Sunday, May 15, 2016

"BLING! BLING!": May FFFC- Sponsored by Country Chic

 Hey y'all! It's a new month! You know what that means...


If you are new to my little corner of the internet, the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ is a monthly sponsored contest where furniture flippin' bloggers compete to win some incredible prizes by the monthly sponsor. This month, that sponsor is Country Chic Paint!

Our fab theme for the month is one that just makes me all sorts of happy.

Yup. This month we will bling out all the things, er, furniture since the theme is "Bling, Bling"! Our fab sponsor for the month has an incredible line of metallic creams that will enable our entrants to do just that!

The outcome is gorgeous! Here's some nightstands that Mary from Orphans with Makeup created using the Silver Bullet Metallic Cream: 


 Make sure to check back this week here as I will blinging up an IKEA TV stand that has seen better days. I'll be giving their 'Pocket Watch' metallic cream a try! I can't wait! 

As always, check out our Fab Hosts' blogs for some inspiration, and to see all of the contestant's entries as they come in. 

and introducing our BRAND NEW, JUST PROMOTED Host:


Thank you to Country Chic for sponsoring this month's FFFC and good luck to all of the entrants!

Entrants will be competing for the following:
2 Pints of Metallic Cream
1 Sample Jar of Metallic Cream
4 Pints of All In One Decor Paint
1 Small & 1 Large Short Handled Brush
4 oz. Natural Wax
2 oz. Antiquing Wax
Stay tuned and check back often!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Guest Post by Thea at Sweet Tea Refinishing

Like the shirt? Get yours HERE. I  L.O.V.E. mine!! 

Hey there! I'm Thea and I run a sweet little business called Sweet Tea Refinishing!  Im always running into new dilemmas I have to jump in and tackle for this project or that! One dilemma was lining a drawer! 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Sewing Table Base Repurpose- Guest post!

Hi y'all! I truly do have the most talented friends. I can't wait for you guys to see how incredible Robin is! This has to be one of my favorite repurpose projects ever. Check it out...

Hello! I'm Robin from Redo It Yourself Inspirations where DIY and repurposing is just another day. I was thrilled when Evey asked for guest posts and said that I could share something with you!

Here are the steps using a very simple upcycled table top and repurposed sewing machine base to create a whole new table!

I was lucky to get this old treadle sewing machine with a fantastic base. So taking it apart to clean it and paint it was step one. I sprayed on enamel oil based paint.

Then I salvaged an old maple oval top and sanded it down to bare wood to give it a new stained finish. It was followed up with a top coat by rubbing on polyurethane.

I used the original sewing machine screws to attach the refinished top to the base.

And the results were stunning. 

The table top and sewing machine base look like they belong. It is a perfect fit!

Those extra wooden parts? They  went to good use! I put them onto this treadle sewing machine for a whole different restoration! Your can read about that one here.

Click on photo to go to this project.
Thank you so much for having me today, Evey and everyone! I hope I was able to inspire you with my work to encourage you to try some of it yourself! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Heart String Art Tutorial (with video)

**Though this post contains sponsored content for which I was compensated monetarily and/or in product, all ideas, opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.**

Hi y'all!

I'm back for another CeCe Brand Rep Project! I truly love these products and if you follow along via social or any of the Facebook paint and DIY groups I belong to, you may have seen some snippets of this project back in February around Valentine's Day. I had the honor of hosting a workshop with a version of this project for the Make it Take it Station at the Philly Home Show.

Here's what you will need for this cute artwork project:

Supply List:

- A decent and heavy enough (but not so heavy that you can't properly handle it) hammer
- Scrapwood or a pine board cut to about 12x12 size
- Foam brush
- Twine or String
- 1/4 in. Wire Nails
- Sanding Sponge
- CeCe Caldwell's Stain+Finish in Beechnut Gray


Sand your board with your sanding sponge in order to remove the factory finish on it. Apply the Stain+Finish with the foam brush, always staining in the direction of the wood grain, never against it. You don't want to overload your brush, offload onto a paper towel if you think you have too much. Apply one coat for a slight weathered wood look, two coats for a deeper gray stain. Wait in between coats for stain to fully dry.

Next using a template that is taped down to your board, score the wood by taking one nail and lightly hitting it with the hammer to make one indent into the wood at a time, about 1/2 inch apart all the way around.I simply created a heart template using clipart in Word and fit it to the full page (8 1/2"x11") then printed it out. Once your board is scored, hammer a nail into each indent. Make sure to hit the nailhead dead on, and straight down about halfway into the board.

Once all your nails are in, begin to string. Tie off the string with a double know at your starting point. To create an outline you must go around each nail following your shape. Then you can string in a diagonal manner or in whichever way you decide to.

You can see how I did this in the video below.

For the record, the top of the buffet that my string art is sitting on was also done in CeCe's Stain+Finish! I used my two favorite colors for the top of that piece, Kukui and Walnut Grove!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon with more crafty fun!

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