Dollar Tree DIY | HOBNAIL MILK GLASS

DIY MILK GLASS

If you are OBSESSED with anything milk glass like me, then you will LOVE this DIY!  This project combines two of my loves…Milk glass and the Dollar Tree!

This project is SOOO simple!  Here’s how I did it!

 

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To get started, you will need glassware.  For this project, I chose two different pieces from the Dollar Tree.  The first piece is a small glass bowl that I have purchased previously for other Dollar Tree DIYs.  I really like this bowl because of it’s compact size!  Perfect for cute little projects.  The second piece I chose is actually not glass, it is plastic!  I chose this piece because of it’s unique shape!

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Next, you will need these sticker strips from the Dollar Tree.  These strips are AMAZING!  They made this project so easy!  I was able to easily peel off strips of these stickers and evenly apply them to the glassware for a streamline look!

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Finally, you will need SPRAY PAINT!  I tend to go with RUST-OLEUM spray paints, but you can use whatever you have on hand.  Walmart has some new spray paint colors out right now that are SOOO pretty!

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The first step of this project is to apply the stickers.  The part of the project required a lot of focus and patience!  From start to finish, it took me about 30 minutes to apply the stickers.  I tried to focus on keeping the rows of sticker strands applied at even distances from one another.

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The next step is to spray paint!  I decided to go with white for this first attempt at replicating hobnail milk glass.  I would advise applying at least two coats of paint.  Both pieces were practically covered with just one coat, but I wanted to make sure it was completely even, so I applied a second coat.  Once I applied multiple coats, I set the pieces out and let them dry!

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Once the pieces have dried, set them out and enjoy your hard work!  This project is so simple, but the pieces make such a dramatic statement!  I love admiring these pieces in our home, and find that they fit in seamlessly next to authentic hobnail milk glass!  This completed project cost less than $10!!!

I hope you enjoyed this Dollar Tree DIY!  I highly recommend that you give this a try and share the finished project with me on Instagram!

Check out my YouTube tutorial for this project!

XOXO,
Kieren

Five Thrifted Valentine’s Day DIYs

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!  Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays!  I love all the hearts, the colors, the doilies, and the candy!  (Except for chocolate…I’m allergic to chocolate!)

For Valentine’s Day 2017, I want to share five easy DIY projects that you can create for your home and loved ones!

If you are here from my Youtube channel, I feel that I owe you an apology!  This content was originally intended to be a video.  However, when I saw all the pieces put together, I wasn’t happy with how it looked!  I felt that shots were better suited for my blog!  So…here we are!

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This picture proves that this was intended to be a video…lol

I have to thank all of the AMAZING creators on Pinterest for my inspiration for many of these projects!  If you would like to see all of the original pins, please check out my Thrifted Living Pinterest page

1. Cutting Board Print

During my garage sale excursions this summer, I found several BEAUTIFUL cutting boards!  I LOVE using these for crafting!  The grain in this particular cutting board was sooooo STUNNING!  I felt that it would be a great piece to paint with a festive message for Valentine’s Day!

First, I wrote in pencil the desired writing.  Then, I simply used an Elmer’s Painters Marker, in white, to scribe this lovely message.

I felt that it was still a little plain, so I decided to add gold on each corner of the cutting board.  I used some painters tape and painted the corners.

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This was SOOO easy!  The final product is simple and bright!

2.  Key to My Heart

Here is yet another cutting board that I found this summer at a garage sale!  I love the style and wear on this little board.  I think it’s so petite and cute!  I thought this little board needed something to make it even more ADORABLE!

I simply cut a heart shape stencil of out card stock.  Then, using that same painters tape, attached it to the board, making sure that it was centered.  Then I found the most vibrant red paint that I had on hand and painted inside the stencil.  I let it dry for several ours, then removed the stencil.

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As a final touch, I added a key that I found at Michael’s!  I love the look of the wood, with the metal key, and the red heart!  The contrasts are STUNNING!  This project took very little time and make a BIG impact in our kitchen!

3. ‘I love you because…’ Dry Erase Frame

These frames are a relatively recent addition to my collection!  I found these at the an estate sale not too long ago.  What beautiful detail there is in the gold frame.  I have seen many people take frames and turn them into dry-erase boards.  What an easy way to make these beautiful frame, into a functional piece of decor.

The frame had a piece of cardboard behind the glass, which I removed.  I then replaced that with a piece of copy paper.  I printed my message in pencil, then added a red construction paper heart.  I finally traced the writing with a Sharpie marker and put the paper in the frame!

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As my sister lovingly pointed out, my line is not straight.  However, I think it gives the piece a little more personality.  Simply set a dry-erase marker next to the frame and write a quick note to your sweetheart!

4. Mason Jar Love

My crafternoon wouldn’t have been complete without using a Mason Jar.  I find these ALL the time at thrift stores and garage sales!

For this project, I used a Mason Jar, doilies, construction paper, and twine!  I simply cut out a heart, placed it on top of a doily, then wrapped the jar with twine.  I secured the twine on the back of the jar with hot glue.

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Easy…simple…classic!  Maybe I should put a tea light inside the jar!  What do you think?

5.  Valentine Organizer

One of my favorite parts of Valentine’s Day is receiving Valentines!  I have always love sharing Valentines!  As a child, one of my favorite celebrations at school was the Valentine’s Day party!  I always loved creating a mailbox and writing each of my friend’s names on a card!  I decided to take one of the MANY frames that I have found at garage sales and use it to organize Valentines!

To start, I took the frame and painted it gold! (…of course…)  Then I flipped it over and attached three pieces of twine with hot glue!  Then I took some miniature clothespins that I found at the Dollar Tree and hung some Valentines that I made for my husband!

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I.love.this!!!  This piece perfectly displays the homemade Valentines that I made my for my husband!  The best part is that I can change these out to work during other seasons and holidays!

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Here is a closer look at the Valentines I made!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I prepared our home for Valentine’s Day!  These projects were so simple and quick!  The projects were also very inexpensive, since I used items that I found at the thrift store or garage sales!  I hope I have inspired you to get crafty!

XOXO,
Kieren
Thrifted Living

 

 

Cabinet Makeover | DIY Entertainment Center

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Shawn and I have been working soo hard renovating, redecorating, and reorganizing our home!  July 1st marks one year in our home and we now feel comfortable investing in a few projects to make our house a home!

While our budget is small, our ambitions are BIG!  We are determined to do the best we can to take items we already have and give them new life by refinishing them in a way that fits our style!  The first project was an old cabinet that Shawn’s mother gave us!

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This project was so easy!  Here’s how I did it!

1-Clean Cabinet

2-Put primer on cabinet (Two Coats)

3-Sand any paint drips

4-Put paint on cabinet (Two Coats)

5-Remove old fabric

6-Apply glue and new fabric

7-Let dry and enjoy!

Check out my video of this project on my YouTube Channel!

XoXo

Kieren

 

Cleaning with…A Magic Eraser!!!

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Shawn and I have been working so hard on sooo many projects for our home!  One thing we couldn’t stand were our stained and old linoleum floors!

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We don’t mind the pattern or design that much.  It is not our favorite, but we felt that we could wait to change them until we had a full renovation planned for our home.  We wanted to find something that could restore our floors!  Suddenly, I remember Magic Erasers!

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My mom LOVES to clean with Magic Erasers!  I think this was my first time purchasing them and using them in our home!  I bought a pack and tried a little spot!  To my surprise!  It took out all of the stains immediately!

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I didn’t realize how nice our floors actually were!  It was hard to see the beauty through all of the staining and scuffs!  Several hours later, I completed our whole floor!

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The proof is in the picture!  The Magic Eraser did wonders for our home!  I would highly recommend these for anyone struggling with a difficult stain!  I will definitely be using these in other projects!

Check out my latest YouTube video for a closer look at the process!!!

Kieren

Thanksgiving Collab-Prep Fun-DIY Thanksgiving Coasters!!!

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Sometimes when I garage sale, I look into the massive piles of things and I dream. I dream about the projects that I could do with all the stuff that I could buy!  Then I snap back into reality!  I can’t buy everything…even though I would love to…

When I saw two boxes of ceramic tiles at an estate sale, I couldn’t help myself!  I knew they had potential to be a pretty awesome DIY project!  Then I remembered the Thanksgiving Collab series that I am doing with Adrienne of crafTEA Mom and thought of the perfect Thanksgiving DIY project!

For this project you will need-

-Ceramic Tiles
-Leaves
-Lace Stickers (Not necessary, but so cute!)
-Mod Podge (I actually made my own!)

Check out my tutorial video on YouTube to see how to make your own Thanksgiving Ceramic Tile Coaster!