Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Glazing!

I have been going happy with my Martha Stewart glazing and let me tell you I have used this glazing on wood, plaster, metal and laminate and it has works great on all these surfaces. Seriously, this stuff is AWESOME! Start out with your project painted then add the glaze and leave the glaze on for about 10 minutes before wiping off with a soft cloth or rub in with your fingers ( I do both method). You may have to apply more glaze to get a darker effect, but the amount of glaze you will be using is minimal, unless it's a big furniture piece.

My lastest victim was a frame and hooks. As you can see they where a bit dark and it just wasn't the right color for my kitchen.
I sprayed painted the frame ivory by Krylon.
Add the glaze and let it sit for 10 minutes and wipe with a soft cloth.  I did apply about three coats, but I just used what glaze was left on the paint brush. 
I forgot to take a before pictures of these hooks, but they where dark like the frame. I used this gold paint by Rust-Oleum
Once the paint was dried, I applied glaze on the metal and rubbed in with my fingers and wipe with cloth. 
I love how these turned out.
They are more noticeable on my wall now. Love it!
Get inspired to take what you have and give it a face-lift and it really does change the look in your home. If you like darker or lighter colors Martha Stewart glaze has a lot of options to choice from.  Martha is getting a free plug from me. LOL!  I know they are other glazing out there, but this is what I am using for now and I've had great experience with it. Thanks so much for stopping by and I LOVE your SWEET comments! 



Thursday, May 3, 2012

I'm Going Rooster Over My Wall Art

The last couple of weeks, I been wanting to change things up in my home. I got into a rut and I have not changed much around here in almost two years, not good!

This tutorial is a side track to my schedules tutorials. Yes, I have a calendar for all my DIY projects and post. I just started this in April and what a differences. It helps me stay on track, because I am a bit OCD. I don't have an update on my Chair frenzy, but I found inspiration on this next project and wanted to share with you all. Back in October, 2011 I did a wall art and today I am going to show you my latest wall art creation.
I had this rooster dish towel and I wanted to use it as my wall art. 
Added a single layer of batting. 
I used thumb tacks to hold the dish towel in place. Voile! 
What do you think? I love the print and they way it looks on the wall.
I am changing things around in my kitchen and I have this vision of how I want it to look. I still have to paint, change out the mirror and fix my dining table. Lots to do, but it will get done. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend. I LOVE your SWEET comments, so drop me a line.