Category Archive: Painting

HOW TO WHIP UP A MACKENZIE CHILDS STYLE COAT HOOK BOARD

In my pursuit to use it or lose it, I combined the top molding of an old store display, four 10 year old curtain tie backs I have never used, four 1 1/2″ washers from Randy’s toolbox, and four old buttons, to create a very useful coat hook board reminiscent of those delightful Mackenzie Childs …

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FROM DRAB TO FAB -Furniture Makeovers

Don’t you just love a good makeover?  I mean it is so inspiring to see the old made new again especially when you see just how easy some of these furniture makeovers are.  Whenever I finish a project like this I am so excited to find another one! WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS GLITTER MONOGRAMMED …

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KNOCK OFF MACKENZIE CHILDS CHAIR

This is a true trash to treasure project.  Trash?  Yes, it came out of a pile of trash and into my craft room for a Mackenzie Childs makeover!  And now I cannot wait to find another one!  Want to see the before?…  And now for a little inspiration… Ok, so my chair is a little …

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GARDEN BENCH WITH BIRD HOUSE

I am truly amazed what an afternoon with spray paint can do.  Such bright transformations can be accomplished making something old new again 🙂  Take for instance this REALY old garden bench! It almost looked like the woods were consuming it as it faded into the landscape.  I think it was a pretty lavender in …

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KNOCK OFF MACKENZIE CHILDS BIRD FEEDER

Brighten your garden or any corner of the yard with a whimsical bird feeder.  If you have been at Joyful Daisy for any length of time, you know that I just love the whimsical designs of Mackenzie Childs, however I don’t always love the prices.  For instance, the adorable Mackenzie Childs bird feeder shown below can be your for …

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HOW TO JAZZ UP A PLAIN BULLETIN BOARD

As I was cleaning the craft room or shall I say unburying it, I saw my plain bulletin board staring at me just crying for a makeover!  Immediately, I envisioned it’s new look with bright polka dots bouncing off a black background… Let’s get started… Apply one coat of spray primer to bulletin board.  Once …

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TRASH TO TREASURE- Refurbished Stool

One of my greatest joys in life, besides my children of course :), is the reveal of a good before and after project!  I receive such satisfaction from making something old new again. This little stool is a little more special then the average resale find because it was one of the first things my grandmother ever …

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Refurbished Hutch – Mud Room Organization

This isn’t just a fun trash to treasure makeover, it is also helping us get organized in the mud room giving us all a few cubbies to drop our odds and ends into so they don’t all end up on the kitchen counter! This project just took an afternoon and that includes making the cute little …

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Trash to Treasure- Refurbished Window Frame

Here is another trash to treasure makeover that breathes new life into an old window frame and adds some more character to the guest room displaying some favorite old photos. As I look at this worn out window without glass, I cannot help but be curious about all the lives it has led as I see remnants …

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Knock Off Mackenzie Childs Cookie Jars and Lids

I admit that one of the most attractive features of a clear cookie jar is visible yummy cookies, however, these plain silver lids with plastic brown knobs needed a makeover really bad and since I just found these adorable porcelain coffee knobs the timing was perfect!  I mean look at these from Mackenzie Childs cookie …

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Mackenzie Childs Inspired Accent Lamp

  This little Mackenzie Childs inspired accent lamp adds a bit whimsy to our guest room décor.  I just painted the pot in my favorite Mackenzie Childs check and then added some floral foam, a candlestick lamp, a few silk flowers, and then topped it all off with a petite pleated shade in cranberry red.  Follow …

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Mackenzie Childs Knock Off Table

Mackenzie Childs Inspired Furniture – Trash to Treasure Painted Accent Table Hand Painted Mackenzie Childs Knock Off Furniture- Accent Table with Checkerboard Ok this is it…my first Mackenzie Childs knock off furniture piece and I am addicted!  This is so much fun and I learned some wonderful tips along the way to get that famous …

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