Your Designs This Time – No. 20

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Hi! Welcome to Your Designs This Time – No. 20! We are so excited to announce that we have expanded this link-up to include four additional hosts, Brepurposed, Little House Of Four, Stripes and Polka Dots, and The Queen and Her Court. If you get a chance, hop on over and check out these ladies’ talented projects! So, what does this new expansion mean for you? It means every link added to the link party will show across five different blogs. This will give more chances for people to see your creative handy work. Yay! Thanks again to everyone who has linked up with us and made this a success.

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The Features

This awesome Industrial Raised Dog Feeder, by The Charming Farmer, would make any pup drool with envy.

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Do It Yourself Fun Ideas shared an amazingly fun way to reuse paper towel rolls to make Concrete Tea Light Candlesticks.

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Draven Made’s straight forward tutorial for making a DIY West Elm Tall Tufted Headboard for Under $50 would help add a touch of modern elegance to any bedroom.

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Check out this creative idea for a cool re-purposed Shutter End Table from Flimsy Pi.

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This beautifully sweet Lavender and Peach First Birthday Party, by Tshirt & Jeans, has so many lovely colors and details.

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The Details

- Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs. By submitting a link, you authorize Brepurposed, Elizabeth Joan Designs, Little House Of Four, Stripes and Polka Dots, and The Queen and Her Court to feature your project on our blogs and social media. (This includes a photo from your project’s post and a link back to your blog.)
- Link up only YOUR OWN new designs, projects, or ideas.
- No Etsy stores, giveaways, or link parties please.
- We love seeing your latest projects, and by linking up, you are giving authorize to be sent a weekly invitation to Your Designs This Time.
- Please feel free to add our button to your blog or a visible link back to the this post, so others can join in.



French Lettered Milking Stool

During a casual family walk through our neighborhood last summer, I stumbled upon this abandoned milking stool laying curbside.

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I picked up this solitary discarded gem and brought it home. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it the moment I first laid my eyes on it. Paint it white and add french lettering to the top. Finding time in my busy schedule to give it a makeover, didn’t come as easily.

One year later, this lonely little guy still sat in my basement. He was just craving modification. On Wednesday, of this week, I decided I should address his needs.

Frist, I used wood filler to adhere the seat back together and allowed for it to dry.

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Next, it was priming time.

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Then, once it had dried, I slapped on two coats of semi-gloss white paint with a brush and allowed plenty of time to cure.

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After that, came the hard part. The french lettering. I printed a wonderful typography image from Graphics Fairy and exercised the same technique used by Erin for her chalkboard lettering post.

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1. I rubbed chalk on back of image.
2. Using a ball point pen, I traced the letters.
3. Then, I removed the paper and I was left with a chalk copy of the image on the seat.
4. I used black acryillic paint and a flat tipped brush to go over each letter and design.
5. After I finished painting, I went back and evened the edges. (This picture is before I straightened the lines out.)

What can I say, Erin hit the nail on the head with this method. Love the results!

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To finish off this project, I applied a couple coats of polycyclic to the stool to add some durability.

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It’s exactly how I had pictured it and all I needed was one old stool, one year, one perfect french image from Graphics Fairy, and one sister with a genius approach.

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Have you ever tried this technique for transferring an image? How did it work for you?

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10 Minute Wood Cutting Board

Every once in awhile, I come across some extra wood from a project. You know, those random pieces that are left over after everything is cut. And since I’m not really a big fan of just throwing them away, I went in search of something to do with them. After perusing the interwebs, I found a great tutorial from Centsational Girl for DIY Wood Cutting Boards.

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This post is by no means some sort of amazingly new way to make a cutting board. I just used Centsational Girl’s guide and thought I would reiterate just how simple and quick this awesome project is. After you find the wood you want to use, there are only 4 steps.

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1. Trace a handle onto the wood piece. I made a template by cutting a piece of cardstock to the width of the wood (8 inches) and folding it in half. Next, I free-handed the shape of a handle on it and cut it out. Then, I opened it back up and traced around the edges.

2. Cut out the handle. I grabbed my handy hubs and had him help me cut with a jig saw, so I could take pics and not chop off my hand in the process. Thanks, Honey!

3. Sand everything smooth and wipe clean.

4. Condition the wood with mineral oil.

And that is it. The cutting board is then ready to use.

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This project literally took only 10 minutes from start to finish. I think it honestly took longer to gather and style all the food on top.

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So, if you find yourself with some extra lumber, this is a great project to tackle that won’t take up a lot of time, but yields quick and fulfilling results.

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Your Designs This Time – No.19

Welcome to Your Designs This Time No. 19! We are so thankful to those of you who link up with us and continue to make this a success. We just love seeing your inspiring projects and can’t wait to share your awesome ideas on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus throughout the week. Also, be sure to check out/follow our Pinterest boards too. We are pinning all of our favorites.

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Hanna and Sara from Stripes and Polka Dots know how to throw a beautiful outdoor summer party. These customized chargers give lots of interest to this wonderful table setting.

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Mmm this fruit pizza looks amazing! Leslie at Lamberts Lately shared this awesome dish and a few other delicious looking brunch recipes we can’t wait to try.

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We just love this hay bail party seating! Colleen at Lemon Thistle is so cleaver to us old hotel sheets as seat covers.

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Our House Now A Home created this absolutely stunning console table. We are lovin’ the industrial rustic look.

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Check out these fun DIY string art projects from Cassie at Kent Heartstrings. Love the anchor!

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The Details

- Each week we will be featuring our favorites, as well as choosing a lucky few for our monthly “We Dig It” posts. By submitting a link, you authorize Elizabeth Joan Designs to feature your project on our blog and social media. (This includes a photo from your project’s post and a link back to your blog.)
- Link up only YOUR OWN new designs, projects, or ideas.
- No Etsy stores, giveaways, or link parties please.
- We love seeing your latest projects, and by linking up, you authorize Elizabeth Joan Designs to send you a weekly invitation to Your Designs This Time.
- We would love for you to follow us.

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- Please feel free to add our button to your blog or a visible link back to the this post, so others can join in.

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10 Inspiring Pallet Projects

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From Thinking Closet

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From Bre Purposed

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From Lolly Jane

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From Peculiarmee

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From Tres Chere

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From Upcycled Treasures

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From Little House Of Four

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From Start At Home

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From My Love 2 Create

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From For My Love Of

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