5.31.2010

DIY Club! Finally Fat-Free Biscuits!

I have already professed my love of the hardware store 
and how it inspires craft projects...
and occasionally the home improvement project beyond my skill level.
For June's DIY Club, I thought I would celebrate Summer...
and it's bright happy days, full of sunshine and laughter.
{and the occasional "Mom, I'm bored."}
A few Fridays ago, my pal Iris of ArcoIris and Til Death Do Us Art was a Tickled Pink feature and she had these AMAZING earrings. There were totally my inspiration! Thanks Iris!
So, back to my ramblings...
One of my favorite hardware store doodads is the biscuit. I simply adore the shape and versatility of this little goodie. And, finally I have discovered a fat-free biscuit!

So what do you get when you have a cheapo decorator table laying in your garage, a container of plate joining biscuits, and some super fabulous bright summery Patio Paints from DecoArt? Well, I am going to give you a party cocktail table turned hanging medallion.
Supplies
1. 20” Decorator table (from craft store, etc.  – The kind with the screw in legs) OR any round table you can find hanging around or at a thrift store. The craft table provides the option of hanging this project on the wall as a medallion.
2. OPTIONAL, but RECOMMENDED: glass topper for table.*****
3. Plate joining biscuits (from hardware store, like Home Depot)
4. Gorilla Glue Wood Glue
5. Wide foam brush (2”)
6. Smaller paint brushes
* Blue Bahama (8oz.)
* Citrus Green (2 oz)
* Azalea (2 oz.)
* Marigold (2 oz.) 
* Petunia Purple (2 oz.)
8. Sealer
*****TO USE THIS AS A TABLE, I HIGHLY SUGGEST USING A GLASS TABLE TOPPER TO KEEP ICK, DIRT, AND RANDOM STUFF OUT OF THE CREVICES AND SPACES.***** 

Want To DIY IT! Click HERE for a pdf tutorial.


See how ugly my table was before...ICK!
Better now, eh? 


Guess what?
You can take the legs off and hang it on the wall for a little bit of cheer!
I have another DIY project using biscuits that I will be posting on Tuesday!

Check out the Trio of Summer Medallions 
I also created for the DIY Club! 


VISIT THE DIY CLUB'S BLOG
AND FOR INFO ON THE JUNE CHALLENGE.
IT STARTS THIS FRIDAY JUNE 4!
Come on now...can't you just picture hanging out with
a margarita or sparkling lemonade and some salsa!
What is your favorite beverage to keep you cool in the summer?


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DISCLOSURE: As part of the DIY Club, I have been supplied with vendor sponsored products to complete my projects (DecoArt, Gorilla Glue, and DISChangers).

70 comments :

  1. Gorgeous - so bright & cheerful! :)

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  2. Adorable! I love all the colors.

    Laura @ along for the ride

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  3. I love it!
    I also love sweet tea.

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  4. Beautiful colors!

    I drink lots of H2O in the summer - with or without lemon.

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  5. i love water and sweet tea but more importanly I love this table... I went to 4 garage sales yesterday looking for a patio table than Kohl's who was asking 50.00 for there small table.... I must make one... I love biscuits used them in my classroom for years.. I have never used patio paint... where do i get it home depot... How bright and fun.

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  6. This is such an awesome idea! Thanks!

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  7. Beautiful fun colors! What a fun project!

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  8. I love this one. I must say I WAS a little disappointed when I found out what kind of biscuits you were talking about! :P

    Beautiful table top though!

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  9. Fun hot colors - what a satisfying project!!

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  10. great idea for summertime! come and link up to making monday marvelous!

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  11. Wow, great 'fat free' project. I love it!
    Al @http://almcleary.com/blog

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  12. Very cute! Bring on the sun!

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  13. Oooh! I love this! The colors totally say summer. :) Great job incorporating hardware store finds. I didn't even know what a biscuit was (outside of those fluffy things I try to avoid)!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  14. what an amazing project.. Bright colors also..

    Have an amazing day..

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  15. such a cute table and it looks easy enough that even I could do it without personal injury.

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  16. Very cute, the colors you chose go together great.

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  17. That is so cute! You love those wood tabs! I saw some at the hardware store the other day and thought of you

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  18. So bright and cheerful!

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  19. So cute! I just love the fun, bright colors...perfect for summer!

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  20. I've been staring at my patio furniture, trying to decide what color to paint it and then I decided to just paint it black and make cushions for it. But what color cushions? I couldn't decide. Now...thanks to you...I'm going bright!

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  21. That really is cheery! And really you could do anything with those things...except maybe eat them. ;)

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  22. That is so totally cool and I love those bright colors! What a really fun table!

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  23. I can't believe I'm actually saying this. But, I am going to make that. I really am. Honestly and truly. LOVE it!!!

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  24. I'm a color freak, so I think the cheerfulness of it is awesome. (I hope no one drips salsa in between those little biscuits!)

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  25. :) Love this love this! So darling!

    I have a table (or 3) that have been waiting for something for a couple of years... but I think this is soooo cute! maybe this is the thing I have been missing!

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  26. So great! I love it!

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  27. Very pretty. When I first read your title I was thinking food, you know fat free biscuits. The yummy kind. Bummer but only sorta, this is beautiful. Great job Holly.
    Take care and God Bless!!

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  28. Ok - so this one is totally MINE! (alright, I guess I can't have it!) But, I LOVE it so! Fantastic job, Holly!

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  29. Well done. My youngest would love that as the bright colors and circular shape would remind him of Wheel of Forture--one of his big interests these days.

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  30. NICE!!! It took me awhile to follow you back from LAST week's TTA. But - here I am, and I think I'm gonna like it here! =)
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  31. Very creatove! I like the idea of adding a glass to cover it. You can see the colors but yet its protected. Genius! Thanks for sharing.

    Anne-Marie

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  32. Happy Tuesday Tag-Along.
    I already follow your great blog and just stopped by to see what you are up to :) very cute stuff I see!
    http://createdbydiane.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh, I love that table!!! I so admire people who have such fabulous, creative ideas. Thanks for visiting me through the Tuesday Tag-Along, so I could find you and follow along ... :)

    foodfloozie.blogspot.com

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  34. I LOVE that table! The colors are adorable!

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  35. that is beautiful! Wish I were that crafty!

    Stopping by from the Tuesday Tag-along. Come follow back if you get the chance!

    Diane
    www.turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com

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  36. I love that! I would have never thought to use joiner biscuits like that!

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  37. You are freaking talented, Holly! I adore the bright colors and you make it sound so easy.

    Lynn

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  38. Amazing! We just may have to make them this week:)

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  39. This is so fun!! I love the bright colors and that has more than one use.

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  40. Following you from Tuesday Tag-A-Long
    http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/

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  41. What a fun table Holly! I love it! :)

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  42. What a great idea! I would never have thought to do anything like that. It is so very summery!

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  43. Loving, loving, loving it!! Great job!
    Hey, come see me, I'm giving away 3 super glamalicious Sam Moon cuff bracelets at:
    sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com
    ♥Laurie

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  44. Love it!! You know what though, if I tried to do that, it wouldn't look half as good...I don't have a creative bone in my body!! I'll have to live vicariously through you ;)

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  45. Oh wow!! It turned out amazing!!! I just love it!!!

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  46. thanks for stopping by my blog and following me - I'm following you back!

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  47. Wow! I love it! I would of never thought of doing that. You are so talented. Now I want to run down the hardware store and make me one!! Thanks for your sweet comment. You made my day!!

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  48. clever, cutie, cute, cute! Lezlee

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  49. This is too cute, Holly. My kids would love such a project.

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  50. Wow - love it!! Very colorful!!

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  51. I love fat free biscuits ;-D; Love the vibrant colors you chose! Really
    fun!

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  52. i wish i had the patience. it's beautiful

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  53. I gotta confess: I fell for the fat free biscuits! XD

    This is pretty cool! I'm going to check out my thrift store; see if they have anything I can use!!! I love the colors!

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  54. This is so darling!!! I was admiring it before and I'm so glad that you linked it to the party! The colors are spectacular!

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  55. OMG Holly, I love how the table and medallions turned out! Great color combinations!

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  56. Oh I adore this little project...so fun, fresh and very whimsical...I may have to do something like this...thanks for the idea Holly!~

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  57. This is so pretty! The colors are fantastic. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

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  58. What a fantastic tutorial! I especially love those medallions... I might make some to hang on my balcony!

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  59. What a fun idea. Those colors are definitely HAPPY!!!

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  60. Now this is something I haven't seen before or wouldn't have thought of. Very fun. Love the bright colors.
    Pam

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  61. Beautiful, those colours are fabulous!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

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  62. So bright and colourful I love them!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

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  63. WOW!!!!!!!!! Ur a freakin rockstar! Love ur blog! =)

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  64. That table would be lovely in a little girls room. You are so creative.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  65. I love it!

    So pretty. The colors are fabulous.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

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  66. This is gorgeous.Love the colours!Very summery and fresh.

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  67. I love this Holly! So cute!!

    Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!

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  68. Holly, great....now I'm wanting to be sitting on a balcony w these as decorations and a marg in my hand and it's 1 am, obviously not possible at this point, ha! Thanks for linking up at Fabulous Fri!
    Heather

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  69. That is so COOL! We've got a whole container of biscuits in the tool shed just gathering dust....you've so inspired me to give them a go. Thank you! I did a wall art project using wood shims and it turned out pretty cool too. If you like, it's called SHIM CHIC. http://veryirie.blogspot.com/2010/05/shim-chic.html Loving your blog and I'm your newest follower. Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  70. Goint to try something like this with my two daughters :) they'll have great fun! Has anyone used this Gorilla Glue though?: http://www.gorillagluedirect.com

    Just want to know whether its safe to use with the kids as I have rooks of the stuff!?

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