Major Oopsie Doopsie…

DO NOT PAINT YOUR STOVE GRATE WITH HIGH HEAT ENGINE SPRAY PAINT…It doesn’t work!

This last summer, we bought a new house and although the appliances seem to work well, they are not in the best looking condition.

The stove grate bothered me, because it had terrible black burn marks on it that I could not remove. 

( I tried every product under the sun!)

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I decided to spray the grate with grey engine spray paint…it is meant for SUPER high heat. 

It looked beautiful…but after one use of the stove, the grate turned to a brown color.  I took a cloth to wipe at it and it came off right away.

So luck for my idea…I guess I will live with UGLY until we come to buying a new one!

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Who’s it from again?

Ok…so I admit before doing this, I thought to myself “ I love the idea, but do you really think it is a good idea to label a present with something that could rub off?”

The answer: NO

I am putting this under the category of oopsie doopsie, because honestly I thought it was a fun way to get creative in my Christmas package wrapping…but with all DIY comes lots of experiments!

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This was the tag even after I had put on a protective coat…

Read about it here.

Because I loved the look however, I decided that instead of using chalk, I would make it look like chalk…

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I used a paint marker, and it worked amazing!

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A Paint Oopsie Doopsie

A few years back, I had a major Oopsie Doopsie…

Notice anything unusual about this picture other than the fact that I was using the bottom of a paint can to draw bike wheels on my mural…

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Here is a little closer view…notice the paint coming out onto me as I pose for a cute picture.  ( My husband took a picture of me doing my mural without either of us knowing that paint was spilling EVERYWHERE!)

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And here is what it looked like after I finally noticed that I had paint all over me.

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I was a good sport about the whole thing and I quickly returned to my mural.

If you want to see the finished product…here it is.

Have you ever done something that did not turn out the way you had planned?

Paintable Wallpaper- Faux Brick

Ok so I have to admit, when I ordered this, I was REALLY excited.  I do not like the look of mural brick (painted brick on a wall without texture), so I found this wallpaper…wallpaper with texture…that was even paintable!

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I waited patiently for it to arrive to my house, and when it did I could not wait to put it up!  I got it up…

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and started to paint it…grout first

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then brick… and this is where the Oopsie Doopsie comes in…

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I hate it…

It looked cheap!  My husband usually does not say anything about my work, but he REALLY did not like this!

It was coming down!

If you like the look of painted brick on a wall, it might be for you, but I like it better without paint, and for that matter without wall paper…

Back to square one…and I actually missed my blue wall!

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