Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Be~YOU~tiful Link Party and Features.

Hello!!!  Welcome to another Be~YOU~tiful link party and features!
 I can't wait to see what Be~YOU~tiful things you guys are gonna 
bring to the party this week!

Speaking of Beautiful, check out our bathroom......
KIDDING...We are remodeling and thank goodness we are passed this part.
You can see where we are so far HERE...
Well we are past that but not done yet, but thats for the REVEAL post!


But seriously...BEAUTY...check out this Beauty..
I finished her last week and am in love. We have had the chest forever and loved
it even in the state it was before but love it even more NOW
You can see the before HERE.

But enough about whats going here, 
I can't wait to show you the Features!
It was Melody's turn to pick 
and I had to laugh as she picked 
all the stuff I would have.



HELLO!  I'm so happy to be picking the features this week for the Be~YOU~tiful Link Party!  There were a lot of great projects, recipes, etc this week it was really hard to pick my favorites!  


The first feature is from Fisherman's Wife Furniture.  I love how she took old metal filing cabinets, added trim and a top to make a colorful and functional desk.   I think the pop of color really and the stained top look fabulous together!



Next up Major Hoff Takes A Wife shared this recipe for Tex Mex Hot Wing Enchiladas that is right up my hubby's alley and just in time for Super Bowl Sunday!  They look delicious!




And then there's this gorgeous waterfall dresser makeover from SunflowerHugs.  I like how she took this old, drab dresser and gave it new life.  The way she refreshed the new hardware by soaking it in ammonia is a tip I will have to keep for later!



And last, but not least there's this adorable vintage light makeover by Little Vintage Cottage.  I loved the light before the makeover and I love it after as well. The way she updated the light of her space is genius.


Now it's time for you to share your projects, DIY's, recipes, etc with us!  I look forward each week to seeing what you creative people have been up to!!  

Thank you for reading and have a great week!!

Melody



 Now lets see what you have been working on!


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

French Gray Cedar Chest Makeover and Giveaway Winner Announcement


Good Morning my Beauties.
I have a fun makeover for you today
and the Link to the MUST HAVES giveaway winners.

You can see the winners HERE
Thank you all for entering.
It was so fun being able to give away
such and awesome prize.
But now lets get on with the Makeover.


I have had this cedar chest for a couple years.
I got it off craigslist for a steal.
Even though it had its issues I just love the the style of the piece.
It had personality.
At first I thought the the light spots around the star pieces were light just
from stain, but I was wrong.
The pieces had obviously fallen off at a time and they tried gluing them back on.
Well the glue permeated the finish and actually bleached the wood underneath.
The front originally I found out also had detailing on it, that must have originally fallen of and was never replaced, and the little detail strips had fallen off but I had saved them, for when I finally got around to painting it.

I got out my glue and started placing the broken pieces back on the chest.

 I lightly sanded the top and gave it a coat of Ce Ce Caldwells 
KuKui stain and finish and then
I mixed up a custom gray color .
I started slapping on the paint and got to work.
Once the paint had dried a did a little dry brushing to accentuate the details
then waxed and buffed the whole thing.

 I am in LOVE and glad that I get to keep this piece for myself.
Although we don't use it in the traditional sense of what they were intended for,
they make great storage for back packs during the school year and 
spring coats and toys during the rest of the year.



I still can't get over what a difference it makes with this piece.
I love how the ornate parts still pop and the warmth of the wood on the feet and 
top gives it a timeless look.

Thank you so much for following along with me and
be sure to come back on Tomorrow for 
so I can see what you have been up to.
Until then, 
Have a Beautiful day!
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Tiny Half Bath Makeover Part 1

Its Makeover Monday again here at Art is Beauty.
We have been working on a TINY room that has been a HUGE
Project for a couple weeks now.
We are redoing our tiny half bath off our garage/laundry room area.
My hubby bought me a vanity for Mothers day almost a year ago.
Its been patiently waiting for us in the garage while we pulled together all the parts of the makeover.
When I had finally decided on my final plan for the room,
It was time to get started.
The first part was tearing up Not one...but 3 layers of subfloor.
You can see in the above pictures just a few of the layers.
We live in an older house and the previous owners instead of removing each layer of flooring
chose to just lay subfloor over subfloor.
So first things first...removing the layers,
Taking out the toilet as late as possible measure...
with 6 people in the family...
EVERY TOILET MATTERS.
 
Once we got through almost all the layers of flooring it was time to take 
off the toilet and the sink.
You can see here we removed the toilet and stuffed a rag in
it to prevent nasty gasses from coming out.
Once we removed the sink we could finally rip out the last layer of flooring.
We also had to replace the plumbing..
there was copper into steel pipe and fittings and then pvc.
The Steel pipes were rotted out so it appears we had got to them just in time.
With all the flooring up after removing the sink and toilet we could
finally start moving forward.
Putting down the cement backer board.
Always remember to use galvanized screws since you don't want to have
to deal with any water or moisture rusting the screws.


Once that was set I could get moving on the paint.
I gave the ceiling a fresh coat of white and
the walls a custom color that we had mixed up years ago and used in our den.
Its one of the only rooms that I have never wanted to repaint.
I loved the color so much I was happy to have another room to put it in.
THIS...thing is the BOMB!!
This is not a sponsored post..so anything you see me naming is purely out of love.
I have used this since we bought our first house.
I really don't have the patience for taping and this as long as you make sure you
keep the little roller cleans makes edging go so fast that I have yet to 
find anything else that can help me this much in painting.
Its a Shur-line edger.

Now that the paint was up we could start on the BIG stuff.
LIGHTING...I bought this cute little rustic industrial light at the local Home Improvement store.
I love the look with the wall color.

After all that..It was finally time...
Time to tile.
I searched and searched for tiles and my heart kept coming back to these vintage
styled honeycomb tiles.
Classic black and white pattern that is timeless.
Hubby used my vintage scale to mix up the mortar
and he started setting the tile.
Honestly I could have done it myself
and there may have been less swearing if I had..:)
but the hubby has done it multiple times and figured it would just go faster if he did it.
He troweled out his grout and worked quickly to lay out the mesh backed tile.
The nice thing with this type of flooring is that there were only two small tiles that actually had to be cut with tile snips because most times you could just pop of a tile where it intruded.
And this is where I leave you for today.
The tile is down..
the spacers are out..and
Even as I type this..
I have already grouted..
But I will save that for the 2nd part of the makeover
and the reveal.

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I have.
I am getting very excited to move along and
also GET OUR TOILET BACK.
After 2 weeks we all still keep walking in to the bathroom
and saying "DANGIT" because as creatures of habit..
we keep forgetting.
Until next time.
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Black and White Striped SASSY end table. An INSPIRED by Project

Good Morning my Beauties!
Its time for another version of 
Themed Furniture Makover.
This is where myself and some blogger friends get together 
for a little group project.
This months THEME was "INSPIRED BY"
I have to tell you...I had a bit of trouble with this project.
I went on to Pinterest to be inspired and would get lost and forget what I was doing. :)
It happens to the best of us.
 
Well, this was the table I was starting with.
I had yet to be inspired while trying to decide what I was going to do when I came upon
this adorable table on Pinterest.
It was created by.

Well the project was inspired by..not COPY
so I had to figure my own little TWIST on it.
I started by painting the top white and the legs and base a custom green I had mixed up.
While I was waiting I had to figure out how I wanted to do my lines.

I didn't want to do exact equal stripes so I did a pattern stripe instead.
I used some black and gray mixed paint and painted on my stripes.
When it was dry I distressed and waxed the heck out of it..and then buffed the heck out of it.
It gave it a nice vintage feel.

I even replaced the big old hardware with this simple little pull.
I mean the table had enough going on...It didn't need to go overboard on hardware.
I will tell you, that I struggled A LOT with this piece.
I am my own person..
I am a loud person..
I have no filter...
I have a very specific laugh...
I mean...people can not see me in the store..but they hear me laugh and they say..
I hear KARIN!!
I used to hate it..but I have grown to love it..
and the same goes for this table..
Its loud..its out there...
It does not fit in with the NORMAL.
Just like ME..
So a project that was causing me so much grief..
because I was worried, my piece in the roundup was going to give people a headache.
or make them go blind...LOL 
Has now made me incredibly Happy..
For all the same reasons I worried about.
Life is funny that way isn't it.


Just like the sign says...
"be the most BRILLIANT color in the box"

I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover...
and the little behind the scenes of my "one of a kind laugh"
Until Next time..Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL..
And don't forget..
I also have a LINK PARTY going!
You guys can come link up what you have been working on.
Just click HERE to enter

NOW go
Check out my friends 
gorgeous projects and see who
they were inspired by!



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The DIY Dreamer
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Be~YOU~tiful LINK Party and FEATURES

Hello!!!  Welcome to another Be~YOU~tiful link party and features!


Melody and I are so excited to see what you guys have been busy working on this week!
The Art Is Beauty house has been busy with a 1/2 bath remodel,
a giveaway and a contest!

 Right now we have a GIVEAWAY going on for the MUST HAVES for painting
and I would be beyond thrilled if one of my BEAUTIES were to win!
You can enter HERE.

 Also, I was entered into a contest for my IKEA HACK.
Now I normally don't like to enter contests because of the stress,
but I have been told by my family and friends that I have to at least TRY to get some votes..
so you know I would love you forever if you Voted for my
IKEA HACK HERE!
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Now onto our Fabulous Features!
I have to say I am blown away.
It was so hard to choose from all the fabulous entries.
But these are the ones that Really caught my eye tonight!




 Storage Trunk Makeover by BrePurposed

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This gorgeous Rustic Wooden Angel wing by Lake Girl Paints


This Fabulous Kitchen Island by Fern Avenue.



This adorable Hutch Makeover by Little Vintage Cottage


 Now lets see what you have been working on!


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