ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape & The Home Depot’s "Ready, Set, Paint" Blog-Hop

May 15th, 2013

Greetings everyone, this summer I’ll be hosting a a fabulous event in partnership with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and The Home Depot! It’s a Summer Blog Hop where two dozen bloggers will be getting creative with ScotchBlue Tape and the links to all the projects will be found right here – the projects featured will help inspire this year’s painting season! painter's tape, scotchblue painter's tape, tape

I’ve been using ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape for such a long time, it’s my go-to tape whenever I’m working on furniture or painting doors. This brand doesn’t grab like traditional masking tape but sticks just enough to paint perfect stripes or line up hardware – even on top of freshly painted surfaces and it won’t pull up the paint, I love that.3M Tape Projects CG

I started the big summer event with this dresser makeover, click on the image to read the full details using ScotchBlue tape and products purchased at the Home Depot.scotchblue and home depot before and after

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Want to see how other bloggers use their creativity with Scotchblue Painter’s Tape? 

Check out  these “Ready Set Paint” projects!

Make a framed stenciled wall with Alicia at Thrifty & Chic

framed stenciled wall thriftyandchic

Mold and paint DIY color block concrete tables by Rayan at the Design Confidential.

concrete end tables design confidential

Recreate this faux etched glass pattern on a table by Kim at Sand and Sisal.

faux etched glass sandandsisal

Make a bright striped summer chalkboard with The Girl Creative

the girl creative summer chalkboard

Add color your entry bench with a dipped paint treatment by Pamela at PB&J Stories.

dipped effect bench pbjstories

Upgrade your outdoor furniture in a fresh color with Diane at In My Own Style.

updated outdoor furniture inmyownstyle

Say what you feel with a unique DIY chalkboard by Katie at Making This Home.

making this home chalkboard project

Paint a Moroccan inspired pattern with tips from DIY Maven at Curbly.diy maven moroccan table

Add colorful stripes to a plain planter with Timothy from Charles & Hudson.

striped planter charles and hudson

Dye a tablecloth with a fireworks motif with Erin from House of Earnest.

fireworks tablecloth

Paint striped outdoor curtains with Tonya at Love of Family and Home.

painted striped outdoor curtains

Turn a side table into a game table with Carrie from Dream Green DIY.

painted game table

Upgrade your mailbox with tips from Lolly Jane.

mailbox by lollyjane

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Nester shows us how to use ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape to draw straight chalk lines.

stripes with chalk

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Paint stripes on your wall like a pro with KariAnne’s tips.

painting stripes

Make a stenciled stripe table runner with Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe.

stenciled table runner

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Paint a striped canopy for a lemonade stand with Sandra at Sawdust Girl.

diy lemonade stand

Add your own painted design to a horseshoe game with Design Love Fest.

painted horseshoe game

Build a unique pet bowl station for your pooch with Yellow Brick Home.

painted pet bowl

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 Add a dose of color with a color blocked headboard by Mandi at Vintage Revivals.

color blocked headboard

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 Stencil a drink caddy for summer entertaining with the sisters from At the Picket Fence.

diy drink caddy

 

Build an oversized painted frame chalkboard with a tutorial by Remodelaholic.

painted chalkboard frame

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And now for some fun! ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape and Home Depot will award one of you a $500 gift card!

To be eligible to win the gift card, 1) leave a comment here and 2) ALSO VISIT the Rafflecopter link and be sure to either enter your email or login with Facebook on the Rafflecopter link.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Linda G. for winning the gift card, winner notified via email.

The Summer Blog Hop was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. All opinions are my own.

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Design Crush: Furniture with Fabric Texture

May 15th, 2013

A few years ago I toured some local model homes and spied a beautiful media cabinet in a townhome with inset grasscloth panels – yum!  Since then I’ve been a fan of pieces of furniture that incorporate fabric or organic texture into the design, be it linen or grasscloth or burlap, and even animal skin.

grasscloth panels on furniture

 

I’m inspired by anyone who can pull off a great DIY version too, check out this dresser covered in grasscloth and nailhead trim! Find the this detailed tutorial at Elsee blog – she transformed a simple Hemnes dresser into a chic changing table, wow!

elsee blog ikea hemnes with grasscloth

 

I see a lot of high end furniture with fabric texture out in the marketplace and my mind is always clicking into the “bet you could DIY for less” mode. I absolutely love this Bretton Console from Jayson Home by at $950 it’s pricey. To create the look for less, combine this $69 Parsons console with burlap and upholstery tacks and you could end up with a fabulous knock off.

linen console look for less

 

… or apply a similar (but more detailed) treatment to a $299 Birkeland dresser from IKEA to achieve the look of the $2,400 Magdalena dresser from Horchow. Patience required! magdalena inspired ikea hack

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