Friday, February 26, 2016

Pinbellish Pinning Party No. 26

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

Happy Friday!  It’s the perfect time for pinning! 

Pin Trivia of the week:

Flower Head Pins 

A favourite with quilters as these pins have an extra long shank and easy grip head.

Link-up rules & Guidelines

  1. Link to your
             Pinterest pin (not your blog, only links to pins get featured)
  2. Add up to 7 pins old or new (one for each day of the week!)
  3. Re-pin 2 pins for every link you add
  4. Follow your hosts on your favorite social media platform

      Meet & Follow Your Hosts

      Sarah J of  Sarah Celebrates
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      Allie of  Crafty Allie
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      Stella Lee of  Purfylle 
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      Remember, if you ever miss a party you can check the Features Board to see if you've been featured in the past.

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      Party Announcement!
      It's a pin party and we can only feature links to pins, it breaks our hearts a little every time we have to pass over the last 2 links or our favourite project because it's a link to your blog and not your pin. Help us out and grab that pin URL so we can share your awesome stuff with the world!

      Disclosures: By submitting a link to the Pinbellish Link Up you are giving the party hosts permission to feature your image on our blogs, across social media and future round up posts.  Pinbellish hosts respect you and your work; everything will be properly linked back to you and credit given where credit is due.  

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      Thursday, February 25, 2016

      Girly Glam Nightstand

      It's time for another amazing Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest! This month the theme is  "Make A Statement" - go bold or go home! 

      DecoArt, Inc. is our sponsor for this month. They offer a comprehensive line of products for just about any kind of DIY project. Check out their color palette of Chalky Finish paint!  

      Using Americana Decor™ Chalky Finish paint, and Americana Decor®  Clear Creme Wax, I "glammed" up a broken plain old nightstand.  

      It was really beat up, so I had to put it together before sanding and prepping it for paint. 

      It took a lot of sanding with a palm sander to get most of the gouging off. 

      Then I started painting. 

      DecoArt supplied me one 16oz jar of Americana Decor™ Chalky Finish paint in "Carbon" (black) and one 16 oz. jar of Clear Creme Wax.  

      I also used "Everlasting" (white) and "Innocence" (pink).

      I put a lot of design element into the overall piece to make a bold statement.  I even added some animal stripes and polka dots in the drawer. 

      Once all of the paint was dried thoroughly, I applied the clear wax for durability. 

      To make the painted design stand out, the contrasting colors are used on different highlighted areas of the nightstand. 

      I painted polka dots on the drawer knob.

      Stripes on both sides of the table.

      Polka dots on the back of the stand.

      Diamonds on the top. 

      And the drawer is painted pink while the animal print paper napkins are decoupaged onto the bottom.

      The leg turns and feet are painted with contrasting pink and black.

       The lighting is very poor with the gloomy snow and rain lately... it's really nicer in person than the photos. The room has "yellow" lights. 

      Anyway...What do you think? Bold, but still classy? 

      Great bedroom piece for the girly girl, isn't it?

      Disclosure: Contest is sponsored by DecoArt and one jar of paint and one jar of creme wax was supplied to use for my project.
      The contest hosts are Evey at Evey's Creations and Stacy at Anastasia Vintage


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      Upcycled Clock Suitcase

      February Project Challenge
      "Clock Face"

      I've joined the 2016 monthly DIY blogger project challenge and it's so much fun! Each month we have a different project to create based on a named material theme. This month it's "clock face".

      After a trip to a thrift shop, I found a cheap working clock. 

      AND... I found this vintage metal "suitcase" or maybe a "typewriter case". 

      I thought it would be interesting to add them together. 

      So using a 3.5" hole saw bit, I cut through the lid to fit the back of the clock through it. It was a little too small. A jigsaw worked fine.

      Then I super glued the clock in place and painted the entire suitcase inside and outside, along with the clock frame. 

      After the paint thoroughly dried, I used a coat of dark wax to seal the chalk paint. 

      I lined the inside of the suitcase with spray adhesive and burlap. Then glued on burlap ribbon around the sides. 

      Of course the back of the clock showing through the suitcase lid was really ugly. To cover it up and have access to changing the time and battery, I made a mini clock face lid. 

      I cut a cardboard circle (from a chocolate box, because it was heavy duty, yet thin) and printed out a mini clock face from Pinterest. Cut and glued the print onto the cardboard; then glued a piece of the burlap ribbon as a hinge. And glued burlap over the "hinge". 

      To attach the hinge, I glued it to the side of the clock's rim and covered it with a decorative rope. 

      A simple lift of the mini clock gives access to change the time or battery.

      To finish off the front of the suitcase, I wrote a quote "The best time for new beginnings, is now". 

      Because I was lucky to have the key to the case, I tied it on the handle with more of the burlap ribbon. 

      I carried it into another room to show my son and said, "I've got time on my hands..." 

      Yah... he thought that was funny. We both came up with some more for a good time.  (cheap thrills!)

      I don't know if this would be considered art or decor... but it certainly is a good conversation piece. 

      It does offer some storage space. And it can be hung by its handle.

      It's unique and I like that. 

      Now that you've seen my creation... you MUST go see the rest of the great ideas from our group!


      An InLinkz Link-up

      If you missed last month, you can see it here!


      Wednesday, February 24, 2016

      Homemade and Handcrafted No. 13

      Every Wednesday 6 a.m. - Sunday 11:30 p.m.
      Welcome to the Homemade and Handcrafted party!

      A place to share anything homemade! 

      Feel free to link up your posts (new or old ones). We love seeing what you've been up to! Share your crafts, recipes, DIY, and inspirations! We love to visit other parties and enter giveaways; so you can link those up too!

      Let's check out the featured top viewed favorites from last week! 

      by Sarah Celebrates

      by Sweet Things

      by FrugElegance

      by Stone Cottage Adventures

      by 2 Crochet Hooks

      Thank you for sharing these amazing homemade creations!

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      Thank you so much for taking the time to share your creations and ideas!