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DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

(Disclosure: Paint Couture™sent me products to try in exchange for this post. Even so, all opinions are my own.)

It's been such a long time since I posted a DIY craft project, and I'm so excited to share this one with you guys! A few months ago, I attended a Paint Couture™ painting workshop through my job at Hodge Podge and was totally impressed by the paint line and the other products they carry. Some of my favorites were the Couture Crust and the Couture Crackle! I decided to put them to the test with a fun recycling project! This recycled planter project is perfect for spring / summer gardening, too!

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

How To Do It:

1. Clean your coffee canisters (or other recycled container). Let dry.

2. Put on the Paint Couture™ Crust. This is super easy to do -- you can put it on with a brush, trowel, roller, or your hands. I did one container with random spots and the other all over. I let mine dry for 24 hours.

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

(Side note: Paint Couture™ Crust can be tinted with Paint Couture™ paint, too!)

3. Paint your recycled containers! I painted mine with Paint Couture™ Angelic. I did two coats of paint on the red container and only one on the other.

4. Once my paint was dry for 24 hours, I applied the Couture Size -- this is the first step in the two step crackle process. You can apply it with a brush or roller. Once my first coat was dry, I went back and randomly applied a second coat in some areas. You will see in the after pictures that doing this produces different sizes of crackle -- small and large. I like doing this so it looks less uniform.

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

3. Once the Couture Size has dried 1-4 hours, apply the Couture Crackle. You can also apply this with a brush or roller. The great thing about this crackle is that it crackles itself -- that may sound silly, but I just mean that it doesn't crackle the paint underneath. This is great for this project in particular because I don't want to see the red from my container coming through.

4. Wait 8-10 hours for the Couture Crackle to work it's magic! You'll barely be able to see the crackle, but as soon as you apply the glaze, it pops! I used Paint Couture™ Zinc Glaze over the crackle. I simply applied it with a brush and then wiped off the excess with a cloth. Make sure you work in sections so it doesn't dry before you can wipe it off.

5. Make small holes in the bottom of your container for water to flow out. You can make holes with a drill, or with a nail and hammer. You can do this step at the beginning, too, but I forgot until the very end!

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

6. Put your plants inside!

Drum roll please... here are the recycled containers now:

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!
DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

The Red Container:

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!
DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

The Metal Container:

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!
DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!
DIY Recycled Planter with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle!

Sorry for all of the photos, but I just wanted to capture the aged awesomeness! Now, if I could just keep these plants alive! As I've shared before, my home is where plants go to die.

What do you think!? What would you create with Paint Couture™ Crust and Crackle?


Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

DIY Furniture Hardware: Wooden Spool Drawer Knob

DIY Furniture Hardware: Wooden Spool Drawer Knob

Hello! Thank you for all of your birthday wishes on Facebook and Instagram! I had an amazing 25th birthday and felt super special! Today I wanted to share some unique, DIY furniture hardware that I first shared over at Crafting a Green World over a year ago. If you love wooden spools as much as I do, you'll love this tutorial!

What You Will Need:

DIY Furniture Hardware: Wooden Spool Drawer Knob 1. A wooden spool.

2. A long screw that's threaded at the bottom. There's probably an actual name for it, but I don't know what it is!

3. A nut that fits your screw.

How To Do It:

1. This is an optional step, but I would suggest removing the thread from your spool. I obviously didn't in these pictures, but I feel like the thread might get dirty over time, especially in high traffic areas.

2. Put the screw through the middle of the wooden spool.

DIY Furniture Hardware: Wooden Spool Drawer Knob
 3. Put the screw through the hole in your drawer or cabinet.

4. Tighten the nut to hold the spool in place. You might need a wrench to tighten it completely.

DIY Furniture Hardware: Wooden Spool Drawer Knob

That's it! Pretty simple, right? I love the charm and character it adds to a piece. Can't you see this cutie in a craft or sewing room especially!?


DIY Furniture Hardware: Wooden Spool Drawer Knob

Where would you put adorable spool drawer knobs?

If you're looking for another DIY furniture hardware option, check out my tutorial on DIY Scrap Fabric Pulls.


Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table (+ a giveaway!)

Between my paisley drum table and paisley painted cedar chest, it's no secret that I love stencils! They add personality, color, and just happiness to any piece of furniture or room. After receiving a new stencil to review from Cutting Edge Stencils called the Charlotte Allover Stencil, I planned out an awesome project in my head. And then, I found out that I'm moving. I'm holding on to that project idea for my next house, but for now, I'm trying out some incredible furniture projects with the stencil!

My first project:

DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table

I started with an old stool (I ripped off the yucky foam/cover) and a tray that I found at a thrift store:
DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table

What You Will Need:

1. Two colors of paint. I used black spray paint and white latex paint.

2. Your favorite Cutting Edge Stencil!

3. Painter's tape

4. A small foam roller. You can find lots of stencil supplies on the Cutting Edge Stencil website!

How To Do It:

1. Spray paint your stool base.

2. If your tray needs to be painted, paint it too! Mine was originally plain wood, and I painted it black a long time ago.

3.  Get your paint ready. I'm all high class around here, so I used two foam plates -- one for the paint and another to roll out any excess paint. I like to roll off the excess before painting over my stencil because it helps prevent bleed-through.

DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table



4.  Arrange the stencil on your tray.

DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table
5. I realized that mine wasn't going to lay completely flat because of the raised edge on my tray, so I had to tape it down with painter's tape.

DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table

6. Once I painted the middle portion of the stencil, I removed one piece of painter's tape at a time, pressed the stencil down, and painted that section with my foam roller. Ideally, try to choose a tray or piece of wood that doesn't have a raised edge. The stencil is much easier to use if you have a flat surface. Here's what it looked like once I was finished painting:

DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table
7. After the paint dried, I decided to sand over it a bit to distress it. I wanted it to look like an old doily.

8. Attach your tray to the stool. You can screw the tray to the top of the stool, or you can use an industrial strength glue. I chose to use the industrial strength glue because I didn't want to see screws on the top of my table. Oh and don't forget to measure and center your tray on the stool!

Now it's finished! What do you think?!

DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table
DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table
DIY Furniture Projects: Upcycle a Stool into an Awesome Stenciled Table

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Disclosure: I received a free stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils in exchange for this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.  

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;