a DIY deer silhouette canvas


I was recently in touch with the folks over at 3M who make ScotchBlue painter's tape. They wanted to send me a few rolls and see what kind of projects I could get up to. Well, I thought it would be fun to do a week of DIY artwork using the tape. It's always nice to add original artwork to your home, right? And using painter's tape? How easy-peasy is that? The three projects I'm going to share this week all require only tape like ScotchBlue Painter's Tape, a canvas, and paint, and are totally do-able for anyone (no special artsy talent required!). First up? A little buck and doe inspiration - a DIY deer silhouette canvas. Step 1 was to draw the outline of the deer onto the canvas. I ... CONTINUE READING

painted sliding closet doors: faux trim effect

painted trim on closet doors-feature

Do you have any of these closet doors in your house? You know, the sort of flimsy sliding kind? Well I do. And they happen to be in our master bedroom. I couldn't handle looking at these ugly things anymore, so I decided to paint the sliding closet doors with a faux trim effect. First step was to wash down the doors to remove any residue or dust. I didn't need to sand since these doors aren't wood, but if you have wooden closet doors you would want to use a medium and then fine grit sandpaper to prep the surface for paint (like these 3M Advanced Abrasives). To wash down the doors I just used some basic soap and water. If they had been glossy or had some other finish, a de-glosser ... CONTINUE READING