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DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

DIY Dresser with Country Chic Paints

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

Hey guys – It’s been a long while since I posted anything and I apologize for that but it’s been crazy busy at Hello I Live Here –  so to make up for it today let me tell you about our DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints today.

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

We partnered with Country Chic Paint to show you this awesome new chalk style paint that has quite a following already. We completed a lovely dresser of an older style that just screamed for a bright setting and Tropical Cocktail color and Simplicity white, followed by a coat of the Tough Coat Clear, which lived right up to its name.

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

This DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints was started by cleaning first with a little cleaner.  I let the dresser dry completely and wiped down with a second wet cloth so there would be no OxiClean left that could attach to the country chic paint, I do this with every brand of paint I use regardless, it’s just a good practice to start with a clean furniture – and this is the reason why – look at how stunning this!

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

Then I got started – I painted the sides and top of the dresser first with white creamy, Simplicity color.  It went on like silk, was easy to control, very low streaking with the brush, and dried in an amazing chalk like finish.  I completed 2 coats on the dresser, not because the first coat did not cover, but because it is my preference to paint every piece this way, regardless of the expense.  I love rich furniture and 2 coats complete this for me.

DIY Dresser Country Chic PaintsWhile drying, I moved on to the drawers where I added the Tropical Cocktail color of a turquoise blue.  It’s amazing, vibrant and rich on the piece.  It too moved on the brush like silk, and dried with that wonderful chalk paint finish we have all come to expect from other brands.

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

Using the rest of the Simplicity White Paint – I added this lovely Martha Stewart Stencil from Michaels.  I love how it brought the piece to life. 🙂

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

Once the piece dried, I coated the whole thing with 2 coats of tough coat.  It worked amazing, dried tough, but gave a low shine finish you want for cleaning, but that lovely appeal you want when your furniture is making a statement.  Check out those burlap handles from Hobby Lobby 😉 fancy!

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

Now that you see the amazing results on my lovely dresser, what do you think?  Let me tell you a bit about this wonderful paint, because Hello I Live Here will be using this line again   One happy DIYer here 🙂  All because of Country Chic Paint.

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

Country Chic Paint is a chalk and mineral based paint that is specifically designed for us Dryer’s.  This awesome paint is VOC Free, contains no harmful solvents, and could not be easier to use, just look at our wonderful results!  This fab paint collection allows you to make a piece look beautiful with a smooth matte finish and you have to love the delicious color choices like this Tropical Cocktail.  The paint line can be fully distressed for that antique old finish, or the very popular shabby chic look everyone is craving these days.  For me the best part – very little prep work – and fabulous results and don’t forget tutorials!  – You heard it hear – Hello I Live Here is all in!  Want to try it – Click here! 

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

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DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

Try the product – I am sure you will love it as much as we did.  The results are stunning.  Hello I Live Here wants to thank Country Chic Paint for partnering with us on this delicious dresser.  You are a wonderful company and brand I will be using again.

DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints

Well, that’s our post for today about our DIY Dresser Country Chic Paints.  Stop by tomorrow as I show you a wonderful product called Wood Icing.  I think you will be amazed.  Don’t forget to find us on Facebook, Hometalk, and Bob Vila Nation where we share our fun post with all their readers too 🙂

Cheers,

Linda

DIY Christmas Noel Art

DIY Christmas Noel Art

DIY Christmas Noel Art

Merry Hi, Hi everyone!  Hello I Live Here’s Christmas post for today is a cute DIY Christmas Noel Art project.  Today I found a rather plain frame to dress up in burlap in bows, making a DIY Christmas Noel Art to display.

DIY Christmas Noel Art

Just like the last piece of art, we kept it simple and classic.  Here’s how we made our DIY Noel Art:

First, we searched our local Michael’s craft store for the perfect frame.  I wanted a frame that I could add the Mod Podge glue and the Noel letters.  Here is a picture of all the things we used to create our DIY Christmas Noel Art.

DIY Christmas Noel Art

Then, I took the Mod Podge glue and put on a piece of burlap with sparkle left from our last DIY Christmas Art project.

DIY Christmas Noel Art

Once applied, I cut out the middle, and trimmed the sides.

DIY Christmas Noel Art

Next, I glued on the metal corner elements to make the burlap stand out, and glued on our NOEL letters, and the wooden ornament into the center of the frame.

DIY Christmas Noel Art

To finish the look of our DIY Christmas Noel Art project, I frame the inside with red/white and burlap twin, hot gluing as I twisted the twin into place.

DIY Christmas Noel Art

At the bottom I made a simple bow with bells, adding the remaining white/red and burlap twine to the center and hot glued to the bottom of the picture.

DIY Christmas Noel Art

This was an easy, under $10.00 project for Hello I Live Here.  We picked up everything on sale at 60% off at Michael’s.  This simple project took about 30 minutes to create – and the best thing I can use this DIY Christmas Noel Art at every Christmas if I want too.

DIY Christmas Noel Art

Well that’s Hello I Live Here’s post for today!  I hope you are enjoying the DIY Christmas Noel Art project.  Have a fun Friday everyone, post

Linda