These DIY projects are some of your favorites and some of mine too. I thought it was time to bring them out again in case you missed them or you happen to be new around here. It’s always good to review past work, and I have to say I think I worked a lot harder in the earlier days of my DIY journey.
I’m kind of impressed with some of them and wonder if I’ve worked on anything as cool since. Some of the projects go back to 2012. While going through the list pick out a favorite or two and let me know what you like about the project or projects please. (Tomorrow is Furniture Fixer Upper Day, so a totally new project!)
Starting with number 10 and working my way up to number 1. Number 10 was the beautiful bed I purchased for $3 at a local thrift store. The price included the headboard, footboard, and rails. The piece was beat up but had gorgeous details. It was a special piece and needed a special look. I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and mixed my own custom color.
The number 9 project is also a Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint furniture makeover. The Tricycle Red Cabinet was my first project using the paint. I fell in love with the paint, and the cabinet has made its way around the web.
I thought of not adding this post. It is so different from the others. I like the project, but it only made the top 10 because it was picked up and shared by another website. It got tons of views because of that.
Another popular paint type with you is the silver metallic Martha Stewart Precious Metals paint. Too bad they don’t make it anymore. I painted the pair of nightstands silver, then gave the paint an antiqued look using Caromal Colours Toner.
I shared this project three years ago. I put the curtains up and decided to post about the project even though it wasn’t painted furniture…..which was about all I posted about at the time. The window in our small bathroom ….is small! I finally decided that king-size curtains would work perfectly, so I bought a pair at Walmart and hung them with clips. Easy-Peasy.
When I painted the front door blue, the white metal framed glass storm door stood out like a sore thumb. I decided to paint it blue too. I wasn’t sure if the paint would hold up on the metal, but it still looks as fresh as the day I painted it in 2012.
This project features a complete tutorial on the silver paint. Since the Martha Stewart Metallic paint is no longer available, I use metallic paint from Modern Masters.
This post is rather lengthy but full of good information. I was happy with the two-tone paint finish and I love the furniture style. I wish I could find more pieces like this one. The JTS did have to do a lot of repairs on it before I could start painting.
I used Caromal Colours Toner to age the milk paint finish on this table. This is a complete and detailed tutorial on using the toner to antique or age furniture. And now for the most viewed…
Did you know you can use Vaseline to distress furniture? You can. The complete tutorial can be found by clicking the photo above. I have to admit that every time I look at this post, I cringe…..the photos are horrible. I guess it doesn’t matter though. It’s the technique and detailed tutorial that counts. I painted this piece in 2013.
This beauty is in our master bedroom. You can find it here…How To Distress And Antique White Painted Furniture
New Knock-Off West-Elm Soda Can Vases
It was fun making the aluminum can vases. Crushing the cans, spray painting them, filling them with sand….see the project here…. How To Upcycle Aluminum Cans Into Vases
Which project is your favorite…..or is there another of my projects you like the best? Leave me a note. I love to hear your opinions. Thanks, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com