Thursday, April 28, 2011
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
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
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.