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A classic red and white colour scheme guarantees a fabulous beach-chic look.

Stressed OutA classic red and white colour scheme guarantees a fabulous beach-chic look.

Stressed Out

Distressed paint finishes are very popular and so easy to do.


What You'll Need:


Here's how:

Paint the surface the colour you want to have show through when you sand. Let dry.

Paint a contrasting colour over top. Let dry.

Using a medium/coarse sanding sponge, sand back to the base colour where natural wear would occur.

The rougher the surface the more distressed the look.





Dipped Cutlery

Get a Grip


Transform mismatched flatware into a coordinated set by dipping the handles in a rubberized coating.

What You'll Need:


Here's how:


How-to

String a line of cord above a sheet of plastic.

Tape the flatware to the cord.













Stir the Plasti Dip before dipping handles slowly into the container.














Remove just as slowly, and leave the flatware suspended on the line to dry.










Round, Round We Go

Round, Round We Go


Create nautical-inspired plate chargers in little time for a big statement.


What You'll Need:
Materials:

  • 1/4" hardboard cut into 13" diameter circles
  • 1/4" sash cord 5462-830
  • hot glue and glue gun 2047-152
  • Natura white glue 2020-495


Here's how
:


Use hot glue to start the rope spiral, keeping it tight.
Nautical Plate



Continue the spiral, holding it in place every so often with a small dab of hot glue.
Once the spiral is about half the size of the 13" circle, mark the centre of the circle on the hardboard. Spread glue around the entire circle, and then place the centre of the spiral on the centre of the hardboard.
Continue wrapping and hot gluing the rope until the entire circle is covered.

Secure end with hot glue.

Cut two pieces of rope long enough to braid around the circle. Hot glue one of the ends together, then twist the ropes the entire length and secure the other ends together. Hot glue the braid around the edge of circle.

Wound Up

Wound Up


Basic clay pots make handy vessels wrapped in style.

What You'll Need:

Materials:


Here's how
:

Wound Up Whitewash pots with paint by brushing on and wiping off immediately with a soft rag. Starting under the rim at the top of the pot, hot glue the cord in place. Wrap the cord around the entire pot, applying a small dab of hot glue every so often to hold it in place.
Cut four pieces of cord long enough to braid around the rim of the pot. Hot glue the ends together in two pairs.
Twist the cords the entire length and secure the other ends together. Hot glue the braid around the rim of the pot.