DIY Abstract Art

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Let me just start this post by saying I am not a professional artist by any stretch of the imagination! I know you are never supposed to say things like that as a writer because it discredits yourself and such, but I say that so that you will know that if I can do it, YOU can do it!! So, anyways, now that we have that out of the way. I recently found a piece of art at Hobby Lobby that I loved, and I thought it would be fun to try and recreate. So, I snapped a pic right there in the aisle, to save for one day when I felt artsy. Here was that inspiration piece.

DIY Abstract Art Inspiration

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Updated Thrift Store Candlesticks

I haven’t blogged about a thrift store update in a while! I got these candlesticks several months ago and they have been sitting in my garage. I had always intended on painting them, but I had just not gotten around to it yet. But, when I started re-styling our built-ins, I found the perfect place for them. They just weren’t the perfect color…at all.
Thrifted candlesticks
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Another Furniture Makeover – The Kitchen Table

Hey there! So, I have to be honest, I feel like I am jumping the gun sharing this space with you. Considering the tile debacle that we’ve been dealing with. If you don’t know what I’m talking about (shared on Insta) – we had a couple of tiles in our kitchen randomly buckle up last week. We have no idea why – maybe a small earthquake that we experienced that day – who knows. The problem was, when we tried to get the tiles back down, one broke and the other one wouldn’t fit back in it’s place. We’ve had several tiles start to crack lately, so re-tiling was definitely on the list, just not the top of the list, I mean hello, we are in the middle of a ton of outside projects right now. No time to tile. But, alas, we didn’t want this to be a tripping hazard so to the top of the list it went. More about that later when we get it done!! Today, let’s focus on this table.
Breakfast nook with square black table
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Easy and Cheap DIY Chalkboard

Hey friends!! I hope you enjoyed your extra-long weekend! My daughter was home from college so that made my weekend awesome!! I don’t know about you, but I have been in a bit of a funk watching all of the news from Houston. The devastation is truly unreal. If you are from that area or have people you know from there, know that our prayers are with you as you process this and work through the rebuilding. Much love to you Texas. I also put my oldest on a plane last week to head back to Boston for his SENIOR year of college. Honestly, it seems like yesterday that we were moving him in for the first time. I’m so proud of him, and thankful for all the opportunities God has blessed him with over the last three years, but it’s never easy to say goodbye. I needed a distraction, so when I got home from the airport I dove into a craft.
Easy and Cheap DIY Chalkboard
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Doggone Cuteness

We have been using this popcorn tin to store our dog food since we got our puppy.  

It’s functional but that’s about it.  I had seen some cute things in stores and on pinterest and really how hard could it be.  So, I got a hankerin to spray paint something and the tin was the victim.  I finally found my favorite spray paint tool – won’t spray paint without it – have you seen these – genius.  Home depot for around $5 or less – saves your fingers from getting paint all over them, and from getting a cramp!!

I knew I wanted a handle for the lid and I found this cutie at hobby lobby – on sale of course.  I made marks on the lid where I wanted it to go (no I did not measure), and then I used a simple screw-driver + hammer + block of wood method to punch a couple of holes in the lid.  

Then I got to sprayin.  First I sprayed a base-coat of this pretty turquoise of the front of the can.  

As I was letting that dry I found a cute paw-print clip art and printed that out.  Then I pulled out my clear contact paper again and traced the paw print on.  

I decided to do a reverse stencil this time, so I stuck the pieces on top of the turquoise painted area.  Then I sprayed the rest of it, including the lid with my oil-rubbed bronze spray paint, spraying right over the top of the contact paper.

After that was dry, I peeled off the contact paper and voila.  

I attached the handle with a couple of screws and there ya go – easy cuteness.  🙂

Everyone deserves some cuteness right?  Even the four-legged ones.  🙂

Linking up with Ann at On Sutton Place here
 Blitzed on Pinterest Link Party
and with Aimee at It’s Overflowing here
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and with Jen at tattertots & jello here

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