The November Do-It-Herself was Martha Stewart-ified. We learned about her new collection of paint, faux finishes and glazes, plus ways to use them to create easy holiday projects.
First Up? Tile Coasters. I first attempted to use the Gold Glitter glaze, but the glaze kept seeping under the stencil and looked far too messy for this semi-perfectionist. So, I went with the Oatmeal Crackle finish and it seemed to work a little bit better. Still a bit of seepage. Hot tip: You HAVE to apply a coat of MS primer/finish prior to using the crackle finish which reacts with the finish to create the crackle effect.
|Final Touch: Poly Finish|
The next project involved jazzing up some basic photo frames. I skipped the dang stencils and just covered the whole frame with a terra cotta finish.
|Up Close & Personal with the Terra Cotta|
All in all, these were easy & quick projects. Full disclosure: Not my style, but it was a great opportunity to do some brainstorming and get out of the house while my husband was brewing beer.
Next up? Installing a tile backsplash on Sunday, November 20th and a Kid's Workshop where they'll make Snowman napkin holders.
So, what about you? Have you attended any of the workshops Home Depot offers? What have you learned?
Until next time,
Making the World Cuter