Vaseline Paint Hack

Paint clean up is much easier when you apply Vaseline to glass before painting around it. Interior designer, Erica Lugbill shows us how to use this vaseline paint hack in her eHow Youtube video. You can also substitute chapstick for the Vaseline, it works just as well.

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DIY Doorknob Photo Holder

Door Knob Photo Holder

This is a simple shabby chic hack for displaying photographs and/or postcards. In order to make this doorknob photo holder find an old or antique doorknob. One that has outlived its intended purpose. Turn the knob upside down and wrap a 16-18 gauge wire around the circular base tucking and wrapping the loose end a couple times to secure, and to prevent any jagged edge from sticking out. once you have wrapped the wire around the base a couple of times, bend the wire up leaving a couple of inches of straight wire, then bend into a concentric circle which will allow you to clip your photograph or postcard.

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DIY Picture Frame Chalkboard

This picture frame chalkboard is so easy! All you need is an old picture frame (any size will do) and black chalkboard paint. First remove the glass from your frame, then paint it. Put painted glass back in frame and follow directions on chalk paint for curing. To prevent chalk from “ghosting” or shadowing by seasoning it. Season chalkboard by rubbing full length of board vertically with side of white chalk, then do the same horizontally. be sure to cover board completely. Once you’ve done this, wipe with soft cloth or chalkboard eraser and blow away excess powder.

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How to Make a Tree Branch Curtain Rod

Bring the outdoors inside with this free and easy hack! This is the perfect DIY project for all of you nature lovers, and the perfect window treatment refresh. Next time you go for a walk in the woods or have fallen tree branches in your yard, save a couple somewhat straight, approximately 4’+ x 1″ – 2″  thick branches. The length of branch will depend on the size of your window. Find a sturdy hook or curtain rod holder that the branch can fit in and strong enough to hold the weight of rod and curtain. Trim the branch to desired size, attach to hooks/curtain rod holders and voila!

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A Mother’s Day Gift

mother's day gift

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought you’d love this simple homemade memento. Gather her kids around, and make a handprint of each child with acrylic paint. The handprints will capture a fleeting moment and become a treasure that Mom will cherish this Mother’s Day and every day after.

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Perfect Picture Placement

perfect picture placement

For some of us, hanging a picture or a wall collage can be a cause for cold feet. Take the fear out of the commitment, though, by tracing the outline of your wall art onto a piece of paper. Cut out the representation, and tape it to the wall where you desire your artwork to hang. Arrange and rearrange the paper or papers on the wall until you’ve achieved perfect picture placement. Set the nail while the piece of paper is stuck to the wall, and then replace the paper with the actual decoration. No need to freeze up when you know you won’t be filling and painting unnecessary nail holes that you committed to in haste.

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Rating: 6 (from 6 votes)