Thursday, April 28, 2011

My touch of Spring

I am sooooo tired of the rainy weather.  I had to get some projects done and I wanted something to remind me of Spring.  I took my clay pots and painted them with a green paint and then a metallic silver over the top of that.

They still needed something I thought so I decided to use some of my chalk paint :)

Something ate my real tulip bulbs that were in the ground last summer.  So I had to improvise if I wanted flowers right now.  Out came the silk tulips, I think they look pretty good .

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Damask Wall

I have wanted to do this wall in a damask wallpaper print for a while now.  Well, I decided I didn't want to spend the money on wallpaper and decided to figure something else out.

So I decided on a stencil which I got at Hobby Lobby and then I used a very high gloss paint.  I love how it has a sheen in the light.   I'm LOVIN IT!

I loved it so much I had to do a second wall :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DIY Metal Tiles

I'm back!!  I went on a vaca to see my daughter in Virginia.  Now I'm back wanting to do all kinds of projects.  We will see if my body obeys my mind :)  It seems I always need a vacation after my vacation lol.

Before I left I decided to do this project.  I have been wanting the metal tiles to go behind my stove for a while now but didn't have the funds to get them.  So I had been thinking how could I diy these.  A friend of mine gave me her left over wallpaper.  And then the idea was born, as I said to my hubby I know what I am going to do with this.   Maybe I get a crazed look in my eyes, I don't know, he always looks scared when I say that! :)

Well before I left we did still have quite a bit of snow in our yard, but not to be deterred I went out with my strip of walllpaper and polished nickel spray paint.  I layed my strip on top of the snow (thinking this is good I wont get paint on the lawn)  And I sprayed away, just as a wind came along and this is no joke the piece flew up on my face and literally stuck on on the front of me.  Then I hear histerical laughing from in the house.  Yeh he was watching form the window!

I then got smarter and weighted it down (after I cleaned up).  I brought it inside to dry and then put it up behind my stove.  I love it!!  My friend didn't believe me that it was sprayed wallpaper.  I had to show her where it didn't stick down real good for her to believe me.  Now I have to decide wether to continue all the way around or not hmmmm.