Are you a paint chip collector? No one wants to throw them away – you might be able to use them! I discovered this paint chip box at Southern Inspirations and thought it was a really cute idea. It’s a mini-suitcase that uses black FolkArt acrylic combined with Mod Podge and paper . . . then you have a storage container! You can use it for any kind of paint chips, even the ones that you make with your FolkArt colors. Read the entire tutorial here.
I’ve painted furniture for the sake of decoupage, but never finished an entire piece with JUST paint. It’s always helpful to have somewhere to begin so that you know you are doing it “right” – so I got excited when I found this basic furniture painting article on Design*Sponge. It helps take the fear out of refinishing; who wants to mess up and have to start over? These tips are great for small pieces to large. Read the complete article here.
I never thought about painting my own tiles until I saw this feature on Design*Sponge – designer Amy Adams actually makes her own tiles and then paints them with simple flowers before installing them on the side of a kitchen cabinet. She also continues this pattern on hand fired ceramics that you can see above. I’m not so industrious that I would make my own tiles (Amy is a ceramics designer after all), but I would definitely buy the pre-made ones from a home improvement store and paint them using FolkArt Enamels. They work well on ceramics as well as glass. What a great idea! Go here to see the whole process.
I’ve never seen a high chair like this, so I had to share – isn’t it beautiful? Kathleen from Musings from a French Cottage rescued it from a barn sale three years ago and finally was able to re-do it, and the results are stunning. Kathleen spray painted the chair ivory, but what I think is especially brilliant is that she added an Apple Barrel glaze. Not too shabby for the price of a bottle of craft paint! Learn more about what Kathleen did here.