Easiest spray paint update ever – Make your bathroom elegant

Spray Paint is your friend!!! We buy the generic toilet bowl scrubber, the toilet plunger, the bathroom trash can.  Some can be very nice if you pay for it but for those on a budget, we buy the generic white plastic ones.  I love spray paint, it's no secret... I love the silver metallic one in the sickest way!!!  I would paint my house in it.  My boys are often threatened that they will be painted in it if they don't run fast enough. Wanted to share a before and after photo of the toilet bowl scrubber I just painted to give our bathroom a more elegant look.  It literally took a minute the first coat and then another minute to go around it again to make sure it had an even coat. Money … [Read more...]

How to Paint your Fireplace

Updating your fireplace can seem like a daunting task! But it really isn’t hard at all!  Trust me! You need: TapeHigh heat spray paintNewspaper or plasticDrop clothVinegarFine sandpaper To Start: You can take your glass doors off if you wish and take it outside OR you can tape the glass off and apply plastic or newspaper to protect the glass from over spray. I left mine on and started by scuffing up the brass with fine 220 grit sandpaper.  It doesn't have to be a perfect sanding job, just make sure it's scuffed up enough for the paint to stick. Then I used vinegar to clean it all off and I also heard it's a good product to use to prep and clean when painting metal ... It's time … [Read more...]

How to update your Home Exterior Porch Lights for Less than $5

Updating the look of your home can be expensive.  But when you don't have lots of money to do it, you find other ways.  Our porch lights have bothered me since the day we moved in.  I looked at replacing them, however we have 3 lights attached to your house and one stand alone lamp, to replace all 4 would've easily cost me over $150.  I love my spray paint, so you know what I did ... I painted the suckers! Here's one of the lights ... yeah, I've lived with these sorry looking porch lights for 3 years. It cost me less than $5 to make my old weathered porch lights look new again! They look so much better and so much cleaner and much more modern. I used a Rustoleum Flat Black spray … [Read more...]

Buffet Makeover with Spray Paint

Very easy DIY for your ugly buffet! Craigslist is a wonderful wonderful WONDERFUL place! I got this tired ol' wine cabinet/buffet for $15! I love it's detailing on the doors!  I HAD to have it!  The top opens and folds over for double the serving space.  LOVE THAT!!! BUT, it couldn't come in until it was made presentable {for our home}. So, it's been sitting in our garage for quite awhile as I tried to figure out how I wanted it to look after painting it. Well, the day came when I just said 'screw it', I'm just going to SPRAY PAINT it! ********* Here's what I did to it: I spray painted the edges and detail with black spray paint and let it dry. Then I went over it completely … [Read more...]

Getting Ready for a Craft Show – with the help of Craigslist

Anything can be possible when you're resourceful and check with Craigslist.  Perhaps we are just lucky here in the Denver metro area with our Craigslist activity as I find so much for free or for next to very little cost like this $25 dining room hutch. I was asked to attend the Jazz on 2nd Festival in Niwot to sell my wares.  Not planning on selling at any shows during the summer, I wasn't, let's say, prepared. So, I've been a bit busy trying to get everything ready and together making sure I have enough of everything. I've been trying to think of how I'm going to set up my booth so it's not just a lonely looking table.  I want it to be interesting and inviting and colorful.  However, I … [Read more...]

Thrifted Dresser Makeover: Mod Podge and Maps … and a dresser!

Buy a thrifted dresser and refinish it! So our youngest is getting the age to where he can dress himself.   The Problem:  The dresser he has is hard to open and close the drawers {even for me sometimes}. The Solution:  Buy dresser off of Craigslist for $20 and paint it just for him. So, I'm sure you've been dying to learn how to put maps on a dresser, right?   {well, you can use any paper} Well, here's a little tutorial for ya! Scuff it up a bit Here are the drawers scuffed up and ready to go {I didn't bother to prime it.  You can certainly prime it though} Spray paint the body thoroughly and the drawers just on the edges and anywhere where you're not going to cover with the … [Read more...]