DIY leather webbed seat

DIY webbed seating

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Picked this chair up from an estate sale in La Jolla (Bird Rock) today. The best way I’ve found [to search for] up and coming sales is to register with estatesales.net estatesales.org and yardsales.net AND/OR checking craigslist.org Some of you … Continue reading

Who doesn’t love a neon dyed pup!?!

How to color your pup the non-toxic way

Okay so I thought I would share since I am an avid animal and dog lover and also considered a rainbow warrior with “the” Greenpeace. I’m a girly sort of girl and don’t have any human children yet so obviously … Continue reading

Plan an Outdoor Garden Party

Garden Party Table

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With the summer months approaching, outdoor entertaining is suddenly in full bloom. Take advantage of the beautiful weather by hosting a party with a garden theme. Here are a few ideas to dazzle your party-goers.

Tattoo bar cart

Grabbed this funky little cart at a garage sale for $5. I liked the patina on the metal but wasn’t much of a fan of the wood laminate trays.

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Thought that I would create a cart dedicated to my husbands tattoo! One of our favorite places to go when we are in Los Angeles is Trader Vic’s!

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I picked up a cup and also used that as inspiration!
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Resin & Epoxy on Furniture

How to use resin/epoxy on furniture:

I Purchased this table from a local garage sale for $2. It was red, chipped and on its last leg.http://wp.me/p33VKb-6U
First, I sanded the table and re-enforced the legs with a screw directly on top of the table, I knew that I would be covering it up with fabric. Paint with a primer and then a color.
Next measure and cut the fabric you are going to use to cover the table. Paint a layer of Mod Podge and then lay the fabric on top allowing it to dry. This will ensure that your fabric will stay put when coating it with resin. I have seen other DIY-ers coat the fabric with Mod Podge and don’t give it the resin coat. In this case the table had a dip in the wood and I wanted to even it out so drinks didn’t spill when I used it.
Mod Podge is great for furniture projects.
After the mod podge dries, the last step is to epoxy the table.
I purchased this kit from Home Depot, follow the instructions making sure to only work on your project in a ventilated area. The epoxy/resin has a powerful chemical smell. It’s also important to let the project dry in a clean, bug and dust free area. It takes 24 hours to dry and if a fly lands in your epoxy, it may ruin the project. In the picture above you can see a dog hair landed and will forever be in the epoxy coat.
Something else to note, Because I chose a grey and white duck cloth fabric, the paint shows through the fabric after the epoxy was added. I couldn’t tell this was the case with just the Mod Podge layer. Make sure that if you are using a light colored fabric to paint the area you are covering carefully. Because I happen to like the effect of the under paint has on the table, I don’t mind, but I would be upset if I was surprised with this after all my hard work.

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Shabby Chic Vanity Goes Rock and Roll

Shabby Chic Vanity Goes Rock and Roll

I found this darling vintage drexel heritage vanity at a garage sale for $10. I know…I know…I couldn’t believe it either. I loved everything about it, the colors, the dainty legs, and the hidden mirror. But it looked like it … Continue reading

Epoxy Resin Furniture Chevron

How to use resin/epoxy on furniture:

I Purchased this table from a local garage sale for $2. It was red, chipped and on its last leg. 

Garage sale score! $2 a video by DuchessofCudia on Flickr.

First, I sanded the table and re-enforced the legs with a screw directly on top of the table, I knew that I would be covering it up with fabric. Paint with a primer and then a color. 

Next measure and cut the fabric you are going to use to cover the table. Paint a layer of Mod Podge and then lay the fabric on top allowing it to dry. This will ensure that your fabric will stay put when coating it with resin. I have seen other DIY-ers coat the fabric with Mod Podge and don’t give it the resin coat. In this case the table had a dip in the wood and I wanted to even it out so drinks didn’t spill when I used it. 
Mod Podge is great for furniture projects. 
After the mod podge dries, the last step is to epoxy the table. 
I purchased this kit from Home Depot, follow the instructions making sure to only work on your project in a ventilated area. The epoxy/resin has a powerful chemical smell. It’s also important to let the project dry in a clean, bug and dust free area. It takes 24 hours to dry and if a fly lands in your epoxy, it may ruin the project. In the picture above you can see a dog hair landed and will forever be in the epoxy coat.
Something else to note, Because I chose a grey and white duck cloth fabric, the paint shows through the fabric after the epoxy was added. I couldn’t tell this was the case with just the Mod Podge layer. Make sure that if you are using a light colored fabric to paint the area you are covering carefully. Because I happen to like the effect of the under paint has on the table, I don’t mind, but I would be upset if I was surprised with this after all my hard work.

Thanks for reading!