Saturday, July 30, 2022

DIY: Shabby Chic Little Stool Makeover

 Hello Lovelies :)

How are you doing today?

Only a small stoll from the thrift store, a bit paint and fabric is needed for this super easy project 🤗. I am not a professional upholsterer, but this form of stool is very easy to upholster.

 this is the little stoll I bought for a very fair price.

Start by removing old nails and the old fabric with a flat small screwdriver and help you with a plierd. Don't throw the old fabric!

Paint two coats with Warm Cream and make sure you let it dry between coat and coat. I used a fine brush for this.

Make sure you paint absolutely everywhere.

Put a neutral lining fabric on the bottom and staple very well. I used the old fabrics from bottom and top as pattern to cut the new fabrics.

Now do the same procedure for the top. I used here My First Rose from my own Shabby Chic fabric collection 🤗 Sofar, I have designed my first 4 fabrics in linen , such beautiful quality, I am so happy, but of course, it is not strong enough to upholster, so, I have also printed my fabrics in strong upholstery material, so I can make a couple of these type of projects too.

Add some laces or ribbons to hide the staples.

And of course 1 minute DIY Video for you, just press the link below :)

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Do you like it?

You can watch the 1 minute (and a bit longer) video on how to do it.

I would love to see yours 💕



DIY: Painting Wooden Boxes- Trays with metallic paint

 Hello Lovelies

I hope you are having a great day.

You can give new life to these wooden boxes by painting them with Vintage Paint and for some extras, I used flexible ornaments and decoupage:) I had a lot of fun, and I hope you too.

So this is what we are doing today :)

First, I painted the box in metallic gold and let it dry. Something super important, Vintage Paint is an ecological paint made of natural products, the pigments might remind on the bottom of the tin, so remember always to stirr super super well before you start painting.

Then I heated the Woodwill it was bendable. That will take me perhaps 1 minute or less, all depends of the size and thickness of the ornamente.

Then I cut it in half because it was to big for the box. Good thing: I can use the other half for another project yeahhhh!! :)

I glued it to the box.

and pressed for some minutes to make sure it stays well positioned.

I waxed the ornament with black wax and patina waxes I also added some wax in different areas of the box. Also the corners inside.

Then it ocurred to me to decorate the inside with decoupage, of course I should have waited with waxing inside because then it‘s difficult that the glue adheres, but since I waxed only the inside corners, it wasn‘t a problem. You just have to make sure that the waxing step of your project is the absolutly last step :)

I decided to use this decoupage from ReDesign, it matches very nicely with the metallic colors in silver, gold and bronze… As you will see in the next picture, I did 3 of these boxes and wanted to make many more.

Have a look at the 1 minute video and let me know what you think.



                                                    tadaddaaa the final result

view from above

view from the front you can see how nice is the contrast with the black wax and the blue patina wax.

again, here another closeup :) for this ornament I used the turquoise patina.

and like this  they looked before.

Have a look at my 1 minute Video to follow the steps.
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Friday, July 29, 2022

DIY: Painting Wood Box Ideas

Hello lovely people.

For sure, you have empty old wooden boxes at home right? me too :) so I resqued this old grappa box and made a romantic memory box out of it. I LOVEEEEEEE boxes, and find them super useful.

I am showing you a painting wooden box idea and I hope you like the transformation.

See below the step by step with pictures and a 1 minute video.



To start with, let me first show you the final result :) I like to show the beauty first.

Now I will show you how the box looked before :)

This is the old grappa box

I removed all old front plastic ornament using a dryer and a putty knife

To paint this wood box 
I mixed Warm Cream

I mixed both of them until I got a thick paste. You decide if you want it thicker or less thick paste. Make sure that you use all the mix, because it will become hard soon, you won't be able to reuse it. I prepared the mix in a carton plato to through it away or can wash the container you use, but you have to do it right away before the mix gets hard-

I applied the mix on top of of the wooden box. I used a flexible spatula for that and work in diferent directions in order to create an uneven structure. You don't need to be careful.

While I waited that the paint drys. I painted inside with Warm Cream too, but this time I used the paint without Structure Powder. The paint is super creamy and easy to apply.

When the paint on the outside was dry. I painted a second coat with Powder Blue

Then, with the hair dryer, I heated the Woodwill flexible ornament until it became flexible. Sometimes is good to heat the ornament even if you are going to use it on flat surfaces. This time, I was to fast and I heated it before I wax/pain the ornament. You can decide yourself if you want to paint/wax it before you glue it or after.

With a thin pinsel, I waxed the ornament in bronze wax a beautiful color and such a great contrast with Powder Blue.

I used glue for wood to fix it on top of the box.

In the inside, I used an old French Postcard and nice flowerly paper. I used normal white glue for that.

With a putting knife, I removed some paint to age even more my box.

And finally I added Black Wax in specific areas of the box inside and outside. Inside I also waxed the flowerly paper, it was new and I wanted to give it an old look.

also painted the lock and waxed around it.

You see, now the paper looks much older with the black wax.

Now the box is ready to hide some love letters or jewelry for example?

So you see, painting wood boxes can be so much fun.

Let me show you in one minute Youtube video how I did it.
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Have a wonderful day