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Old Bakeware + New Vinyl = Kitchen Art

I am a teeny weeny obsessed with old bakeware.
I paint it...I use it for flowers, clocks, storage...
whatever I can think of!

I have had this vinyl for awhile...
and finally found the perfect home for it.
I really cannot apply vinyl to my walls
- way too bumpy and lumpy,
 and the space I originally had this in mind for it...not so good.
BUT how can you get lost when you are accessorized with Cherry Red?
It's a showstopper now! 

 This is a super easy DIY

  • Old rectangular metal pan - from thrift store...I paid $2.25
  • Spray paint: color of choice. I used Krylon Dual Cherry Red Gloss
  • Vinyl #1414, Design Divas (Only $10.00)
  • Sand paper (optional)
  • 1 DISChanger
  • a plastic squeegee or credit card for smoothing vinyl

  • Clean the pan. I also wiped it with rubbing alcohol (who knows where it has been and or for how long)
  • Prepare and protect you surface with cardboard/newspaper/etc.
  • Place the pan right (open) side down and spray in smooth even strokes, covering the entire pan. Repeat a second coat when the first is dry. Let dry completely.
  • Flip pan over and spray wit at least 2 coats of paint, as per package instruction.
  • Let dry.

Adhere Vinyl: 
NOTE: The vinyl come in one length - it is meant to be placed on your wall in one length.
I cut out each word, carefully, trying to keep equal space (1/2" on the bottom and top) on the words.
  • Now when you place the word on the pan you can measure to find the center, but for me, as some words were in a script, center did not look quite right...so use you eye to (dry) place the words. 

  • Once you are happy with the placement. I found it easiest to place the top word and then the bottom word, and then centering the two middle words.(use scotch blue tape to mark the place if necessary) Remove the backing from the vinyl, and place the word on the pan. Press firmly  and rub over it with the credit card in all directions. Repeat with each word.
  • Peel the covering off the vinyl carefully, swipe with the card again if necessary to adhere any places you missed.
  • Take a DISChanger and moisten the back with a little warm water. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Take the prepared DISChanger and place it on the back of the pan. Let dry.

At this point, you can decide to distress the pan a bit or not. If so (and of course I am) I am just lightly running a piece of scrap sandpaper around the edges.

Hang up and enjoy your new piece of kitchen art!

This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre 
disclosure: some products were provided to my from The DIY Club
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Pretty Painted Pots

5 continuous days of summer sun in Pacific Grove  - almost unheard of!
We have been playing outside long into the night and soaking up all the outdoorsy-ness we can. My daughter has been wanting to have her own garden - something she could take care of herself.
clay pot group
She also has a thing for butterflies and when she saw my Patio Paint Reusable Stick On Stencils from DecoArt she was smitten! I decided we would paint some small pots and use the stencil to start her little garden. The pots are small enough for her to move around and just too cute with the stencil!

Now, we had some disagreement…she wanted her pots to be pink, purple and yellow…but I stepped in and we went with a color scheme that “matches” our house (we are about to sell this place and we need "have some serious style!").

clay pot duo
You will need the following for these pots
clay pot supplies

The DIY here is super simple!
clay pot paint

Paint your pots…
leave them all one color
or once dry, paint a contrasting rim.
plan clay pots

Once dry, remove the stencil from the sheet an place it on the pot.
The fact that these stencils are sticky backed and
adhere to the surface being painted is such a HUGE bonus!
clay pot stencil 2

Paint stencil.

clay potpaint stencil
Remove stencil.

Let dry!
I also painted a couple of pots I picked up at Target on clearance!
clay pot black

Fill with your favorite plants and flowers!
clay pot duo

Now this is a super simple craft that can be used for you home or
keep a few around and present them as hostess gifts for all those summer parties!

Here is another painted pot project I did with the Patio Paints last year…
one of my Favorites!
single pot on porch
This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

disclosure: this post is made possible through my affiliation with The DIY Club


DIY! A Sunny Sign

OK, no joke, this sign has taken me 5+ months to complete.
You ever have those projects that look perfect in your mind...
but you start them and they are not turning out so perfect in reality...
well, this was one of those.

Finally I think I got it!
It looks NOTHING like the original vision...
but I like it nonetheless.

This sign is for my parents...paying a little
a little homage to their love of the outdoors, the beach
and my Dad's ever popular "It's seventy and sunny" greeting.

It was supposed to be a Christmas present...
so I am either really early or really late.


  • 1/4 “ plywood, cut to 24” L x 16” H 1/2” plywood (you need a 24”L x 16”H piece to cut the sun
  • NOTE: You can use all 1/4” or all 1/2” plywood to make the sun and base. I used the 1/4” for the sign to make the sign a little lighter. And I liked how much the 1/2” plywood stood out from the base.
  • Gorilla Glue Wood Glue
  • Jigsaw (DeWalt from Rockler)
  • Decoupage, DecoArt
  • Americana Acrylic Paints, DecoArt in Bright Yellow, Canyon Orange and Jack-O-Lantern
  • Canvas Corp paper, Beach Sampler on Ivory, Blue and Ivory Chevron, and Blue and Ivory Beach Words Reverse
  • Foam brush, Rockler
  • Paint brush (I used my old Purdy brush designated especially for crafts - by me!)
  • 2 – 3” DISChangers
  • Stencils Elmer’s Painters Marker, Black
  • Dremel Multi-purpose tool
  • Distress Ink  

Here is a sneak peek...
you can catch the full tutorial over at The DIY Club
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Now, just...
Draw it

Cut it

Grab some paper

Paint it!

Decoupage it

Glue it!

Embellish it!

Sand it and mark it up!

Hang it!

See ya at the beach!


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New Dining Room Chairs...in the Works!

I like to collect things...
big things, small things, things to sit on,
to write on, to put stuff on...
well,it has gotten to be a little much...
because I can never seem to find the time to finish them all.

NOW, I must get my act together and here is where I am starting...

These lovely chairs.
I bought 6 at Goodwill...3 months ago
and I desperately need them in my house.

You see my current dining room chairs are beyond awful. 

I have a vision (sort of) for these chairs. They look dated and ugly now....but with some creamy white paint, a little distressing and some new seat covers...these are going to be gorgeous! 

And my Rockler HVLP Spray System is going to be my savior here.

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Go read more about this project and so many others at The DIY Club!

Trust me....or at least play along!

Now off I go to start sanding and prepping!
(I am paying the older kiddo per chair to help and!) 


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