- Beautiful reclaimed barnwood
- Lovely painted distressed furniture
I love each of those things, don’t you? Meet: Kimberly from
Kimberly is a professional home stager and decorator and a nature at decorating and do-it-yourself projects. Here are some of my favorites:
100 year old reclaimed barnwood before:
Now: Reclaimed Barnwood Hutch
Dresser Before and After
And a tired old dresser before…
gets a new distressed paint technique and a new purpose in the dining room… oh-la-la!
See those pretty number tags too? I don’t know what it is about numbers but I love the charm it adds to decor, don’t you? Kimberly shares how to make these sweet little charms…
Here’s what you need:
- Key tag blanks. (I got mine from Ace Hardware, they are steel with a brass finish and are about 1 and 1/2″ across)
- Paint and primer (white..but I’m considering doing some blue or dark green ones with white numbers)
- StazOn Stamp Ink (and number stamps)
- Embossing Enamel (clear)
Prime and paint the tags. Once dry, stamp the numbers using StazOn.
Line a skillet (frying pan) with foil. (or use an electric skillet). Place the tag on the foil and sprinkle with the embossing powder.
Turn the heat to medium and watch as the embossing powder turns to liquid.
When the embossing powder is completely smooth and transparent, gently remove the foil (with the tag on it) from the pan and place it on a rack to cool.
When the tag is partly cool, but before it is completely cool, gently peel the foil from the tag. and return the tag to the rack until it is completely cool. I also used a nail to remove the powder which had filled the hole while the tag was still warm.
To pin from original sources and to see more creative DIY and decorating from Kimberly, visit Serendipity
For more information on enamel tags, see the original inspiration at Can’t Stop Making Things.