Patterned Mercury Glass Vase

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After her daughter’s wedding, Jeanie from Create and Babble found herself with several clear glass vases on hand. She decided it was time she jumped on the mercury glass train and grabbed her can of Looking Glass spray paint. Now we’ve all seen this done a time or two, but I love how Jeanie took it a step further by creating a pattern on the glass with glue. You’ll have to pop over to her site to see exactly how she did it!

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Aged Spackle Lamp Base

Christine from First Home… Love Life… wanted to create a lamp with a salvaged, architectural look. She scored a $5.00 lamp at a thrift store that had just the right shape for the project. To achieve an aged look she coated it spackle, leaving lots of dents and crevices. She finished it off with some [...Read More]

Spray Painted Metallic Starfish and Shell

CBear from Fuzzy Sheep & The Chaos Twins tried her hand at making metallic sea creatures after seeing them in virtually every store and catalog. Seriously, why pay out the wazoo when you can just spray paint your own?!? I love how she hung the starfish in her bathroom above the adorable photo of her [...Read More]

Ping Pong Letter and Number Spheres

Suesan from Frou-FruGal spray painted some ping pong balls and added vinyl letters and numbers to make her own decorative spheres. She finished them off with a glossy clear coat to give them a super shiny look. She included all the letters in her family’s name and numbers for the year she was married. I [...Read More]

Framed Jewelry Wall Display

Heather from {twenty}something created this hanging earring holder as a gift for a friend, and guess what? It is SO simple to make. Heather spray painted and distressed an old frame and then used thumbtacks to stretch jewelry wire across it. You could pair it with a necklace holder by substituting small hooks for the [...Read More]

‘Wash Your Hands’ Wall Art

Today’s post features three different takes on the same inspiration piece. All three projects were inspired by the ‘Wash Your Hands’ and ‘Brush Your Teeth’ Wall Art from Land of Nod which retail for $89.00 each. Erin from Décor Allure made these two signs for a friend’s bathroom. She simply recreated the pieces using a [...Read More]

Gladiator Button Bird Figure

Amanda from A Lovely Place to Land created this unique bird figure to display vintage buttons from her grandmother’s collection. I am loving the creativity here! Amanda spray painted and distressed a $5.00 wooden sea gull before outfitting it in antique pieces and scrapbooking embellishments. Amanda did a pretty awesome job pulling off a stoic, [...Read More]

Spray Painted Faux Coral

Beth from The Stories of A to Z gave Wal-mart aquarium coral a once over with some spray paint to create these little pretties for her entryway. I love it when a simple coat of paint can turn something ordinary (and neon and rather tacky) into a decorative piece worthy of a designer catalog. The [...Read More]