Weekend Project: Paint By Number Projects

Photo credit: Kate Sears

This weekend's project idea comes from the September issue of Country Living and Janet Lee's book, Living in a Nutshell where she shows how to create these adorable paint-by-number projects using used or new paint by number canvases and turning them into table tops, drawers and sconce shades.  Such a clever and fun little idea for a DIY.  Get the how-to at Country Living's site here.  But I also suggest picking up a copy because for one, the 2012 House of the Year is featured –showcasing three tiny cottages; teaming up with three of their favourite designers and experts) - one of the being Shauna Alterio and Stephen Loidolt of Something's Hiding in Here (former Poppytalk contributors)! Each space is so adorable, making the backyard shed idea even more attractive.  I picked up my digital copy at zinio.com.  Below a sneak peek of some highlights.  You can also see a video tour and extra info of their House of the Year here.  Also check out Stephen and Shauna's old DIY - "I Made this for You" posts with us here and Shauna's Tools of the Trade posts here. (I love seeing former contributors of ours doing so well, makes me super happy! Congrats to them!

Home Office Cottage: Shauna and Stephen's cottage for the 2012 House of the Year (Country Living) designed with Barbra Kurgen
Guest Room Cottage: Designed by Thomas Paul with expert Kreis Beall of Blackberry Farm
Kitchen cottage: Designed by architect, Ruard Veltman and Top Chef Masters Marcus Samuelsson
2012 House of the Year photos by Max Kim-Bee.

Jan Halvarson

7 comments:

barb blair said...

I love, love, love the paint by number pieces! So great......

xo

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Those paint by number pieces are brilliant. Makes me want to paint one. :)

elisa said...

great idea! sounds like a fun project.

Melissa Kojima said...

How wonderful to know a former contributor is doing so well. I love all the paint by number DIY projects. They're fantastic. The drawers are my favorite!

Jan Halvarson said...

Thanks everyone, glad you liked the find! Makes me want to make one too!

Cathy said...

Love the paint by number table, will start looking for a table and painting.

Birch + Bird said...

Love, love, LOVE! Dreaming of a paint by number wall for the new shop :)
~Lily

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