Motorcycle Mirror Decoupage DIY

SUPRISE!!!!! I am gifting y’all a BONUS VIDEO!!!! Need a inexpensive but chic birthday gift? Maybe you are getting a jump start on Mothers Day?  Well here is a DIY for you.  This video shows you how you can take what some may consider a hunk of junk and transform it into a cute and functional home décor item pretty enough to display in your home or office.  I found some garage sale motorcycle side mirrors for cheap and used the same technique and products I used in the Decoupage Easter Egg Video.  Click on the link below to watch and let me know what you think.  XOXO~ April

P.S. C2 and C3 make a cameo in this video.  I have some crazy, camera loving kids!

Napkin Easter Egg DIY Project

Hi all in internet land!  Its me, April of My Three C’s.  I am sure most of us are ready for the renewal that spring time brings.  When I think of the first hints of springtime I think of green grass watered by rambling rain, soft breezes cooling off a warm sun, magic yellow fairy dust (pollen) blanketing our cars, and all the little birdies and forest creatures learning what “twitter pated” means.  LOL!  Spring also means that Easter is near as well as Easter decorations and home décor.  Not all of us can spend a fortune on novelties for every season, but that doesn’t mean we cant be creative and decorate with simple and affordable items we find for a few dollars.  In this video I will show you how I used Dollar Store plastic Easter eggs and gave them a fun floral twist using decorative napkins I purchased at HomeGoods and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint, Top Coat!

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Click on the video below and see my Napkin Easter Egg DIY Project which features Sweet Pickins Top Coat.  Don’t forget to like, share, comment and subscribe to my channel to be notified of new videos.  Also please visit me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

Enjoy my friends! XOXO ~April

Dumpster Table Makeover

One thing I have trouble doing is throwing away things that can be reused, upcycled or refurbished.  I am not ashamed to say that I have done my fair share of dumpster diving and in doing so I have saved some dilapidated pieces of furniture from the landfill and shined them up into the diamonds I knew they could be!

Check out how I take a sad curbside work bench and transform it into a great utility table/sofa table/potting bench/hall table.  I used some new lumber from Home Depot for the new top, and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in “In a Pickle” to paint the bottom!  I’d say this abandoned table now has a new lease on life!  What do you think? Make sure you like, share and comment.

For information on Sweet Pickins Milk Paint visit…
http://www.sweetpickinsfurniture.com

 

As Always, Enjoy! xoxo

Painting Upholstered Furniture! A Cautionary Tale!

A few months back I filmed a video of the steps I took in painting a upholstered chair I bought as a experiment.  I had heard so many mixed reviews on using chalk paint to give a new look to all types of upholstered fabric and I have to say, I’m not impressed with the results I got.  Was it the fabric? The paint choice?  Honestly, it doesn’t matter to this seasoned DIYer.  It is my opinion that painting upholstered fabric is not the way to go.  Here is the link to the video and decide for yourself if you want to tackle this project. As for me, I will stick to reupholstering the fabric of a chair over painting it.

Enjoy!