Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Glitter DIY, Dining Room Updates and Some Time Off

As promised I wanted to share a quick DIY project with you.  If you love sparkle this one is for you ;)
I was inspired by a few projects I saw on Pinterest (do you ever actually make any of the projects you pin on Pinterest?  I know I'm guilty of pinning up a storm and then not following through, #workinonit)
Here are my supplies:
Elmers clear glue
Glitter (any color you like - I went for the chunkier silver glitter)
Foam brushes
Triple-thick brush on glaze (I ordered mine on Amazon)
Clear glass coaster (you could use a bowl, plate, etc - I got mine from Hobby Lobby for a few dollars)
Super easy - first you spread a thin layer of Elmers on the inside of the glass (wipe off any excess if you get it on the top rim or the outside) - sprinkle glitter over the wet glue and let it dry completely.  Repeat as necessary until the glitter completely covers the surface.
Then, brush on 1 fairly thin coat of the triple thick glaze - this stuff is great it creates a harder surface that's crystal clear (this way you don't have to worry about fall-out from the glitter all over the place).  Repeat two times for optimal coverage.
Let dry and you're done - a cute little catch-all, jewelry holder, loose-change keeper, etc.  I keep mine on my front console table in my foyer. 
I stopped by the new District Flea in DC on Saturday with an AMAZING old friend and had the best time. I actually didn't buy anything but found lots of inspiration - follow me on instagram (@alisa_miller511) if you'd like to check out some shots from the flea!
I took a few days off and decided to head out to Frederick on Friday - the weather was A-mazing.  I found a few great treasures - a table runner from Relish Decor, some silver from a nearby Antique store, and a cake plate, candle lantern and cocktail napkins from HomeGoods. 
I'm going to use the cake plate to store my camera on my bookshelf.  The candle lantern I turned into a vase by using wire cutters to take off the wire cage and handle.  I bought some beautiful white hydrangeas as the grocery store and I love how the arrangement looks with my new blue ikat table runner.  The mirrored tray is also from HomeGoods (it used to be hold picture frames on my bedroom dresser, love repurposing stuff from around the house!)

A few more beauty shots:
Finally, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by the Navy Yard shooting in DC.  Definitely hitting very close to home...


  1. Alisa- Your new table runner looks beautiful in your space, we are glad to see you are enjoying it. I love how it picks up the blue in your accent wall!

    1. Thanks so much! I love it and actually just recovered my dining room chairs to complement the beautiful table runner :)