DIY: RENO SHOW PROJECTS

This weekend I was a feature designer at the Calgary Reno Show and had the honour of setting up a booth to highlight some DIY (Do It Yourself) projects using Rust-oleum products. Because of popular demand, I have posted the project directions to help you take on these DIY's for yourself! 

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   Materials:  - Mason Jars, any size - Drop Cloth - Strong Glue (Super or Hot Glue) - Figurines - Spray Paint  Steps:  1. Remove lid (including rim) from mason jar. 2. Select the figurine you’d like to place on the top of each jar. Using the glue, attach each figurine to the centre of the jar lid. Allow to dry. 3. Place the lid (with figurine now attached) on a drop cloth to paint. Use the spray paint to apply the first layer, making sure to cover all angles of the figurine. Allow to dry before applying second and third layer. 4. Once fully dried you can now place the lid back on the jar and use it for storing smaller items!     
  
   
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   DIY PAINTED TRASH CAN  Materials:  - Existing metal trash can - Spray Paint - Drop Cloth  Steps:  1. Clean metal trash can 2. Place drop cloth in a well ventilated area. 3. Spray paint trash can and allow to dry before applying 2nd or 3rd coat.

DIY DECORATED JARS

Materials:
- Mason Jars, any size
- Drop Cloth
- Strong Glue (Super or Hot Glue)
- Figurines
- Spray Paint
Steps:
1. Remove lid (including rim) from mason jar.
2. Select the figurine you’d like to place on the top of each jar. Using the glue, attach each figurine to the centre of the jar lid. Allow to dry.
3. Place the lid (with figurine now attached) on a drop cloth to paint. Use the spray paint to apply the first layer, making sure to cover all angles of the figurine. Allow to dry before applying second and third layer.
4. Once fully dried you can now place the lid back on the jar and use it for storing smaller items!


DIY PAINTED TRASH CAN

Materials:

- Existing metal trash can
- Spray Paint
- Drop Cloth
Steps:
1. Clean metal trash can
2. Place drop cloth in a well ventilated area.
3. Spray paint trash can and allow to dry before applying 2nd or 3rd coat.

   
  
   
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   DIY PAINTED PILLOWS    Materials:  - Any size and washable solid coloured pillow case cover (Ikea has some good ones!) - Magic Eraser Sponge (or any dense sponge) - Acrylic Paint, Flat Finish (You can get small test paint cans from any paint store) - Painter’s tape  Steps:  1. Plan the pattern you want to paint on your pillowcase as well as the colours you want to use. If your design involves different shapes, use the Magic Eraser Sponge and cut out the different shapes. If your design involves stripes, use the painters tape to mark out directly on to the pillowcase. 2. Place a piece of paper or cardboard inside the cover to protect the other side in case the paint decides to bleed through. 3. Dip the sponges into the paint, making sure to coat it lightly, and then press on to the pillowcase in your desired pattern. If you have used painters tape to create stripes, use a sponge to blot the paint and fill in the lines. Allow to dry before removing the tape. 

DIY PAINTED PILLOWS

Materials:
- Any size and washable solid coloured pillow case cover (Ikea has some good ones!)
- Magic Eraser Sponge (or any dense sponge)
- Acrylic Paint, Flat Finish (You can get small test paint cans from any paint store)
- Painter’s tape
Steps:
1. Plan the pattern you want to paint on your pillowcase as well as the colours you want to use. If your design involves different shapes, use the Magic Eraser Sponge and cut out the different shapes. If your design involves stripes, use the painters tape to mark out directly on to the pillowcase.
2. Place a piece of paper or cardboard inside the cover to protect the other side in case the paint decides to bleed through.
3. Dip the sponges into the paint, making sure to coat it lightly, and then press on to the pillowcase in your desired pattern. If you have used painters tape to create stripes, use a sponge to blot the paint and fill in the lines. Allow to dry before removing the tape. 

   
  
   
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   DIY WOOD TRAY  Materials:  - Wood, Type and size of your choice - Stain /Paint  + brush - 2 Cabinet pulls + screws - Drill or heavy duty super glue  Steps:  1. Visit your local hardware store to select the desired wood for your tray. Get them to cut it down to the size you’d like. 2. In a ventilated area, brush on the stain to cover all sides and edges. Apply as many coast as needed. 3. Once dry, mark out the location to drill holes to attach the cabinet pulls on either end 4. Drill holes and screw the cabinet pulls on. If you don’t have a drill, use heavy duty super glue to attach the pulls.    DIY COWHIDE COASTERS    Materials:  - 2 – 8”x10” Sheets of white leather or vinyl - Cowhide Template (Print an image of a cowhide rug, to your desired size, and cut out) - Black or Brown permanent markers - Scissors  Steps:  1. Trace the cowhide template on the BACK of the leather/vinyl sheets using a fine tip pen or marker 2. Carefully cut out each cowhide using a pair of scissors 3. On the FRONT of the leather/vinyl cowhide, use the sharpie to add details and spots (do an internet search for ‘cowhide rugs’ for inspirations). Outline the spots and blotches first before filling them in using a circular motion. 4. Allow to dry and apply a second coat if needed. 

DIY WOOD TRAY

Materials:

- Wood, Type and size of your choice
- Stain/Paint + brush
- 2 Cabinet pulls + screws
- Drill or heavy duty super glue
Steps:
1. Visit your local hardware store to select the desired wood for your tray. Get them to cut it down to the size you’d like.
2. In a ventilated area, brush on the stain to cover all sides and edges. Apply as many coast as needed.
3. Once dry, mark out the location to drill holes to attach the cabinet pulls on either end
4. Drill holes and screw the cabinet pulls on. If you don’t have a drill, use heavy duty super glue to attach the pulls.


DIY COWHIDE COASTERS

Materials:
- 2 – 8”x10” Sheets of white leather or vinyl
- Cowhide Template (Print an image of a cowhide rug, to your desired size, and cut out)
- Black or Brown permanent markers
- Scissors
Steps:
1. Trace the cowhide template on the BACK of the leather/vinyl sheets using a fine tip pen or marker
2. Carefully cut out each cowhide using a pair of scissors
3. On the FRONT of the leather/vinyl cowhide, use the sharpie to add details and spots (do an internet search for ‘cowhide rugs’ for inspirations). Outline the spots and blotches first before filling them in using a circular motion.
4. Allow to dry and apply a second coat if needed. 

   
  
   
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     DIY FAUX METAL FRAMES  Materials:  - Wood frames (Ikea sells some budget friendly frames) - Sandpaper - Metallic Spray Paint - Drop cloth  Steps:  1. Remove packaging and inserts (glass & backing) from frame 2. Lightly sand the frame to roughen surface 3. In a well-ventilated area, spread your frames out on the drop cloth to prepare for painting 4. Follow the instructions on the spray can to coat the frames. Allow to dry before applying a 2nd or 3rd coat. 5. Allow the frames to fully dry before putting the glass back in and backing in.

DIY FAUX METAL FRAMES

Materials:

- Wood frames (Ikea sells some budget friendly frames)
- Sandpaper
- Metallic Spray Paint
- Drop cloth
Steps:
1. Remove packaging and inserts (glass & backing) from frame
2. Lightly sand the frame to roughen surface
3. In a well-ventilated area, spread your frames out on the drop cloth to prepare for painting
4. Follow the instructions on the spray can to coat the frames. Allow to dry before applying a 2nd or 3rd coat.
5. Allow the frames to fully dry before putting the glass back in and backing in.

   
  
   
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   DIY UPDATED FIREPLACE  Materials:  - Existing fireplace/salvaged fireplace - Paint - Brush - Sandpaper  Steps:  1. Clean the fireplace well, removing any dirt or dust 2. If there is any wood, use sandpaper to lightly roughen the surface 3. In a ventilated area, apply basecoat of paint using a brush. Allow to dry before applying a 2nd or 3rd coat. 4. Using the Rust-oleum Antiquing kit, follow the instructions to add a distressed and age look. 5. Allow all of the paint to dry before decorating. 

DIY UPDATED FIREPLACE

Materials:

- Existing fireplace/salvaged fireplace
- Paint
- Brush
- Sandpaper
Steps:
1. Clean the fireplace well, removing any dirt or dust
2. If there is any wood, use sandpaper to lightly roughen the surface
3. In a ventilated area, apply basecoat of paint using a brush. Allow to dry before applying a 2nd or 3rd coat.
4. Using the Rust-oleum Antiquing kit, follow the instructions to add a distressed and age look.
5. Allow all of the paint to dry before decorating. 

   
  
   
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   DIY PEG BOARD  Materials:  - 1” Thick piece of wood, cut to desired dimensions - Dowels, circumference to match size of holes - Drill with Pilot drill bit, desired size to create holes - 4”W planks of wood with desired length (these will become the shelves) - Sandpaper - Stain/Paint  Steps:  1. Get all wood pieces cut to desired dimensions 2. Create a grid on the back of the 1”Thick piece of wood to indicate where the holes will be drilled. 3. Using the drill, create holes at each line intersection. 4. Sand paper down any rough spots after creating the holes 5. In a ventilated area, stain all wood pieces to match each other. Allow to dry before applying 2nd or 3rd coat. 6. Cut dowels to 6” Length to support shelving.

DIY PEG BOARD

Materials:

- 1” Thick piece of wood, cut to desired dimensions
- Dowels, circumference to match size of holes
- Drill with Pilot drill bit, desired size to create holes
- 4”W planks of wood with desired length (these will become the shelves)
- Sandpaper
- Stain/Paint
Steps:
1. Get all wood pieces cut to desired dimensions
2. Create a grid on the back of the 1”Thick piece of wood to indicate where the holes will be drilled.
3. Using the drill, create holes at each line intersection.
4. Sand paper down any rough spots after creating the holes
5. In a ventilated area, stain all wood pieces to match each other. Allow to dry before applying 2nd or 3rd coat.
6. Cut dowels to 6” Length to support shelving.

   
  
   
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	mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
	mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
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   DIY BULLETIN BOARD  Materials:  - Foamcore with Cork face (From Michael’s Craft Store), any size - Wood baseboard, any profile (cut to match height & width of foamcore) - Paint - Hammer & Nails - Wood Filler - Sand Paper - Skinny brush - Pushpins  Steps:  1. Take the desired size of foamcore and install on wall using a hammer and nails. Place nails in each corner to secure to wall. 2. Cut the baseboard in to 4 pieces, 2 to match the width of the foamcore and 2 to match the height of the foamcore.  3. Install baseboard around the foamcore to create a frame. Use a hammer and place nails along the baseboard to secure. 4. Use the wood filler to fill in any nail holes or seams created. Allow to dry before using sandpaper to smooth 5. Using a brush, paint the desired colour on to the baseboards. Allow to dry. 6. Place pushpins in foamcore to use when needed.

DIY BULLETIN BOARD

Materials:

- Foamcore with Cork face (From Michael’s Craft Store), any size
- Wood baseboard, any profile (cut to match height & width of foamcore)
- Paint
- Hammer & Nails
- Wood Filler
- Sand Paper
- Skinny brush
- Pushpins
Steps:
1. Take the desired size of foamcore and install on wall using a hammer and nails. Place nails in each corner to secure to wall.
2. Cut the baseboard in to 4 pieces, 2 to match the width of the foamcore and 2 to match the height of the foamcore. 
3. Install baseboard around the foamcore to create a frame. Use a hammer and place nails along the baseboard to secure.
4. Use the wood filler to fill in any nail holes or seams created. Allow to dry before using sandpaper to smooth
5. Using a brush, paint the desired colour on to the baseboards. Allow to dry.
6. Place pushpins in foamcore to use when needed.