Monthly Archives: August 2015

Dresser Makeover with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Do you have an old piece of furniture that was either passed down from a family member or belonged to you or your spouse as a child?   Does that piece of furniture need a makeover?   Modern Masters Paint Company can help!


We have an old dresser that belonged to my husband when he was a child.  It now sits in my eight year old’s room.   It was originally a dark brown and I thought that it needed to be brightened up!



Landon’s favorite color right now is green.  He likes any color green, but his favorite color is a bright green.   Modern Masters had just the right color in their Metallics Collection.  The color is Green Apple to be exact!  And it is AWESOME!   I also wanted to paint the handles, but I chose a different color to give it a little something extra.  Landon is also a fan of the color blue and Modern Masters Venetian Blue was perfect.


I started this project by removing all of my handles and by priming all of the pieces that I was going to paint.  On the jar of Metallic paint, the recommended primer was Zinsser’s Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Base Primer.   This was available at Lowes.


Once my primer was dry, I started applying the green apple metallic paint.  Once it was dry, I painted another coat.  I continued this until I was satisfied with the color covering.

Once my dresser and drawers were completely painted and drying, I painted my handles using the Venetian Blue.  Then, I let everything dry over night.


To help seal and protect the Modern Masters Metallic Paint, I used Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection’s Master Clear Acrylic/Polyurethane UV Protective Clear Topcoat.  It made my project nice and smooth and dried completely clear.


Once everything was completely dry, I put my handles back together and screwed them back onto the drawers.  I replaced the drawers into the dresser and voila!  It was done and I fell in love with it!

painted hardware


dresser square

I absolutely love Modern Masters Paints.  They cover well and look fantastic.   Landon had the biggest smile on his face when he saw the makeover that his dresser got.   And it gives his room a great pop of color!  There is just the right amount of shimmer in the paint for a kids room.

before and after

To find a Modern Masters Retailer near you, click here or you can purchase paints at their online shop.

Until next time…….

Modern Masters Front Door Paint

The front door (and shutters) are some of the most noticeable parts of the exterior of your house!   Needless to say, our door and shutters had been severely neglected and were in need of a much needed fresh coat of paint.   Our shutters have been bleached from multiple power washings.  While I was at SNAP! a few months ago, I met the awesome team from Modern Masters.   Checking out their booth, I ran across this display about Never-fade Front Door Paint and a wide selection of 24 colors that you could choose from that suited you, a way that you could “Express Yourself”.  I knew immediately which color I wanted, but of course, after running it by my husband, he helped me pick a different one!   I totally wanted “Fortunate”, which is a bright green!   As a couple, we settled on the color “Natural”, which is one of our favorite colors. SNAP
Once I returned from SNAP!, I contacted Modern Masters and they sent a jar of paint in the exact color that I wanted.  Once it arrived, I went online and watched the online tutorials for painting your front door.  You can see that youtube video Here.   I didn’t realize that there was a certain way that you should paint a door.  I used the same method to paint my shutters (which they told me was totally okay to do).
I can not say enough good things about Modern Masters Front Door Paint.  I love that a little bit goes a long way.  One jar was enough to cover my front door and four sets of shutters with two coats, with some left over.  The drying time was very short, only needing one hour to dry between coats.  The paint was thick and had very little to no splatters.  There is also a handy dandy little app that you can download  on your smart phone or tablet that can help you decide what color you like and works with your house.

Here are just a few of the pictures from the process!   The front of my house gets the morning and early afternoon sun directly, so it takes a beating.
Door Before
Here are the supplies that I used, plus painter’s tape to protect the areas I didn’t want painted. supplies
This is the process that the video provided by Modern Masters recommends.   process
As you can see, my shutters were totally faded and were looking pretty bad.  With two coats of Modern Masters Natural Front Door Paint, they look as good as new! shutters
Modern Masters Front Door Paint has made my front porch look so much better, as well as the rest of the exterior of my house! shutters and chairs And here is a picture of the front of my house!
Modern Masters Front Door Paint is available at selected Lowe’s and Ace Hardware.   You can also buy it online via, or the Modern Masters Online Shop.

National Watermelon Day 2015

National Watermelon Day is here!  I love that Watermelon has its own special day of celebration each year!   We will be celebrating at our house!
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My friend Laura Kelly is an amazing artist and has designed these awesome Wacky Watermelon Printables with some of her adorable watermelon art.  I cut them up and used them to decorate my party table! Laura Kelly Wacky Watermelon
While I was at the store today, I saw that Pillsbury now has a Funfetti Gluten Free Sugar Cookie mix!   OMG, they are delicious!   How cute are these watermelon cookies?!  I baked them, cut the tops off of some to make them look like a watermelon half, and then cut two sides off to make angles for a wedge!   Not realizing it, I picked up the Pillbury Sugar Free Vanilla frosting!   The kids had no clue and there were no complaints!!!  I love how they came out! cookies
Using Kunin felts, I made this adorable Watermelon Banner!  Click the photo below to see how I made it! watermelon banner
Did you see those adorable lollipops in the photo?  Those are from Lollipics, with Laura Kelly designs on them.  You can get your own with custom designs!  They are great for parties , weddings, or gifts! Lollipics
Hope you like what we have in store for National Watermelon Day!   And I hope you have a wonderful Yummy Watermelon filled day!

Until next time….

Kunin Felt Watermelon Banner

In honor of National Watermelon Day on Monday, August 3rd, I made this adorable Watermelon Banner with Kunin Felt! watermelon banner
Using eCals2, I designed a half and a wedge watermelon slice.  I made three different layers, one for the rind, one for the white part and one for the red part.   Using my Sizzix Eclips2, I cut the pieces out to use as a template.   felt cutting
Instead of sewing my watermelons together, I used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion.  Super and easy and quick. fabric fusion
Once all of my watermelons were glued together and dried, I used mini clothes pins and red baker twine to hang the watermelon pieces. melons and twine
The watermelon banner is perfect for a watermelon party for any summer fun get together!  My boys will be celebrating National Watermelon Day 2015 with some yummy watermelon, Watermelon Sugar Cookies, Laura Kelly’s Wacky Watermelon Printables and some awesome Lollipops from Lollipics!  Click on the photo below to learn about these goodies!
square final photo Hope you like my Kunin Felt Watermelon Banner!   And Happy National Watermelon Day!

Until next time…..