Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts

Monday, February 3, 2014

DIY: Valentine's Day Decor

Valentine's Day is around the corner, so I'm sharing some DIY decor ideas that are simple to make and don't take up too much time out of the day to accomplish.  Let me know if you decide to try any of these out!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DIY: French Tip Heels

Have any of you seen one of the latest trends - french tip heels?  I am in love with the appearance of them, but not so much with the cost!  If you're like me and you don't feel like dropping $200 for french tip heels, then this DIY is perfect for you.  I stopped by my local craft store (Michael's) and picked up the following items:

1 bottle of acrylic paint (color of choice)
1 can of acrylic protective spray
Painter's tape

Grab any pair of high heels that you would like to "make over" with a french tip look.

Create a cap at the tip of your heels using painter's tape to outline, and firmly press along the edges to secure the lining.

Using a small paint brush, carefully paint a few coats of acrylic paint within the outlined area of your shoes.  Let it dry for 25 minutes.

Spray a thin layer of acrylic protective spray over the french tip.

It only cost me about $15 to complete these beauties.  I love the chic look that they give these shoes!

Monday, April 9, 2012

DIY: Transforming A Simple Bookcase

I'm so excited to share with you my most recent DIY project that I dove into over the weekend.  As I mentioned before, I am revamping the decor in my condo and I decided to give my boring black bookcase a makeover!  It's a great way to add a little personality to any room, and it's simple to create.  I really appreciate the look of white furniture with silver accents because of the chic and clean look of it.  Currently, my condo has plenty of black furniture so I wanted to transform to something that is a little bit lighter in tone. 

What you will need:
1 old piece of furniture (or furniture that needs updating)
3 cans of Painter's Touch Ultra Coverage 2X Spray Paint (Satin/Blossom White)
1 shower curtain
Decal print of your choice (I purchased mine from Designed Beginnings Wall Decals)
1 can of acrylic white paint
1 can of acrylic dark gray paint
1 foam paint brush

Step 1) Remove the shelving units from your bookcase.

Step 2) Gather your spray paint cans (from any local hardware or craft store).

Step 3) Take your shower curtain and lay it out on the surface which you will be painting on, to prevent from getting paint on anything else.
Step 4) Place your bookcase on top of the laid out shower curtain.

Step 5) Coat the entire bookcase and shelves with white spray paint.  Let it dry for 3-4 hours.
Step 6) Mix together your white and dark gray acrylic paints.  This step is optional, as I couldn't find a light gray tone that I was looking for.  Therefore, I mixed two colors together to create the look that I was going for.  Coat the entire interior of your bookcase with this paint mixture.  Let it dry for another 3 hours.
Step 7) Carefully remove the printed decal from its sheeting and place it on the back panel of your bookcase. 

Step 8) Here is my finished piece!  I love how it turned out, and now it's inspired me to refurnish some other items in my condo.  Enjoy =]