June 9, 2012

Revamp old furniture to match a new color scheme!

Step One:

 Wrap about a foot of the cord in painters tape, or masking tape. 

 Then cover any other part of the lamp you don't want paint to get on. 

 When using spray paint be sure to cover anything you don't want paint to get on.
This is my set up! 

Step Two:

 This is the spray paint I'm using. I got it at Michael's for $3.50
 I chose to do 2 coats just to be safe. I let it sit for about an hour between the coats but you can let it sit for less-it should be dry after 30 mins. 

 Step Three: 

Remove the tape, replace the lightbulb and shade-you're done! 

I got my lamp shade at Big Lots for $5
I know the shade is a little small for the lamp, but I'm taking it to my dorm in the Fall so I thought it would work better to have a smaller one! 

Thanks for reading!

June 1, 2012

Quick Fix: Simple way to cover a logo on thrifted clothes!

-A ruler or cutting mat with measurements on it 
-A rotary cutter, or scissors
-Fabric glue (Michaels, $6.99)
-A fabric of your choice 
(I'm using a piece I cut off a pair of jeans from Salvation Army)

Step One:

Cut out a small piece of fabric.
 Align the sides to be sure they are all straight. 
 I'm cutting mine into a typical pocket shape so I'm using the 45 degree angle lines on my cutting mat to help me align my cuts. 

 Step Two:

Place the patch on the shirt where you want it and make sure it fits and covers what you want.
Make sure its straight! 

Step Three:

Start Gluing! 
 I recommend starting in the center and working your way out to ensure optimum fabric fusion.
This also helps to prevent excess glue seeping out the sides. 

When you've finished gluing let the fabric sit for 2 to 3 hours or until dry!  
Also, when you're gluing make sure the fabric is on a cleanable surface. There is a higher chance of the glue seeping through thinner fabrics so always be cautious. 

Denim Shirt- $2.99- Goodwill
Dark wash high waisted shorts- $29.95- Cotton On

Thanks for reading, more posts soon!