January 2015 archive

Bling New Life into a Holiday Gift

How many of you got these for Christmas? Cute Holiday soap bottles. Totally adorable for the Thanksgiving to Jan 1st season, but now what do you do with them? 

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I have tried to peel off the label, but what a sticky mess it leaves on the bottle. 

So I used the awesome Rhinestone Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets from the Buckle Boutique. Simply cut a piece to fit over the label and peel off the paper backing. Stick it over the label and your done. So simple, so fast and because the sheets are resin rhinestones they are water proof enough for this to get wet in the bathroom without causing peeling. Photo (12)

Breath new life into your day with sparkles! 

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Spring Wood Surfaces Vintage Valentines Sign


I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels, and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. 


I created a vintage whitewashed Valentines sign for my house, using the Spring Wood Surfaces sign board. I love the shape of the board and it already had the attached hanging rope. 


I was lucky to get a great box of items. My box had the large sign board  by Spring Wood Surfaces plus a large selection of wood letters. There were also bottles of Vintage Decor Paint with a chalk finish by Martha Stewart and the large Martha Stewart Brush. 

First, I started by painting the board blue with the Navy Vintage Decor Paint. 



I covered the entire board with a nice layer of paint and left it dry. The bottle says an hour between coats. So while that was drying I put a coat of the Terracotta on the wooden letters. 


Then I walked away. It was tough but I followed the directions. I came back later and painted both the board and letters with a thin layer of the White Vintage Decor Paint. 





Then once the paint has completely dried – 24 hours – then you can sand the layer of white down to expose some of the blue and terracotta underneath. Using a 220 piece of sand paper I attacked the board first. I  wanted to really make it looked distressed so I sanded more of the white off. I tried a little bit at a time, then I wiped the whole thing down with a damp cloth. If it needed more color, then I sanded more off. 

Once the letters and sign board have been sanded and wiped down, the letters are glued to the board and let the glue dry. 


I used a small brush and the Terracotta paint to hand letter an ampersand and let the paint dry.


The sign was ready to hang and looks great in my living room. 



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