Sunday, February 23, 2014

DIY Design Ideas for about Ten Bucks ~ #5



Want to dress up your old, dull furniture.  Here's an idea for a set of end tables that I did.  I painted the old golden-colored end tables with a dark brown, high gloss, water based paint.  For the top, I used tiles (from a neighbor) and made a mosaic design with a blue trim.  The whole pieces of tile were to big to finish the edges, so I broke them with a towel and hammer and set them into place with a sanded mastic.  I finished the grout with a sanded, tinted grout.  I topped it off with grout sealer to keep the grout clean.  For the lamp, I used Rustoleum metallic gold and covered the shiny, gold metal.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DIY Design Ideas for about Ten Bucks ~ #4






Do you hate the green or black nursery pots that come with a plant you buy?  There is a simple solution.  Rustoleum makes "sand in a can" spray paint called Stone.  It comes in light, medium, and dark brown.  This one is the medium tone.  Remove your plant and secure it in a plastic bag. Prime your pot first with an all purpose primer.  Spray 2 to 3 coats of "Stone" on the outside of the pot. Allow 3 hours to dry. Now you have a ceramic-looking pot ready for display.



Kathys Animal Figurines on Etsy

Monday, February 17, 2014

DIY Design Ideas for about Ten Bucks ~ #3



How about this cool clock?  You can have one too.  This was a clock hanging around the basement and I wanted to spruce it up a bit.  Involves 3 coats of acrylic artist paint, strung teal and chartreuse plastic beads in the lip of the frame, hot glue, and two coats of clear coat.  You can paint in any color and use any embellishments.  Truly an eye catcher.


DIY Design Ideas for about Ten Bucks ~ #2




This is a "Shelf with Towel Bar".  This is an example of items you can put together to dress up your space!
This is a great idea to keep your toiletries at hand plus the added convenience of a towel bar.  This one is positioned over the toilet between two medicine cabinets. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

DIY Design Ideas for about Ten Bucks ~ #1

Well hello.  I've created a new series of ideas in "do-it-yourself design" by using odds and ends around the house, from yard sales, estate sales, and thrift stores. I'll be showing you some ideas that I've done in my home ~ all for about 10 bucks.

So to start our first issue, This is "Display for a Corner".  This is only one example of items you can put together to dress up your space!