June 5, 2012
The springtime is often known as the time to do some spring cleaning around your home, but I am sure people still have cleaning projects that rollover into the summertime. One particular room that many people wish to get more organized are their office spaces. Many crafters use their office space as a place to craft. If this is you, then you can attest to how quickly things can become cluttered and unorganized. Even if you are in a small space there are several ways you can get organized, take the image above. I came across this image on BHG. I love how this room is so colorful, and everything has it’s own space. There are only three pieces of furniture to makeup this office space, a chair, desk, and small trashcan. If this is similar to your own space, take some cues from this example. Use colorful storage containers, and desk accessories to brighten up your space. How have you organized your small office space?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: Apple Orchard # 2241, Cayman Blue # 513, Glazed Carrots # 741, Maple Syrup # 945
April 28, 2012
By now you probably know that Mod Podge is an essential product to craft with, but did you know it could be used on furniture projects as well? Here is a video that displays a great example of this. Watch this video to see how a basic black table was recreated into a stylish table, all with the help of some Mod Podge. To view this video click here, or push play below.
- mod podge
- sponge brush
- something with a flat edge for smoothing
February 21, 2012
Organization is a skill that can be taught. For many people they often struggle to stay organized, and have a hard time finding necessary items in a timely manner. Well we here at Plaid have the prefect solution to solve this issue. These pretty stacking organizers can make organizing papers, easy and pleasing to the eye all at the same time. This craft is a fun way to keep your desk tidy! These stacking organizers were created by, Kirsten Jones.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Bright Baby Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Licorice, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Gloss, 4 oz.
Stackable wood trays (small medium and large), 1 piece of scrapbook paper per tray, ½” paintbrush, Small liner brush, Pencil, and Scissors
- Base-coat boxes with Wicker White, let dry.
- Paint small box Fresh Foliage, medium box with Bright Baby Pink and large with Pink. Let dry.
- Using box as a pattern, cut paper to fit on all four sides.
- Following general directions on Mod Podge bottle, apply paper to trays. Let dry.
- Paint bottom of each tray with Licorice. Let dry.
- Using liner brush and Wicker White add words to the inside bottom of each tray.
- Let dry, then seal with a coat of Mod Podge.