Monday, September 16, 2013

Shabby Chic Coasters

Hi, I like shabby chic too :)~
so...I decided to make some coasters.
I picked some 4 x 4 tiles up at Lowe's and got busy.
I had the rest of the stuff on hand.


  •  tiles 4 x 4 from your local home store
  •  tissue paper or scrapbook paper
  • mod podge
  • polyurethane
  • scissors
  • small paint brushes, foam or bristles
  •  felt feet from a walmart
  • steel wool (optional) 

1) cut paper to fit, use the mod podge and brush it on tile then gently on the top. let dry.
2) if you want the edges to look worn use the steel wool to sand the edges
3) brush a coat of poly on to water proof it, I let dry & do a second coat as well.
4) let dry the add felt furniture protectors,

Wrap a ribbon around them to give as a gift.

Experiment with different papers & designs, great for gifts!

Make some with family photos, wedding pictures, baby pictures etc!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ooops Paint

Do you check out the "oops" shelf at your local Lowe's & Home Depot when visiting?
I do! I'll tell you why, many of these are only $5 !
Not any decent colors you say?
Well that ugly dark mud color mixed with a $13.50 gallon of white paint make two beautiful perfect color gallons for the living dining-room!
added that Valspar $5 rebate and bam! free :)

so remember, next time you see that dark mistake think what you can mix it with, usually white... or maybe you have some light blue or some yellow left over at home at home? I haven't wasted an oops yet!

and even better yet I found 2 double roll designer wallpaper that I couldn't have chosen a better match, $1 each at Habitate Store. reg $26 ea. I'll post when done, hopefully soon, it will look so nice when done!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I am a Winner of 20$ in lasts months drawing at e-poll!! wootwoot!!
Now that makes me makes me happy enough to do the "happy dance"! yay!!