Wednesday, July 30, 2008

With Just a lil' paint - you can.....



Make your own curtain rods - I know many of you have probably done this - but here is a quick pic of one of my rods. I just needed a short curtain rod - so I made it out of large dowel rod - spray painted black - purchased wooden balls at the craft store - painted them black, added a few polka dots and a touch of antique glaze. Quick, easy, fun and mine. Doesn't get much easier than that!



Also, with a lil' paint you can turn a simple picture frame into a statement. These frames were very "plain Jane" - until they were papered with a "bead board" pattern wall paper - then custom painted to match my friend, Janet's room. Instead of placing a photo in the insert - I simply painted the wooden piece behind the glass chocolate brown to match the trim and monogrammed them for her and her husband. Now she has something uniquely hers.

These were jus' a couple of quick and easy tips I thought I'd share with you today. Have so much fun making your home your own!

Have a great day!
Cathy Cobblestone


9 comments:

tumbleweed said...

Oh wow, I love the frames, from the picture I would have never guessed that was paper, wow-they look like real bead board frames!! Great Ideas ya have!!!
smiles,
Shayne Louree

Audrey Myers said...

Hey Cathy! Anytime you want to mention the blog feel free girlfriend! I found a lady to cover Molly's chair and it is beautiful! It's amazing what a lil' fabric and paint can do to a room! By the way I LOVE THE CURTAIN ROD!!! You rock Cathy Cobblestone!

belladella said...

Beautiful projects. I am inspired to go out and get some paint!

Jean said...

I love the curtain rod. Black and white is so striking, isn't it? You have a good day.
Jean in Virginia

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow.......I have been going back through all your pics! Sooo much fun. I used those same rub-ons from Walmart but used them on a plate! We have very similiar tastes. I use a lot of black/cream with touches of red and green. I book marked you on my blog..hope you don't mind! cherry

Kelley said...

Hi Cathy,
Sorry I haven't been around much but I am taking a little break but I wanted to come by and say hi and wish you a blessed weekend!

You are so talented!

Linda said...

Great ideas! Many of our curtain rods are simple dowels on brackets I had DH make even before we moved into this house. I saw them for a small fortune in a catalog and drew up the pattern myself.
The frames are great too!

Darlene said...

Wow, what cute frames...I love your projects!! Great rods and sounds easy!

mishebe said...

great ideas. and your son is a handsome boy. i will be going thru the same thing next month. It will be hard.. mishelle