Tuesday, December 27, 2011
1. After you have organized your clothes, did your donating, contemplated on the consignments and tossed a few bad sweat pants - if you're on the fence with blouse or low riders, take a post it "flag" and stick it on the hanger. If the flag is still there next year...donate!
2. Post it your shoe boxes as well. A brief description of which shoe is the box makes less mess.
3. Never leave your clothes in dry cleaner plastic bags, it does not allow the materials of your clothing to breath and your clothes will smell like dry cleaning chemicals after a while.
4. If at all possible, do a seasonal change of closets. I store all of my winter clothes in the XX-large hefty bags and then rotate when spring and summer comes along. Don't forget to use "under your bed" as storage!
Read Part I of "Organize that Closet"
Crate & Barrel had these out years ago and now they are floating around in the thrift stores! I managed to round up a trivet, 2 votive holders and 6 napkins rings. All in great shape and thought I'd use them all winter long...the only dilemma? What color? With Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2X the color palette is broad and I had a tough time deciding...I posted the before pic on facebook at PaintIdeas Angie and the winner is Satin Aqua! What could be better than light blue snowflakes in the middle of winter?
*Find a spot safe for spray painting - cover nearby items with drop cloths or old sheets to protect them from spray mist
*Lightly spray Rust-Oleum Clean Metal Primer
*Allow to fully dry
*Spray two light coats of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2X in Satin Aqua
*Metal Napkin rings, votives & trivet
*Rust-Oleum Clean Metal Primer
*Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2X Satin Aqua
*Distinguish clothing and shoes that you wear and the for sure items that you will never wear again
*Golden Rule of Thumb for the above - if you have not worn it this past year, donate it
*Stop hanging on to those skinny jeans - donate again! When you hit your goal weight, you'll want to treat yourself to a new trendy pair of jeans anyway!
*Check with your local consignment shops as well. It's okay to make a few bucks on a piece of clothing that you paid a fortune for! Donate the rest!
*Be sure to reorganize your clothes, hang items you use frequently at eye level and rarely used items on the upper shelves.
*Save those clear shoe tubs or even shoe boxes - they are great for your bikinis, socks, belts and scarves.
So, stay tuned for a few more quick, realistic organizational tips this week!
Read Part II of "Organize that Closet"
These frames went from one sagey style to a winter wonderland of pictures. I am thinking I will be adding winter pictures of the kids and dogs sledding and making all of those snowmen!
* Find a spot where it is safe to spray paint; cover nearby items with drop cloths or old sheets to protect them from spray mist
*Wipe off picture frames, remove glass from fronts
*Apply Zinsser B-I-N Primer - allow to cure one hour
*Apply wwo light coats of Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2X in Satin Blossom White
*Allow to fully cure 24 hours
*Fill with fantastic winter pics of family fun
*Picture frames in need of a face lift
*Zinsser B-I-N Primer
*Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2X in Satin Blossom White
*Fun, winter pictures
Consider adding in fresh flowers such as white peace lillies or simple red roses! Adding candles inside the "2012" front vases luminates the numbers nicely. If you wanted to keep it simple, you can just spray the four vases and glue on the 2012 and use that as a hostess gift as well!
*Wash & Rinse your vases. Dry well
*Cover nearby items with drop cloths or old sheets to protect them from spray mist
***QUICK TIP: Stuff each vase with newspapers so you do not spray the inside of the vases. This allows you to fill with water & fresh flowers or candles
*Apply Universal's Primer - for all surfaces
*Allow to dry 24 hours
*Apply two light coats to each vase in Universal's Gloss Black, Gloss White & Metallic Titanium Silver
*Using a hot glue gun, glue on the 2012 numbers to the front of the vases
*Fill with candles & flowers
*Universal Spray Paint in Gloss Black & Gloss White
*Universal Spray Paint in Metallic Titanium Silver
*Tin Numbers 2012
*Hot Glue Gun
*Fresh Flowers & Candles
1. Wipe off medallion with paint thinner - this one had lots of dirt in the crevices
2. Wipe off with a clean rag
3. Spray with Zinsser BIN Primer
4. Allow to fully dry one hour
5. Apply two to three light coats of Rust-Oleum's Stops Rust in Cherry
**Quick Tip - Be sure to allow at least 35 to 40 minutes in between coats - I even applied one coat and after 48 hours went back and applied the final two
6. Once fully dry - about 24 hours tie on decorative ribbon
- Decorative Ceiling Medallion (mine was 52")
- Zinsser BIN Primer
- Rust-Oleum's Stops Rust in CHERRY
- Decorative Ribbon
- Paint Thinner
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Enjoy your Hanukkah this season with a homemade menorah! Customize your very own Festival of Lights with a few glass bottles, Rust-Oleum's Specilalty Frosted Seaglass Spray Paint and blue candles.
- 9 Glass Bottles - recycling is great!
- Rust-Oleum's Specilaty Frosted Sea Glass spray paint
- 9 Blue candles
- One Decorative Star of David Patch
1. Wipe off all of the glass bottles with acetone
2. Cover nearby items with drop cloths to protect them from spray mist
3. Lightly spray on 2 to 3 coats of the frosted sea glass to each bottle
4. Wait 20 to 30 minutes in between coats
5. Allow to dry a full 24 hours
6. Glue on Star of David Patch
7. Wedge in Candles
Happy Hanukkah to All!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Spray in a covered area - to avoid oversprayLine up the mini wooden pots and spray them all with Rust-Oleum's Metallic Gold Spray Paint
Two light coats will be perfect - 30 minutes in between coats
Line up the 1" wooden balls and spray paint them with Universal's Satin White - two light coats - 30 minutes in between coats as well
Allow to fully dry 24 hours
Glue white head onto inverted pot. Dress up with ribbon for wings, straw for hair, white pipecleaner for halo and hot glue on the back an ornament hook!
Rust-Oleum's Metallic Gold Spray Paint
Universal's Satin Spray in White
1" Mini Wooden Pots1" Wooden Balls
Natural straw for hair
Hot Glue Gun
Thursday, December 8, 2011
**Quick Tip - Lay birchwood logs into an old box and spray inside
2. Spray two to three coats of Universal's Pure Gold
3. Spray each coating within one hour of each other
- 3 Birchwood Logs
- Universal's Pure Gold
- Decorative Ribbon
- Adornments to decorate along the log
What a great way to welcome your holiday guests at your front door! Turn a ceiling medallion into a retro wreath and add that perfect zebra ribbon as a final touch!
1. Cover nearby items with drop cloth or old sheets to protect them from spray mist
** Quick Tip - you can use an old box to spray in as well - lay medallion into box
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
**Quick Tip - I sprayed my ornaments in my garage, covered everything around and used a shoe box - placed plastic cup with ornament right inside.
2. Spray your old ornaments with Rust-Oleum's Metallic Spray in Aged Copper
4. Using Glitter Glue (which is thicker then Elmer's Glue) start making lines and long ovals on the painted ornament.
**Quick Tip - Place painted ornament back into cup and place a paper plate under the cup to catch all of the excess flocking powder. You can recycle the remainder of the powder for the other half of the ornament.
- Rust-Oleum's Metallic Spray in Aged Copper