This is the post where I get to revisit one of my previous projects and mess with it because sometimes I'm just not happy with the first time around. I wanted to add a Farmhouse Chippy look to this mirror. So here we are with the mirror makeover project: Take Two!
In all fairness I should say that this project which you see below was my first time using milk paint. I knew nothing about how to use milk paint or how it would react. Of course that didn't stop me from trying it out.
Do you ever mean to do a project but for some reason or other it just seems to end up in the back of the drawer? Well I had that problem with a small wood box. I think it is called a treasure box. That poor box got worked on in stages over a period of over three years. Now that I wrote that, it just sounds pathetic. But I finally finished it and am ready to share.
But not here. I am going for a visit to my good friend Deborah of Salvage Sister and Mister. Her blog is also all about ... you guessed it, repurposing and upcycling. She is part of a team and works with her husband Tom to come up with some incredible DIY projects. So join me over on her blog as we examine the little red box that finally got done.
It is the tenth of the month and that means it is time for me to join my friends on Ten on the Tenth for another project. We get together on this day to share a project with you, one that costs us less then ten dollars. Last month we talked about Valentine's Day but this month we are really looking ahead to spring.
It may not be here yet, but that doesn't mean we cannot quickly add spring to our homes, by bring some flowers indoors - even if they are not real.
It's always a good day when I go to visit Ikea. I have never come back empty handed. Last time I had gone I bought me a Bekvam stool. It was a necessity because I'm on the short side, 5 foot 2 inches and needed it to reach all of my upper cabinets in the kitchen.
I let it sit there for a few months mulling over what I would do with it. Until this week when I had a brilliant idea. I didn't want it to look new, because you know I'd mess it up anyway with all the use. Instead I'd speed up the process and make it look old. But with a little help from my paints. And so today I will show you how to get an easy worn look for an Ikea stool.
It's my favorite time of the month again, with the International Bloggers Club challenge. We are a group of friends from all over the world who get together every month to share our projects and discuss how things are done in our countries. Last time we shared gift wrapping ideas, and the month before wooden projects.
And now with February right around the corner we are sharing our Valentine's Day crafts with you.
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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