Monday, November 24, 2014

DIY two-tone table


DIY two-tone retro table refinish
I adore this little retro table! 
Can you believe it was a rear-view-mirror rescue:)
I thought it would look sweet with a two-tone paint refinish. You can see my before photos in my tutorial via Guidecentral.
DIY two-tone retro table refinish
 My club chair and sofa are low, so I'm using painted benches as side tables. 
DIY two-tone retro table refinish

DIY two-tone retro table refinish
 This is my first white sofa. I'm crazy, right! 

Ikea sell's the extra covers for it.  I think this one is washable, but I found an inexpensive cover at the Christmas Tree Shop.
DIY two-tone retro table refinish
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I've added patterns and textures to my neutral pallet. Bright yellow accents are coming soon!
diy retro table two-tone refinish
Charish, an online market place for vintage furniture has a blog. I love their post 5 colorful couples to invite into your home and Color Couples- a exclusive info graphic showcasing color pairings that will make a splash in any home!  

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Italian Stone Pine Tree's grow very tall when planted! They eventually have a large umbrella top and offer edible pine nuts.
DIY two-tone retro table refinish
 I think I'll keep mine in a large pot on my patio after the holidays!
I'm linking to these lovely parties.



Thursday, November 13, 2014

DIY sharpie snowman mug

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Sharpie mugs are fun to make. 
Collect your cups and follow my how-to's here:
Check out DIY sharpie mugs for even more inspiration! 
how to make a DIY sharpie snowman mug
IMPORTANT TIPS: 
1. Regular sharpie designs wash off, even if baked. 
2. Use oil-based markers, bake designs per instructions. 
3. Hand wash only! Even my oil based and baked designs washed away slightly in the dishwasher. Mostly where I had retraced areas!

I tucked slipper socks inside as gifts for the cousins last Christmas. 
how to make a DIY sharpie snow man mug
I used regular sharpies and then baked. My daughter told me the design washed off:( Whah!
how to make a DIY sharpie marker snowman mug
My mug was featured:
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