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two super easy diy projects Petticoat Junktion

White Sailboat

Easy DIY Projects

Hey! Today I have two easy DIY projects. I completed both of the projects in the last couple of months but haven’t shared them. Sometimes I work on projects, take photos, take them to my booth, then forget to post about them. Or I think they aren’t worth a post. Well, today is a twofer.

thrift store budget find

I bought this really ugly boat somewhere. I think at the thrift store. It sure needed a little love.


gloss white paint

It looked much better after a coat of white spray paint.

distressing white spray paint boat project

I distressed the sailboat by hand just enough for a little of the blue paint to show through in strategic areas.

ship 1

I like this look much better than the original.

Cockatiel Fabric covered canvas wall decor easy diy projects Petticoat Junktion

Cockatiel Fabric Covered Canvas

Next up is a fabric covered canvas.

white canvas

I started with a plain white canvas from Hobby Lobby.

yellow Fabric Pettcoat Junktoin

I placed the bird off-center and cut the fabric to size.

fabric covered canvas two easy diy projects Petticoat Junktion

I stapled two opposing sides first.

fabric covered canvas two easy diy projects Petticoat Junktion project

Then finished the other two sides.

Cockatiel Fabric covered canvas wall decor easy diy projects Petticoat Junktion project

You guys may recognize this fabric from two prior projects. Click the photos below to see the chair projects.

bold yellow chair with covered seat Petticoat Junktion

Bold Yellow Chair

If I can do this you can too Petticoat Junktion cover a chair seat with my favorite fabric

Yellow Stool

Which project was your favorite….the fresh nautical makeover….or the bold yellow wall décor?

Have a great weekend!

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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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

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  1. You were featured this week at Merry Monday! I love your projects! We hope to see you again this week!

  2. I love the boat, I would never have given it a second look, that is why I am not much of a diy’er. I can never see the potential in anything. lol

  3. I love both ideas! The boat is adorable, but I love the yellow too! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  4. What a great way to use my left over favorite fabric! I only have a little bit left…but I just hung on to it. I love your bird fabric too. Thanks for sharing your ideas❤️

  5. I like the way the boat turned out. It looks 100% better. I like the fabric on the canvas. I remembered the fabric right away. They both look very nice. I enjoy your blog.

  6. I like the boat but more than that I like the notion to be fearless with spray paint. Would never have given the boat a second look, but your transformation is inspiring. Have you talked about using spray paint in a blog before, there are so many kinds in the stores today is it a matter of just reading the label to pick the correct type for whatever project you are working on? I worry too about getting a consistent, even covering of the spray paint on the project. Any words of wisdom to share?