DIY- SUITCASE UMBRELLA STAND with Curb Side Appeal

Project Challenge-"OLD FRAMES" Rather than choose a project using an Old Frame as the Focal Point, for this project I chose to use the Old Frame to enhance a section of a Larger Project. In this occasion the frame helps to define my HOUSE NUMBER adding that extra touch towards my Curb Side Appeal.

 A Quick, Simple & Inexpensive Project that serves 2 purposes with eye catching Curb Side Appeal. Create your very own “SUITCASE UMBRELLA STAND” that displays your house number clearly.

Suitcase Umbrella stand

Suitcase Umbrella Stand- displaying your house number- with curb appeal. EASY and CHEAP project that can be completed in a couple of hours

 

SUITCASE UMBRELLA STAND

SUITCASE UMBRELLA STAND -completed with an Old Frame to display my house number. Choosing paint colours to match the brick work of my house. My Suit Case Umbrella Stand serves 2 Purposes and has great Curb Side Appeal  

UMBRELLA SUITCASE STAND WITH CURB APPEAL

Great new project idea- 2 birds with one stone a way to display your house number and a place to keep your umbrellas I have this set on my front porch right next to the door.

UMBRELLA SUITCASE STAND

FOR LESS THAN $20 you can make this unusual talking piece for your front porch that serves to purposes. Not only does it display your house number it also holds your umbrellas.

When looking at the Generous amount of Old Frames in a Charity Shop/ Thrift Store remember that there are many different Decor & Craft uses for these Old Frames. Beyond the obvious of upcycling the old frames recreating them as the focal point of your project, old frames make wonderful enhancements/embellishments to larger projects.

This Project shows how using an Old Frame can be the perfect enhancement or finishing touch needed when you incorporate the into your Larger Project. Here you have A SUITCASE UMBRELLA STAND WITH CURB APPEAL BY DISPLAYING THE HOUSE NUMBER WHICH IS DEFINED AND HIGHLIGHTED WITH AN OLD FRAME BOARDER.

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SUITCASE UMBRELLA STAND- EASY & CHEAP TO MAKE-COMPLETED IN A COUPLE OF HOURS

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UMBRELLA SUITCASE STAND- ALL YOU NEED IS AN OLD SUITCASE, AN OLD FRAME, PAINT & GLUE

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A HAND SAW TO CUT A HOLE IN THE TOP WHICH ONLY TAKES ! MINUTE

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SANDPAPER TO ROUGHEN UP THE EDGES FOR A SHABBY CHIC OLD CHARM LOOK

I firstly Painted the entire suitcase, I spray painted the section where the NUMBER 7 was in the same colour as the frame and then placed a sticky vinyl number 7 over the top of dry paint and completed spray painting that section the same colour as the suitcase.

I then worked on the frame separately I spray painted the frame allowed it to dry and then used sandpaper to roughen up and distress. Once the suitcase was dry I also used sandpaper to distress all the metal areas.

I removed the vinyl number 7 and the look you see was the look that was achieved I did not have to do anything I was tickled pink with the out come.

OLD FRAME CHALLENGE

Using a sticky vinyl cut out I painted over the top once I removed this is the brilliant effect I was left with. I was so Happy with How well it matched in with my Old Frame

distressed Old Frame

A can of Spray Paint and some course sandpaper can turn a boring Old Frame into a piece of old world charm in under an hour

Using an Old Frame to enhance a Project rather than be the focal point

Using an Old Frame to enhance a Project rather than be the focal point has really worked for my Suitcase Umbrella Stand. I think the Old Frame really make the House Number Stand out giving extra Curb Appeal to my project

I then used a strong wood glue to adhere the Old Frame to the Suitcase and left it for a couple of Hours to set. I placed a Large rock in the bottom of the suitcase to weigh it down so the wind does not knock it over and to give height to my umbrellas and TaDA all is done. 

I hope you have enjoyed this Project Tutorial. If you are a DIY/Craft Blogger who enjoys creating with anything old, I would love for you to join my Pinterest Group Boards. If you are a DIY/Craft Blogger Inspired by Pinterest I have a Group Board that I would love for you to join. New Bloggers are welcome, you may also sell your creative projects from my Pinterest Group. I love sharing others creative talents and enjoy making Blogger Friends along the way.

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Happy DIY

Thank you for Reading From Judith

 

DIY PAINTED PHOTO FRAMES – A Quick, Fail Proof, Cheap Gift to Make For Mothers Day

This post shows you how quick, easy and inexpensive it is to paint second hand photo frames and how fantastic they are to gift as presents or to resell at a Market stall. With Mothers day just around the corner this would be a great DIY project to do with your children or to sell at a Mother’s Day Craft SalePhoto 25-04-2017, 2 08 27 PM

The Photo Frames displayed in this post have been painted with white chalk paint, a variety of colored spray paints and some have been decorated using a decoupage Technique. How you choose to complete your Frames is a personal choice. This post is a guide line only.Photo 25-04-2017, 2 21 03 PM

The first fun part of redecorating your photo frames is in the purchasing. All my Frames have been purchased from Op-Shops/Thrifts Shops the prices ranged from 50c to $2 Australian. Op Shops always have a massive collection of Photo Frames for sale and if you are new to op shopping you will be astounded by how cheap the prices are so much that you will never want to purchase retail again.Photo 25-04-2017, 2 09 34 PM

Chalk Paint in Australia is rather expensive however one 500ml tin will last you a long time if only used for small projects. My Spray paints, I only use brands that have a primer incorporated in them and that can be adhered to any surface. Generally I only use Rust-o-leum and Krylon. However White King now have a suitable product available in many colours and it is half the price at $7.95 found at Bunnings. It worked perfect on my FramesPhoto 25-04-2017, 2 14 39 PM

Other items I used were Sand Paper- Scrapbook Paper- Tissue Paper- Modge Podge-Lace Trim- Bees Wax Sealer.Photo 25-04-2017, 2 28 45 PM

STEP ONE: Clean all your frames and remove the glass ensuring you remember which glass fits which frame.

STEP TWO: Paint all your Frames and leave to dry. Whilst they are drying The next fun thing is to choose coloured papers and cut to correct size to fit your frames.

STEP THREE: Once Frames are completely dry use your sandpaper of different grades, This being my Favourite part of the project, use the cut of the frame, edges and lines to distress your frame the way you like. I enjoy working with the wood and it’s lines and patterns distressing deeper insome sections than other. If the Frame had an overlaying pattern I rub the sand paper over the top so that the pattern shows through mixed with my paint colour it is very effective.

STEP FOUR: Clean your frames thoroughly ensuring all dust is removed and then rub or spray with you preferred sealer for the frames that are complete, decoupage first the ones that you intend. Then ensemble your frames together with coloured papers and photos and they are complete ready for gifting, selling or displaying.

It’s now time to share your project or comments as I would love to see your choice of DIY FRAMES. If you would like to share your DIY Projects you may like to become a collaborator on my group board PINTEREST INSPIRED DIY PROJECTS. please contact me at curvyandcontent@gmail.com.

Thank you for Reading

Happy DIY JUDITH SUDULIC

5 MINUTE MAKE- SPRIING TULIP WREATH

Spring Daffodil Wreath- Completed & hung in 5 minutes for the cost of $20 aust

Although in Australia we ae coming into the colder seasons and a long ways from the season of spring, I was inspired to create my quirky “5 Minute Make Spring Tulip Wreath” by a fellow Blogger.

I have finally made my first blogging connection/ friend. I have made friends through Pinterests but to actually connect with another Blogger of like mindedness actually makes me feel that I am finally starting to exsist & belong in this enormous world of sharing your style/label/brand/story or whatever else it maybe that one is sharing through this channel of social media called Blogging.

Emily from http://www.domesticdeadline.com was my inspiritation for this wreath. Emily is a DIY Blogger from the united states who recently shared a post on how to make  adorable daffodils out of fabric. I wasn’t as crafty as to make my own daffodils however I was inspired to make something with bright yellow flowers and even though it isn’t spring here in Australia This wreath looks Fantastic hanging up against the bricks of my front entry.

All I used was The decorative wall art of an old Fan. These are all the trend now and can be purchased in gift boutiques/shops for between $15- $25 aust depending on size and a buch of flexi wire tulips that I puchases from eBay.

In a matter of minutes after twisting the flower stems in, out and around the wiring of the fan, ensuring that the tulips were secure and that the leaves were sitting nicely my  Spring Wreath was complete.

If you would lke to share your crafts and DIYs so that others may be inspired I invite you to my Pinterest Inspired Group Board for Bloggers (beginners welcome) leave your name and email at curvyandcontent@gmail.com    If you have any questions or comments or would like to connect as Emily and I have please I look forward to your feedback and comments below.

Happy DIY From JUDITH SUDULIC