THRIFTY THURSDAY: MY THRIFTY FINDS

Today I’m sharing a personal find. I found this gem at a RESTORE just a few weeks ago and I can’t wait to refinish it. Remember when I told you that granny florals were making a comeback? I would DEFINITELY keep this fabric on the stool if it wasn’t so ripped and torn.

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DIY: BACK TO SCHOOL CALENDAR

DIY: BACK TO SCHOOL CALENDAR

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 What you’ll need: 

  • Picture Frame (As large or as small as you want)
  • Stencil or Stick on Letters
  • Coloured Cardstock
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Stickers or Paper Art ( Paper flowers form Michaels)

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  1. Start by removing the backing from your picture frame. I used the paper insert for my Calendar but you could definitely use bristol board. Feel free to add colourful or patterned paper here.

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2. Cut your cardstock so that you can fit 7 across and 5 down. I cut my pieces into 3 inches by 4 inches.

3. Use your stencil and/or stick on letters to decorate the top of your Calendar. I used a stencil for the first letter of each day and I used stick on letters for the header.

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4. Now the fun part! Put the backing back into the frame and use your dry erase markers to add numbers to your calender. If this is for your kids you can assign them different colours… allow them to draw on it and yes… even add stickers.

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5. This is such a fun way to get them excited to head back to school (and to stay organized too).

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You can watch my segment on Morning Live here:

DIY CALENDAR- JACLYN COLVILLEUntil next time,

Jackie

DIY: MERCURY GLASS

MERCURY GLASS TABLE TUTORIAL

What you’ll need:

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After:

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Before:

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Step 1: Clean your surface. I flipped my glass table top upside down and wiped down the glass before applying the spray paint.

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Step 2: Coat your glass with Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect.

Step 3: Let Dry (In the image below you can see where there are still wet spots. Once the splotches have cleared you can move onto the next step).

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Step 4: Spritz your mixture of 1/2 water 1/2 rubbing alcohol all over your glass.

Step 5: Use paper towel to blot up what you have just sprayed. You can use your nails and a variation of pressure to create a different look.

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Step 6: Repeat until you get the desired look you’re going for.

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As opposed to being see through you can tell that the table now has a mirrored finish. I also tried this technique on vases. I think any mantel would look FANTASTIC covered in them.DIY Mercury Glass Vase

If you missed my tutorial on Morning Live you can watch it here:

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I really hope you get to try this out. It’s easy, it’s fun and it looks great.

Until next time,

Jackie