The Midas Touch
Are you sick of hearing about wedding stuff? (Because I am.) This is another one of those projects that, yes, technically was for my wedding day, but can also be for any day. (Like… Tuesday, for example…) You can use this painting technique to elevate the look of figurines or frames or other decorative things. To do this mysterious project yourself, the first thing you’re going to want to do is paint it gold, whatever “it” is.
Here’s my “thing”…
A few weeks back, I showed you a bunch of projects I was working on for my upcoming wedding (in three freaking days, people! What am I even doing here??) and one of them was this cute, little table I found at my local ReStore. I kind of really hate refinishing furniture (even though I’m amazing at it), but I guess I didn’t think 73 wedding projects was enough, so… 74 it is. Keep reading to see how it turned out, and for an easy way to add gold accents to furniture (if you’re into that sort of thing)…
I’m sharing a wedding project with you this week, but if I didn’t tell you it was a wedding project, you never would have known. In fact… forget I said anything and please enjoy this exciting, yet generic DIY décor project using a faux mercury glass technique to make a mirror that looks vintage, but totally isn’t.
So, remember this ugly thing from my post last week?
I’m Getting Crafty
I don’t often talk about my crafty side (because this is a DIY blog and the world doesn’t need yet another freaking craft blog…), but I am a woman of many talents. In addition to all of the badass DIY stuff I do, I can also sew, knit, crochet, and I even needlepoint on occasion. Check out this purse I made for my wedding (which is less than two months away!!!)…
It’s Another Really Cool Copper Technique
Looking for a last minute holiday gift? This post won’t help you. I mean, I guess you could do it if you had the time, but, seriously, who has the time? It’s the middle of December! Hanukkah is half over and Christmas is less than two weeks away. Maybe someone you know has a birthday in January. (Or maybe, like… April?) Anyway, timing be damned! In this post, I’m going to show you how to make art with copper and you’re going to love it…
Holiday Bows, Yo
At the beginning of September, my local craft store started selling pre-made Christmas bows for fifteen bucks a piece. Now, I ask you: Who is the crazy person spending fifteen bucks on a freaking bow? Is it you? Be honest. This is a safe space. You can tell me. Do your bows look like this?
Yeah, OK. I see why you’d drop fifteen bucks on a bow. I mean, that’s pretty pathetic. It’s like ribbon roadkill. I guess you really do suck at making bows. But, don’t despair. I know how to make a kick ass bow and, today, I’m going to show you how to make one too.
In junior high, I took shop class with Mr. Klahn. Not only was it so much fun, but it was also where I first learned how to use power tools. And just look at me now with the mad skills! It’s a shame so many schools are doing away with shop class. As an adult, I use what I learned in shop way more than I ever use calculus. (I never use calculus.) But, I digress. One of the projects we did was this really cool copper technique and I’d been meaning to try it again. It only took me 30 years to get around to it.
Hey, I’m busy, OK?
Last time on My Crappy House, I framed and hung a piece of my grandma on my wall.
Procrastination is in My Blood.
You’re in the right place. I’m going to show you how I built a shadowbox for an heirloom, but first, I want to tell you a little bit about my grandma. Please indulge me. She passed away when I was only four years old. I only have fuzzy, unfocused (aka misty, watercolor) memories of her that I’m not even sure are real.
Still, from all I’ve been told, I feel like she and I are kindred spirits. My creativity comes from her, as does my propensity for procrastination…
Made in the Shade!
Wait, what? What did I just write? Made in the shade? What a dumb thing to write. I don’t have it made in the shade. Does anyone have it made in the shade right now? (Except for the companies that make toilet paper, for some reason…) COVID is everywhere! It’s the freaking apocalypse! No, what I meant to write was, I made a shade!