You may remember this quick fix with my dingy ottoman and our queen duvet cover.
And how I thought when summer was over I would carefully remove the staples and reclaim the bedding…
Well, THAT didn’t happen. But never-mind, I will still use the part of the fabric that wasn’t destroyed for some project later on.
So now what?
I found some muslin. But it was not thick enough to hide the b&w pattern underneath, so I lay some scraps of duck cloth (thin canvas) that I had down first.
I took the muslin, laid it on the table and got out my fancy-shmancy painting tools. I used my gold craft paint. Be sure to cover the potato well, otherwise your design may need filling in here and there, which is really no biggie either.
Honestly, this took way longer to do than I ever thought. Two hours!!
Perfectionists, look away for a second. Those of you still looking, you can see that some of my crosses are not as straight as the others. If this would bother you, you can tape off lines to follow with painter’s tape. I cared not.
I finished it off and found that leftover rope from my The long and winding ROPE post.
Hot glue gunned it all around and once more around the legs. There’s nothing like a few good burns from your glue gun to remind you that you’re alive. And that you willingly put yourself in harm’s way. Geez.
And there you have my temporary ottoman cover. I say temporary because I finally found a coffee table project I am very excited to do. I am thinking about it as I type this. I’m so fickle.
I updated this vase with a little more bling and styled the tray. Voila!
And why do I have this sudden craving for French fries?
45 thoughts on “CROSS my heart and hope to DIY”
What???? Dear Lord, woman, potato stencils? I just am shaking my head in AWE! I actually love all three covers including dingy. Adore the tray on top and the gilding. Inspiring.
I’m waiting for muskmelon to make an appearance soon. You blow my mind.
BTW, I am doing the Style Cure over at apartment therapy. Of course, choose one room, but that has me “shopping from other rooms” and I’ve got a huge mess on my hands. I know it’s going to be amazing when done. Check it out if you dare. ❤
Muskmelon? And how do I find your style cure? I went to Apt therapy but it wasn’t obvious…
How can I check out what YOU’VE done? Will you post? It’s a great idea!!
Hey!!! Nicely done:)
My wheels are turning;)
Keep those wheels a turnin! Thanks for the nicely done 😉
This is great! Sorry to hear about the bedding mishap though :0( … can reuse next spring? I really like the rope detail, it really finishes it off. The vase is also a great idea for that perfectly styled tray :0) Love the way you think!
It’s amazing what you can do with fabric and spray paint. And it’s not a successful DIY project without at least one burn from the hot glue gun.
Well mine was VERY successful then, lol. Thanks for popping by!
Here you go!!! http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/collection/style-cure-2014-376
Tres beau! I’m so impressed each time I stop by…
You are too kind – and yes, unique is a better word 😄
Ps: it’s not imperfect, it’s unique
This is awesooooome!!!!:))))
And YOU are awesome for saying so! Thanks!
Love it!!! Especially loving the Blinging of that vase!!!!!
We can never have too much bling! Thanks for the comment!
Fun is good! Thank you!
love it! I’ve always heard about that technique but have never tried it myself.
It’s actually a method from my kids kindergarten class eons ago! Super fun, easy and cost effective…thanks for the thumbs up!
Looks fabulous! Your blog makes me so enthusiastic about revamping my entire collection of street finds. And potato stencils! Genius. x
You have no idea how delighted your comment makes me! I honestly appreciate hearing about your enthusiasm. You’ve made my day 😄
Woo hoo! Thank you!
I really loved the gold cross stamps! Gonna try that on something for sure. Good job btw 🙂
Hey thanks for the thumbs up!
Whoa! These projects came out so cool! 🙂
Thanks for the kind words and for following!
I love the vase! (not that I don’t love the ottoman, all dingy and non-dingy versions of it!)
Easy-peasy but I’m in big trouble if I lose my love for gold – I may have already overdone it with the spray paint!
Great work! I look forward to seeing your coffee table you have been thinking about doing!
It’s done!!! I’m so happy with it but no time to put the post together and publish it yet. Thanks so much for commenting!
That is gorgeous! I am super impressed!
Yay! Thank you!
I’m so impressed with this project! I love how you created the stamp with the potato. You are so creative and talented!
Basic kindergarten art, lol! But thanks for being pressed and thanks for following!
Very Cool…yes love that you can achieve this look with just a potato and paint! Thanks for stopping by our blog! Perksofbeingahousewife.wordpress.com
I like this cross-like pattern! it has a nice effect!
Super easy to do, too – thanks for the comment!
What great ideas. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for visiting our blog as well. Have a great day.
You just made my head a little bigger! Thanks for the comment
Love that cross pattern and the color is just perfect!
Thank you! It now resides at the foot of my bed, and I think I suits perfectly 😀