It’s time for Round 2 of CWTS, and let me just be honest with you for a second… Round 1 literally blew my mind, like it’s gone, friends. Maybe that’s why I posted ridiculously handsome pictures of Theo James from Divergent on Instagram and professed my love for him publicly. Yeah, that was a smooth move for this 30-something-mom-of-four… let’s just say I dropped a few notches on my daughter’s cool scale. So anyhow, I blame it on the amazing knock off projects.
If you missed Round 1, you’ll want to check it out. I mean who doesn’t want to embarrass themselves on Instagram right?
Click on the image below for The Round 1 Recap!
A FEW REMINDERS FOR ROUND TWO…
1- PROJECTS ARE ANONYMOUS:
Our bloggers have done their best to keep things legit and not reveal which project is theirs. This keeps the playing field level.
2- ONE VOTE PER ROUND:
You can only vote once, this isn’t a popularity thaang… we want to know which DIY project is the very best!
3- WINNER ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY:
Wednesday we will announce the winner of Round 2 and also say goodbye to 3 talented bloggers. Last week was impossibly hard to say goodbye to three, and we know this week is going to be just as hard!
4- FULL TUTORIALS
We’re hooking you up with even more amazing DIY tutorials! Last week’s tutorials can be found HERE. Tomorrow, Sarah Dorsey (last year’s CWTS Champ) will be sharing her paint project, and then each day following the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will share their complete tutorials for their winning projects!
5- Round 2 Prizes
We’ve rounded up a prize package for all their painting needs…and maybe some wants, too!
$150 of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Decorative Paint Products
$150 Modern Masters Paint Gift Card
$150 of Rust-Oleum Paint Products
Enough talk- let’s get to it! CREATING WITH THE STARS ROUND 2: Paint
1 final important thing you should know about this round. The only requirement was to use paint. It could be on a wall, furniture, fabric, lampshades, couches, small woodland creatures, etc… So as you’re picking your fav, keep an open mind that there were no requirements other than paint! Happy Voting!
1. Baby Blues Hutch
2. Hand-painted Watercolor Kilim Wall, Ombre Table & Paint Dipped Chair
3. Painted Place Setting
4. Painterly Pixelated Wall Treatment
This Painterly Pixelated Wall Treatment is made up of over 1800 hand painted squares and over 450 individually cut wooden squares. I found a floral image online and created the mosaic look in Photoshop. This painterly pattern has hundreds of different shades of nearly every color imaginable! This bold wall treatment is bright, colorful and perfect for teens and pre-teens!
After hand drawing each square and mixing my own colors, I painted each individual square one at a time to create the floral painterly look. When the painting was done, I applied each wooden square block to the white space on the wall.
I used my own chalk paint recipe to paint the kelly green dresser. I added the brass corners to match the drawer pulls to give it that super cute and trendy campaign dresser look. I also painted the pink and gold chair and the black lamp. The patterns and mix of colors is the perfect combination for a playful and exciting space!
5. Painted Popsicle stick Wall Tiles & Eames Chair
6. “Old” Brick Wall Advertising
7. Family Refreshments Station
8. Modern Art Deco Statement Wall
9. Hand Stenciled Nursery Wall
When we were assigned the task of painting, I turned to my arsenal of inspiration – my cellphone photos. I love how that little device enables me to capture everyday musings so easily. Many of them are screenshots from my favorite form of social media: Instagram. When I saw this rug several months ago, I knew it could make an amazing paint treatment.
I began by drawing a stencil and making marks every 12″ up the wall. After spacing the stencil out on the lines, I hand-painted the light blue, then the green, followed by the navy.