I know it’s Spring and we’re susposta be all about color and what not, but I’m currently having a very black and white moment. I’m obsessed bouquets full of white flowers and I think the contrast of a black vase really make the arrangement stand out. So chic! Thankfully because of an intense relationship I had last Summer with mason jars, I have a few laying around. With a coat of paint they can easily be transformed and repurposed to use this Spring. This little project is beyond simple. You can complete the look of a room or the theme of a party in just seconds with these painted jars.
Your color options are endless. Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere posted lovely mint bottles last week. Here’s another idea… apply the chalkboard spray paint and add a personal message to your jar. This would make an absolutely fabulous gift for a special someone.
Pretty in pink. This week during my trip to the Flower Mart in downtown LA I discovered that peonies were back. I’m beyond excited!!!! They’re one of my favorites and their return symbolizes the return of Spring. Now is about the time of year I bring out all my little glass jars, give them a good cleaning and prepare to litter them around my apartment filling them with fresh flowers. Fresh flowers in delicate little glass jars are my daily “treat yo self” moment that always bring a smile to my face.
I love glass jars and their ability to be transformed by adding color.
I’m quickly becoming a crazy craft lady that collects glass jars of all shapes and sizes… and I’m ok with that! I love finding glass pieces at my local flea markets, but you can easily score these a craft store like Michael’s.
It’s amazing the transformation a coat of spray paint can make. My metallic gold Krylon has transformed these rocks into fab decorative pieces. Thanks to all who emailed/ tweeted these golden nuggets as inspiration. You were right… a pair of rock solid gold bookends is just want my office needed!
I’m NOT a fan of those matte black cars I see driving on the streets of Los Angeles (I mean why would you paint your $200,000 Masarati matte black?) but I am a fan of matte back jewelry! Special shout out to GNG reader Noa for also being inspired by matte black and for sharing her inspiration with me! #SharingIsCaring
It seems like last year I was spraying everything neon (here and here), but this year it’s gonna be ALL (matte) BLACK EVERYTHING! I hope you enjoy the video and please don’t forget to subscribe to the GNG YouTube channel.
This Sunday Hollywood is throwing a big ole party for a little man named Oscar! Now imagine if the award show was sponsored by Krylon and once an actor won they were handed a boring grey metal statue and a can of metallic gold spray paint. They were then escorted backstage where cameras were set up to capture them actually spray paint their Oscar statue LIVE. Not that would be a show worth watching! LOL
You guys know how I love to take something ordinary and transform it to extraordinary with a few coats of spray paint. Remember Olly the owl? (Click here if you don’t) He was salvaged from the $1 store and now lives the most fantastic and glamorous life on my shelf. Today it’s time for my boring desk lamp is get a new lease on life.
While I was at it, I gave Roberto the rabbit (Smith & Hawken available at Target) a make over too!
What a difference a few coats of paint can make
It rains 3 days out of the year here in sunny SoCal, but on the days it does it’s a torrential downpour and I am NEVER prepared! I can never find my umbrella or suitable wet weather footwear. And of course on those rainy days I usually have a laundry list of errands and spend the day running around the city looking like a wet dog. #NotCute I promised myself I’d be prepared for this season. Custom rainboots are a must and Krylon’s gold leaf paint pen makes this project delightfully easy!
NOTE: Click here for the “Hey Girl Hey” doormat DIY tutorial
Materials: Rainboots (these available at Payless for $29.99) and…
Krylon’s 18kt. Gold Leafing Pen (<- This pen is AMAZING!! You MUST add it to your craft stash.)
Use your gold leafing pen to personalize the design on your boots. You can draw polka dots or hearts or a coll tribal print. The design is completely up to you. I chose to create my own leopard print pattern…obviously.
If you a leopard print design is your thing than you can easily create it by drawing “C” and “I” shapes. Go over your shapes with a zig zag stroke to create the furry texture.
Personalized welcome mat are genius! There’s no better way to bring a little personality to your doorstep. I hope you enjoy the little video of this fun and easy project. I’m loving this project and I might just be making one for my neighbor that reads “Hey Boo!”
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I made a trip to the dollar store this morning and walked out with a new friend. Meet Olly. Olly didn’t always look like this. He’s is different, special and with the help of two coats of Krylon’s metallic gold spray paint he now shines as the centerpiece of my table top. Go Olly go!!!!
I know I promised a feather post this week but that will have to wait because I’ve discovered Krylon’s CHALKBOARD SPRAY PAINT! Ok full disclosure, I’ve owned this frame for over 5 years. I picked it up from Ikea when I first moved to LA and it’s been in my closet ever since. I finally hung it on the wall about a month ago, but never did anything special to it. Yes, it’s been hanging on my wall with all the Ikea paperwork still in it. My parents were in town last week and my Mom WOULD NOT LET IT GO! Every time she entered my apartment the first words out of her mouth were, “When are you going to do something with that thing?” So here you go Mom…I finally did something with it!
The products produced by Krylon have changed my life. We all know I’m obsessed with their neon spray paints, right? Well now you can add their chalkboard paint to the list. It’s so easy to use. Simply clean off the surface you want to be chalkboarded (<- new word!), shake the can and spray!
This $8 can of chalkboard paint has changed the entire look of my entry way. Now before I leave my house I’m hit with a little inspiration that carries me on my way. There are so many things you could do with a can of Krylon’s chalkboard spray paint. I went a little crazy yesterday on Pinterest pinning some inspirations.
My neon obsession has blossomed into a full-blown addiction! I started off as just a social neon spray painter, first using it to color my neon satchel then my neon clutch, but somewhere along the way I lost control. Over the past few weeks I’ve collected the Krylon Flourescent Spray Paint in every color and I can’t stop painting! I’m spraying necklaces, shoes, sunglasses, bracelets and so on and so forth. Somebody call Dr. Drew because I’m in need of neon spray paint rehab!
It may have to apply a couple of coats but when I’d have to say this makeover was a huge success
My friends and I had a fabulous time at the FAWN TV launch party. In case you haven’t heard yet, beauty blogger Michelle Phan is launching an all new Youtube for all women network (get it? F.A.W.N.) Click here to get all the details about the new network and feel free to follow Glitter ‘N Glue TV on Youtube as well (here).
Colorful sunglasses are all the rage this season. They’re that extra pop of color needed to brighten up your Spring look. Today I got to play guest editor on the Nicole by Nicole Miller blog where I show you a quick and easy DIY trick to transform your favorite pair of sunnies from last season into a key staple for your current wardrobe. Click here to see all the DIY fun.
Nicole by Nicole Miller dress available exclusively at JCPenny.