Nothing like taking something and making it our own. But what makes some projects turn out well and other don't? (Don't we all have Pinterest fail stories) With these simple tricks and tips your less likely flop on your projects.
Rule Number One Find the right material base. Real Wood, last longer than particle board and it is easier to work with and fix. Finding the right base materials can include a grape vine wreath rather than foam if you are trying to up cycle a wreath....Starting to understand? It can mean finding something that is a simple fix and not completely broken for the purpose you want it to have.
Rule Number Two: Get the right materials to do your project. The right paint, the right glue and the right tools make all the difference. Scissors don't work quite as well as an exacto knife. Some paints work better with particle board. Some work better for outside or metal. So take the time to ask someone at the hardware store to make sure you have the best product for your project.
Rule Number Three: Sand it down! The no sanding method isn't going to give you the best finished look. Really! The finished product will be better if you take the time and do a project right. This includes using a seal finishing coat so that it is even more protected from your kids.
Even particle board can use a little sanding even if you just lightly do it by hand. This product had 4 layers of paint on it, making it OH so fun to sand down but it was worth it.
Rule Number Four: You don't take on something you can't finish. That includes something that is just too expensive to re-do as well. Keep it simple and that will keep you excited for the final product.
This dresser worked for holding all my little mans clothes. From pajamas to button up shirts, this $15 dollar find was a prefect find. I left it with the "naked" drawer faces because it matched the look of his ikea bed frame. The colors go great with his room feel and won't be anything that he will grow out of with characters or crazy colors which saves me time and money.
Hello, I'm Lindsey
A wife to hubby pursing higher education, a mother to two energetic kids, obsessed with all things farmhouse vintage and believer that food always taste better when it is shared.