I don’t know about the weather where you are but here in Florida it is H.O.T. The humidity hits you like a brick wall when you walk out the front door. Hey, I’m not complaining we had a very pleasant winter and if we can tough it out another month or so we will be back in paradise.
With the heat, we are trying to do as many indoor projects as we can right now. We just finished up a 4′ x 4′ chalk painted and hand lettered wall sign for our master bedroom. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, here you go! It was a lot of fun to make and, hopefully, you are inspired to DIY your own personal wall art.
We also just wrapped up the new barn door for our small laundry room makeover and just before the heat wave, Dean completed the new yoga deck along with a new paver patio with pergola. Yes, he is amazing. I got my porch swing too! We will be posting all that and more in the upcoming weeks.
We had some great diy inspirations this week for Your Inspired Design and I am excited to share the talents of some of our readers. All my faves, chalk painting furniture and hand lettering!
First up… we have the famous high style restyle blog with her antique telephone table makeover. I don’t think I have actually seen a telephone table before but what a difference when you put a little paint on it and new upholster. I’m intrigued.
Next up is the glamorous Up With Furniture with her re furbished 1950’s desk that she took from retro to glam. She does a great job giving a little historical background on blond furniture. Thanks so much for sharing!
One More Time Events has such a great idea for a practical silverware holder. I use ball jars to hold some of our silverware for easy access but never thought about actually decorating the jars. Super cute idea and if you are crazy about neutrals then you will love her fabric selections.
One more great inspiration from Jolena from While I Linger as she shares her summer kitchen with us. Naturally, I loved her hand lettered chalk board. I can so relate to many attempts of getting the lettering just right. Here is a quick tip if you are using a chalk marker instead of actual chalk to write with. It will be much harder to erase the chalk marker if you make a mistake or if you want to change the lettering on the chalkboard. It can be done. I used a Mr. Clean Eraser as Jolena did and it worked with a little extra elbow grease and a damp paper towel .
The next time I went to Michael’s arts and craft store, I asked the employee if there was a chalk marker eraser spray. She said there wasn’t at the time but made me aware that chalk is designed to erase on actual slate. Chalk markers give a great look and are easy to letter with without the mess of chalk but they really aren’t made to erase on slate or the chalk paint that a lot of use. So, you want to consider using actual chalk if you are looking to change your lettering a lot with the different seasons, holidays or menus.
We hope you have a fantastic creative weekend whatever you do. Do what you love. Share this with your friends.
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Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY
Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen
Lisa & Gloria @ Potentially Chic
Holly @ McCall Manor
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