would love to use old jewelry I already have that need repurposing.



    Click the button to go to the tutorial.  

    If you are like me, you will get lost in Rebecca's blog!




    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    DIY Mod Podge Closet Hangers


    You all know how much I love Mod Podge . . . one of the greatest crafty inventions ever!

    Here is another awesome idea that I would love to do for my closet . . . but I need to organize it first, so I will be procrastinating for sure.  

    Virginia from the blog Live Love DIY came up with an ingenious project for those ugly wooden closet hangers.  She even color coordinated them to match her painted furniture!

    Click here for the tutorial.



    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Grocery Store Bag Storage


    Love this recycled tin can painted to hold grocery bags!

    Grocery bags can get so out of control and I really hate throwing them away since they will definitely get used.  There are several methods I already use to keep them under control.

    They stuff nicely into toilet paper or paper towel rolls.  Easy to store too!

    Turn your fabric scraps into drawstring bags.  One large sized bag will hold lots of grocery bags!

    The painted can is of interest to me since I love those coordinated painted projects.

    Bonnie Donahue has lots of other tips for under-the-sink storage and organization.  Click here for the original post with instructions for making the painted can.




    Spice Storage Solution



    I've found solutions to our spice storage dilemma and guess what . . . the spices are still disorganized in a large box, making it a nightmare when looking for a particular spice.  Not good for cooks who love to cook spicy foods.

    They are actually pencil drawer holders and can be found here or they can probably be found at the dollar store.  I like how they fit in a small space.  Perfect for spices!

    Ashley at Domestic Imperfection reorganized her whole pantry . . . click here to see the whole project.


    Monday, March 10, 2014

    Rich Layers of Color . . . Awesome Painting Techniques


    I'm almost speechless . . . this is my kind of furniture finish!!

    It is amazing what you can do with some paint to put new life into an old piece of furniture.  All you need is imagination, some basic knowledge of painting techniques and the creativity to come up with your own techniques.  After all, it is only paint, right?

    This awesome project comes from Shizzle-Design.com . . . click on the link for their tutorial on this painting technique.

    Some facts about Shizzle Design taken from their website . . . I'm impressed and can't wait to explore their tutorials and projects!


    Did you know that…
    • We’ve opened up a Shizzle Design Paint Studio at 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, Michigan 49428?  This is where Cathy and I paint our furniture but we want our customers to know that we’re here for you.  We encourage everyone to stop in any time to buy paint or to get your questions answered.
    • We’ve taught people from all over the United States and Canada how to paint furniture Shizzle Style using chalk and clay paints?  Join us for one of our super fun workshops.  Learn hands-on in a relaxed environment. Click Paint Workshops to see a list of current classes offered.
    • You can Subscribe to Shizzle Design for tips, tutorials, ideas, pictures, videos for our furniture painted in all natural chalk and clay based mineral paints.
    • Did you know that you can get these sent directly to your inbox and that it’s FREE?  It is ~ what are you waiting for?  Enter your email in the right hand column of our blog to stay in the loop.
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    • We sell our painted furniture at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan
    • We  sell American Paint Company Paints & Supplies our of our Shizzle Design Paint Studio (headquarters) 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI  49428 as sell as several other locations in the greater Grand Rapid’s area. Click LOCATIONS to find out where we’re located.  We also ship the paint domestically and internationally through our Online Shizzle Shop.

    Ready for another project?


    Beth at Make Me Pretty Again used a 
    milk paint technique to give new life
     to this gorgeous french vanity.  

    Love the color!!




    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    DIY Sea Glass Jar



    Love the look of sea glass on these glass jars!

    The simplicity of the recycled glass jars
     and flowers is beautiful.

    If you haven't already, start saving
     those glass jars for some awesome
     craft projects.

    Click here for the tutorial.

    Here is another tutorial!




    Monday, March 3, 2014

    DIY Multi-Strand Chain and Bead Necklace


    What a gorgeous necklace!  With the same basic techniques you could also make earrings and bracelet to match.

    The jewelry designer used new materials, but you can also make a beautiful piece of refashioned jewelry from your vintage jewelry pieces that are broken or that you are just tired of.

    Click here for the tutorial with lots of photos!





    Sunday, March 2, 2014

    DIY Coffee filter flowers


    Gorgeous flowers to use in so many craft projects!

    I had never looked into making flowers using coffee filters, although they are all over the internet, and was pleasantly surprised to see how easy they are to make.  Coffee filters are very inexpensive . . . imagine how many flowers you could make with just one pack!




    Click here to go to Jessica's original post on her blog Two Shades of Pink.  Check out her blog for many other craft projects!



    Don't know how to dye coffee filters?  
    Click here for Meegan's tutorial.



    Saturday, March 1, 2014

    Spray Painted Jewelry


    Kim from the blog Made in a Day came up with the ingenious idea of spray painting old jewelry to make it new again!

    Awesome idea that is so much easier than my method!

    I've painted jewelry before, but I primarily used primer, enamel paint and a brush.  The results were outstanding!  Using spray paint is perfect for those items that requires a larger area to paint rather than painting something intricate.

    Click on the button to go to Kim's tutorial . . .

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