Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Simple Vine Art

This was inspired by the many vine pieces I have seen around the web lately. From Houzz, framed branches on Curbly and a simple octagon from A Wood Railing.

What you need:

  • Liquid Nails
  • Vine/branches of choice – I used these from World Market (mine don’t have the flowers)
  • Weights¬† – small ones as you do not want to break your vines. I used baby shoes, toys, etc
  • Toothpicks – for liquid nails application
  • Cotton buds – for clean up of any mess you make

I used some old canvases I had laying around and painted those brown with a black border to act as the frame.
Lay your vines on the canvases to figure out where you want to position them.

Work on your layout

Once you know how your layout will work – start applying liquid nails to one of the vines by putting the glue under the seed/knobs/round sections. Liquid nails takes some time to dry so I used weights to secure them as I moved onto the next one.

It will take about 20 mins to completely dry

Wall placement

All Done


Happy DIY Art


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I found this gem for $40.00 on Craigslist. It was in great shape, minimal damage that could not be fixed. After a major cleaning and heavy sanding on the top (it was laminate) I got to painting.

This was inspired by my post here. I used Killz primer, Rustoleum Satin Black and Rustoleum Bauhaus Gold.



One coat of paint

Lined drawers (I hate contact paper :/)


With the headboard

Instructions on how I made the headboard are here.

Thanks to Remodelholic for the feature!

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My trip to Green Bay was a delight when I found this fabric. I bought as much as I could and may need to order much more as I have so many ideas to work with.

I have never used a pattern before and decided to give this a shot for a more polished look. I am happy with the results.

Main Packer logo fabric with the alternates I got from Joannes to match

Fabric cuts with the Simplicity pattern

Outside and inside pieces (2 of each)


Inside of the finished bag - the sides should have been sewn but I didnt realize that till I finished...no shocker

I will be back with some coin purses and make-up bags

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This is another plan I got from Ana at Knock off Wood. It was listed on my upcoming projects list which I am slowly chipping away.



Staining - I really hate this process :/ - but its necessary to get the results I want

Details of the finish

With random items - I still need to get lighting for this table

Top View

I wasn’t an immediate fan when I finished this because I would have loved it about 5 inches taller. It’s grown on me but I am still tempted to make another with adjusted dimensions from Ana’s plan.

That’s it! What are you building???

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Key Holder

This was inspired by DIY Showoff. This was really easy and took me about 10 minutes to make.


After stickers, modgepodge and acrylic spray


The last picture is placed on my Hyde Console Table I showed you last week.

Thanks to Roeshel for this brilliant idea!

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Hyde Console Table

My console table is finally done! I love it. This will inspire me to make more pieces like this before I spend a good penny. It was worth every minute of it. Thanks to Ana from Knock-Off Wood for her fantastic plans. The plan I used is here.

I used Minwax Jacobean stain. Tips: Measure, Measure, Measure! Follow Ana’s instructions. Be patient.


Ignore my wall, I am still testing paint swatches

Pieces laid out

How I held the pieces, I dont have clamps (yet) so this worked

Attaching the top (upside down)


Detail of the wood grain




I am very happy with it

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Upcoming Projects

I have been busy getting my projects lined up and will start posting finished pieces next week.

Here are samples of what is coming

  1. My first project will be the Hyde Console Table. Ana at Knock-Off Wood is a genius! I love all her projects and I have been dying to get on her bragging board – Finished here!
  2. Also from Knock off wood – Rustic Modern Console Table – Finished here!
  3. Chandeliers. I think I have three of these and will be doing them as shown be Mrs Devore here and here
  4. Key holders as shown by DIY ShowoffFinished here!
  5. Staining and re-finishing my Craigslist coffee table and side table. I am going for this look. Luckily mine were only $54.00

See you soon!

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