I received my first flower press when I turned nine years old – maybe eight? The point is it was forever ago. I got it as a birthday gift from my best friend. The flower press came with a small instructional booklet on how to collect and preserve colorful wildflowers. On the front of the press was an illustration of Anne of Green Gables, happily picking florals and putting them into a giant basket. I still have that flower press, all these years later, with flowers wedged between the pages that are as old as the press itself. Continue Reading
I know that pumpkin carving is a significant tradition for many on Halloween, as is cleaning up all the goopy leftovers after the event (which is no fun when cleaning said goop off of small toddling people). While it would be almost blasphemous to not carve a pumpkin at our house, it wouldn’t hurt to try some of these non-carving ideas! Clever use of wire turns this pumpkin (above) from an orange bore to something much more whimsical- and the best part is, you can save the wire for next year! Continue Reading
After looking at these super stylish chevron pumpkins, I kinda have the itch to bust out some mod podge and just start decoupaging everything: my laptop, the dog, maybe even the car. For now, though, I’ll reign it in and settle for these crazy cool, non-traditional Halloween pumpkins. Sigh… the dog would look good in chevron. Continue Reading
Kristin took a plain dresser and some old National Geographic maps and got all Mod Podge crazy with ’em. Delightful outcome, no?
Read more about the project at Domestic Ease.
I know. This sounds weird, but it’s really a pretty clever idea! As Mandi from Vintage Revival says, furniture with metallic accents are everywhere. She loves the look but doesn’t like the faux nature of plain old metallic paint. So, Mandi decided to add real metal to a cast-off nightstand using, that’s right, tin foil.
Mandi had everything in the house she needed to complete this project, which included:
- tin foil
- Mod Podge
- Modern Options Sophisticated Finishes in steel finish
- Ralph Lauren Faux Glaze in Black Silk
When we think of wood secondhand furniture makeovers, we generally think of varnish or paint NOT fabric. But that’s just what jcaroline did. Perhaps she was inspired by our very own Shelly, aka ModHomeEcTeacher who did something very similar for AT awhile back. For this project, a couple of sad side tables underwent a major transformation using some of the stuff on this list:
- a sander
- wood putty
- painter’s tape
- Hard Coat Mod Podge
- extra-fine sandpaper
- steel wool
- new hardware, if desired
And if you use all those things the right way, here’s what your piece could look like when you’re done: