Wednesday, May 20, 2020

DIY VINTAGE BRICK WALL DECOR -QUARANTINE CRAFT EDITION



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VINTAGE BRICK WALL ART USING BRICK PANELING GENERAL FINISHES PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA VINTAGE TRANSFERS
Well, Welcome back my Beauties!
How the heck have you been?
I have been keeping busy and trying to be somewhat productive during quarantine, but some days I am more productive than others.
Actually, seems like some MONTHS I am more productive than others :)

https://www.artisbeauty.net/2020/04/diy-marushka-inspired-mountain-wall.html

If you remember it took me quite a while into quarantine to really start accomplishing any real projects.
You can see my DIY Mountain Wall Mural 
and read all about that lack of motivation there.
But once I did that I slowly started to work on more things.
I did a piece of furniture for my booth for when we can reopen and
I started working on smalls.
While I was working on those I started wondering what I could do with my old Vintage Brick artwork I had made
seen below.


We had changed up our Den and I had taken the dark brick wall art that I had made down.
I made them from Brick Paneling and stencils to look similar to my art studio that you can see below.




https://www.artisbeauty.net/2014/12/play-room-turned-art-is-beauty-art.html


But I wanted to change out the dark brick on the artwork
before I added my transfers.



and covered up the old stencil art and lightened the brick.
When it was dry I decided on which transfer I wanted to use.


VINTAGE BRICK WALL ART USING BRICK PANELING GENERAL FINISHES PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA VINTAGE TRANSFERS

REDESIGN BY PRIMA VINTAGE FRUIT ADVERTISEMENT TRANSFER ON BRICK WALL PANELING
I cut out which one I wanted and placed it on the brick.
I followed the instruction and rubbed on the transfer.


SPRAYING VINTAGE TRANSFER ART TO PROTECT ON BRICK PANELING
After I rubbed it on I lightly sanded it to distress it and the brick.
To seal it I used my Spar Urethane to seal it.
When it was dry I put the frame back on and now its ready for the booth when we open.

Diy vintage brick wall transfer art quarantine craft edition artisbeauty.net


I just love the vintage advertisements and how easy it was to do this project.
DIY VINTAGE TRANSFER ART USING BRICK PANELING PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA TRANSFERS
Now I am trying to figure out what else I can put my transfers on.


DIY VINTAGE TRANSFER ART USING BRICK PANELING PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA TRANSFERS AND GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT

I hope you enjoyed this quick little craft DIY and that you are all staying healthy! 
VINTAGE BRICK WALL ART USING BRICK PANELING GENERAL FINISHES PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA VINTAGE TRANSFERS
Until next time,
Stay Safe,
Stay Healthy,
and have a Beautiful day! 


Monday, April 20, 2020

DIY MARUSHKA INSPIRED Mountain Wall Mural Quarantine Edition!



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Blank wall turned into a Marushka inspired Mountain Scene DIY Mural
Welcome back my Beauties!
What a WILD ride this last few weeks has been!
I have to admit that at the beginning of the Covid 19
Stay at home orders, I had GRAND PLANS of creating all kinds of wonderful works and organizing and cleaning.......
Funny, right??? ... I am guessing if you all are like me, those plans were just that.....
PLANS!!
You see I am used to being around my Family; a lot!
My husband is home in the summer and so are my kids,
but its usually WARM out and we can do things OUTSIDE..
This was not the case. 
This was more like winter break.
Lots of eating..not knowing what day it is
and not getting out of our pajamas.
My husband luckily was a bit more motivated than me.
You see since he is a Teacher he normally paints in the summers......for OTHER people.
I usually paint our home.
Since he was home he decided to paint all the rooms in the home that I hadn't painted in 15 years.
I had picked up the paint before all this and since we had it he decided to paint our hallway stairway and upstairs hallway.
He finished all that and I was left with a blank wall.
I sit and see this wall every morning while I am in my chair and drink my coffee;  and
after 2 weeks of staring at the plain blank wall, my Artist brain FINALLY got motivated.

If you have been following me for any amount of time,
you know how much I love the mountains. We do big family mountain hiking trips every summer.
You can see a few of those posts.
https://www.artisbeauty.net/2017/06/tips-on-navigating-glacier-national-park.html
or HERE
https://www.artisbeauty.net/2018/10/tips-for-hiking-arches-national-park.html
Missing those mountains finally gave me the motivation I needed to create something that would really be a time capsule dedicated to this crazy time.
Using a table top to draw a circle and hand drawing the mountain scene for the wall mural artisbeauty.net karin chudy diy

Being a child born in the 70s
I have had some strong influences.
One of them a local artist who created 
what we from Michigan lovingly refer to as
It was a style of silk screen graphic prints by a local teacher/artist named Richard Sweet
that were pretty much on everyone's wall growing up. 
I decided the wall mural I painted was going to be along those lines.
Simple but BOLD.
I needed a perfect circle to start and after trying to figure out how to maybe do it with a compass and a string and a pencil I looked into my kitchen and saw my little bistro table.

hand drawing the mountain scene for the wall mural artisbeauty.net karin chudy diy
My husband kindly unscrewed the top so I could use it to draw my most perfect circle and focal point for the painting.
After I had that I could start hand drawing my mountains. 
I took a pencil to the freshly painted walls and sketched out my design.
Use what you have to create a mountain wall mural indoors during quarantine karin chudy artisbeauty.net
Since I couldn't run out and get whatever supplies I needed I decided to go through all of my paints in the house and use those old color theory lessons and mix up the custom colors I wanted. 
mountain wall mural diy do it yourself use what you have before and after outdoors inside
Then I could finally get to work.
Funny how once I finally drew on the wall the painting was not scary.
(I know it was weird that drawing on the wall scared me more than putting permanent paint down)
Painting the sun/moon on a Use what you have to create a mountain wall mural indoors during quarantine karin chudy artisbeauty.net
I got to work painting, sometimes mixing the color right on the wall until I got the right tone I wanted.
Once I had it the color I wanted I filled it all in and gave it 2 coats and some touch ups.
I left some dry brushing on the sun/moon to give it depth and texture.
It was nice to have a distraction from the outside world
while I spent 2 days working on this mural.
walking down the stairs looking at the Marushka inspired Use what you have to create a mountain wall mural indoors during quarantine karin chudy artisbeauty.net
One of my favorite things now is being greeted by my Mural as I walk down the stairs in the morning.
Easy DIY MOUNTAIN WALL MURAL QUARANTINE EDITION. USE WHAT YOU HAVE MARUSHKA INSPIRED DO IT YOURSELF KARIN CHUDY ARTISBEAUTY.NET

It brings a smile to my face as I start my day.
Blank wall turned into a Marushka inspired Mountain Scene Use what you have in your home DIY accent wall mural Karin Chudy artisbeauty.net

Plus this is my view now when I sit and drink my coffee every morning! I get to see my mountains even when I am stuck inside.

I hope this has brought a little bit of happiness and fun to your day.

Easy DIY MOUNTAIN WALL MURAL QUARANTINE EDITION. USE WHAT YOU HAVE MARUSHKA INSPIRED DO IT YOURSELF KARIN CHUDY ARTISBEAUTY.NET

Honestly...this was the scariest part!
Having my picture taken.
At this point I hadn't put jeans on in 4 weeks...or makeup...
or done my hair.
I already don't like to be photographed as it is, but decided to be a little brave and get my picture taken...(Again as a time capsule sort of deal) 
I am glad I have this now since most likely its gonna be another 4 weeks before I do any of those things again :)
Easy DIY MOUNTAIN WALL MURAL QUARANTINE EDITION. USE WHAT YOU HAVE MARUSHKA INSPIRED DO IT YOURSELF KARIN CHUDY ARTISBEAUTY.NET

I hope you are all hanging in there.
I hope you are all healthy and safe.
Make your day Beautiful and Kind! 
Until next time! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Vintage dresser makeover using Fern Transfers and General Finishes Milk Paint



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VINTAGE BEAT UP OLD KIDS DRESSER GIVEN A MODERN UPDATE
Welcome back my Beauties.
I am so excited to to show my latest makeover.
I was working on a couple pieces and got totally inspired and finally started on this beat up old dresser I have had for 6 months just sitting in the garage waiting for some love.
It was obviously an old little girls dresser.
It had the old school transfers from way back when I was a kid and they had been scratched off in a bunch of spots and the dresser had tons of gunk stuck to the top and the sides. 
SANDING OLD DRESSER WITH RYOBI CORDLESS SANDER THAN MAKING IT OVER
I knew I would need my handy dandy Ryobi Cordless sander to make short work of the old transfers and all the gunk that was stuck all over it. 
I sanded the whole thing down and then cleaned it with some warm soap and water and let it dry.
GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT IN ALABASTER FOR DRESSER MAKEOVER
Once it was ready I chose to use General Finishes Milk Paint in Alabaster. I liked the white color of the dresser but I wanted to give it a clean but vintage white feel. I painted on two coats and then when it was dry I got to work on the rest of the transformation.
REDESIGN BY PRIMA FERN TRANSFERS FOR FURNITURE MAKEOVER

I had some left over FERN TRANSFERS 
from a previous project which you can see HERE
https://www.artisbeauty.net/2018/11/vintage-small-chest-of-drawers-makeover.html
So I decided I would use the rest of it up on this piece.
I slowly placed the pieces where I wanted them and rubbed them on. When I felt it looked right I rubbed it all down with a cloth to burnish it even more.
Then I used some spray matte finish to seal the piece.
Vintage small dresser makeover using General Finishes Milk paint and Redesign by Prima Fern Transfer DIY Rub on before and after
I love how it turned out.
I added the crystal knobs to finish off its modern makeover.
close up fern transfer Redesign by prima dresser makeover

I picked the clear knobs so it wouldn't take away from all the fun of the fern transfer.
VINTAGE DRESSER MAKEOVER USING GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA FERN TRANSFERS
Its hard to believe its the same piece.
Its also hard to believe I got to photograph this outside without freezing my rear off! 
Heres hoping Spring is on the way.
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover and I hope you have a
BEAUTIFUL DAY!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Classic Campaign Dresser Makeover



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Classic Campaign dresser makeover BEFORE using general finishes milk paint in driftwood
Welcome back my Beauties.
I am back with another makeover.
I am happy to say that this one just sold so I figured I should 
write it up before I forgot about it.
I picked up this classic style Campaign dresser at Goodwill 
for a great price and couldn't say no.
It was a beast and just needed a little love.
beat up old campaign dresser given makeover using general finishes milk paint
From the front it looks great but the sides and the top had big scratches and missing stain. 
I decided since the drawer fronts were in great condition I would keep those "as is" and just work on the base of the dresser.
I took out all the drawers and sanded down the base.
I wiped it all down and got to work.
campaign furniture hardware makeover
The hardware also needed some TLC.
It had these weird blotches where the finish had worn off so I decided to remove those as well and fix them up.
campaign dresser hardware makeover using gold metallic spray paint
I gently removed the corner brackets and the hardware and scrubbed them down. Then I gave a quick shot of some Rustoleum Metallic gold spray paint

General finishes driftwood milk paint on classic campaign dresser

While the hardware was drying I could get to work on the base of the dresser.
I decided to go with General Finishes Driftwood Milk paint since it played off the gold brown of the drawer fronts.
I gave it two coats. 
While it was drying I put the dried hardware back on the drawers.
Once the whole thing was dry, I could put the corner brackets back on as well.
Classic campaign style dresser given a makeover using General finishes milk paint in driftwood gray
Look how much better that hardware looks!
Classic campaign style dresser given a makeover using General finishes milk paint in driftwood gray

I love these kinds of pieces that don't need a ton of work to give them a fresh new update.


DRIFTWOOD CAMPAIGN DRESSER MAKEOVER USING GENERAL FINISHES

I am also happy to know that it's enjoying its new life in someone's home. 
classic campaign dresser makeover using general finishes driftwood gray milk paint
That's all for me, for now.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover!
Have a Beautiful day!