Showing posts with label paint. Show all posts
Showing posts with label paint. Show all posts

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

FRESH LOOK: White & Gold Painted Pot

White and Gold Painted Pot Makeover via homework | carolynshomework.comWhen you have a creative and craft blog, people give you all kinds of goodies because “you can do something with this”. I recently received a bunch of pots and they all have tons of potential.


Monday, March 3, 2014

TRENDING: Marbling by Martha Stewart plus a giveaway

Martha Stewart Marbling via homework | carolynshomework.comHave you noticed marbling projects popping up here and there? I’ve noticed this trend lately and have been fascinated with the technique and the beautiful projects that I’ve seen. As always, Martha Stewart in on-trend or leading the trend with these gorgeous marbling projects featured in the March edition of Martha Stewart Living.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FRESH LOOK: repainted gold table with chevron accents

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape brand painter’s tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

DIY Chevron Painted Table via homework | carolynshomework.comWould you believe this is my first chevron pattern project? I’ve never used the pattern on anything before this and actually you can’t really call this chevron because I switched the pattern a little to create a diamond design.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Celebrations: Black Lace Stenciled Treat Jar

Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.comYou don’t have to spend a lot of money on Halloween décor. Simple items found around your house can be made eerie with a little creativity. Even a recycled jar can work as a treat jar with a little paint and embellishment.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fresh Look: Embellished Wood Boxes {homemade gifts}

Embellished Wood Box via homework (9)I’m having lunch with three friends next week. I used to work with them when I used to get dressed, carry a brief case and drive to the office. We’ve all left the corporate world for one reason or another and supported each other in our various new ventures.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

ETCETERAS: White & Ecru Lace Stenciled Bottle

White & Ecru Lace Stenciled Bottle via homework (5)BSpray painting a wine bottle is such a fun and easy craft project and the results are instantly gratifying. For this project, I added some pretty lace detail and I love how it turned out.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fresh Look: painted basket {faux dipped}

Painted Basket {faux dip dye} via homework (2)I saw some pretty paint dipped baskets on the Martha Stewart craft of the day. Such a fun way to jazz up some plain baskets.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Upcycling: syrup bottle to aqua pitcher

Upcycled Syrup Pitcher via homework (9)Do you like my new rare antiquity? Or at least I can pretend it’s an antiquity. It’s not as convincing as I had envisioned it would be but it’s still a fun faux upcycle project.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Etceteras: inspired by turquoise {crackle paint}

I’ve been experimenting with different crackle paint methods. Awhile back, I tried out the Elmer’s Glue process on this little bird. The crackles were quite large and I wanted to make something with fine crackles.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fresh Look: maison blanche vanille | hutch makeover {& giveaway}

Maison Blanche Vanilla {hutch makeover} (9)I’m so excited to show you my dining room hutch makeover. I’ve been wanting to paint this hutch for the longest time. But for whatever reason it just never got done.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Little Craft: piggy piggy bank

Piggy Bank 7Using plastic animal in crafts have been very popular for awhile now. I created some jars a few years and I’ve seen some fun and creative projects on Pinterest.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Etceteras: homemade clay {take 1}

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


Have you ever made homemade clay? I clipped a clay recipe long ago and have been wanting to try it out.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Etceteras: perk up a dollar store trivet

Trivet 5I picked up a plain wooden trivet at the dollar store recently and once again, I’m saying to myself “why didn’t I get more?”. They’re like blank canvases. You could paint them in bright colors, paint the slats with an ombre effect or paint and stencil them like I did.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Show & Tell: french herb pots and cha wrap up

Today I want to share with you the craft that I made at the Craft and Hobby Association {CHA} show last week. I was invited by the wonderful people at Plaid to be a guest in their booth and give a demonstration. I was incredibly flattered to be asked and it was exciting and nerve-wracking.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Etceteras: painted feathers

Lately, I’ve seen some pretty painted feathers on Pinterest and other sites. The edges are painted in cheery colors and I love the effect. I mentally filed away the idea.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Celebrations: it takes a glitter village

Every year I like to change up my holiday décor. Some years have been all natural elements but this year I’ve gone glitter crazy!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fresh Look: my first roadside rescue {bookcase makeover}

Blog Bookshelf Makeover
First let me start by saying, I tip my hat to you ladies and gents that do these roadside rescues on a regular basis. I’ve seen your photos. I’ve read your tutorials. You grab the item at the side of the road. Bring it home. Sand it up, add some pretty chalk paint and show us your beautiful new piece of furniture.

Now I’m even more impressed with you diy rescuers because it’s a lot of work. There are creepy crawlies to deal with. Water damage. Ugly old stain that won’t go away. Storage issues and weather conditions to consider. I somehow muddled through all of those and finished my first roadside rescue.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fresh Look: my kitchen chicken {crackle paint technique}



Have you ever used a crackle paint technique? It’s something that’s been on my list for awhile and I found the perfect test subject in my kitchen.



Nestled on my spice shelf was this cute speckled chicken. I’ve had it for years and although I don’t have  country kitchen décor, she’s been happily sitting there looking very country for the longest time. Funny how things just start to blend in. Time for a fresh look…


Crackle Paint Examples FinalPhoto Sources:  1. Cameron Homemade   2. Frivoli Tea   3.  Wild Roses & Blackberries   4.  EHow
You can buy crackle paint medium or you can diy with Elmer’s Glue. Here’s the Elmer’s glue tutorial from their site. It couldn’t be easier.

How do I use Elmer's to create the painted crackle effect or antique look on furniture or crafts?
  1. Paint the object or furniture with an acrylic craft paint. Let dry.
  2. Cover the paint with a coat of Elmer's Glue-All glue.
  3. While still wet, paint on another coat of a different color of acrylic paint. The painted item will begin to crackle as it dries.
  4. When dry, cover with another coat of the Elmer's Glue-All as a sealer.

Blog White Chicken
I followed the instructions but my chicken didn’t crackle very much with one side having more cracks than the other. I had read that a thicker application of glue will result in large cracks and a thinner application will result in small cracks. In my attempt to get a lot of small crackles, I don’t think I applied enough glue.



It’s okay – she was test subject and I’ll practice the crackle technique on another piece using more glue next time.



In the meantime, she’s back up with my spices looking less country and partially crackled. 

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Carolyn
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