Faux Metal Pedestal Side Tables

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There is no doubt that Joan of Nicer Than New is drawn to pedestal tables. She bought not one but EIGHT at an estate sale. Two of them were from the Bombay company, sporting their signature dark mahogany finish… that was peeling, bubbling, and definitely in need of sprucing up. While drooling over the goodies offered at Joss and Main, Joan spotted an aluminum pedestal table, and the light bulb went off. She happened to have some aluminum colored paint leftover from another project and used it to give these two tables a new life of glamour!

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Printable Industrial Style Letters

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Jennifer from Blissfully Ever After wanted to add some industrial style letters to her son’s playroom. Jennifer knew she could purchase letters at the craft store, but then she came across Whitney’s free printable and tutorial at Shanty 2 Chic for creating DIY industrial letters. Jackpot! Jessica paired her own faux galvanized metal painting technique and Whitney’s printables to make her large wall letters for a mere $10!

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Dollar Store Pumpkins with a Pricey Pewter Finish

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Morena of Morena’s Corner is spot-on when she says metallics are everywhere in the design world right now. Yesterdays bright orange pumpkins are now being seen in shimmering mercury glass and silvery pewters. Morena shares how you can use spray paint and acrylic paint to transform dollar store pumpkins into pewter look-a-likes. Her technique could be used on any little knick-knack you find at the dollar store or thrift store to give it a more high end look.

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Pewter Tray with Bird

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Morena from Morena’s Corner unveils her secret for making plastic look like high end pewter. It only took Morena some paint to glam out this once flowery dollar store tray. With metallics looking hot for 2013, this is a must-try technique!

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Giant Wall Scissors

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Morena from Morena’s Corner wanted to add a giant pair of scissors to a school-themed wall for her family work area. She found a pair of plastic dollar store scissors that needed just a little work to become wall-worthy. For Morena, the key to giving the blades a more realistic metallic finish was brushing on [...Read More]

Faux Zinc Nightstand

Jami from Freckled Laundry was determined to replicate the look of a zinc dresser from Restoration Hardware that cost around two grand to purchase. If you also love the industrial appeal of zinc but don’t want to drop that kind of cash, check out Jami’s video tutorial. Her faux zinc nightstand is absolutely gorgeous and [...Read More]

Numbered Wood Dresser

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Monica and Jess from the Real Housewives of Bucks County recently went through a project whirlwind as they completed four big projects in only four weeks. They shared one of their faves  at Craftaholics Anonymous, a dresser that they transformed into an Anthro-inspired masterpiece. I know we have seen this knock off a few times, [...Read More]

“Metal” Numbered Hang Tag

Angie from The Country Chic Cottage has been on a knock-off spree since the latest Ballard’s catalog showed up in the mail. One project she couldn’t wait to reproduce was the galvanized metal tag. Of course, Angie took a creative route to achieve the look of metal using clay. The finish is actually a printed [...Read More]