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Home Matters Linky Party #153 - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Home Matters Linky Party # 153

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.  If you’re not a blogger, you’ll still find tons of great inspiration for your next project or great recipes for your family .

 

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Autumn starts next Friday! Are you ready? Well, you are in the right place, so thanks for stopping by to party with us! We have loads of talented bloggers sharing their inspiration and creativity. We know you will find things you love.

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
Michelle is a mom of 2 grown children. She lives in Connecticut, where she sells her refinished furniture locally, loves thrift shopping, flea markets, and sharing her DIY projects and craft ideas.
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 153. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Michelle shows us her Farmhouse Style Neutral Fall Mantel

Say, “Yum!” to this German Pancakes Recipe from Lorelai

Say, “Hello!” to our September 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.Lorelai…

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 153. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Sheena gives us a Home Tour – Decorating For Fall

Industrial Farmhouse Kitchen Lighting from Emily

Nina asks What’s Your Side Hustle?

Check out this DIY Dollar Store Fall Wreath from Donna

Julie shares super tasty Crockpot Asian Honey Chicken

Make Ribbon Pumpkins with Sahana

Colleen shares her Antique Hutch Makeover

Get the flavors of Fall with Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe from Nicole

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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 153. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

We have beautiful ideas for your Autumn decorating and some delicious seasonal recieps too. Enjoy!

Free Fall Printable Autumn Garland Decor - Happy Happy Nester - HMLP 153 Feature

Free Fall Printable Autumn Garland Decor from Janine @ Happy Happy Nester

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Fall Pumpkin Bucket - How To Nest For Less - HMLP 153 Feature

Farmhouse Pumpkin Bucket from Erin @ How To Nest For Less

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15 Fall Garden to Table Recipes - Angie The Freckled Rose - HMLP 153 Feature

15 Fall Garden to Table Recipes from Angie @ Angie The Freckled Rose

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Easy DIY Leaf Stamped Dish Towel - Flamingo Toes - HMLP 153 Feature

Easy DIY Leaf Stamped Dish Towel from Bev @ Flamingo Toes

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Popcorn Boo Bark - Living La Vida Holoka - HMLP 153 Feature

Popcorn Boo Bark from Jessica @ Living La Vida Holoka

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

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The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

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Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found as much inspiration as I have.  I’ll have a few new projects for fall coming up in the ncxt week or so including my fall home tour. Did someone say s’mores and cider bar?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

Home Matters Linky Party #152

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. So much inspiration on one place!

Home Matters Linky Party #152!

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Happy September! We are loving seeing all the wonderful Fall and Halloween inspiration! It’s lovely to see you here at Home Matters, and we are eager to see what you have to share. Enjoy the creativity!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 152. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST

Lorelai shares a yummy Avocado Eggs Florentine Toast Recipe

DIY Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiary from Michelle

Say, “Hello!” to our September 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Donna shares another Thrift Store Coffee Table Makeover

How Many Hats Are You Wearing from Nina

Sheena brings us $100 Room Challenge Laundry Room Makeover Week 1

DIY Fall Wreath brought to us from Sahana

Nicole shares an adorable Halloween Countdown

Budget Friendly Fall DIY Projects from Colleen

Emily tells us all about Making Kitchen Cleaning Easy

Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili from Julie

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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 152. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST

Fall is almost here and there is something for everyone in this week’s features! We’ve got some fabulous ideas for Fall, Halloween and DIY projects for you! Enjoy!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 152. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST

White Wine Apple Cider Sangria from Jenny @ Honey and Birch

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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 152. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST

20 Laundry Room Makeovers from Erin & Ben @ How To Nest For Less

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16 Halloween Treats For Partiesfrom Katie @ Tuxedo Cats and Coffee

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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 152. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST

DIY Rustic Fall Grapevine Wreath from Heather @ Centsible Chateau

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Paper Pumpkinsfrom Linda @ Crafts A La Mode

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!
Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

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If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

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The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

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Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

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Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you next week! 

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

Home Matters Linky Party #151 - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Home Matters Linky Party #151

Looking for some inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts and projects, and make new friends. There are so many fun projects here you can’t help but feel inspired!

I’m so excited to be guest Co-Hosting the party for September and can’t wait to share some of the fall projects I’ve been working on!

 

Home Matters Linky Party #151!

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Happy September! It’s lovely to see you here at Home Matters, and we are eager to see what you have to share. Enjoy the creativiy and inspiration.

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
Michelle is a mom of 2 grown children. She lives in Connecticut, where she sells her refinished furniture locally, loves thrift shopping, flea markets, and sharing her DIY projects and craft ideas.
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Michelle Creates A Neutral Rustic Fall Tablescape

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Say, “Hello!” to our September 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Colleen at Life on Kaydeross Creek:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Colleen shares Thrift Store Table Makeover Color Wash Paint Technique

Check out these Kids School Lunch Ideas from Nicole

Nina brings us DIY Autumn Decorating Ideas

Oh, yum! Cinnamon Honey Butter from Julie

Got Boxes? Sahana helps us DIY Baskets 2-Ways From Shipping Boxes

Emily shares her Kitchen Accessory Wish List

Fabulously Frugal Outdoor Decorations For Fall from Donna

Sheena shares the RV Renovations “Before” Tour

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Are you ready for Autumn? Let us help. We’ve got some fabulous Fall ideas for hearth, home, and table. Enjoy!

DIY Faux Pumpkin Garland - Timeless Creations MN - HMLP Feature 151

DIY Faux Pumpkin Garland from Kristen @ Timeless Creations MN

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Free Printable Fall Cleaning Schedule - A Cultivated Nest - HMLP Feature 151

Free Printable Fall Cleaning Schedule from Manuela @ A Cultivated Nest

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17 Of The Best Ever Apple Recipes - A Proverbs 31 Wife - HMLP Feature 151

17 Of The Best Ever Apple Recipes from Kendra @ A Proverbs 31 Wife

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DIY Lanterns Upcycled From Thrifted Path Lights-Thrift Diving -HMLP Feature 151

DIY Lanterns Upcycled From Thrifted Path Lights from Serena @ Thrift Diving

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DIY Painted Wood Heart from Marie @ Rever En Couleur

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Featured at Home Matters Linky Party

Are you ready to Party?

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The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

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Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

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By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

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Thank you SO much for stopping by today and spending some of your time checking out the projects. I hope you discovered some projects you’d like to try. I know I did. 🙂

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

Thrift Store Table Makeover - Color wash paint technique with Antique Wax and stain completed - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Thrift Store Table Makeover & Color Wash Paint Technique

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week! I’m busy working on a bunch of projects thanks to a very successful trip to my favorite thrift stores last weekend. Sometimes you just hit it right and find things you didn’t even know you needed. Has this ever happened to you? 🙂

This poor little kitchen table just seemed to speak to me. I took one look at it and I could see it all pretty again with a new coat of paint and fresh stain. So home it came and today, I’m sharing my thrift store table makeover with you.

Before…

Here she is before in a very dated and dull muted maple brown color. I know you’re not going to believe this but I got her for, drum roll please, $15.  I think it was because one of the legs was coming off but it just needed to have the bolts put in correctly and tightened and she was as good as new. I love the fluted legs and side rails.

 

Thrift Store Table Makeover - color wash - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The Plan: New stain for the top and paint for the legs.

After a good cleaning, I stripped the old stain off of the top. This was quite the process because that stain was like baked on there. I had to apply the stripper 3 times and scrape like crazy. Then I sanded it for what seemed like hours with the palm sander. (realistically, it was probably 20 minutes 🙂 ) I got all of the chips and scratches out too. Finally, it was clean and ready to stain with a more modern color.

 

Thrift Store Table Makeover - ready for new stain and color wash - Painted Furniture - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The new stain I chose was a bit darker but more translucent. I mixed some Watco Danish Oil in Dark Walnut with Ipswich Pine and came up with something I liked. It’s a bit more fresh and I like the way you can see the wood grain through it. You can see the difference in color from the top and the legs.

 

Thrift Store Table Makeover - new stain and color wash - Painted furniture -Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Once it was dry, I gave it 3 coats of poly to make was it durable. I love the way the top turned out!!

 

Thrift Store Table Makeover - Stained top - Color wash paint technique - Life on Kaydeross Creek

The Paint Technique:

This was one of those projects I could see completed in my head while I was buying the piece. I saw the colors mixed together and knew it had to be green and blue. I started by giving the bottom a coat of homemade chalk paint in a mix of sage green and cobblestone from Country Chic Paint that I had used on the Antique Cabinet Makeover. What I got was this nice gray/green.

 

Thrift Store Table Makeover - Color wash paint technique - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I wanted to “wash”  the blue on top of the green so it almost looked like a water color effect. To get the right blue I had in mind, I mixed navy blue from my son’s room with a bit of craft paint in Island Blue. It was exactly what I wanted.

I mixed a half a cup of warm water with a quarter cup of plaster of Paris and then mixed it into about 3/4 cup of paint. I wanted it to be a bit runny so I could wipe it off easily.

I brushed just a bit of the paint on and then wiped it off with a dry cotton cloth. I kept a damp cloth near me in case the paint got too heavy on the surface and I cold wipe it off. I also kept the green paint handy if I needed to touch it up.

 

Thrift Store Table Makeover - Color wash paint technique with Antique Wax and stain - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

After I gave the entire piece the blue “wash” I sanded down the edges of the corners on the legs where it would wear down if someone rubbed against it over time. I used 120 grit sandpaper to bring out the wood underneath.

Then I used my favorite Country Chic Paint Antiquing Wax over the legs and sides to give it a more aged look.

 

Thrift Store Table Makeover - Stained top - Color wash paint technique - Antiquing Wax - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love the way this table makeover came out! All of the layers of paint and stain give it such farmhouse character.

 

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Why not create something completely unique for your home? The color combinations are endless. Do you have a piece of furniture you could try this with? If not, maybe you could head to your favorite thrift store and see what speaks to you. 🙂

I’d love to see your projects if you try this paint technique!

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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14 Creative Ways to Display Flowers

Hey everyone! We took a little break last week for some much needed family time and now we’re trying to soak up every last bit of these summer days. I’m trying to keep things simple and that means with decorating, too. One easy and inexpensive way to brighten any room is by adding a pretty bouquet of flowers. They make me happy especially when displayed in unexpected ways. So today I thought I would share 14 creative ways to display flowers that make an big impact.

Think outside the vase!

#1. Vintage Tins or Canisters

With so many sizes and colors to choose from, this is a farmhouse favorite.

 

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#2. Dishes

Break out the saucers and cups or gravy boats.

 

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#3. Old Trophies

How about in a beautiful antique trophy? I love the patina and shape of this one from 12th and White.

 

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Faded Charm

#4. Glass Bottles

These are classic whether grouped together…

 

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Or by themselves…

 

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Or different colors…

 

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#5. Suitcases or Trunks

How about in a suitcase. Who would have thought?? How clever!

 

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#6. Wooden boxes or Crates

Truly are farmhouse favorite!

 

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#7. Tin Cans or Buckets

 

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#8 Tea & Coffee Pots

 

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#9. Fruits and Vegetables

Creative ways with food…

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#10. Kitchen Gadgets

Do you have an old colander ?

 

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#11. Baskets

 

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#12. Crocks

 

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#13. Old Tool Boxes

Functional and pretty!

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#13. Watering Cans

 

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#14. Embellished White Pitchers

Of course my very favorite way to display flowers is with one of my white farmhouse pitchers.  To add another layer, simply add embellishments to the outside.

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TIP: I find the most amazing flowers at my local grocery store. They are 3 small bouquets for $15 and I mix in faux to make them go even further. Can you tell which ones above are faux?

So whether you use real or faux flowers, why not think outside the vase and create something unique for your home? What’s your favorite way to display flowers?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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A Colorful DIY Alternative for a Front Door Wreath

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a great week and enjoying your summer so far. Today’s project is an easy thrift store upcycle and a twist on the old front door wreath.  It’s a fun way to welcome your guests with added color and personality, besides yours, of course. 🙂   This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure here

 

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Kim | Made in a Day Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Pili | Sweet Things

Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay    Sue | A Purdy Little House

Kimm | Reinvented    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Toni | Small Home Soul     Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela

 Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Marie | DIY Adulation    Chelsea | Making Manzanita

Michelle | Michelle James Designs     Denise | My Thrifty House    Sara | Twelve on Main

Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den

Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Florence | Vintage Southern Picks

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The idea.

I have a few wreaths I like to use on our front door throughout the seasons and I have even made a few which you can see here and here.  For summer, though, I was in the mood to change it up a bit.

Do you ever feel like that?  Just want to do something different for a change?

It just so happens,  I was fortunate enough to find this old basket on one of my thrifty outings for a whopping $1.99. I’ve been super into bright pink flowers lately and as soon as I saw it I could picture pretty pink flowers on our front porch popping off the gray door and green siding.

 

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Front door wreath alternative supplies:

  • half basket/ thrift store basket
  • spray paint
  • burlap
  • spray adhesive
  • stencils
  • stencil brush
  • craft paint
  • upholstery tacks
  • faux flowers

 

Getting Started

I gave it a good cleaning with a little water and dish detergent.  Once it was dry, I broke out the white spray paint because I wasn’t crazy about what felt like a dated brown color.

 

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Oh gosh, no, the white did not work for me at all. Something about it just seemed too forced or springy or too toddler bicycle basket.  Honestly, sometimes a plan doesn’t always work out.

Plan B

Since I was going for a more farmhouse-y feel, I broke out the Oil Rubbed Bronze color I adore instead.

 

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Ah, much better. It just seemed more crisp and clean than the original brown.

From here I wanted to add some color. I decided to add a layer of burlap for contrast with a welcome stencil in pink. The burlap is not always easy to cut and with this one, I had to cut it at a bit of an angle to taper with the shape of the basket.

 

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For the paint, I used a mix of different color craft paints to get a red-ish pink that seemed happy to me. I applied it with my stencil brush. Easy peasy.

 

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When it was dry,  I sprayed the back of the burlap with the adhesive spray and centered it on the basket. For added interest, I used a hot glue gun to adhere upholstery tacks in the corners. I’ve used these before in my faux vintage suitcase project which was another thrift store upcycle.

 

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I tied a piece of burlap in a circle and used it to hang the basket on the door. As it was hanging, I placed the faux flowers I had picked up at Michaels inside until I had something I liked. The nice part is the flowers are not permanent so I can use them again in the house or use different ones in the basket.

The result.

An easy, DIY  alternative to your usual front door wreath to welcome family and friends.

 

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Do you have something fun or out of the ordinary on your door or an idea for something different? Whatever it is you’re working on, I’d love to hear about it.

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

 


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!

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Painted Furniture – Antique Cabinet Makeover

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing the crazy makeover of an antique cabinet I picked up at a garage sale for just $40. It was tired and old and in major need of some TLC. It was also one of those things where I didn’t need a cabinet in this shape or size but it just spoke to me and said “Colleen, please take me home and make me pretty again”. Fortunately, I love painted furniture so I listened.

 

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I fell in love…

with the curves of the legs and the glass doors and side panels. Unfortunately, the doors were falling off a bit and the trim at the top was broken and needed to be replaced. We removed the doors (to be saved for another project) and the broken trim, gave it a good cleaning and sanded it down.  I kind of liked the rustic/industrial feel of it so we used it like that for a awhile just to see if it was  a good fit.

 

 

This picture is from a post I did on making a simple sign from scrap wood and you can see that here.  I liked it but recently decided that it needed a good coat of paint.

It’s amazing what a good coat of paint can do, am I right? If I had a dollar for every time I said that 🙂

I had seen Country Chic Paint on some of my favorite blogs and on line (I love their tutorials on paint techniques) so I decided to give it a try along with their wax. I’m so glad I did. 🙂

 

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Since we had already sanded the cabinet down a bit, I didn’t really have much prep work to do other than to give it a good cleaning.

 

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This was my first time using the Country Chic Paint so I wasn’t familiar with how it would cover, (plus, I wasn’t sure how the dark stain left on the piece would darken the paint color) so I primed it first. Call me old school.

 

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So different already! Then I gave it a coat of the Country Chic Paint in the color Cobblestone. They have a ton of colors to choose from which you can see here.

 

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The paint went on really easily and dried so quickly in a nice soft finish. I left the back white initially because I had thought about applying shelf liner or wall paper for a different look. Then I decided that the antique look I was going for didn’t really go with that so I painted the whole thing. I had to touch up here and there but I was really surprised that the container covered the entire piece.

After it had dried completely, I broke out the palm sander and went over the edges to “rough it up” a bit.

 

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You can see where the sander opened up the wood and brought the white paint out a bit too .

Now to apply the wax…

I love this part! This is one of the drawers before wax with the Cobblestone.

 

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I used an old paint brush to apply the wax. I dipped it into the container and swirled it around a bit to work it into the brush.

 

 

 

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I like to do an “X” pattern and circle motion with the brush so there are no lines and it’s more random.

 

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And then wipe/rub it in really well with a cotton rag.  See the difference in the color from the top to the bottom?

 

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By sanding the piece, the wax gets worked into the grooves of the raw wood on the painted furniture, brings out the dark tone and “ages” the piece.  It’s really noticeable in the details and the trim. Yummy, rustic, farmhouse, aged goodness. 🙂

 

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The wax was really easy to use and had no odor at all. I absolutely love the color it gave the piece and the antiqued look.

One more detail…

To finish off the top, we added a piece of moulding. I couldn’t really find exactly what I wanted, one with more detail, but this piece worked well. I’m not gonna lie, it was a bear to cut the angles because it had been so long and we had a bit of a problem with one of the corners. Nothing a little spackle can’t fix. 🙂

 

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I could only get the trim piece in white so I had to improvise when it came to the color. I wanted the new piece to blend in like it was always there. You’re gonna think I’m crazy but I used brown craft paint as a base for my Cobblestone color so that when I sanded it down a bit the brown would show through.

 

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I even went back over after the paint and wax just to make it all look seamless. It worked like a charm. What do you think?

 

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I love, love, love the way this piece came out!  I also loved working with the Country Chic Paint and the wax is just awesome sauce. A little goes such a long way and really brings out extra character in painted furniture. I have already used it again on another project which I will share with you soon. I’ll also share a quick new video on how to use the wax as well.

 

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Do you have a piece that could use a little love? Keep your ears open next time your at a garage sale or flea market and you just might find one speaking to you.

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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How to Create a Gallery Wall on a Budget

Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing some tips on how to create a unique gallery wall without breaking the bank. I love the way a gallery wall adds tons of character to a space. There are no rules when it comes to creating one so go beyond photos and think about the many combinations of elements you can use. The one I’m creating today is for my daughter’s room and started out like this…

 

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Pretty basic, I know. When we did this makeover a few years ago, I was running out of time (energy, honestly) and wanted something simple so I added this small, monochromatic gallery. My daughter is a tween now (Lord, help me) so I want to update it and add some color to this space to go along with her colorful personality. 🙂

When I create a gallery, I start by finding inspiration from colors in the room.  In this case, I pulled out several colors in her quilt including green, pink and blue.

 

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I picked out this pretty scrapbook paper in those colors.

 

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To get the look I was going for and to stay on budget, I mixed some old pieces I had with some some new things.

MATERIALS FOR THE GALLERY WALL:

  • thrift store frames and store bought frames
  • scrapbook paper
  • craft paint
  • wooden craft letters
  • Scrap wood
  • stencils
  • stencil brush
  • saw tooth hangers
  • spackle

THE PROCESS:

I started by taking down the old gallery, spackling the nail holes and touching up the paint so I could start fresh. To make sure I spaced everything out correctly, I measured the wall space I wanted to fill (42 x 54) and taped out that dimension on the floor.

 

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Then I gathered those pieces I had originally used, my frames, some plain craft letters and the scrapbook paper. I love using scrapbook paper for decor. See how I used it to make art HERE.

 

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Then I started placing different pieces in the space, playing around with size an shape.  I started with the bigger pieces first and laid out my design. The trick is to have different size pieces, different textures and colors and different types of materials. It’s important to get size and shape placed first because if the color isn’t right, you can always break out the craft paint or spray paint, which I have to do here. I tried a few different combinations until I got what I wanted.

ONE OPTION…

 

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Here is the layout I finally decided on. I like how the shapes are spaced out. The materials. including the wooden elements, seem balanced but I’m ready for some color. Here’s how I’ll add color to the layout:

 

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One of the pieces I wanted to use was this “She BELIEVED she could so she did” printable that I made using a free program called Canva. I made it using the same colors I pulled from the quilt.

 

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After painting the pieces as labeled above and adding the scrapbook paper to a few of the frames I started hanging the pieces on the wall. I started with the largest piece and then worked out from there.

 

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Then build up and out.

 

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I ended up moving things slightly and adjusting a bit as I went (I’m not gonna lie, there are a few more holes in the wall than I would like)

THE FINAL PRODUCT:

 

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I love all of the bright colors and how happy they make the room feel. Much more personality, right??

 

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Here are a few other gallery walls I have created. In my Master Bedroom, you can see where I mixed in prints, textured frames and different colors using a few gold frames as well as brown to tie in the dresser. I picked these frames up at different thrift stores and garage sales and then used spray paint to tie them all together.  I also painted the lamp to match.

 

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Here is one I did for a client in her living room. We mixed in frames, family photos, their initial from their last name in different colors and sizes and their favorite saying. This gallery not only helps tie the colors of the room together but has special meaning for this family.

 

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Whether it’s monochromatic, perfectly spaced or random, creating a wall gallery is a great way to add personality to your home. The possibilities are endless and creating one of these gallery walls does not have to break the bank. Thrift store frames combined with some DIY craft projects and garage sale prints or a piece of art found at Target or on Amazon can create something completely unique for your home.  What kind of gallery wall would you create?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

 

 

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How to Create a Summer Vignette on a Budget

Hey everyone! Summer has finally arrived in the Northeast. With it came quite a bit of rain, but I’ll take it.  I will be sharing our summer home tour soon but today I wanted to share two easy DIY projects to help create a unique and budget friendly summer vignette.  I’m loving all different shades of blue right now especially a bright ocean blue and these projects are a great way to add that pop of color to your space. It all started with this piece I picked up at Home Goods. It just screams summer to me.

 

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Mmm, so pretty and so relaxed. That just had to be the jumping off point for my shades of blue summer theme.

Project #1: Fresh Cut Flowers Sign.

 

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I love using signs to add personality to a space. You can see my FARMHOUSE sign here and my COFFEE sign here.  I have to be honest, I saw something very similar to this on one of those expensive home decor websites but for the life of me, I can’t remember where. I really like the watercolor look and how soothing the blues are with the swirly clouds of brown and white. I started my version with a scrap piece of MDF we had left over from the laundry makeover.

 

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I gave it a quick couple of coats with creamy white chalk paint so it was solid white. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture during this next step. I put a very little bit of blue paint  on a paint brush (almost dry) and went over the white in a swiping motion. Where I thought there was too much paint, I wiped it off with a cotton rag. I wanted it to look almost like clouds. Where it was too blue, I went back over with a tiny bit of creamy white.

 

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When I was happy with the color mix, I wanted a really muddled look so I broke out the palm sander and went over the edges and random spots on the board to bring out some of the brown.

 

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I love the blues and browns together. The sanding actually pulled out more white as well and it really started to look like watercolors.  I applied color or white in small amounts here or there until I really liked the balance.  Then it was time to add the words.  I wanted the top row to be arched so I cut a piece of cardboard in a semicircle to help keep the shape when I was spacing the letters out.  Instead of painting right on it, I traced the letters in pencil first so that I could make sure they were spaced well before paint. It’s easy to erase and adjust it if you need to.

 

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Then I went back and stenciled the letters with blue craft paint. Truthfully, the blue was kind of flat and boring so I added a subtle layer of brown on top of the blue to give it some depth.

 

Fresh Cut Flowers Sign using stencils - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

After I added the brown I still felt like it needed some bling so I added some gold highlights with my gold paint pen. I used a paper plate to empty the paint from the pen and then used the stencil brush to apply it to the letters and the sign in the corners in kind of a random, speckle pattern. You have to do this quick because the paint dries quickly out of the paint pen. I love the light feeling the gold gives as it pops off the blue.  So pretty!

 

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Project #2: DIY Sea Glass Bottles

So this one could not be any easier. I started out by picking up glass bottles in different shapes and sizes at my go to thrift store. I paid $2 for these four.

 

How to create a unique summer vignette on a budget - glass bottles before paint - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Then I picked up this spray paint at Micheals but you can find different colors at Amazon.

 

How to Create a Summer Vignette on a Budget - Stained glass spray paint - ocean blue inspiration - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

It’s pretty easy to use but you have to make sure you add thin layers.  Usually with spray paint you want to go back and forth with short bursts. I found with this, it was easier to go in a round motion with many layers, one thin one at a time.  Too much of it and it will run. (or so I’ve heard 🙂 )

 

How to create a Summer Vignette on a Budget - ocean blue bottles - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

It dries pretty quickly to the touch and I was able to display them with the flowers in about 45 minutes. Such an easy and inexpensive way to add color and personality to your summer space. I love the way the white flowers plays off of the bright blue.

 

How to create a Summer Vignette on a Budget - DIY Blue glass, flowers and summer touches - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This bottle I picked up at a garage sale for $2 already blue. I love the shape of it.

 

How to create a Summer Vignette on a Budget - DIY Blue glass and flowers - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

 

I finished these projects and pulled out some other neutral pieces like my go to books, window frame and picture frame and there you have it, a simple summer vignette on a budget.

 

How to create a Summer Vignette on a Budget - DIY Fresh Cut Flowers Sign and blue glass - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

How to create a Summer Vignette on a Budget - DIY Projects - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Shades of blue in two simple DIY projects mixed in with the browns and tans from the other pieces makes for one serene space. I’ll have the whole Shades of Blue Summer Home Tour next week so stay tuned. Do you have some DIY projects planned for summer decorating?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

Antique Trunk Makeover - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Antique Trunk Makeover

Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing my antique trunk makeover and what a makeover it is! I found this trunk at the Salvation Army for $20. It’s incredibly solid but, as you can see, in really rough shape. I hesitated for a minute on whether or not to get it…LOL, no I didn’t. Who doesn’t need more storage, am I right?? Plus, I love a challenge.

 

Antique Trunk Makeover Before - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Antique Trunk Makeover before in rough shape - Life on Kaydeross Creek - This trunk needed a lot of TLC

 

Look how thick these sides are. I’m sure originally it had a nice cedar smell but now it kinda smells like moth balls.  That newspaper inside is from 1974. 🙂

 

Antique Trunk Makeover - Inside - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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Here’s what I used for this makeover:

  • Baking soda to get the smell out
  • Water/Vinegar mix to get the smell out
  • Chalk Paint (homemade)
  • Bun feet
  • Shelf liner (from the Dollar Store)
  • Craft Paint
  • Stencil brush

First things first, it needed a really good cleaning. I wiped the whole thing down, inside and out with half bleach and half water. Unfortunately, that didn’t get rid of the smell totally. I threw in the baking soda and let that sit for a few hours in the sun.

 

Antique Trunk Makeover - Getting the smell out - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

That worked pretty well but after I cleaned out the baking soda I gave it a good spray of half water and half vinegar. That did the trick.

The outside of the trunk had a lot of wholes and divots in it. I filled them in with a lot of spackle. I used a putty knife to smooth it out. It took a few coats with sanding in between each to get it smooth.

 

Antique Trunk Makeover - filling in all the holes with spackle - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Antique Trunk Makeover - filling in the holes with spackle - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Once I had it all sanded and wiped down, it was on to paint. I used homemade chalk paint with plaster of Paris mixed with Creamy White paint. It took three coats to really cover.

 

Antique Trunk Makeover - Painted Furniture - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I really wanted to line the inside but didn’t want to spend a ton of money so I picked up this shelf liner at the dollar store. I love the color! It’s so clean and happy :).

 

Antique Trunk Makeover - Painted Furniture- Drawer Liner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Blogger error here. I didn’t take any pic’s of installing this. I basically opened up the roll and cut it to length with scissors and then placed it inside. I lined it up, bent it along the side I was working on, creased it nd was able to use an X-acto knife to cut along the edge. I removed the handles on the ends to get it smooth on the inside.  Then we added bun feet to give it a bit of height.

Here’s how it came out. I’m using it in my Master Bedroom Closet for addition linen storage. We recently did a whole closet makeover which you can see here.

 

Antique Trunk Makever - Lining the inside with shelf liner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I added a stencil to the outside with our initial and a number that has a special meaning.

 

 

Antique Trunk Makeover - Master Bedroom Closet - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Antique Trunk Makeover - More Master Bedroom Closet Storage - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Antique Trunk Makeover- Extra Master Bedroom Closet Storage - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Antique Trunk Makeover - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love a good furniture makeover. You can see our Painted Antique Hutch here and our rustic coffee table makeover here.

So this antique trunk makeover was quite the transformation. There’s nothing a good coat of paint can’t fix (or three). Have you seen something in your thrift shop/garage sale travels and thought it was too much work and bought it anyway?  Have you taken on that crazy project? I’d love to hear about it.

Happy DIY’ing!

Col