Diy Looked Over Items that will Spruce up your home! For Almost NOTHING!!

These looked over items, I run across a lot of and most the time they are shoved away, I thought may this would inspire you guys if you have some of these items to do some diy home decor! Enjoy the list!!


Green Door Diy:
I have seen so many doors tossed into attics and basements, because they are replaced by new plastic or metal ones, Yuck! I would rather keep the wood door, but sometimes they need replaced because they just cant serve there purpose anymore, well here are some great ways to still keep those old doors around and looking great!

Chalk board door! 


Make your own, at home even if you didnt have it hung as a door on a frame you could prop it agianst the wall and still use it as a chalkboard for kiddos. Chalkboard paint is EXPENSIVE, so here is a homemade recipe too for making your own Chalkboard paint!
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 {YEA EXTRA TUTORIAL} MAKE YOUR OWN CHALKBOARD PAINT!!!
Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!), 1 tablespoon unsanded grout (this can be purchased at most hardware/home improvement stores, we got ours at Home Depot), mixing cup or bowl, spoon, paint brush and an object or board you plan to paint on.
1. Measure out your paint and grout. The unsanded grout is a fine powder so be sure to work in a well ventilated area.
2. Stir the grout into the paint until no lumps remain. 3. Paint your surface with your new custom chalkboard paint! The paint will begin to harden once it is mixed, so only mix what you need at one time as it won't store as well as other paints.
Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. To slate a chalkboard lightly rub chalk along the surface and then lightly rub it off.
Chalkboard 5
Back to doors..........
Love this one Coffee Table of doors
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 Doors for your garden..Beautiful!
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Door Shelves.....
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Door couch...
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 Door Headboard{one of my Favorites!}
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Wooden Ladders
 These are another great item that is looked over and tossed to the side, if you can get your hands on one there are some great ways  up cycle some home decor!!





 These are so cute and so easy to do.....I hope you are inspired by them like I am !


Drawers 
  This is one I didnt really think about off the bat, but when I Saw some diy for this I was like DUH, why didnt I think of that....Drawers make great home decor!
 Make planters, wall art...So much fun stuff!


Old Windows
this is another Item I sometimes I find in the attics and basments of old house that would 
be perfect for some of these projects!
Reclaimed Window Coffee Table

 the secret to having it all is knowing you already do




I like the vintage fabric


Old windows and chalkboard love! 
Ok I hope that inspired you all to go out and find some stuff in your attics to up cycle! Let me know what you find I am always curious to see what everyone is up too!
Have a great Day!
<3-Shana

Cereal Boxes, Tp Rolls Cardboard Lots Of Cardboard DIY UPCYCLE TUTS!

Well Good Sunday Morning to everyone, I am suppose to be over at my desk working on my signs but I really wanted to Blog about this. The signs can wait.....I am huge procrastinator sometimes! I have been collecting TP Rolls, Cereal Boxes and boxes in general and We have had a influx on the paper product CARDBOARD! So, I have decided that some things need to be made out of all this cardboard before my room, looks like a UPS store. So Here are some Fabulous DIY Tutorials with cardboard! I hope everyone enjoys and once again if you have a request or a question please feel free to comment or follow me, I send out some cool goodies in my newsletter!


 Yeah!This is fun and Easy and doesn't look like a cereal box!
Okay Here's what you do...........
1.Grab an empty cereal box
2. trace and cut out two stars 
3.then score the stars from there tips to there indented parts
4. Push stars out by scores lines 
5 Push in by indented parts
AND WHA -LA! You have Star ....
Now you can Paint it any color you want! It would look great as a holiday accent or year round!!

TP Roll Wall Art
All you need is some Tp rolls and some Glue check out what kind of cool wall art you could be making!





 Start with Tp / Pt Rolls
Get cool Wall art!!

Check out this card board room!!

 
Instructions
  1. Cut the flaps from one end of each box.
  2. Stack the boxes. Some boxes, such as those from FedEx, have flaps that add thickness to the back of the box. To make your stack level, use scraps of cardboard as shims in between the front edges of the boxes.
  3. Seal the boxes together with packing tape.
  4. Cover the boxes with the wrapping paper.
  5. Line the raw edges at the front with the duct tape.



RubbishLove Gearing up for the Holidays in the workshop!



Good afternoon everyone , I am writing you from my workshop here in Dayton, Ohio. I started thinking last night about the holidays, and actually I feel like I am running behind. Most of my fellow Etsians have already listed there holiday items, but hey I am new to all this and still trying to get a custom to the whole routine!
 So what I will be working on this week will be:



- Updating & Taking better pictures for my Etsy store
-Working on Holiday Gift tags
-Working on Holiday Greeting Cards
- Adding new signs& items to my store! 
This week should be a busy one trying to catch up everything.
I will be posting tutorials for all the items all the new Items I will adding because, if you didnt know all of my items are upcycled so, i will be using items around the house and items that are trashed to use to make are Christmas Items! Also I will be finishing Part 2 of Going Green to Get some Green! 
 This should be an interesting week so I hope everyone follows and enjoys these posts, also feel free to comment I would love to hear from everyone!! I will talk to you soon!!
-Shana

DIY 3D WALL ART CUBES

DIY Project: 3D Cube Painted Wall by Donna Yu


We had a blast sifting through all the submissions from our recent DIY contest, and we were so glad to see that you, like us, were impressed by the wealth of creative ideas. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing full tutorials for some of the finalist projects, and we thought it would be appropriate to start with our top winner! This painted 3D cube design is so amazing — I honesty love it more than any geometric wallpaper I’ve seen, and it’s awesome that with a little patience and precision, you can achieve a whole room of this for merely the cost of paint and tape. Congrats again, Donna, and thank you for sharing the process with us! — Kate
Read the full how-to for the first-prize winning project after the jump . . .

Materials
  • painter’s tape (I recommend using one thick version for the borders and a thin version for the design.)
  • graph paper or regular paper
  • colored pencils and regular pencil
  • acrylic or latex house paint
  • paintbrush (I used a 1″ paintbrush to line the edge and then used a small roller brush to fill in the rest)
  • X-Acto or craft knife
  • ruler
Instructions
1. To start, get a sheet of graph paper or just draw a graph of squares with a ruler. The pattern does not have to be an exact duplicate of what will go on the wall; the idea behind this exercise is to get familiar with the pattern. I colored the basic unit in red. It’s good to have something small on hand because one could get lost when working on a larger scale.


2. After drawing out the pattern on a sheet of paper, it is time to duplicate the graph on the wall. The size of the squares will determine how many cubes there are. If you have a specific number of cubes that you want on the wall, then you must be precise and measure the ratio of squares to cubes. My small squares are approximately 3″ by 3″.

3. Now begin adding the diagonals to match the drawing and create the design. Remember that the tape should go on the perimeter of the area you are painting because everything inside will be painted. To make the pattern 3D, it is important that the edges line up properly, but you have a tiny bit of leeway. My lining up is not exactly perfect, but it works because it’s pretty close. You can also use a T-square ruler and/or a level to help ensure your lines are straight. Once you have the diagonal lines of the larger cubes in place, you can use an X-Acto knife to remove the smaller square of tape inside the square you want to be solid.

4. If you plan to add the vertical lines on one side of the cubes, do that now. I used a thinner tape and eyeballed it, but a level or ruler would be a great tool for ensuring clean, straight lines.

5. Continue adding the cubes and cutting out the excess tape from the pattern with your X-Acto knife. I recommend stepping back frequently to check your work; with this pattern, it will be very easy to tell if something is off. Luckily the tape is super easy to remove and reposition as needed.

6. When all the taping is finished, you’re ready to paint. I used one color so I could tape just once and paint in one step, but you could change the process to include multiple colors. When it’s done, pull off the tape and admire your work!


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