Good or Bad DIY Projects
Bad DIY projects? I would love your opinions after you look at the photos. You guys know how hard I work on my projects often times changing the project plan as I go. I take photos, write about the details….and share everything here. I very seldom post a project if I don’t like it. I do it over until I do like it. Some of my projects are a little over-the-top and I know they are going to be controversial. It’s surprising the emotions furniture can evoke, lol.
I like for you guys, my readers and friends, to comment on the projects and share your opinions. I don’t care if you don’t like a project. You probably say nice things when you want to say “What in the world was she thinking?”. It’s usually the Facebook people who can get a little ugly with the comments. Heck, I don’t even mind that usually. There has been once or twice when comments on Facebook got too ugly and I had to hit delete.
Good or Bad DIY Projects
I’m sharing some of the “love or hate” diy projects today. Some of the makeovers are from 2012 so you may not have seen them. If you would like to see the complete projects just click on the photos or the pink text links.
DIY Vases From Plastic Water Bottles
The plastic water bottle recycle is the only craft project in the bunch. I spray painted the bottles with bright yellow paint and bundled them up with the pretty ribbon. The flower twigs finished the look. You would not believe how many people went crazy over painting water bottles. Some even commented on the fact that I wasn’t being environmentally friendly by drinking bottled water.
I Painted An Antique Dresser
This makeover was for a client. It was her piece of furniture and she wanted it painted. The antique dresser was in pretty good shape and I got a lot of flack for painting it. I just give the client what they want. Personally I didn’t mind painting it but I wouldn’t have chose the hardware the client did. I would have went with something more in style with the antique dresser.
Project Inspired By A Photo In BHG Magazine
The chocolate inspired piece is more recent. I saw a photo in Better Homes and Garden Magazine that inspired this look. I still have this piece for sell in my booth. I guess I’m the only one that likes it.
Chunky Chippy Milk Paint
This is the only one of the bunch that I wasn’t sure of ….and still am not. I couldn’t decide if I loved it or hated it. After I set it up in the shop and stepped back for a look, I decided I liked it. The finish was achieved with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.
Black and Fuchsia Chair
This project surprised me. I thought everyone would like it ….no. I don’t think it was that they didn’t like it as much as they wanted to see something on the back of the chair. That is a big black blank space! Read the original post to see what I used to cover the chair seat.
Heavily Distressed Blue And White Dresser
The desk is a project from 2012. My photography skills back then were definitely lacking. This photo was taken at the shop where I have my booth. I heavily distressed the white drawer fronts using an electric sander. It may be too distressed for some.
If you are a regular here you’ve probably seen this piece more than once. I still love it. Wish I had the dresser….. but I sold it. One thing I would have done differently is to put the dresser in front of a solid backdrop. Another photography mistake. Also, all of the furniture looks different in person. At least to me. I see the furniture and I look at the photos and the visual is just not the same. Do you know what I’m talking about?
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That’s it. Just thought you guys might want to go back in time and look at these controversial projects. Let me know what you think. I looove reading your comments. Have a great day and I’ll see you next week.
Have been looking for a chocolate paint for some time - what color is that you used on the chocolate and white piece. It's a bit much for me, but I sure do like the chocolate paint! Would you mind also sharing what color the white was?
All projects are works of art - beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say!! You have a daring flair and I love it.
I love the black and fusia chair. It looks like the same style and the same era as my vanity bench which was my mom's. 1941 era. I might decoupage or let my artist granddaughter paint something. I love your DIY's.
Love the chocolate piece, although not my style (too modern). It is so unique! Also love the chunky chippy milk piece. The water bottles and the chair are not for me, however you do such a nice job on all your projects, I give you a big thumbs up! You have such a great imagination, which I envy as I am a "copier". Love reading about your projects, keep up the good work!
Normally I don't comment on things I don't like or even mildly dislike - we are all different and what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. But since you wanted feedback, I'll 'feedback' a little. Yellow plastic bottles, um no, not my fave. Painting vintage dresser gray, looks great and again, customer choice! Heavily distressed is fine - especially the milk paint chippy. The partially 'dual' painted armoire, again not my fave - but it can appeal to a more modern look. The black and raspberry chair - I kinda agree that it might need something on the back, mostly because the 'peely' part of the back at the bottom really shows up without something to pull your eyes away from it. But it's really cute! Anyway, that's my feedback, given with a little bit of care because it's really not cool to be critical on anything produced by hand. After all, the time and care put into something you create with your own hands is pretty special.
Thank you Laura for the nice comment. I do appreciate an honest thoughtful critique. As I said we all have different taste and I appreciate the fact that some of my work will not appeal to everyone. Have a great day!
I do like some of the pieces but do not like the heavily distressed look. Just lightly distressed appeals to me more.
Thank you Rose. One of my best friends doesn't like distressed furniture at all. She want's everything to be neat and perfect. I have to say that's a hard one for me because my home sure doesn't look perfect. She decorates her home beautifully and everything from the walls to the furniture is pristine. Thanks again for the comment.