Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Inspiration From Within Your Home

Altered patriotic metal stars

Inspiration From Within Your Home

That's the new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and I'm hosting this one. We're looking for projects that you create using inspiration from something in your home and we want you to also include a photo of what inspired you. 

Here's my inspiration photo
This is our patriotic themed guest room and the flags in the room inspired me to makeover this trio of metal stars. Originally they were black and now they've been updated with designer paper, craft paint and Mod Podge. 

Here are a few process photos
Each star received a coat of Gesso  and then I began to decoupage and paint.  

There are templates out there but I didn't use any of them, I opted to fit the paper to the star. Does that make sense, hope so. Basically I just molded the paper to the star, cut the excess off and gave it a good coat of Mod Podge. Once it was dried I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age it a bit. I repeated this process for the other small star but changed it up a bit for the larger star.

For this one I used a combo of craft paint and a small scale star designer paper. Martha Stewart's stencil tape was used to separate the areas. It's great because it's a low tack tape and won't peel off the paint when you lift it. I used inexpensive craft paint and gave it several coats letting it dry in between. 

Here's what it looked like after the painting/decoupage part was finished. I added a paper rosette to the center to finish it off and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age it a bit as well. 

Here's the trio after all three were altered and put on display.
They rest on the shelf of the headboard my hubby and I made using inspiration I found on Pinterest. I fell in love with the idea of using a door for a headboard so we set off to find a door and then turned it into a queen size headboard. Here's the link in case you like this idea too. :) While I'm on the subject of Pinterest (which I love by the way) here's another cool idea I saw and put into use for my patriotic bedroom.

I love this table top patriotic themed tree! I decorated it with glass ornaments and Fourth of July party decorations which I found at Hobby Lobby. No kidding, even the flags were purchased there. The glass star ornaments were a Lowe's find and they are perfect. The fluffy white garland was a Wal-Mart find and my tree skirt is actually a quilt that my MIL made for my son when he was a toddler. Here's the link to the tree that inspired my tree. 

Here's one more Pinterest inspired idea and then I'll go, I promise. ;)

 I love the idea of using trunks as a nightstand. 

For more inspiration check out what my teamies created by clicking here to go to the TTT challenge blog. We're looking forward to seeing what inspires all of you and please don't forget to include an inspiration photo in your blog post. 


Fred She Said
Prize is a $20 gift voucher to the online store.

Thanks for hanging in there, have a wonderful day!
Lisa xx


Lisa Minckler said...

See...i just knew you were filled with awesomeness all over your house and this just proves it! Your redone stars look amazing on your handmade headboard (KUDOS) and I love the trunk side table and that very patriotic tree. It runs in your family and absolutely PERFECT!!
hugs to you L1,

Brenda said...

Lisa, thanks for the great tutorial! Your stars turned out great...I'm a pintrest addict also, I have been on the hunt for an old 4 panel door to make a headboard. I love the way yours turned out, what a wonderfully put together room! Aloha, Brenda

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Your patriotic guest bedroom and the stars look absolutely fantastic! What a great idea! and the headboard? Funcycling at its finest! ♥ xx

Pia S said...

Lots of great ideas here! I especially love the trunks you've used as night stands, they're so decorative, and so are the altered stars. They sure fit in this patriotic themed tooM.

Elaine Stark said...

Those stars are fabulous. An amazing transformation. Elaine

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic collection of stars!

*Vicki* said...

This is quite amazing grouping Lisa!! I love the patriotic feel of the elements!! Great make! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
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