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.
I bought this really ugly boat somewhere. I think at the thrift store. It sure needed a little love.
It looked much better after a coat of white spray paint.
I distressed the sailboat by hand just enough for a little of the blue paint to show through in strategic areas.
I like this look much better than the original.
Cockatiel Fabric Covered Canvas
Next up is a fabric covered canvas.
I started with a plain white canvas from Hobby Lobby.
I placed the bird off-center and cut the fabric to size.
I stapled two opposing sides first.
Then finished the other two sides.
You guys may recognize this fabric from two prior projects. Click the photos below to see the chair projects.
Which project was your favorite….the fresh nautical makeover….or the bold yellow wall décor?
Have a great weekend!
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
You were featured this week at Merry Monday! I love your projects! We hope to see you again this week!
I love all of them! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! 🙂
Mother & Daughter
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
Love the way the boat turned out. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
I love both ideas! The boat is adorable, but I love the yellow too! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
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❤️
LOVE that sailboat! Reminds me of my husband who had so loved sailing.
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.
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?