This was a fun and easy project I did during our mini-snow storm this week. I already had most of the supplies on hand because I knew I wanted to do a gold and glitter project at some point. I got all supplies from Hobby Lobby. It would be super great if I got paid to shop there — I’d be rich! Anywho, I found these tiny vases for less than $2 a piece and then they were half off, woot! This $1 DIY glitter craft is perfect for a snow day craft.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Assorted Clear Vases
Metallic Spray Paint
Gold Paint Pen (I used Sharpie Oil Based Metallic/Gold Extra Fine Pen)
Sponges (see photo)
Painter’s Tape — or in my case regular masking tape because my painter’s tape was nowhere to be found. Grrrrr.
First, I removed all of the stickers (my least favorite thing to do ever) washed and dried each glass and then used the tape for my designs. I decided on stripes for the tall and skinny vase and half gold for the milk-jug-shaped vase. After taping, I went to a well-ventilated area (outside) to spray paint. I put newspaper down and set both vases face down and sprayed them entirely. I sprayed the vases from at least a foot away because I wanted several light coats instead of one thick coat. This prevents drips from forming.
While they were drying and my baby was sleeping, I started making free-hand dot designs on the short round vase. The paint pen dried really fast. Then I went back outside and sprayed 2 more coats of spray paint for a total of 3 coats on the other vases. Once dry, I carefully removed the tape. Overall, I’m very happy with the turnout.
For the final vase, I used the medium-size round sponge, dipped it in the Mod Podge and free-hand designed dots all over. As I was moving around the vase I sprinkled a generous amount of glitter on the wet circles. Once completed, I wanted the rim to have glitter too for added cuteness. So I took the sponge that had residual Mod Podge and ran it all along the rim. Then I sprinkled more glitter to the glue.
Now all of the vases were dry and complete, I just needed flowers. I went to a local florist and picked random flowers. Voila!
Side Note: Each vase should be sealed in order to last a while. The Mod Podge suggested using a thin, clear glaze of acrylic. I found the painted ones don’t really need it as long as I just hand wash them.
Thanks for checking out this DIY! If you have any questions, feel free to comment.
I couldn’t resist another “things i love” post that included neutral accessories accompanied by black and white stripes. I’m a sucker for stripes and who doesn’t love neutral accessories any time of the year? Obsessed! With these accessories you’ll surely be the ‘talk of the town.’
I love of all styles of vintage furniture. One of my favorite things to do is go to estate sales or browse Craigslist for old (cheap) pieces that need fixing up. Sometimes furniture only needs new hardware and other times they need a complete overhaul.
Here is one of my first ever furniture redo’s. The original had great bones and I love the overall style of Mid Century Modern pieces. I would have left this piece the way it was if there wasn’t stains and scratches along the top and sides.
I started by removing the drawers and polishing the handles. I sanded the sides and top several times. The drawers were only lightly sanded because they were in great shape.
I painted the outer shell Annie Sloan’s Pure White. Chalk paint doesn’t require pre-sanding but because of the stains and scratches, I wanted to be sure the texture was smooth. Once painted, I didn’t like that you could see brush strokes. Typically this doesn’t matter because shabby chic is so in style, but with a Mid Mod piece, shabby chic doesn’t make sense. So I sanded the white with fine sandpaper so there was no textured look left.
Once sanded, I painted 2 more layers and then sanded again, letting the paint dry in between each layer. In Colorado, the drying time is very minimal — maybe an hour. But some place more humid would require more dry time (and more patience)
Once I decided the texture was perfect, I sealed the paint with Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax, using her wax brush and a cloth to buff. I find you should give your piece of furniture at least 24 hours of “curing time” before bringing it inside. Wax can leave a waxy residue — after all, it is wax. So letting the wax cure is best.
The drawers and legs were stained in Minwax Dark Walnut, sanded and then stained 3 total times.
Once I finished this piece, I sold it for $300 (purchased it for $40) and the gal uses it as a bedside table. She sent me a picture and it looks darling next to her bed!
Here is a before pic:
P.s. If you are unfamiliar with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint, it’s a wonderful product to use! I love that she distributes her paint and products to smaller “bricks and mortar” retailers. She believes by selling to smaller stores, there is a better chance for consumers to learn and understand how to use her products better, rather than purchasing from the larger stores.
Helloooo Friday! Or should I say, FriYAY?! Alas the weekend is here and what better time to feature one of the prettiest shoes I’ve seen this year. Of course Friday’s Fix includes Louboutin’s beautifully striped “Just Soon 85” canvas pumps. Have you ever? It was like love at first sight for me! And then I saw the price –Wowza! $795! So today I decided to feature a few other striped shoes that are cute (maybe not 3.5 heel height with an asymmetrical bow cute) but cute none the less!
In my search to find shoes similar but at a much lower price, I found a decent selection. Now I can’t wait for Spring/Summer.
I don’t claim to be a good cook but when it comes to making food for my babe, I want only the best! I was a rookie when it came to making baby food and now I have made TONS of healthy meal options and I’m here to share them with you!
At first, we did the whole, one fruit/veggie at a time to make sure he had no allergies. You’ll hear varying views regarding when to start babies on solids. No one knows your baby like you do, so if you feel like he/she is ready for solids and your Dr. gives you the go ahead, then why not? And that’s what we did. We started at 6 months.
My sister in-laws gave me the BEABA Babycook for Christmas and I was thrilled!! There are many different ways to prepare your baby’s food but to me this seemed the easiest. You can do the old fashioned way by roasting your veggies in the oven or steaming them on the stove-top but that takes additional time, and as a mom, time is not something I have an excess of. The BEABA allows me to make tons meals in very little time!
Carrots-When cooked, this vegetable is good for babies starting at 5-6 months if it is organic or from your garden (to avoid too many nitrates in the cooking water). It is not recommended to serve raw carrots until your baby is at least 2 years of age. According to the BEABA cookbook, they recommend buying carrots from the end of April till the end of July, and “in-season” carrots until mid December. Carrots contain fiber that helps intestinal transit.
Where do I begin with my first ever blog post? So many thoughts and ideas but to pick just one topic as my first post comes with a lot of pressure! I’ll keep it short and sweet.
Welcome to Stylish Peach. I’m happy to have you and super happy to finally have my blog up and running. Instead of picking just one topic to discuss, I thought about compiling a collage of some of my current “things i love.”