Fab Furniture Flippin Contest Coastal Inspirations

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This is the month I decided to give The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest a try! It’s a monthly themed contest run by a group of talented bloggers. This month’s contest is sponsored by Salt Wash. Saltwash is an additive to any type of paint to give your piece an authentic time worn look battered by the sun, sea and salt air. The theme for June is Coastal Inspirations. You know I have a garage full of furniture. I decided on a coffee table I bought so long ago. It was waiting for the perfect treatment. And this technique using Saltwash…

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Drop Cloth Material Is An Elegant Farmhouse Look

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When I was looking for material for the chair I found in the neighborhood I decided to use drop cloth material. I use it with many projects. I like the color and it is cheap and durable. It is one of those things that can be dressed up or dressed down. I choose the drop cloth material for the Glorious Imperfect Chair because I knew it would give it an elegant farmhouse look. Using the old piece of material I took off from the chair as a pattern I cut a piece of drop cloth material for the new upholstery.…

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How to Make Word Art With a Shutter

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Shutters are popular pieces of artwork for the house. They are versatile and blend well with most styles. If you haven't tried a craft like this before, you're in for a treat. If you want to use stencils, consider using a Cricut machine to make your designs. This is my version of the shutter. I use words to dress them up. First off I flip it to the wrong side to decide where I want the letters. Once I decide the placement I get to work. I hate the tilt rod showing, that is the piece that controls the louvers.…

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A Gingerbread Man From a Clay Pot

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I love making Christmas ornaments, especially from clay pots. Today I’m sharing an ornament I made years ago. This project is a gingerbread man from a clay pot. Some of the ornaments I have made are more complex but the gingerbread man is pretty easy. Making A Gingerbread Man From A Clay Pot To get started you're going to need some supplies: Basic Supplies: Assorted Paint Brushes (suggested) Glue Gun and Glue (suggested) Scissors (similar to my set) Hammer (suggested) Small Nail One 1 1/2“x 2” clay pot One 1 1/4 “wooden doll head/knob Approximately 6 to 7 inches of…

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