How-To: Spraypainted Wall Art.

by Chris Gardner

Krylon.com offers a great DIY project featuring some of their less Crayolaish colors. A bit of tape, some actual leafs to stencil, and the result? A very fine natural modern print with a bit of glam.

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Materials:

Materials
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Gloss White 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Semi-Gloss Black 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Ivy Leaf 
  • Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel
  • Krylon Webbing Spray - Gold Chiffon
  • 2 Canvases...

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Easy Steps For Painting Wicker.

by Chris Gardner

I'm pretty sure I'll never own anything made of wicker, but if I did, you can be sure it'd be 'electric eggplant' or some such bold craziness. "The People's Media Company" Associated Content has a useful article for getting some color onto these textured beasts using readily available materials: Old toothbrush or scrub brush (and a vacuum cleaner), Bleach, Clean damp cloth (painters' lint-free rags are good choices), Fine-grit sandpaper, Tack...

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DIY Chandelier Upgrade

by Chris Gardner

"We all might dream of owning a Murano glass chandelier, but don't deprive yourself until that day arrives. This chandelier was a $10 yard-sale purchase and had a fairly ordinary bronze finish. With just a little spray paint, the chandelier was turned into a whimsical piece that fit seamlessly into a cheery kitchen. The body was painted sky blue and the bulb stems were painted gray, to give a bit of contrast. While this piece doesn't say luxe...

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