Sunday, August 21, 2016

Shutter Makeover With Sea Spray


I love this old shutter but wasn't crazy about the color.
So, when The Dixie Belle Paint Company asked me to test out their new product, Sea Spray, I knew that it would be perfect for the shutter makeover.
Sea Spray is a powder you add to paint to add texture to the piece you're painting. Following the package directions, I added the Sea Spray to the color Hurricane Gray, also from Dixie Belle.
Once thoroughly mixed, I painted it onto the shutter using a chip brush. 

Even though I wasn't crazy about the green color, I still wanted a little of it to show through, so I didn't cover the shutter completely.
I dragged the chip brush lightly across the Sea Spray after the shutter sat for a few minutes and had started to dry. This knocked down some of the peaks and also added more texture.

Once the Sea Spray had dried completely, I painted the entire shutter with the color Drop Cloth.
 When the Drop Cloth was dry, I sanded the shutter to reveal the Hurricane Gray and the original green color.

I then stenciled a French logo onto the shutter and sanded over it.
To add even more "age" to the shutter, I added Dixie Belle glazes Grunge and Black.

 The shutter looks as though it has been painted many times over the years. I love the result of the Sea Spray!





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Friday, August 12, 2016

Milk Can Table

A friend gave me this old milk can a couple of years ago and it has remained on my front porch ever since...


It was a great decorative piece. But, when another friend gave a small unfinished table top, I knew I wanted to add it to the milk can and make it a functional piece.
So, I stenciled a design onto the wood...
Then I went over the table top with VooDoo gel stain in the color Up In Smoke. I love this gel stain from The Dixie Belle Paint Company because it is water based. And that makes the clean up so easy!



Using the stain over the paint tones down the black a bit. Of course, you could stain first then add the black paint.

I used a little E6000 to attach the top to the can and it is the perfect little side table for my porch!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Go Gold: Office Caddy DIY



Gold is a hot trend, not only in fashion, but also in home decor. 
So, why not add a little gold glam to your office with this easy DIY?

Supplies:
Empty, clean cans
Gold Metallic Spray Paint
Gold Washi Tape
Lazy Susan

Remove labels from various size cans. Sand any sharp edges that may be on the cans.
Spray paint the cans, inside and out, with metallic gold spray paint.
While you're at it, spray paint the Lazy Susan.


Wrap the cans with Washi tape...



Place the cans on the Lazy Susan and fill with office supplies.


Notice that I wrapped some pencils with Washi tape and also spray painted the handles of some scissors.

Will you GO BOLD WITH GOLD?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dirty Bird


I've been playing in the dirt again! Yep...Dixie Dirt from
And, of course, I've had a little fun with Dixie Belle Paint too.

This 3 dimensional wooden wall art was just too dark. You couldn't appreciate the detail.


A cheerful scene such as this should be bright and happy! So I painted it with the color Daisy...



I waxed the piece with clear wax and then added the Dixie Dirt to bring out the detail.
I added the dirt with a small chip brush...
then buffed it to remove the excess dirt...

Now this sweet little bird can sing a bright and happy song.


Have you played in the dirt lately?
It's fun!
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