Tag Archives: Paint

DIY: Nail Polish Marbling

Nail polish marbling | a DIY craft on The Thrifty Ginger

Nail polish marbling | a DIY craft on The Thrifty Ginger

I’ll admit that I have a little nail polish collection going. So when I learned that you could easily marble with nail polish, I was all for it. It turns out that it’s a pretty simple process that can get really cool results.

Small paper jewelry boxes

Plain black coffee mugs

Gold Dipped Vases

DIY Gold dipped vases -- for weddings or parties

DIY Gold dipped vases -- for weddings or parties

The themes, colors, and “look” of our wedding have been evolving over time. And, honestly, a lot of that is still changing. One color we have decided to include is gold.

Our centerpieces are already designed (and I can’t wait to share them after the wedding!), but we needed other ways to put bunches of flowers around the reception. We’ll have a bar, high tops for cocktail hour, etc, and needed something to jazz those tables up. Open flames are out, so vases with flowers are in.

Second hand glass vases to transform

Pink Dipped Painted Silverware

Pink paint dipped forks

Pink paint dipped forks

When I moved into my last apartment, the previous tenant had left a half set of small appetizer silverware. Since I had space, I held onto the forks and spoons and figured that someday I would use them for a project. That day has come!

Free forks for paint transformation

Inspired by a project I saw months ago (sorry, I can’t find the original source!), I wanted to do a half-dipped color on the handle of my silverware. My inspiration used spray paint as a coating, but I wanted to try out craft paint to see how it fared.

Gold Leaf on a Porcelain Jewelry Container

Adding Gold Leaf to a small jewelry container -- it's so easy!

Adding Gold Leaf to a small jewelry container -- it's so easy!

I recently attended a large weekend consignment sale. While I didn’t have too much luck with clothes (an awesome Lilly Pulitzer dress was sizes too small!), I did find a really neat mini porcelain jar. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try out gold leaf – a first for me!

Small jewelry jar to refinish

Refinishing a Pressboard Nightstand

Refinishing a Pressboard Nightstand: the before and after

Refinishing a Pressboard Nightstand: the before and after

Normally I am guilty of rushing through painting projects and because of it I always end up bad results. I have a desk that needs to be repainted because I didn’t properly sand and prime it, and my coffee table needs some touch-ups because I didn’t seal it. But when it came time to refinish our bedroom side table, I was committed to doing it right.

Repainting wood laminate grey for a bedroom side table