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    Turn a IKEA Rast dresser into something special with paint, silver leaf, and new knobs.

    Turn a IKEA Rast dresser into something special with paint, silver leaf, and new knobs.

     
  2. How to Glitter a Concrete Floor

    Supplies:

    • 1 garage floor coating kit (found at home improvement stores)
    • 2 paint rollers, handle, 2 trays
    • 1 scrub brush for cleaning the floor before you start
    • 1 bucket and mop
    • 6-8 jars of chunky glitter, bowl
    • 1 brush for edging
    • 1 gallon of water-based polyurethane varnish, high gloss
    • Fans, open windows!


    Directions:

    1. Use the cleaner in the kit to fully clean your floor. Mix it in the bucket, scrub, rinse with mop.
    2. Scrape off any glue, patch holes, let dry.
    3. Mix the two parts of paint mixture according to package directions. Stir vigorously. Seriously, this stuff is just like resin, you have to mix it really good or it won’t work!
    4. Pour into one paint tray, use a brush to paint the edges of the room.
    5. Now use one of the rollers to paint a section of the room.
    6. Throw handfuls of glitter in the air so it lands evenly. Don’t throw or toss it like chicken feed or it will land in piles or splotches.
    7. Keep working section by section, make sure to add glitter to cover the section lines so it will all blend.
    8. If you want light glitter, just lightly toss. If you want heavy glitter, spread generously (like mine!).
    9. Let dry over night, extra if you live in a humid climate. Use push broom to sweep off excess glitter. Scrub away areas that are too thick, you want it to all be even. Sweep up extra and toss it.
    10. Open can of varnish, pour in the second paint tray and use second roller to apply an even coat. Let dry and add another coat. Repeat four or five times. You want the floor to be smooth so you can wipe up any spills.
    11. Let dry for 2-3 days before moving in furniture or walking on it.

    (Tutorial source. Click through for video instructions)

     
  3. This is a fun project that makes use of old family photos.
Find a photograph of a loved one in an active pose or gather friends and stage new shots. The more dynamic the photo, the better.
Cut out the figure from the photograph.
Trace the figure onto black construction paper and cut it out.
Tape the new silhouette onto white paper and insert into frame.
Repeat the process and arrange the frames so that each silhouette  seemingly interacts with the adjacent figures.
You can stick with black and white for a minimalist look, or customize with paint, color, patterns, collage, etc.

    This is a fun project that makes use of old family photos.

    1. Find a photograph of a loved one in an active pose or gather friends and stage new shots. The more dynamic the photo, the better.
    2. Cut out the figure from the photograph.
    3. Trace the figure onto black construction paper and cut it out.
    4. Tape the new silhouette onto white paper and insert into frame.
    5. Repeat the process and arrange the frames so that each silhouette seemingly interacts with the adjacent figures.

    You can stick with black and white for a minimalist look, or customize with paint, color, patterns, collage, etc.

     
  4. Making a cake stencil seems like a pretty easy DIY project. All you need is a design, some cardboard, and an x-acto knife.
If you don’t have a sifter through which to sprinkle confectioner’s sugar, sprinkles, or cocoa powder, then a small mesh sieve (like the one in the picture) works just as well.

    Making a cake stencil seems like a pretty easy DIY project. All you need is a design, some cardboard, and an x-acto knife.

    If you don’t have a sifter through which to sprinkle confectioner’s sugar, sprinkles, or cocoa powder, then a small mesh sieve (like the one in the picture) works just as well.

     
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    Charming!

    Charming!