How to refinish a bookcase with chalk paint

How to refinish a bookcase with chalk paint

Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! This post is part of the Inspire My Creativity Link Party. Link up below!

Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! Inspire my creativity link up

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Supplies Needed

Something to paint
Sandpaper
Chalk paint- I used Rust-oleum Chalked, ultra matte spray paint
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Drop cloth and/or garbage bags
Painter’s tape (optional)

How to refinish with chalk paint

  1. Clean surface then lightly sand.
  2. Tape off areas you don’t want painted.
    If your project will have multiple colors, choose which color you want to paint first then tape and cover areas that will be another color.
    Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! Inspire my creativity link up
    I like to use trash bags to block off areas. Use painters tape to create the lines and to tape the trash bags.
  3. Spray the chalk paint on the surface. *Tip: don’t get the spray can too close to the project while painting. It will make the texture look different when it dries. About 12″ is good.
  4. Let the paint thoroughly dry, then see if it needs another coat.
  5. Continue taping and painting until you’re done!

Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! Inspire my creativity link up

Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! Inspire my creativity link up

 

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This post is part of the Inspire My Creativity link party!
This month our theme is chalk paint.

Every second Wednesday of the month, my co-hosts and I share a project based around a theme.
Be sure to check out each of their blogs to see what they’ve shared as well!

Meredith  |  The Designer DIY
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty

What projects have you made with chalk paint?
Add your links and use the hashtag #InspireMyCreativity on social media!


I can’t wait to see your creations!

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Back to School Wreath

Back to School Wreath

Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

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Supplies Needed

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Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

Make your Back to School Wreath

  1. Cut the hangers off the apples.
  2. Glue three apples to the wreath.
  3. Write on the chalkboard. You could write a teacher’s name, welcome, back to school- whatever works for you!
  4. Glue the chalkboard on the wreath.
  5. Glue the apple on the chalkboard.
  6. Add ribbon to hang.

Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

Enjoy your Back to School Wreath!

Start the year off right with a back to school wreath! Makes a great teacher gift too!

 

 

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Land that I love- galvanized metal USA decoration

Land that I love- galvanized metal USA decoration

Decorate a wood or galvanized metal USA decoration for your wall or door. It’s an easy and patriotic project!

Decorate a wood or galvanized metal USA decoration for your wall or door. It's an easy and patriotic project!

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Supplies needed

Create your USA decoration

  1. Use your banner cutter or scissors to cut out red and blue mini triangle-shaped banner. Make each flag 1 1/4″ long.
  2. Punch holes in the top two corners.
  3. Thread bakers twine through triangles, alternating colors.Decorate a wood or galvanized metal USA decoration for your wall or door. It's an easy and patriotic project!
  4. Drape banner over side of USA and attach to back using duct tape or hot glue.
  5. Cut words out using your Cricut or an exacto knite. Decorate a wood or galvanized metal USA cutout for your wall or door. It's an easy and patriotic project! Access cut file here!
  6. Weed, use transfer tape, and apply vinyl lettering to USA.
  7. Paint wooden heart red and attach where desired.
  8. Hang it as is or add some Patriotic Fans behind it! Here’s where I bought mine.

Decorate a wood or galvanized metal USA decoration for your wall or door. It's an easy and patriotic project!

Enjoy your USA cutout!


Decorate a wood or galvanized metal USA cutout for your wall or door. It's an easy and patriotic project!

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Inspire My Creativity: DIY Hair Bow Holder

Inspire My Creativity: DIY Hair Bow Holder

Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, part of the Inspire My Creativity Link-Up party! It’s a cute and easy way to organize your space and keep everything handy!

Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.

Welcome to the Inspire My Creativity link-up! I’m co-hosting this linkup with some blogging friends and each month we’ll share our ideas to get your creative juices flowing. We’d love you to join in the fun! Link up with us below then check out what the other co-hosts have found this month as well!

This month our theme is Thrift Store Makeover. The hardest part for me was choosing a project. I love searching thrift stores and seeing the possibilities to make something wonderful again! You may be seeing a handful of makeovers coming soon…

I finally settled on a project using a picture frame. The glass and back were missing, but that’s perfect for this cute and practical project.

Hair Bow Holder

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Supplies Needed

Make your hair bow holder

  1. Remove glass, back, and any associated hardware from frame. Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.
  2. Find the top, middle of the frame then glue on one piece of ribbon to the back of the frame. Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.
  3. Pull ribbon to the opposite side of the frame to measure length needed and cut.
  4. Glue on two more lengths of ribbon, dividing the length into fourths. Let glue thoroughly cool.Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.
  5. Glue the opposite ends of ribbon to the other side of the frame. Pull ribbon snugly so it will hold the bows without sagging.
  6. Tie a length of ribbon to the top of the frame to create a hanger. Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.
  7. Hang, add bows, and enjoy! Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.

What thrift store makeovers have you created? Share below!

Inspire My Creativity, Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.

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Candice  |  She’s Crafty

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Curly Patriotic Hair Bows

Curly Patriotic Hair Bows

Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!

Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!

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Supplies Needed

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Make your Curly Patriotic Hair Bows

  1. Using elastics, clips, or clothes pins, secure end of ribbon to the knitting needles or dowel.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the needle until you reach the other end. Secure and cut ribbon.Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!
  3. Spray thoroughly with stiffening spray, then let it dry. It could take up to several hours, depending on your climate.Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!
  4. Once dry, spray lightly a second time. Allow to dry again.
  5. Carefully slide ribbon off the needle.
    Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!  Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!
  6. Trim the ends on an angle and cut in 3″-4″ segments.
    Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!  Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!
  7. Stack up 4 lengths of curled ribbon (two of each color) by placing the middle of one ribbon criss-crossed on the next ribbon.
  8. Using your needle and thread, add a few stitches to the middle where all the ribbons cross.
    Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!
  9. Glue the ribbon to an alligator clip.
    Get festive with curly patriotic hair bows! Easy to make and enjoy!
  10. Show off your new hair accessory!

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