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6 Faux Metallic Projects with Tin Foil

Tin foil is not just for cooking, my friends.  There are plenty of ways to put aluminum foil to work in a DIY project to get a metallic finish that can look pretty darn close a real metallic finish.  Being that tin foil is technically metal already, it’s effect makes it look that much more […]

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11+ Ways to Make Your Own Faux Snow

The other day, I showed you how I bottled up some faux snow into snow in a jar ornaments, and that post included an easy faux snow recipe, but that’s really only the tip of the iceberg on faux snow…wah, wah, wahhh! Here are some killer chiller ways to make safe, non-toxic faux snow this […]

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Easy Faux Hammered Copper Paint Technique

Hammered copper is one of my all time favorite metal finishes.  Something about the color of copper and rustic qualities of a hammered finish just seems to add warmth to any setting.  Funny though, I don’t come across many pieces when I’m out thrifting.  Hmmm?  Is it because there just weren’t a lot of hammered […]

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DIY Twig Pumpkin with Late Summer Color

Winding into the last days of summer, there is a lot of beautiful late summer color to soak up.  Round here, there are still remnants of black-eyed susans and purple coneflower, as well as the start of goldenrod and New England aster.   And we can’t forget the beach, there is still time left to get […]

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Coastal Inspired DIY Twig Lamp Shade

Have you ever just started getting rid of anything and everything because you just can’t take the clutter anymore?!  Once upon a time I had really wanted and consequently received a particular shell lamp for my birthday.  During one of my de-cluttering binges, I almost put it in the donate pile.  I’m so glad I […]

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Faux Weathered Twigs~Like Driftwood, Almost!

Twig projects! There’s a lot of really cool ones out there on the web and done up so many different ways. Can’t help it, I dig twigs and all their crafty possibilities.  So, in an attempt to pull off one more beachy project for the summer using twigs,  I knew that I wanted weathered looking […]

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DIY Mercury Glass Ornamental Bird Feeders

My intention was to make jar type bird feeders and create bird feeder roof tops as Karen, from The Feral Turtle,  had suggested using the faux hammered copper soda can technique.   It is now several weeks later and I have some bird feeders, alright, but there is no hammered metal insight.  There is a lot […]

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Which Look Do You Like: My Mercury Glass Blunder

So I really like the look of mercury glass and all the super cool ways it is being used out there in crafty land; thus, I started a faux mercury glass project using Looking Glass paint.   I found a tutorial, which I’m sure clearly states the correct way to apply the product and proceed to […]

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Faux Hammered Copper on a Soda Can

I’m going for a faux hammered copper look again, this time with soda cans.  Some of you may remember my faux hammered copper attempt on the dish pans.  Well that one didn’t work out as well as I had hoped, but since I’ve had a little success with the soda can labels I made last […]

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Salvaged Blouse to Spring Vase

Nothing said spring like this brightly colored blouse I came across at the Goodwill a few weeks ago.  It was pale yellow with accents of bright green, purple and orange.  Made of a gauzy material, it had a kind of three dimensional texture with a flowery pattern running through it.  Just too pretty to pass […]

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DIY Yarn Wrapped Lamp

I like to call springtime fuzzy sweater weather.  It’s finally warm enough in Chicago to loose the parka, but it’s not quite warm enough to go without some kind of cover.  I found this collection of yarn called Hometown USA from Lion Brand.  It has bits and strands of color variation (called roving) running through […]

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Knock Down Texture for a Stone Look on Basement Walls

This past weekend, my wonderful sister helped me add a knock down texture to our cement basement walls with a product call Homax Roll-On Texture.  I can honestly say this was a delightful product to work with from the ease of application to the  low mess and easy clean-up. I was aiming for the “feel” […]

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Speckled Egg Textured Decoupage Mason Jars

In my quest to find to perfect faux speckled egg texture, I have reached another threshold of speckled egg texture bliss.  I won’t call this perfection, no siree, but I tried a little something different from the splatter paint texture technique of last year.   After making the paint dipped soup cans a few months ago, […]

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Rubbed Chicken Wire Texture on Paper

Would you like to get the look of chicken wire without all the chicken wire commitment?  Okay, well there’s a small commitment.  You will need a piece of chicken wire.  But you won’t have to bend, flex,  and tie it off like I so rigorously did with the chicken wire lamp shade, pumpkins, Christmas trees […]

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Route 66 Shelf Mini Makeover

I’m not kidding when I say that I like texture, and this Route 66 shelf is a prime example of just how far I will go to add texture to…well, just about anything! I originally bought this shelf at a yard sale for $3.00 about 10 years ago. It was old, beat up and painted […]

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