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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pinned It and Did It

Today for my Pinned It and Did It I embarked on a little DIY project.
A friend of mine gave me 2 plain white latte mugs and I wanted to "fancy" them up a bit.
My idea came from these two pins.
I love the look of the gold and the Hey Ya'll statement,
 but I didn't want the hassle of the glitter
 even though I do love glitter.
I got my supplies:
 mugs, dishwasher proof gold paint, a paint brush 
and painter's tape.
Honestly, 
the hardest thing about this project was trying to
 wrap the tape evenly around the mugs.
I needed 2 coats of paint and maybe could have even added a third.  
  I let my paint dry for about 30 minutes between coats.
I got out my trusty black sharpie for the writing and then baked my mugs so they would be dishwasher safe.
 I let the mugs dry for an hour before putting into the oven
 and then preheated the oven at 350 degrees. 
 I let the mugs "bake" for 30 min,
 turned off the oven and let the mugs cool down. 
 I let them sit for 3 days before using.
I think my two mugs turned out pretty cute and the cost was minimal.

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11 comments:

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Aww, that's so cute!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Now I am pinning this from you. I want to do these and some glitter wine glasses, so cute.

Though I haven't commented in a while I stop by often and see your posts and outfits. Nice surprise seeing you on Ginny's blog, too.

Have a great Thursday. Ada. =)

Style Journey said...

These turned out so good! This seems like such an easy project too. The Hey Y'All quote is my favorite!

versatilestylebytracey.com said...

What a great, simple but fun new crafting idea.... Imagie the different two or three word phrases one could add...

Shon said...

These turned out so well! Enjoy them.

I remember doing these for some teacher gifts last year! The gift that keeps on giving, provided they don't break.

Inge Jane said...

These turned out great, so cute!

Laura B said...

These are so cute! I have tried this before with a sharpie, unfortunately mine still washes off. But at least I only wanted it as a jewelry tray!

Elle said...

Brett, I LOVE these! So professional. Your handwriting is lovely too. I would love to have my morning coffee in these!
XX, Elle
http://mydailycostume.com/

Cheryl Dewees said...

This is a great project!! Turned out so cute.

~Cheryl
http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

Vickie said...

I like how your cups turned out! Great idea!.

No fear of fashion said...

No never did either. But I do like your mugs. A lot,
Greetje