Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Build It Yourself : Asian Mirror Frame

I am excited to share with you another one of our Build It Yourself (BIY) projects! 
I have provided instructions to create an amazing Asian Mirror Frame.


Materials Needed:
1/8” Plywood
3/4” Plywood
1/2" Poplar Wood
1/4" Round Over Trim
1 1/8" Decorative Trim
Table Saw
Jigsaw
Miter Saw
Router
Flush Bit
Pocket Drill
Screws & Drill
1" Brad Nails
Hammer
Pin Nails
3/8" Dial
Wood Glue
Wood Putty
Sandpaper
1/8" Mirror
Palmer Mirro-Mastic


Your beautiful finished Mirror!



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Painting on Glass with Amy Howard at Home: Design Three

I am excited to share with you today the third post of this Series that we featuring on the blog with Painting on Glass using the Amy Howard at Home products.

Today, we are sharing the Decorative Glass Technique: Design Three
Using the AhaH Furniture Lacquer and clear glass, 
we can create artistic decorative glass to add to any space! 
This is the Mist Bottle Technique.
The following are images and step by step instructions to complete this project!

Materials Needed:
• Piece of Glass
• Water
• Paper towels
• Mist bottle
• Amy Howard at Home Vendome Grey Lacquer
• Amy Howard at Home La Grange Lacquer

Step by Step Instructions:
Step 1: Clean both sides of glass well using simple green or glass cleaner to remove any unwanted spots that might affect the composition of the finish.  Make sure to wipe dry.
Step 2:  Fill a small mister bottle with water. Holding the spray bottle above the glass, quickly mist water into air, allowing water to fall onto glass.  Make sure to move your hand out of the way quickly to allow more water to hit the glass.  Repeat this step 2 - 3 times.  Misting the water into the air, rather than directly towards the glass will help to create an organic composition of water droplets, which will be the base layer for the decorative glass.
Step 3: After spraying the water up and above the glass, spray 1 coat of AHAH Vendome Grey Lacquer.  The lacquer will sit on top of the glass and the areas where water droplets were created.
 
Step 4: Immediately after lacquer application, lightly lay down a paper towel on top of glass.  The water droplets will have lacquer on top of them, which will be absorbed into the paper towel and removed from the glass.  This will create an organic composition of glass spots.
Step 5: Let the coat of lacquer dry completely before moving on to next step.
Step 6:  Apply 1 coat of the AHAH La Grange Lacquer.  Let the piece dry.  
Step 6: Enjoy your finished decorative glass which you created using the AHAH Furniture Lacquer.
 
Beautiful Completed piece!









Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One Step Color Mix: Bright Blue

A great way to make your own color is by mixing the One Step Paint®. With the many color choices, there are still ways to mix them together to make your own custom color to fit your need. For this mix, I used four parts Tick Tock plus one part American Dream. I was looking to create a bright blue.

Color Mix:
4 parts Tick Tock + 1 part American Dream


Inspiration:
Beautiful chest with the contrast of the blue and white
I love the touch of blue with this piece
Great use of color especially love the pop on the inside of the book shelves
Wall paper that would be great as a stencil with the One Step Paint
Chest
Fun use of color- easily could paint your breakfast room chairs!
What fun bedding and vibrancy!
Another chest that adds an accent color to the room





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Friday, December 12, 2014

Before & After Projects

Happy Friday and I hope you are looking forward to a great weekend ahead! I am always excited to share with you each week, a new set of Before and After projects we have received from our customers. I hope you are inspired to take on your own project!


Bench
Before:
After:
This chest was painted with the 
Amy Howard at Home Selznick Grey One Step Paint®.

Chairs
Before:
After:
One of our retailers shared that they used the Luxe Grey One Step® to rescue these chairs.


Vanity
Before:

After:
Yadeenies Designs
One of our retailers shared that they used the 
Bauhaus Buff One Step® to rescue this piece along with the
Light and Dark waxes follow by the Dust of Ages


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Build It Yourself : Cocktail Table

I am excited to share with you another one of our Build It Yourself (BIY) projects! 
I have provided instructions to create an amazing Cocktail Table.

Click here to download the instructions to Build It Yourself : Cocktail Table.

Materials Needed:
1/2” Plywood
Poplar Wood
Table Saw
Band Saw
Jigsaw
Miter Saw
Router
Flush Bit
1” Brad Nails & Hammer
Pin Nails
Screws & Drill
Wood Glue



Your beautiful finished Cocktail Table!


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Painting Glass with Amy Howard at Home: Design Two

I am excited to share with you today the second post of this Series that we featuring on the blog with Painting on Glass using the Amy Howard at Home products.

Today, we are sharing the Decorative Glass Technique: Design Two
Using the AhaH Furniture Lacquer and clear glass, 
we can create artistic decorative glass to add to any space!
The following are images and step by step instructions to complete this project!

Materials Needed:
• Piece of Glass
• Water
• Paper towels
• Stencil
• Amy Howard at Home Silver Fox Lacquer
• Amy Howard at Home Black Lacquer


Step by Step Instructions:
Step 1: Clean both sides of glass well using simple green or glass cleaner to remove any unwanted spots that might affect the composition of the finish.  Make sure to wipe dry.
Step 2: Using a squirt bottle, squirt water onto glass.  Allow the water to reticulate rather than build up into large puddles. If water continues to puddle, lightly shake glass allowing water to spread out in an organic fashion.
Step 3: After squirting the water onto the glass, spray 1 coat of AHAH Silver Fox Lacquer.  The lacquer will sit on top of the glass and the areas where water droplets were created.  
Step 4: Immediately after lacquer application, lightly lay down a paper towel on top of glass.  The water droplets will have lacquer on top of them, which will be absorbed into the paper towel and removed from the glass.  This will create an organic composition of glass/clear spots. Let the coat of lacquer dry completely before moving on to next step.
Step 5: To help create visual interest, an artistic element can be added to the piece by using an AHAH Kiss and Cut stencil.  Apply the AHAH Greek Key Kiss and Cut Stencil to the lacquered side of glass.  
Step 6: Once the stencil is adhered, apply 1 coat of the AHAH Silver Fox Lacquer. Let the piece dry. This second layer of color helps to create depth and visual interest.
Let it dry.
Step 7: Remove the AHAH Greek Key Stencil from Glass.  
Step 8: Apply 1 coat of the AHAH Basic Black Lacquer.  Let the piece dry.  
Step 9: Enjoy your finished decorative glass which you created using the AHAH Furniture Lacquer.
Beautiful Completed piece!