Tag Archives: DIY

How to Paint Laminate Furniture and Get a Smooth Finish

How to paint laminate furniture and get a smooth finish.

  Hello! Claire here from Claire Brody Designs! I am excited to share another paint project with you guys this month. I’m sharing my tips today for how to paint laminate furniture. When it comes to furniture thrifting, there are … Continue reading

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Best Paint for Glass, Ceramics and Metal

Best paint to use for painting glass and ceramics.

  Over the years, I have received a lot of questions asking what is the best paint for glass, ceramics and metal.  It’s a popular question because there are so many paints out there that just don’t really work, stick or … Continue reading

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Getting Creative with Oversized Mirrors and DIY Framework

Built in buffet with oversized mirror

                                                             via Design et al             … Continue reading

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General Finishes Milk Paint {What and How}

General Finishes Milk Paint. What is it and how to use it.

  Hi guys! It’s Jenny, from Evolution of Style, and I’m so happy to be back again talking paint on The Creativity Exchange! This month I’m talking about General Finishes Milk Paint – I have been using a lot of their products … Continue reading

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2016 Rifle Paper Co. Frameable Calendars and Gallery Wall

DIY gallery wall project using Rifle Paper Company calendar.

        Some of you may remember last year when I used the Rifle Paper Company’s 2015 “Travel the World Calendar” to create a gallery wall in my daughter’s bedroom:       A couple days after I shared … Continue reading

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16 of the Best Paint Colors for Painting Furniture

16 of the best and most versatile colors for painting furniture.  The Creativity Exchange

  This post has been a long time coming.  After all these years of creating paint color palettes, I finally took the time over the last few weeks to research and pull together my favorite paint colors for furniture revamps (several of … Continue reading

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All-Time Top 10 DIY’s + 5 Year Blogaversary + The Future

Tricks for choosing paint colors by eliminating undertones and eliminating shades that you know you don't want {The Creativity Exchange}

“Here we are“…, Those were the very first words I typed and the title of my first blog post when I launched my blog exactly 5 years ago today.  As I go back and re-read my first post, it just … Continue reading

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Office and Craft Room Update

office and craft room multi-purpose space done on a very tight budget.

I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend! Today, I wanted to re-share my office/craft/family room project because after I shared it a year and a half ago, I immediately agreed to have the space shared in Better Homes and Gardens … Continue reading

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Easy Faux Gold Leaf Paint Trick

Tutorial for how to do an easy faux gold leaf paint technique that looks like the real thing.  The Creativity Exchange

  I have been in the process of re-styling my living room bookshelves. I really just wanted to update them and add some touches of teal and gold leaf. I don’t have a lot to share yet because I have … Continue reading

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DIY Oversized Trays Using Plywood Boards

Tutorial for making oversized trays with plywood boards.  You can paint or cover in wallpaper and add cabinet hardware.  The Creativity Exchange

  I had a palm to the forehead moment last week when I was looking at all of the scrap wood left over from my projects in the garage.  For some reason, the way the wood and boards of various … Continue reading

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