My old prom shoes from when my fiancé and I went together. I painted the bottom of them with acrylic paint I had laying around and cleaned by jody
jody
jody My old prom shoes from when my fiancé and I went together. I painted the bottom of them with acrylic paint I had laying around and cleaned
Inspiration projects
DIY bow holder  I used an old frame and covered the card board with left over giraffe print material from my daughter's 1st bday. Then I hot glued the ends of the extra purple ribbon I had from the part across the board onto the back of the board. I put spray painted cup hooks on the bottom. Hung it Vertically on the wall (tall-not long and laying down) by consuelo
consuelo
consuelo DIY bow holder I used an old frame and covered the card board with left over giraffe print material from my daughter's 1st bday. Then I hot glued the ends of the extra purple ribbon I had from the part across the board onto the back of the board. I put spray painted cup hooks on the bottom. Hung it Vertically on the wall (tall-not long and laying down)
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took an old window and painted the back using paint and my star stencil. I used both house paint and craft paint that I had on hand. I added a touch of brown to my white because I wanted a more distressed look on my old window. I started with the white, wait for it all to dry then paint blue over the white stars in one thick stroke. Do another coat when it drys if desired. Then paint the red stripes by aurelia
aurelia
aurelia took an old window and painted the back using paint and my star stencil. I used both house paint and craft paint that I had on hand. I added a touch of brown to my white because I wanted a more distressed look on my old window. I started with the white, wait for it all to dry then paint blue over the white stars in one thick stroke. Do another coat when it drys if desired. Then paint the red stripes
NittyGritty
Pallet couch -  We wanted a comfy couch area for under our, almost 13 yr old, daughters loft bed. Went pallet shopping..near some dumpsters of course. Used 1  1/2 pallets. Hubby bolted and braced them together, cut and created some little legs for the bottom of it too. I sanded and painted it all black. Purchased a twin mattress and topped it with a fitted sheet. Made a few pillows ( bought a couple at IKEA) and WA-LAA....perfect hang out area, by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
Joao.Almeida.d.Eca Pallet couch - We wanted a comfy couch area for under our, almost 13 yr old, daughters loft bed. Went pallet shopping..near some dumpsters of course. Used 1 1/2 pallets. Hubby bolted and braced them together, cut and created some little legs for the bottom of it too. I sanded and painted it all black. Purchased a twin mattress and topped it with a fitted sheet. Made a few pillows ( bought a couple at IKEA) and WA-LAA....perfect hang out area,
ADVENTURES IN DECORATING
Had this piece of wood I had from high school just laying around the house. Painted it then nailed white fabric tacs into it. by willie
willie
willie Had this piece of wood I had from high school just laying around the house. Painted it then nailed white fabric tacs into it.
school
Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments - After they were cool, I painted them with acrylic paint. After the paint had dried, I sprayed them with clear sealant, which gave them a nice shiny look. For something extra, I took a pic, cut it into a circle and attached with Mod Podge to the back of each ornament. After it was dry, I sprayed it with the clear sealant. by lola
lola
lola Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments - After they were cool, I painted them with acrylic paint. After the paint had dried, I sprayed them with clear sealant, which gave them a nice shiny look. For something extra, I took a pic, cut it into a circle and attached with Mod Podge to the back of each ornament. After it was dry, I sprayed it with the clear sealant.
Christmas Gift Ideas
This session had to have been the coolest idea, and I wish i thought of it. The family went out into a field with buckets of paint. The by amalia
amalia
amalia This session had to have been the coolest idea, and I wish i thought of it. The family went out into a field with buckets of paint. The
Photography -Vintage
How many of you have a spice rack full of glass bottles with ten year old spices caked inside?  Yeah, me too…  That is, until recently when I cleaned out my spice drawer and tossed out all the expired stuff.  Since I cannot bring myself to throw away perfectly good glass bottles, I had a … … Continue reading → by estella
estella
estella How many of you have a spice rack full of glass bottles with ten year old spices caked inside?  Yeah, me too…  That is, until recently when I cleaned out my spice drawer and tossed out all the expired stuff.  Since I cannot bring myself to throw away perfectly good glass bottles, I had a … … Continue reading →
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Gold Painted Leaves....This project was so easy! I had the frames and gold paint already on hand. I used one red oak, one white oak and one maple leaf from my yard. All i did was paint the leaves gold and when they were dry I framed them! by bridgette.jons
bridgette.jons
bridgette.jons Gold Painted Leaves....This project was so easy! I had the frames and gold paint already on hand. I used one red oak, one white oak and one maple leaf from my yard. All i did was paint the leaves gold and when they were dry I framed them!
Crafty Stations
The Black Friar Pub, London.  A landmark of the city that my parents went to at my age, and that I got to go to with them when they went back.  Quite special. by helen
helen
helen The Black Friar Pub, London. A landmark of the city that my parents went to at my age, and that I got to go to with them when they went back. Quite special.
Travels
Nice touch in my mudroom. I went to the dollar store for the frames, I had the paint, and the cute little dog tail hangers are from Ikea! by bessie
bessie
bessie Nice touch in my mudroom. I went to the dollar store for the frames, I had the paint, and the cute little dog tail hangers are from Ikea!
Neat ideas for the home
Horseshoe shelf brackets- these are so easy with a welder.. I had this idea and Bourguiba shelves from ikea and a friend welded these together for me. As well as used some old horse shoes and their nails to make key rings/ coat hangers to stick on the wall. I love them! by shmessa
shmessa
shmessa Horseshoe shelf brackets- these are so easy with a welder.. I had this idea and Bourguiba shelves from ikea and a friend welded these together for me. As well as used some old horse shoes and their nails to make key rings/ coat hangers to stick on the wall. I love them!
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Dang it. I had the bottom left tat in my head for months, and never found a picture of anything like it. Well, there went my idea. by DikWittington
DikWittington
DikWittington Dang it. I had the bottom left tat in my head for months, and never found a picture of anything like it. Well, there went my idea.
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Basement before and after.  I had a really ugly cement floor, but because my basement gets water sometimes (minor), I didn't want carpet.  I used cement paint (brown), along with paint chips (natural tones) from Behr.  Super easy and looks great!  Best result for paint chips is to throw in the air like confetti.  And the kids had fun helping with that!  The walls are covered with twin bed sheets and the bottom border is old folding closet doors. by lenora
lenora
lenora Basement before and after. I had a really ugly cement floor, but because my basement gets water sometimes (minor), I didn't want carpet. I used cement paint (brown), along with paint chips (natural tones) from Behr. Super easy and looks great! Best result for paint chips is to throw in the air like confetti. And the kids had fun helping with that! The walls are covered with twin bed sheets and the bottom border is old folding closet doors.
Apartment inspiration
My kitchen is being changed over to French Country highlighted in red * white. I took old lamps which were aweful & spray painted them white. The lamp shade you see is the beginning of a transformation. It was tan and I needed it red to go with my theme... So fabric paint to the rescue. by harriet
harriet
harriet My kitchen is being changed over to French Country highlighted in red * white. I took old lamps which were aweful & spray painted them white. The lamp shade you see is the beginning of a transformation. It was tan and I needed it red to go with my theme... So fabric paint to the rescue.
For my boy
Monochromatic  or analogous colors for the background. Darkest colors at the top, changing to lightest. Once painted and dried, went over with black tempera paint to create a silhouette of a tree. They needed at least 5 combinations of colors varying from dark to light for swirls.  Then start adding them in layers (D to L)from the top of the sky, middle, to the bottom.  They chose contrasting color combination for the foreground and tree by beatrice
beatrice
beatrice Monochromatic or analogous colors for the background. Darkest colors at the top, changing to lightest. Once painted and dried, went over with black tempera paint to create a silhouette of a tree. They needed at least 5 combinations of colors varying from dark to light for swirls. Then start adding them in layers (D to L)from the top of the sky, middle, to the bottom. They chose contrasting color combination for the foreground and tree
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The blue Ritz plate had to be mine because of the fantastic color, but also because I had another blue and white porcelain container from my old apartment in Paris, and I knew they would look perfect together. by aurelia
aurelia
aurelia The blue Ritz plate had to be mine because of the fantastic color, but also because I had another blue and white porcelain container from my old apartment in Paris, and I knew they would look perfect together.
NittyGritty
Had the scariest experience as a mother tonight.  When I think of all the what it's, I am so grateful my kids are home safe with me!  They are my world and I love them with all of my heart!! by orngblawsm
orngblawsm
orngblawsm Had the scariest experience as a mother tonight. When I think of all the what it's, I am so grateful my kids are home safe with me! They are my world and I love them with all of my heart!!
Quotes
LOVE hand and footprints...I made two of these one for my 24 month old and 5 month old....I used canvas and uses the colors teal and white instead!!! Loved the idea made them for my fiancé birthday!!! Also made them vertical instead of horizontal since I did two!!! by 123abc
123abc
123abc LOVE hand and footprints...I made two of these one for my 24 month old and 5 month old....I used canvas and uses the colors teal and white instead!!! Loved the idea made them for my fiancé birthday!!! Also made them vertical instead of horizontal since I did two!!!
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✯ “When i’m old and gray, i want to have a house by the sea. and paint. with a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. and a damn good kitchen to cook in." ~ Ava Gardner ✯ by kelly.meli
kelly.meli
kelly.meli ✯ “When i’m old and gray, i want to have a house by the sea. and paint. with a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. and a damn good kitchen to cook in." ~ Ava Gardner ✯
bunny
What to do with an ugly coffee table!  How many of us these kind of things laying around the house - well, now we know what to do. Buy, Annie Sloan paint, a couple pieces of thick foam (fabric store) and some upholstery grade fabric. Paint legs, cut several pieces of foam to size, glue together, glue to table top, cover with fabric, fold fabric over bottom of table and staple in place. Viola!!!!!! by isabel
isabel
isabel What to do with an ugly coffee table! How many of us these kind of things laying around the house - well, now we know what to do. Buy, Annie Sloan paint, a couple pieces of thick foam (fabric store) and some upholstery grade fabric. Paint legs, cut several pieces of foam to size, glue together, glue to table top, cover with fabric, fold fabric over bottom of table and staple in place. Viola!!!!!!
Future Home inspiration
Holiday Cupcake Boxes. Lake Forest Park Elementary School. We used silicone cupcake holders from Michael's. (The clay popped right out the next morning - I was kind of nervous!) The kids created various pinch pot tops - I wish I had a group picture. They were painted with metallic acrylic paint! Super cute!!! by rosemarie
rosemarie
rosemarie Holiday Cupcake Boxes. Lake Forest Park Elementary School. We used silicone cupcake holders from Michael's. (The clay popped right out the next morning - I was kind of nervous!) The kids created various pinch pot tops - I wish I had a group picture. They were painted with metallic acrylic paint! Super cute!!!
My Creations
DIY scarf holder! Made from old bangles and a hanger, tied together in rings with cotton string! Took maybe ten minutes and I already had the stuff lying around :D by corrine
corrine
corrine DIY scarf holder! Made from old bangles and a hanger, tied together in rings with cotton string! Took maybe ten minutes and I already had the stuff lying around :D
Apartment
Thanks! I painted the inside of the ornament with Folkart acrylic paint. I just poured the paint in and swirled the paint around the ornament until it was coated and then put it upside on a solo cup to drain out excess paint. I've tried several brands of paint including Applebarn but Folkart works the best for this project to me. The others are too thin and don't stick as well when I turn it upside down to drain. The rest is just vinyl and by charlotte
charlotte
charlotte Thanks! I painted the inside of the ornament with Folkart acrylic paint. I just poured the paint in and swirled the paint around the ornament until it was coated and then put it upside on a solo cup to drain out excess paint. I've tried several brands of paint including Applebarn but Folkart works the best for this project to me. The others are too thin and don't stick as well when I turn it upside down to drain. The rest is just vinyl and
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I painted my dining room curtains today. The curtains came from Ikea and I used fabric medium mixed with the same color of paint on the by marian
marian
marian I painted my dining room curtains today. The curtains came from Ikea and I used fabric medium mixed with the same color of paint on the
Craft Ideas
So cute!  When I had my sons, people at the hospital had baby wreaths and banners on the outside of their doors with their newborns names by hsimitoski
hsimitoski
hsimitoski So cute! When I had my sons, people at the hospital had baby wreaths and banners on the outside of their doors with their newborns names
Crafts & Design
The Sunshine Family Dolls from the 1970s. I didn't have them, but my cousin Michelle did and we had a blast playing with them. by leila
leila
leila The Sunshine Family Dolls from the 1970s. I didn't have them, but my cousin Michelle did and we had a blast playing with them.
Products We Love
My first recycled chandelier.  I took an old brass chandelier and cleaned it up.  All it took was a can of black spray paint, some crystals by BestCover - Accessories on ArtFire
BestCover - Accessories on ArtFire
BestCover - Accessories on ArtFire My first recycled chandelier. I took an old brass chandelier and cleaned it up. All it took was a can of black spray paint, some crystals
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Pinner says: Easy ideas for pops of color in your garden when you don't have a green thumb.I love adding a sense of the unexpected in my garden and these little lady bugs are perfect. They were created using an old tennis ball that I cut in half and a little bit of Portland Cement. Once dried they popped out of the tennis ball easily (it got easier and easier each time I used the same ball). I then spray painted them, added the details and sealed the paint with some outdoor spray sealant. by cathleen
cathleen
cathleen Pinner says: Easy ideas for pops of color in your garden when you don't have a green thumb.I love adding a sense of the unexpected in my garden and these little lady bugs are perfect. They were created using an old tennis ball that I cut in half and a little bit of Portland Cement. Once dried they popped out of the tennis ball easily (it got easier and easier each time I used the same ball). I then spray painted them, added the details and sealed the paint with some outdoor spray sealant.
Products I Love
Our family name.  I purchased extra large cardboard letters from Joann's last year and had the kids (and my husband and I) paint them. by coleen
coleen
coleen Our family name. I purchased extra large cardboard letters from Joann's last year and had the kids (and my husband and I) paint them.
For the Someday
I made these for the first time today. I used almond extract and made them into raspberry linzer cookies. I cut them into star shapes with half having a hole in the star. I brushed them with egg whites and sprinkled on a little almond flour mixed with ZSweet. When cooled, I spread a thin layer of SF raspberry jam on the bottom of one cookie then topped with a second cookie ( the ones with a hole that I had already dusted with powdered Swerve). My husband loved them. by aisha
aisha
aisha I made these for the first time today. I used almond extract and made them into raspberry linzer cookies. I cut them into star shapes with half having a hole in the star. I brushed them with egg whites and sprinkled on a little almond flour mixed with ZSweet. When cooled, I spread a thin layer of SF raspberry jam on the bottom of one cookie then topped with a second cookie ( the ones with a hole that I had already dusted with powdered Swerve). My husband loved them.
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