Simple furniture and accessory makeovers are so easy to do and the results can be spectacular! Turn found objects into functional items you can use in your home to give it your creative touch. You may think your craft and creative skills need to stay in the craft room and behind closed books, but we think your creativity needs to step out of hiding. So get busy decorating the spaces in your home to make them your own!
We are sharing some projects that our Crew created in hopes that you will be inspired to start you first or next creative DIY project.
Ann of Duct Tape and Denim kicks off this round up of amazing projects with this adorable little wooden box.
Wooden jewelry boxes were the all the rage in the 70’s. They were made with unfinished wood and included carved simple shape centers such as circles, rectangles or hearts. Some of these boxes eventually were stained with a wood ink or wood burned with simple scenes. Today you can find these old boxes in just about any thrift store or garage sale for under a $1.00.
With the rise in recycling old things and giving things an up-cycled look, its not hard to to find things to re-do throughout our homes. With a fresh coat of paint, some paper and collage techniques, you can turn an inexpensive wooden jewelry box into a masterpiece.
In Ann’s words; “I found this old wooden jewelry box at a thrift store, painted it, and decoupaged tissue stock hearts on it.”
Supplies Ann used to make the jewelry box are:
- Chalk and clay based paint – Tattered Angels Decor & DIY or High Impact Paints are perfect choices and they will cover virtually any surface, finished or unfinished.
- Canvas Corp – French Script tissue stock – you will find an array of vintage and cool tissue here – Tissue
- Decoupage medium
There are so many possibilities with this project. You could use one of our Tattered Angels paints or mists to add more effects to the finished piece or perhaps add some hardware from the 7gypsies line of hardware and charms. You can do so many things with this idea.
Next up is Marie Nicole with a little tool or storage box. Found new or old, making it your own is what is so very cool. Many DIY projects seem to be done when the painting is over so we love that the touches of tissue in Anne’s project and the jute and lace that Marie Nicole used really add a personal touch to their projects.
Something old, found or borrowed is a great place to begin…
CCB Jute Cord
Cover the box with Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint. It will cover just about anything, can be applied to just about any surface and dries to a smooth nice finish.
Add some detailing like lace, just, ribbon or cord to give it your personal touch.
Fill it with craft supplies, the remote(s) (why are there so many remotes?), napkins and silverware, cards at a shower, jewelry and more. The possibilities are endless.
Marie also repurposed this simple but awesome window that was transformed with just a bit of white Decor & DIY Paint
See her blog post for all the details – Repurpose Window Frame
Peggy Terrell was all about finding a great way to show off a special baby announcement and a $3 goodwill frame was a great place to start.
Decor & DIY paint are like milk and chalk paints, but they will actually go onto any surfaces and they won’t peel or come off like many of the paints on the market, even when applied to a slick frame.
Kimberly shows her take on repurposing frames and the same look could be done with a window frame too.
Start with a mixed group of old frames or one big blend of frames.
Layer different colors of Tattered Angels Paints to create your own faux finishes.
Blending turquoise, white and browns will give you a great look.
Show more turquoise or more distressed brown…your frame, your way.
When you some across a piece of furniture like this one you must look beyond the appearance and into the history to see the details and the possibilities.
Michelle Rocco did this when she picked out the perfect piece for her new craft and embroidery space.
Michelle not only painted the piece with Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint, but she also covered parts of the piece with fabric that looks amazing in the space. Decoupage paper is also a great choice.
Here is the other side of Michelle’s amazing creative space where she crafts, creates and does monogramming for her home business Miss Lala’s Boutique. Miss Lala’s is located in NW Arkansas, but you will find her work online with so many great ideas and her attention to detail is amazing.
If these great ideas did not inspire you to paint, repurpose and reuse found objects and furniture you have or have found, we don’t know what will.