DIY | Home Decor: Set of 3 Pictures

Hello there! 

Today’s post will feature a DIY Home Decor project featuring a set of 3 pictures.

This little set of pictures have been hanging around the house FOREVER!!! One day as I was passing by the wall they currently sit on I thought to myself, ‘hmm, these pictures don’t really match any of my current home decor colors or theme’. 

Set of 3 Pictures

The Before

So after a quick trip to Michael’s to pick up a few supplies, using a coupon of course. 🙂 The set of 3 pictures have been refreshed into these beauties!

Set of 3 Pictures

The After

The first step was spray painting the black frames a nice shiny gold. Next this nicely textured white floral design paper was used. The paper was cut down to size and glued on the cardboard backing that came with the pictures. 

Set of 3 Pictures

The next item used were these self-adhesive cooper/goldish colored gems. The gems were glued to the center of each flower on the paper. Even though they were self-adhesive for added durability a dab of glue was added. 

Also used for added flair were these glitter specks.

Again a little dab of glue and a pair of tweezers were used to add the individual specks of glitter. The glitter specks were placed randomly throughout the paper. 

The final look is sooo different and now properly matches the rest of the theme that makes up the basement. Total project cost under $10 for materials! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Until next time!

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DIY | TV Stand Makeover

Hello there,

Today’s post is another furniture makeover, featuring a TV stand makeover. I picked up this TV stand from craigslist for $15.

TV Stand Makeover
The black hardware was removed prior to this picture

After a good wipe down, it was time for paint. I used my favorite little inexpensive chalk paint I picked up from Joann’s. The color used for this project is called, White Adirondack.

It took three coats of paint and really to be honest a fourth coat could have been applied to really finish it off. But I was being lazy and didn’t feel like painting on another coat, so three coats it was!

A light sanding was done between each coat and a quick wipe down. After the three coats of paint two coats of polycrylic was applied to seal it up. I used a synethic brush to apply the paint and sealer.

Next up the hardware. A quick coat of metallic gold spray paint was used on the hinges and knobs to breathe new life into them.

Time to put it altogether and see how she looks!

TV Stand Makeover
TV Stand Makeover

She looks lovely next to my DIY planter makeover if you want to check out that post click here!

TV Stand Makeover

How do you think the TV stand makeover turned out?

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DIY | Planter Makeover

Hey Guys!

I am back with another DIY project. Today’s post will be a planter makeover. This planter was purchased on Craiglist for $10.

planter makeover

Here she is in all her glory! It’s a big plastic planter and when I tell ya it was ugly and needed work, boy I am not lying! In this picture, I’ve already sanded a bit of the rough spots out as best I could.

Next, it was time to measure out the design. I measured 3 inches down from the top and made markings with a pen all the way around.

planter makeover

Then the same step was repeated for the bottom, except this time the measurement was just 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom.

planter makeover

Painter’s tape was added.

planter makeover

Then was time to take this bad boy out to the garage to spray paint it white.

planter makeover

After the paint dried, the old tape came off and new tape went on just below the white paint to line up perfectly with the next color that was going in the middle. Stay with me it’s all going to make sense soon. 🙂

But before the next color went on in the middle, I had to add some paper to protect my beautiful white paint that was just applied.

planter makeover

Now it’s ready for the middle color of paint!

planter makeover

Isn’t she lovely? The gold metallic paint just really makes her pop. Time to remove all the paper.

planter makeoverI actually used the paper to stuff the inside because I didn’t have any planter/floral foam stuff on hand.

Here’s a tip: paint the inside of your planter, I didn’t and kinda wished I had, but I made it work anyway.

Next, I added my moss from the dollar tree (two bags).

planter makeover

All done!

planter makeover

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Brightech | Lightview Flex Magnifying Lamp

**Disclaimer: This light was sent to me for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions remain my own. Some links may be affiliate links!

 

Hey Guys!

Over the last few months, I have been slowly building up my nail stash. In the past, I would go to the nail salon faithfully every two weeks to get a gel manicure. Well, I got tired of spending $35 a pop so I decided to buy all the supplies I needed to do it myself at home.

 

So when Brightech reached out to me to see if I would be willing to review their Lightview Flex Magnifying Lamp I jumped at the opportunity. I just knew it would be just the thing I needed while doing my manicures at home!

Brightech Magnifying Lamp

The lamp is an LED magnifying lamp that comes with a clamp and a base! The neck is adjustable and the 3 inch diopter glass lens is scratch and heat resistant. The light provided is daylight bright light with no glare. The best part: this lamp is super affordable!

Brightech Magnifying Lamp

My workstation is complete!

I am very pleased with this lamp, the base is sturdy and the neck is easy to maneuver with one hand. It provided the perfect amount of light and magnification I needed to see my nails.

Brightech Magnifying Lamp

I haven’t tried the clamp attachment yet but the lamp itself is super easy to attach the neck to the base.

Brightech Magnifying Lamp

This lamp has definitely been a big help for my nails, but can be used for anyone hobby or project where you need to focus and don’t want to strain your eyes. I would recommend it to anyone who needs extra light and magnification.

Brightech Magnifying Lamp

If you would like to purchase this lamp or one similar check out my link!

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DIY | Dining Room Table repurposed

Hey Guys!

Welcome to another DIY project! DIY dining room table.

In this post I will share with you how to repurpose a dining room table and give it new life.

Let’s start with a before picture, shall we.

DIY | Dining Room TableHmmm, where do I begin…..Well let’s start from the bottom up. The rug for starters was too small for the area, it was a 5 x 7. The chair cushions were stained by a couple of then smaller messy kids. They are still messy as teenagers just bigger, in case you wondered. The table itself had some scratches from moving. The plant in the corner was huge and overbearing. The centerpiece was underwhelming. Overall this corner of the home was just dark and uninviting.

Buying a new dining room table was a bit out of the price range and this piece still has great bones, solid wood with granite inlays. I just knew it could be freshened up, all it needed was a makeover!

First up were the granite inlays.

DIY | Dining Room TableAfter removing them from the table, and a good cleaning later they were ready to be covered. Using this Con-Tact paper purchased at The Home Depot.

Here is the after:

DIY | Dining Room TableThis was a little tricky at first, the hardest part was smoothing out the bubbles, a credit card is a perfect tool for the job.

Next up were the chairs. That meant, this project moved down into the basement, old scrap wood was perfect to set the chair on for painting.

DIY | Dining Room Table

Here is the before of the chair

DIY | Dining Room TableThe chalk paint used in this project was by Folk Art in the color Oatmeal, all it took was two coats on all four chairs and the table. A total of 3 bottles was used to completely finish the job. The chalk paint was applied with a cheapy synthetic brush purchased at Joann’s.

DIY | Dining Room TableHere is how the chair looked after one coat

DIY | Dining Room TableAnd here is how it looked after two coats

DIY | Dining Room TableClose up

DIY | Dining Room TableA light sanding in between each coat with 320 grit sandpaper helped give the paint a smooth finish and remove any brush strokes.

To seal the chalk paint wax was the first thought, but after researching Polycrylic won the battle. Since this is a high traffic area I wanted to make sure my paint job held up over time. Three coats of polycrylic and a light sanding in between each coat with the same 320 grit sandpaper was done.

The same steps were repeated for the table.

DIY | Dining Room TableFor the chair cushions 2 yards of fabric was purchased at Joann’s, which was exactly enough to cover all four chairs.  A nice layer of scotch guard was added to help protect it from the messy teenagers.

DIY | Dining Room TableHere is the after photo!

DIY | Dining Room Table

Hello gorgeous 🙂

DIY | Dining Room Table

Let’s start from the bottom up. The rug was replaced with a carpet remnant purchased from a local store. This was by far the priciest item of this whole project. The rug is 7 x 9 feet and it was bound as well. The total cost was $163 including tax. The centerpiece was updated with a vase that was already had on hand, the white sand was purchased at Michael’s and the beige sand was purchased at the Dollar Tree.

The stems were bought from Michael’s in two batches, the first was 40% off each stem. The second batch was buy one get one free. The picture on the right wall replaced the two smaller pictures in the before photo. Just a simple swap was all it took, this picture was in another part of the house. The picture on the left is the same picture, the frame was just spray painted a dark grey to tie into the sectional couch (you can see a little bit of it in the bottom right corner). Finally the huge tree was removed!

I love this pace now, it looks much more bright and open and not to mention like a whole new set of furniture!

What do you guys think?

 

Enjoy!

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