How to Paint Striped Curtains

Welcome Paint Lovers!

Christina from The Frugal Homemaker has an awesome tutorial on how to paint curtains!

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Using leftover paint and painter’s tape she created these gorgeous striped curtains!

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Have a great day with a splash of paint!

Piano Bench

Welcome Paint Lovers…

Sunday @ A Sunday Afternoon submitted her lovely bench.

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With canvas drop cloth material, she painted stripes with a foam roller using Dutch Boy’s Dura Clean in Black. She also used the same black to paint the piano bench. Then she distressed the bench and stapled the striped canvas onto the seat.  LOVE this bench!

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Painting Gingham

Welcome Paint Lovers…

Today I’ve got the how-to on how I created the gingham from on my daughter’s dresser.

First you need to make your gingham device… for lack of a better word.  You take a squeegee… like the kind you’d dry your car window or your shower doors… and a sharp scissors or knife.  You need to decide the size of your checks.  I think I did mine 3/4”.  So every 3/4” you will cut out a section that is 3/4” wide.  Does that make sense?  So it’s going to look like a toothed squeegee.  Do the whole squeegee from one side to the other.

I taped over the outer edges of the drawer and removed the knobs.

Then I mixed the paint with a glaze… about 2/3 paint, 1/3 glaze.  The glaze will help the paint from setting and drying quickly.

Then I painted on the lavender paint and used the squeegee and wiped it one direction.  Then wiped the paint off the squeegee.  Then go back and go the other direction.

Such a fun addition.  Her Pottery Barn Kid’s quilt has gingham in it… so it’s a cute tie-in.

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Paint Tips

Welcome Paint Lovers & Happy Friday!

I’ve got some tips to share today… Nothing like learning some paint tips to make the paint experience easier and/or quicker.  Here’s some that I’ve collected at Pinterest.

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Wipe off your excess paint without making a drippy mess of your can with a rubber band.  No messy paint around the edges.

Martha’s awesome tip… save your paint stir stick and write the color name, brand and numbers on the stick.

vinyl address numbers on door makeover

Rub some Vaseline on your door frame so you can close your door while it dries (LOVE this blue door).

If you have textured ceilings, use a screwdriver to scrap off some of the texture to make it easier to cut in a smooth edge.

Use a nail to prop up your chairs… makes painting to the bottom of your chair legs much easier… I’ve used this one!

Trim off ragged roller edges

Great brush and roller tips, like trimming your roller’s rough edges.

cleaning brushes in a bucket of vinegar

Revive old brushes by soaking them in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and then clean them with soapy water.







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