Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy Peasy Personalized Coasters

Personalize your coasters with this easy DIY image transfer project by using your favorite photos. 

Here's what you'll need:
4 inch Stone Tiles
Photos printed on a laser printer
Dixie Belle Clear Coat
Spray Bottle Filled With Water
Scissors
Paintbrush
Felt Pads


Resize your photos to fit the tiles. They will need to be printed on a laser printer or the ink will bleed. I print my photos on my ink jet printer and take them to an office supply store to make laser copies on regular computer paper. 
Wipe down the stone tiles to remove any dust.

Add a generous coat of Dixie Belle Clear Coat to the image side of the photo.

Place the photo face down onto the tile.

Now for the hard part... waiting for it to dry completely! 

Once the paper is dry, fill a spray bottle with water and saturate the paper. 

Let the water seep into the paper, then gently rub away the paper with your finger.

As the image dries, if the image appears cloudy, spray with more water and continue to remove the excess paper.

Once all the paper is removed and there is no cloudy appearance, add a few coats of the clear coat to seal the coasters.


Add felt pads to the bottom of the coasters so they won't scratch furniture.

Easy Peasy!

Father's Day is this Sunday. Wouldn't this make a great gift for Dad?
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Put A Little Dirt On It

Want to age decorative items or furniture? 
Well, put a little dirt on it...
Dixie Dirt, that is!

This tin ceiling tile had been painted white and lightly sanded. And that's exactly how it looked...painted and sanded.

 Dixie Dirt from The Dixie Belle Paint Company will add more of a natural looking age effect. And, it's easy peasy!

Start by adding clear wax...

Dip a paintbrush into the Dixie Dirt. Give it a tap to remove the excess dirt.

Paint the dirt onto the wax, concentrating in the recessed areas and grooves.

It will look a little heavy, or too dirty, at this point...

Use a rag to rub off some of the dirt until you achieve the desired look...


Perfectly aged...
and so easy!


What will you put some dirt on?


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Coastal Charm,  Someday Crafts, Sew Much A Do, Ginger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun Ramblings, Ivy & Elephants,   Seven Thirty Three The Shabby Creek Cottage, Seven AliveBear Rabbit Bear Crafts, Made In A Day, Katherine's Corner, Redoux, Chic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby NestMomnivore's Dilema, Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonTruly LovelyThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk Interiors,  Tatertots & Jello,   Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember  DIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished Bliss, A Bowl Full Of LemonsMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework, Kammy's KornerI Gotta CreateThrifty 101 Domestically Speaking,  C.R.A.F.T., The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill Ranch, Classy Clutter, Flutter BusterNap Time Creations, The Shady Porch, JoJo And Eloise, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home, Living Well Spending Less, Remodelaholic, A Lived In Home, Flamingo ToesVMG206 Finding Silver Pennies, Mad Cap Frenzy Gingerly Made,  Pink Heels Pink Truck,   Start At HomeLil Mrs ToriHomecomingThe Vintage FarmhousePink Recipe BoxSweet HauteTable For SevenBe BetsyIt Happens In A BlinkOne Dog Woof, 4 You With Love, A Stroll Thru LifeA Bright And Beautiful LifeCrafty Goodies Live Love CreateThe Koenigs CreateBloom Designs,French Country Cottage, Daisy Cottage Designs, Orchard Girls, Elizabeth Joan Designs, The Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou Girls, Karen's Up On The Hill, Friday's Furniture Fix, DIY-Crush, Patina Paradise, Charm Bracelet Diva,


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Broken Adirondack Chair Makeover

Time and time again I've mentioned how people like to give me stuff. Stuff otherwise destined for the dump. Sometimes I take it and it ends up in the dump anyway, but often times I figure out something to do with it.
When my friend, Karen, brought me this back of a broken Adirondack chair, I immediately thought it should be painted and placed in a flower bed.
When I looked at it I saw a flag. So I started painting it with Barn Red from The Dixie Belle Paint Company...
and Fluff...
and Yankee Blue...


and more Fluff for stars...

When the paint was dry, I gave it a good sanding...

It would have been fine if I stopped there, but to age it a little more, I added Dixie Belle glaze. I started with the color Grunge, then added Van Dyke Brown, and finished it off with Black...


I added Dixie Belle clear wax to seal it. 
I think it's the perfect Patriotic addition to the garden.

It looks a lot better there than in the dump!

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Preppy Elephant

I was recently in an antique mall where an interior designer has a booth where she sells scrap and sample fabrics. She had this pink and green sample for sale for only $1. I knew it was the perfect size to cover a chair seat.It reminded of my college days in the early 80's and the preppy style.

Then, I came across this piano bench. Another bargain at $8.75.

I knew that I could give the base of the bench a fresh coat of white paint and it would go with the fabric. But, I was hoping that I could use Limeade from The Dixie Belle Paint Company. I was thrilled when it matched perfectly!


A match made in preppy heaven!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pinterest Inspired Concrete Necklaces

Pinterest provides us with such great inspiration. And, when I saw some necklaces made using concrete, I knew I had to make some.

I mixed up some Rockite cement and poured it into a silicone mold. I waited for it to dry then popped the concrete out of the mold...


I placed painters tape around the "jewels" and then added copper leaf...



A jewelry bail and pretty chain finish them off to create a unique necklace!

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