Thursday, June 28, 2012

Time to Go For the Gold! Paint Projects Linky!

Ok contenders! It's time to link up your best paint projects and go for the gold!

Just in case you missed our projects, here they are again!

I jazzed up this boring old chest using multi-tone stain, spray paint, and chalkboard paint!

Cassie transformed this old bed from boring to brilliant using homemade chalk paint and stencils!

Gwen fixed up this boring, plastic mirror using paint and Martha Stewart glaze!

Glazed Mirror

Now it's your turn to link up your projects!  You can submit any project that was inspired by one of ours, or just has to do with paint of any kind!

We'll be featuring some of our favorites next week!

Don't forget to hop over to Gwen's and enter to win these paints!

Good luck!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bloggy Olympics - Paint Event!!

It's here!!!!

Finally - Team Paint is ready to represent!

Just in case you forgot who my awesome teammates are:
Primitive & Proper
Cassie from Primitive & Proper

Gwen from The Bold Abode

Don't forget to stop by Let Birds Fly, Shaken Together, and Adventures in Dinner later this week to check out all the Kitchen Event medal winners!

Today I promised you all a project full of stain, spray paint, and chalkboard paint goodness!

I started with this little gem I found off of craigslist.  Just a cute little chest with a bad stain job.

Insert five million hours of sanding and I now had this little gem:

Naked and ready for some loving!  Ummmm...

Yeah, so I started with the same stain I used for my office desk.  I wanted to stain the top, bottom, and middle in dark walnut so I taped those areas off and stained.

Once everything was dry I used a some spray paint and a stencil to create a real vintage, hand styled type name on the top of the chest.

Originally I wanted the name to be crisp and perfect, but this is how it turned out so I went with it.  I think it just looks more vintage and aged.  I kinda like the imperfection!

Oh, what's that you said?  You thought I mentioned chalkboard paint?


The inside of the lid opens up and acts like a little chalkboard!

One of my friends asked me to make this toy chest for her friend that is having a baby - she totally came up with the design and the chalkboard lid idea! I loved it!

I added the little hinge thing so the top wouldn't fall on little fingers.

So there you have it!  A little bit of stain, paint, and loving turned a boring old chest into an adorable custom toy chest!


You guys have all week to go wild and make your own paint-inspired projects to enter into the bloggy olympics!

Gwen, Cassie and I will all be back this Thursday, June 28th @ 7pm hosting a linky party for you to link up all your awesome projects! You can create something similar to our projects or go crazy and just create anything with paint!

Speaking of paint, want to win these paints?

Head on over to The Bold Abode to check out the deets!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Let the Games Begin!

It's about time for the 2012 Bloggy Olympics to start!

Tonight marks the beginning of the opening ceremony and the big events begin this weekend!

If you want to participate in any of the events you can go ahead and link up at the bottom of this post!

Be sure to grab the button if you'll be participating!

Hating Martha

Here's a reminder of the schedule:

Event 1 - Decorating (Week of Saturday, June 9th)
Delicate Construction
Hating Martha
Event 2 - Kitchen (Week of Saturday, June 16th)
Shaken Together
Adventures in Dinner
Let Birdz Fly
Event 3 - Paint (Week of Saturday, June 23rd)
Primitive & Proper
The Bold Abode
Craptastic (That's me!)
Event 4 - Craft (Week of Saturday, June 30th)
CW Frosting
Here's to Handy Andy
Freaking Craft
Event 5 - Fabric (Week of Saturday, July 7th)
DIY Home Sweet Home
Kissed By A Frog
Crafty Scientist
Event 6 - Outdoor (Week of Saturday, July 14th)
504 Main
Directions Not Included
Smallgood Hearth
Here is a sneak peek at what my project will be - if you want to participate with me go ahead and grab your wood stain, chalkboard paint, and painter's tape!

Also, the giveaway by kijsa will continue through Friday night!  Be sure to stop by Hating Martha to enter for your chance to win an awesome pillow!

The events begin this weekend, but my big day will be on June 23rd with the lovely Gwen from The Bold Abode and the lovely Cassie from Primitive & Proper! Go Team Paint!

Hope to see you there!