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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Faux Birch Soup Can Vase

I'm a lover of nature inspired décor. Us Floridian's don't have the pleasure of Birch Trees growing around us and the cost to go buy them could get costly if you wanted a bunch.
 
Time to create my own!
 
I had a couple ideas on how to get the birch look. You could buy birch paper and glue it around the can...spending money. I thought it would be cool to apply torn paper to the can and painting over it but since this is my first go at this, I stuck to just paining it. 
 
I would suggest spraying on a primer before painting the can if you want it last a long time. I didn't have any on hand so just went with it.
 
 


 
Start saving your cans!
 


 
 

 
These are the paint colors I used.
 
Base: Antique White (1st.)
Brown: Spice Brown (2nd.)
White: Wedding Cake (3rd.)









While the first layer (base) color is still wet, take a small dab of the brown and brush randomly placed strokes all around the can. 



 
Let that layer dry!
 

 
Once it is completely dry, take a small amount of the white and randomly brush white all around the can. 




 
Let it dry again and use a very fine paint brush to randomly place the little brown slits.






This is what you will be left with!!
 
From here you could add embellishments to the can, flowers, twine, burlap, etc. Have fun with it!
 
 
Linking To:
 
 

ItsOverflowingThree Mango Seedshttp://simpledetailsblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/best-of-nest-link-party_28.html

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Too Much Time On My Hands
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vintage Buffet Makeover {Pottery Barn Inspired}


I am completely smitten with this makeover! We have had this buffet for some time now waiting to be made over.
 
 
My husband had had enough of it taking up room in "his" garage and brought it inside. I'm glad he did because it was just the push I needed to get her done!
 
I chose a creamy white (Clark & Kensington) since it's new home is our living room.   

The original hardware is AMAZING on this piece, so I kept it.
 
 
 

 
The BEFORE
 
 

 
The Pottery Barn inspiration.
$1,499!!
 

http://www.potterybarn.com/shop/furniture-upholstery/media-centers/?cm_type=lnav
via: Pottery Barn
 














The wood grain shows up beautifully on the top!!
 









Hope you enjoyed her beauty as much as I do!
 


Linking To:
http://simpledetailsblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/best-of-nest-link-party_28.htmlFurniture Feature FridaysMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Three Mango Seeds
DIY Show OffI party with Remodelaholic Home Stories AtoZ
ItsOverflowing


Liz Marie BlogToo Much Time On My Hands
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