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Re-Purpose Place Mat/Chaser/Large Coaster

Place Mat 1

 

     Ashley’s next project we have is this quick, inexpensive and very stylish way to highlight your centerpiece.

     Look in the clearance section and yard sales for treasure like this to make over in your color scheme.

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Clock Makeover

DIY Clock Makeover

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Clock Makeover

Clock Makeover

We have a fabulous way to dress up an area on your wall that is inexpensive, easy and quick.

Notice how Ashley used the Chargers/Place Mats/Large Coaster to fill space and add interesting character.


DIY Clock Makeover

Supplies:

Clock

Frogger Tape works best. Ashley tried the blue kind shown here, but much prefers Green Frog Tape.

Newspaper

Spray paint: Ashley prefers Valspar or Krylon brands

Several tacks with raised head


Directions:

Tape newspaper onto mirror, using care to get the paper and tape into the corners.  (Frog tape preferred after using another brand)Clock Makover 1Ashley’s Handy trick: Push tacks along the length, every 3-5 inches. This allows the frame to balance on the tack head in a raised position, allowing paint to cover all edges of the frame. Painted area will not stick to the surface it is drying.Clock Makover 2Spray paint in even light coats in many directions for best coverage.  Make sure to cover all edges well.Clock Makover 3


Take off the tape BEFORE the paint is completely dry and still tackyClock Makover 4Make sure edges are painted evenly.Clock Makover 5Now hang your clock!

Thank you Ashley for sharing your talent with us.

Click HERE for instructions on the chargers/large place mats

Clock Makeover 2

Copyright Carrie Groneman,  A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.




Jar Re-purposing

DIY Jars & Vases

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Jar Re-purposing

Do It Yourself Jar Re-purposing

My daughter-in-law Ashley is at it again.  This time she transformed ordinary empty jars and vases from yard sales or the dollar section at stores.  This makeover offers dimension and style to change up any room on a budget and it was incredibly easy. Thank you Ashley!


Do It Yourself Jar Re-purposing

Supplies:

Any jar you want to re-purpose (one of these pictured is a salsa jar)

Spray paint: Ashley prefers Valspar or Krylon brands

Disposable gloves

Disposable table cloth or newspaper  

Directions:

Outside, to have plenty of ventilation, place your jar on a plastic table cloth or newspaper, anything to protect your area.Jar 1


Spray the outside of the bottle very lightly and with even sprays. Twist and rotate bottle between sprays.Jar 1Gloves would have been a good idea – highly recommended .Jar 2Allow bottles to dry in a an area where they will not be disturbed.Jar 3

Jar 4


Ashley prefers Valspar or Krylon brand spray paint for great coverage and color.Jar 5Caution: Spraying too close, or in too heavy of sprays will cause the pain to run and drip like this.Jar 6Set beside the beautiful ombre mirror (click HERE to see the tutorial to makeover a mirror), it really brightens and decorates a mantle, window sill, a counter, bookshelf, ANYWHERE!Jar 7Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.