Monday, July 27, 2015

Something to Talk About LINK Party and FEATURES

 

 

Good Morning My Beauties!~

Its time to LINK up!

I am soooo excited for my featured picks this week.

They are absolutely stunning.

Come see who is Featured this week.

 

If you’re not familiar with the link party – this is how it works. Our party kicks-off at 6:00 AM Est. every Monday morning and runs until Thursday at 5:00 PM. Throughout the next few days, many bloggers will link up their favorite crafts, diy projects, recipes and more – you’ll get to see it all below, loads of inspiration at it’s BEST.  Just press the links and it will direct to that bloggers post. Be sure you come back again in a few days to see what everyone is sharing, as more posts get linked each day!
If you’re a blogger we are so excited for you to join us! It’s a great way to make some new friends and share your creative ideas throughout the week, and on Social Media too.
Lets get this party started!
We would love to connect with you on social media!



  What I have been working on.

 

  I have been working on multiple projects but last week I showcased my BUILD IT YOURSELF

Industrial Side Table

 

Most Clicked Features

Fern Avenue - Old Chippy Secretary Desk
Flamingo Toes - Kate Spade Inspired Key Fobs
Blu Ridge Vintage - A Forgotten Chair
Sincerely Jean - DIY Desk Makeover


MY FEATURE PICKS!...
I TOLD YOU THEY WERE STUNNING!!!

I have long been a huge fan of the Turquoise Iris so I am so excited to showcase this STUNNING 




  

 

I told you they were gorgeous.!

 


Vicki and Jennifer from 2 Bees in a Pod || Facebook || Instagram |Pinterest || Twitter 
CoCo from The Crowned Goat || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest
Karin from Art is Beauty || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest || Twitter

Party Rules…please don't link and run :) 
1  Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page. You may link up to 3 posts!
2  Please leave a comment for your host.
3  Cultivate new relationships…visit a couple of blogs and leave comments.
4  No Etsy stores, giveaways or link parties.
5  We would love a link back to one of our blogs with a text link or party button.

6. By submitting a link, you’re giving us permission and granting us the right to feature your project and photos on this blog, website and on social media.  Proper credit and a link back to your post will always be given. Art is Beauty is not responsible for stolen images or the misuse by others who have found your image through 2Beesinapod.com
.
7 Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs.  Features will also be pinned to our Pinterest Party Board  for even more exposure! 

 
If you’re featured grab a button:
To make it easy, feel free to copy and paste this right into your post and or grab the button:
I’m linking up to the Something to Talk About Link Party today.  Go on over and see all the fabulous diy, crafts, furniture makeovers and more.




p.s.  Don’t forget to leave a comment, visit a few others and link back please.
  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day, Lisa
 
 Now please link up 3 of your best of favorite projects, crafts, recipes diy and more 
 





Sunday, July 26, 2015

Play room turned Art is Beauty Art Studio for under $200 REVEAL







Well my Beauties, its finally HERE!
The REVEAL of my finished Art Studio.
I know you have all been patiently waiting to see it
and now the time is finally here.

If you remember, this is the BEFORE.
It was suppose to be a quick project of ripping out carpet, 
painting and moving in and making it my studio,
but then we found water damage......
So you know what that meant....
DECONSTRUCTION...
and then CONSTRUCTION!
You can see all of the first post HERE

You can see from this picture that I had gotten through with the hydraulic cement
and moved on to dry locking. 
That was fun!  NOT!!

Also I had sprayed my trusses.
I wanted to have and industrial feel in the room but still wanted the
white ceiling. This really lightened up the room,
but it was an ALL day process. That old pine soaked up the paint like water in the desert.
You can see on the wall where if my sprayer got clogged I would work spray graffiti on the wall
to make sure it was started back up. 
(hey when you are doing mind numbing work you need some entertainment) :)
Plus all the walls were going to be painted the same white as the ceiling :)

Now it was time for the FUN part.
I had never ever...ever never...never ever...painted  faux brick before.
But I didn't let that stop me.
Did I youtube it.?..NOPE...
Did I look on Pinterest.?...NOPE..
I just grabbed a bunch of paints and started working the wall..
I first put down a almost dark purple color.
I wanted to make sure my brick had depth.
Since real old brick has tons of different colors in it
I knew I had to have LAYERS.
I roller'ed on my purple paint not being too careful.
I wanted to make sure some other colors would show through in the end.
I then went over that with a Dirty gray.
That gave even more depth to the color.
After that I mixed up a custom Brick color that I wanted.
Not to red and not too orange. 

I again used a sponge roller to put that on.
I used the sponge roller after a couple different things because if you didn't fill the roller it left 
little gaps and let the other colors show through, which exactly what I was going for.
After all the paint was dry I used a dark glaze to antique up the brick.
Concentrating on certain areas of the brick to make it look OLD.
At this point I was in LOVE.
But I had a vision from the very beginning.
This was one of those projects that I could see in my head before I even started.
I KNEW what I wanted this room to look like..
I just had no idea HOW I was going to do it.
My inspiration had been old new york apt.  Vintage brick with what are called "ghost signs" on the brick
Vintage advertising.
This was what my head had seen when it envisioned my studio.
thanks to my friend Shelly from Shizzle.
It was finally going to be a reality.
She gave me this overhead projector YEARS ago.
Like....that's how I met her...
I was saying how I NEEDED one..
she lived by me and said...I have one..you can have it.
and we have been friends ever since.
And oh yeah...the projector has sat in my basement since then..
Hubby really LOVED that. 
He wanted to get rid of it and I said..NO...I know I am going to need it..
and I DID....
I used a graphic from "the graphics fairy"
and projected it on my wall.
I grabbed my brushes and paint and started laying it down.
While the paint was drying on the ad.
I started putting down my flooring.
We had gone back and forth on whether or not I was going to paint the floor.
But we had to rip out the tack strips from the cement and it left gouges and holes where
they had been. 
I found these cheap vinyl wood floor strips that are self stick at menards.
So far the only MONEY I had spent on the room was the drylock.
I had everything else on hand. 
I ended up doing the entire floor for $80 
and it was so easy.
We had it done in a day.





So now its time...
Time for the final reveal...
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!
TADA!!!!
Here she is..
In all her glory!!!
The paneling was painted...
the trim was up..
and I could move my stuff in.
All my furniture
was from Garage sales and Goodwill.
The Easel and Everything.
The Mid Century Mod Italian Chair. I got for 6 bucks.
I looked it up and they are Rare and sell for over $150
I am so glad I hung onto it until I could use it in my studio.
The kids old playroom shelves now held my art supplies.


I used Gold stencil cream to stencil on one of my fave quotes right on the wall as you walk
in and then just framed it with a gold frame.

I put my antique school desk in and started hanging some of my paintings on my
gallery wall.
and my desk is filled with all things that make me happy.
Even these vintage water color pencils.
My father in law found them for me.
I had them when we were kids.
They were my favorite pencils.
He found them NEW in the box.
Some old art teacher was selling her stuff and
he thought of me.
He is pretty sweet :)

I honestly LOVE my new art studio!


It is my favorite room in my house now.
I find myself just sitting in here even when I am just drinking coffee.
It is truly "where I want to be"

It turned out exactly how I had envisioned it in my head.
I can't believe I finally have my own creative space.
A place to call my own and my refuge when I need some Me time.

I look back at the old pictures and I can't even believe it was the same room.
So from a quick makeover 
to a full on construction that ended up costing me under $200

Dry lock    $35
Vinyl floor $80
Trim           $50



That's a lot of transformation for not so much money!
I couldn't be more thrilled.
I hope you enjoyed the reveal.
If you wold like to keep up with 
what I am up to IN the MOMENT 
(many who follow me on instagram got to see previews of this room)
You can follow me on many of the platforms.
Just click on the links and you can just click follow.

I would LOVE to have you follow me.

Until next time,
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Custom Built DIY Industrial Table Using Rescued Materials

Hello again my BEAUTIES!
Its time for this months THEMED FURNITURE MAKEOVER!
This months THEME  is Industrial

Now if you remember back a bit, you may remember me building this.
Well While I was building that, my hubby in a frenzy to use up all the left over
rescued wood we had (including these legs) 
decided to build this little table.
Its basically the same sort of build as the above farm house table but on a much smaller level
and with no overhang on the apron.
Well when I was done I saw the table and thought..now what should I do to it.
This project just happened to coincide with me needing a project with our Themed Furniture Makeover group..so I thought..HOW CAN I MAKE THIS INDUSTRIAL???
I painted the legs and stained the top all while trying to see what I would do next.
Well, again in my scrap/rescue pile I had these corner brackets. They had been sitting for a while and I thought..."how about I add them to the corners of the table to give it a more industrial look"
I screwed the brackets on all four corners, distressed the legs and waxed and buffed them
and then fell in love with how it all came together.
This little table made from a pile of scraps and leftovers
was now a fun and functional piece of furniture.
I brought it in to my booth and it sold the same day.
So hopefully someone else loved it just as much as I did. :)
I can't wait to see what my friends do.
Make sure you POP on over to see what they did with this months THEME!
Until next time,
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL 


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DIY Thrift Store Dining Chair Upcycle

Hello again my BEAUTIES!
Oh how I have missed you!
We had a fabulous Hiking trip in Maine at 
Acadia National Park and it was
so hard to leave.
But now that I am home I am back in the saddle
and ready to show you the latest makeovers!
I have a new post for Furniture.com up right now where
I show you how to DIY Upcycle an old dining room chair.

I will be back later in the week with another fun makeover!
I can't wait to show you!

If you guys want I can also do a post about all the gorgeous beauty of Acadia 
National Park and some Tips for the area.
Let me know..and if you want it I would be glad to post about it..
Until next time..
Go Make someones day BEAUTIFUL!
 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Something to Talk About LINK Party and Features

 

Good Morning My Beauties!~

Its time to LINK up!

Come see who is Featured this week.

 

If you’re not familiar with the link party – this is how it works. Our party kicks-off at 6:00 AM Est. every Monday morning and runs until Thursday at 5:00 PM. Throughout the next few days, many bloggers will link up their favorite crafts, diy projects, recipes and more – you’ll get to see it all below, loads of inspiration at it’s BEST.  Just press the links and it will direct to that bloggers post. Be sure you come back again in a few days to see what everyone is sharing, as more posts get linked each day!
If you’re a blogger we are so excited for you to join us! It’s a great way to make some new friends and share your creative ideas throughout the week, and on Social Media too.
Lets get this party started!
We would love to connect with you on social media! 


 What I have been working on!
We are on a hiking vacation in Maine right now but I was still able

Vicki and Jennifer from 2 Bees in a Pod || Facebook || Instagram |Pinterest || Twitter 
CoCo from The Crowned Goat || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest
Karin from Art is Beauty || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest || Twitter

Party Rules…please don't link and run :) 
1  Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page. You may link up to 3 posts!
2  Please leave a comment for your host.
3  Cultivate new relationships…visit a couple of blogs and leave comments.
4  No Etsy stores, giveaways or link parties.
5  We would love a link back to one of our blogs with a text link or party button.

6. By submitting a link, you’re giving us permission and granting us the right to feature your project and photos on this blog, website and on social media.  Proper credit and a link back to your post will always be given. Art is Beauty is not responsible for stolen images or the misuse by others who have found your image through 2Beesinapod.com
.
7 Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs.  Features will also be pinned to our Pinterest Party Board  for even more exposure! 

 
If you’re featured grab a button:
To make it easy, feel free to copy and paste this right into your post and or grab the button:
I’m linking up to the Something to Talk About Link Party today.  Go on over and see all the fabulous diy, crafts, furniture makeovers and more.




p.s.  Don’t forget to leave a comment, visit a few others and link back please.
  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day, Lisa
 
 Now please link up 3 of your best of favorite projects, crafts, recipes diy and more