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Autumn Upcycle: Painted Upholstery!

22 Aug

 Distressed 6 Dollar Estate Chair With Good Bones
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Acrylic Paint {Vermilion Orange} & Textile Medium & Foam Brush From Hobby Lobbyphoto-960

What I did:

Gave the chair a quick wipe down with a little warm soapy water and let dry

 Mixed 2 parts paint to 1 part textile medium {the medium will help the paint adhere to the fabric and keep it from getting stiff as a brick}

I started with a small section and sprayed it with a water bottle to get the fabric slightly wet,  you want the paint to soak into the fabric.

I used long broad strokes and worked fairly quick. Depending on the type of fabric you have, it can be a little tricky to keep the paint even looking. Try not to freak out if it gets splotchy, just keep painting and smoothing it out.

I painted and painted and then painted some more…I ended up putting two coats on to achieve the desired color.

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I think I’m in love. Its not perfect, but pretty good for a first attempt. I love the character that the rips and tears give this chair and the color is to die for. I also REALLY like saying the word “Vermilion”. If you say it with a sinister accent, its sound very eee-vil and mysterious.

You wouldn’t want to have an entire living room of painted furniture, but for an accent piece, its fantastical!

The cushion part is still fairly soft,  it has a little bit of a leathery feel and look and slightly rough texture to it, but you can sit in it without feeling like the paint is cracking or that it will rub off onto your bootie.

 There are tons of tutorials and various methods online for painting upholstery, just pick one and go for it!

Happy Fall

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

2014: Interesting Already!

16 Feb

2014, we are two months in and you are interesting already~

I turned 40 and it feels just like 39…except for a couple of new gray hairs.

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I got a mini pony, his name is Tater. Every morning, when he sees me coming out of the house, he gallops across the pasture to say “Hi” and also to find out if I have a carrot in my pocket. He is a noble steed.

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I finally got a vintage sofa. It has pink and white stripes and carved roses. What else do I need to say.

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I made candy glass for a Frozen birthday cake for my daughter without a candy thermometer and it turned out PERFECT and I didn’t burn off any skin with the 300 degree sugar. Will never be able to repeat that victory.

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I  also made a Rodarte celestial hair clip, now I can pretend to be a supermodel! You can buy an original for $600.00 or make one for $10.00. Your choice.

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 Small and large stars, a hair clip or comb, gold wire, and some gold spray paint. There are some videos and tutorials out there, just Google DIY Rodarte Clip, but I kinda just winged it when I did mine.

Spray paint your stars , cut long pieces of wire, alternate wrapping the wire around large and small stars,attach to hair clip or comb in whatever way looks good to you. Easy peezy and super chic!
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Got some awesome gold Art Craft cat eyeglasses from the 50s. Just need to have my prescrip put in them and I will be able to see T.V. again.

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We just had a freakish ice storm, followed by days of power loss and then we had an earthquake. Which one of you slapped a curse on S.C. {fess up now and we’ll go easy on ya}. I almost burnt my house down trying to cook in my fireplace. I don’t like pioneering.

Besides my normal mama and wife duties, I’ve also been standing out in the freezing cold at Estate Sales treasure hunting for my Etsy shop. Fun Stuff. 

Things I’ve recently purchased:

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Bacon tee from Old Navy, bracelet from Dillards, fancy shirt from one of those stores at the mall that you never bothered to know the name of ???? and some root concealer from Sephora, you did see that I turned 40, this stuff works, sister.

Latest food addiction:

Candied bacon, I think I had a dream about it. Good thing I have associated guilt with my bacon consumption or I’d be a real porker. {haha} Yes, I went there.

I have yet to start the healthy eating phase of 2014.

Its gonna be a good year.

How’s it going for you?

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

Make Something Monday: Midi Rings, Rodarte Star Clips or Recycled Tie Cuffs

19 Aug

 Ready to craft up a little style today?

 Here’s three cool things to consider making:

 Midi Rings

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Love these trendy little rings that fit right above your knuckles, making these is as easy as pie. Here’s a great tutorial from Creative Soul Spectrum’s blog. Thank ya, ma’am!

Rodarte Star Clip

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These dreamy hair pieces caused quite a stir at last years Rodarte fashion show, they are just too fab!  Radar to the Scene shows us a great little way to make these star clips. Click here to see how!

 Tie Cuffs

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Pick up a cool tie from the thrift store and go to town making one of these cuffs!

Here’s a great tutorial from the Freckled Nest:)

Happy Style Crafting!

Don’t forget to subscribe, cause sometimes I am really funny.

{ Not today-today I’m crafty}

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

Crafty Ideas from the People of the Interwebs

29 May

The people of the interwebs are so darn crafty!

Here’s a couple of ideas, I thought would be fun to DIY.

Tulle Socks

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I’m a girl and I love anything with tulle and these tulle socks from Shinetrimblog are just righteous!  If you can sew a little you can make yourself a pair of these bad boys. Click here for the tutorial.

Chain Headband

6889669640_8e864295ae_oYou could totally rock this chain headband from the love Meagan blog, stand out at the beach or an outdoor concert. Yep.  Click here to see how to do it.

Back Love (Heart Cut Tee)

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  Simple heart cut out tee from the made in pretoria blog. This would be real cute over your swimsuit and it takes about 5 minutes to make. Click here  to make yourself one.

Graffiti Lampshade

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I love, love this idea. It comes from the chick at alittle glass box blog. She wrote a letter to her son on a piece of linen material and then covered a lampshade with it for his room. This is a super cool idea for a kids room or nursery.  Would also be awesome  for an Anniversary present, Valentines day, a newly married couple setting up house or your boyfriend. You could write your vows on it, your favorite poem, a love letter or any ole thing you feel like. Beautiful.

“ideas come from everything”

-Alfred Hitchcock

Got any great ideas…share them and don’t forget to subscribe!

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

Style Monday: Stripes, Caps, Lamps and Foodie Word of the Day

13 May

STRIPES

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Stripes are in, Sister! Check out this cute and easy DIY Mod tee courtesy of Sprinkles in Springs blog. This tee would be perfect for Summer.

CAPS

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How cute is this bathing cap?  Picture yourself  doing one of those sideways dives into a pool or just looking retro chic at the beach. Yes, putting this on must haves list for Summer.

LAMPS

I was so excited to see these when thrifting. These are mid-century Hollywood Regency Style lamps. They are super tall and have the original shades and brass feet. OMG!

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This is how I styled them in my dining room.photo-49

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They are just too gorge, you can light the top and bottom together or just the top or the bottom separately.photo-51

You just never know what you will find out there, so get out there and thrift!

 Today’s Foodie Word

AMUSE BOUCHE
{ The French phrase amuse-bouche literally means “something to please the mouth,” and both refer to an appetizer or pre-meal tidbit.}

Next time you have people over, now you can serve them up an “Amuse-Bouche” which will certainly demonstrate just how fancy you really are!

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

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