The weather in Boston has been well, absurd, so I decided to use my snow days to complete some DIY wedding projects. My latest project while easy, took a good amount of time… about four hours to be exact (not including the … Continue reading
I know what you’re thinking… another post on glitter! But the truth is I LOVE me some glitter so naturally I had to add glitter to my new world map! Here is a step by step on adding some more … Continue reading
This table, which I shamelessly picked from my neighbors trash, has been sitting in my basement for 2 years. So I figured enough was enough and got busy on refurbishing the poor thing this past weekend. By using chalkboard paint … Continue reading
My obsession with glitter and chalkboard paint continue this week with my DIY chalkboard jars. I just love how you can take an old jar and turn it into something so pretty… and with chalkboard paint you can write cool … Continue reading
This project made me so happy, but how could anything that involves glitter not make me happy! The best part is you can reuse any spaghetti sauce jar for this project! Talk about being green! What you need: Glass jar … Continue reading
I have been wanting to paint with chalkboard paint for sometime now, but a lack of wall space has put this project on hold. While searching the web last week for one of my clients I found a chalkboard painted … Continue reading
Hope you’re enjoying your holiday season so far!!
Good morning! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! To start off this week right, I thought I would share a few of my latest favorite DIY projects and shopping finds. Enjoy and remember, don’t take Monday too seriously… seriously! … Continue reading
Five years ago my mother started a jewelry company, Me Too Charms, that makes hand stamped silver, copper and gold necklaces & bracelets. This past weekend I learned how to do it! Basically, it is not easy and I found myself saying “crap”, “oh Sh*t”, and “damn it” a lot! By the end of the 2 hours I put into it, I saw improvement! Yay me! What do you think?
NOW – Here is an example of what it really should look like. I know, I have a ways to go!
My mom is amazing at creating one-of-a-kind pieces. The best part is she can customize the disk to whatever you want! I just had her make a necklace for my best friend, Brenna, who is running the Boston Marathon. I had her stamp Brenna’s bib number! Brilliant, I know!
Me Too Charms website: http://metoocharms.com/
Have a good night! 🙂
Refurbished Candle Sticks
I found these candle sticks at Savers this past fall. A busy schedule has kept me from refurbishing them. Until now! This project was so easy. The trick is having the guts to buy something with no appeal and see a new vision for it. Creativity is key!
1. Find something to refurbish
– Visit your local Savers, Goodwill or Salvation Army to find items that have refurbish appeal!
– Start small. Especially if the idea of this seems overwhelming.
– Look for pieces that have quality characteristics.
– These candle sticks had style appeal, constructed well and were priced right. I knew with a little TLC and a good coat of paint I could turn them from gaudy to fabulous!
2. Get your crafting tools out
– If you don’t have any supplies visit Michael’s Craft Store to pick up all your necessities.
– Don’t over think this. One color of paint will work just fine. Sometimes simple is more.
– I originally was going to use crackle paint. But felt simple was better in this case. since the candle sticks already had a design on them.
– Most items you will pick up will need more than a coat of paint. Dont panic. A good cleaning and sanding is sometimes necessary to get a clean look.
– I only had to do light cleaning and sanding. Since the design on the wood was so cool, I decided to keep it. Which was the right choice!
– You may have you use two or three coats of paint to achieve the right look. Don’t be lazy – do it right.
Overall, I think they came out quite nicely!
Have a good night!