Over at My Crafty Spot, Olivia from DIY Mother shares what she calls “one of [her] favorite Anthropologie-inspired DIY crafts to date” – a painted doormat that features a greeting on one side and then a farewell on the other. Olivia created her own stencil using paper and an X-acto knife and then painted away [...Read More]
Cindy from DIY Beautify wanted to turn her master bath into a bold and dramatic space that was cohesive with her master bedroom. She had recently stenciled a wall in her bedroom and used the same damask stencil to create these eye-catching curtains. Because Cindy used drop cloth and a sample pot of black paint, [...Read More]
Angie of The Country Chic Cottage shares at Live.Craft.Love how she gave some unfinished wooden oars the Ballard-treatment with basic supplies. Angie simply stained or painted the oars and then used tape and number stencils to create each unique design. I love how she shook things up a little by combining two oars to create [...Read More]
Angela from Life in Velvet was inspired by patterned canvas baskets from Anthropologie to paint her own storage bins and replicate the look. She picked up some pop up canvas bins on clearance from Crate & Barrel that were pretty but definitely lacking pizzazz. Angela infused them with life by painting on a chevron pattern [...Read More]
With weathered wood and nautical rope knots, Pottery Barn’s Beach House Sign offers all kinds of summery goodness. Shirley from Beachwood Place thought it was the perfect piece to start with for the gallery wall she wanted to create around her television. Just not for $70 shipped. Shirley captured the all the charm in this [...Read More]
Angela from Decorating the Dorchester Way really wanted to decorate her son’s bathroom with the Pottery Barn Kids’ Dr. Seuss bathroom theme, but it was no longer available. Not wanting to dish out the cash for eBay prices, Angela replicated the look with paint and some Target accessories. Angela used a projector for the fish and then free handed the rest of her mural. Pretty stinking impressive! I love how she incorporated lots of cute details from stenciled accessories to the iconic Dr. Seuss hat.
Earlier this week I shared a burlap table runner created by the ever-so-talented Colleen of Just Paint It. While she loves its natural, rustic feel, she knew a glitzy silver and black Halloween scene would be perfect for her mom’s tabletop. Colleen transformed a fabric remnant she already had into a subdued yet “wicked” piece of art using silver paint, a stencil, and some free-handed design. Of course, you know Colleen walks you through it all and shares a trick or two along the way so you can create your own.
Although timeliness may not be a strong suit for Morena of Morena’s Corner, she ironically has a thing for clocks. She writes, “Maybe I subconsciously think that if I have enough clocks around I’ll be on time for a change. Ha!” When Morena came across an eclectic clock with a fun mix of colors and funky numbers, she knew she could create her own. With the help of some stencils and new paint products from DecoArt, Morena now has a new clock with even more color and pizzazz than her inspiration.