Home Decor

No Smudge Caulking

How to apply the perfect caulk line

How to get a no-smudge caulk line

Inevitably, when you apply molding of any kind to a wall you will end up with gaps. This is because the wall isn’t completely flat. The best way to give it that finished look is to apply caulking. The problem is, when you add the caulking it may come out thick and when you use your finger to smooth it out it will smudge on the wall and make a mess.

But I have the perfect solution.

How to get a no-smudge caulk line

Here’s a great hack I learned a long time ago. Run a piece of tape along the edge of the molding. It may be an extra step, but it is well worth the extra time.

How to get a no-smudge caulk line

Then apply a small amount of caulking along the edge. Use a damp rag or your finger to smooth it out.

How to produce a no-smudge caulk line

Remove the tape immediately.

There you have it, a perfect line without the smudgy mess. This works well on bathtubs and sinks as well.

How to produce a no-smudge caulk line

Perfect caulk line. No smudging, no mess.

Are you looking for some more DIY tips and trick? Follow me on Pinterest!

Have questions? Ask away on my Facebook group “Ask Cheryl Phan”  I’m always happy to help.

Pinterest Cheryl Phan

How to Apply the Perfect Caulk Line by Cheryl Phan @ ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Cheryl PhanNo Smudge Caulking
Read More

YES! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

It’s Super Easy

Check out this bed I painted in less than a day. You’re not going to believe how easy it is to transform this entire bed in less than a day.

Yes! You can Paint Wrought Iron

I have to confess… I used chalk paint on this bed. WHY? It’s easy to use, dries fast, easy cleanup and no prep. Oh Ya! And did I mention you can use it on just about any surface, even wrought iron.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

I used about ½ a quart of paint on this entire bed. It truly goes a long way. Just rip a small piece of sea sponge and dip it into the chalk paint and start dabbing it on. NO Prep required. You may have to go over it twice to get full coverage. I like to make my own chalk paint to save money. Here’s how you can make your own chalk paint.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

This is with one coat of paint and it already looks amazing.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

I wanted the detail to pop a little, so I painted all the leaves and birds in a pale gold metallic paint.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

Then, I dry brushed a little more of the chalk paint over top.

Finally, I sealed it with Aquagard gloss clear coat to protect it.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron - After

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

Hope this was helpful and inspiring.

If you’re not already following me on Facebook or Pinterestyou can join me there.

Pinterest Cheryl Phan

How to Paint Wrought Iron

Cheryl PhanYES! You Can Paint Wrought Iron
Read More

Done In A Day

Create a fun room for your kids in one day

One of my favorite things to do is paint kids’ rooms. Watching them walk into their room for the first time is magical. Painting something as simple as this can have your child jumping for joy.

Cheryl PhanDone In A Day
Read More

Update Your Furniture with Wallpaper in 2 Easy Steps

When I repurpose furniture, I like to add different elements to give it a custom look. Wallpaper is a great way to incorporate fun and creative textures without breaking the bank.

You won’t believe how easy it is!

Cheryl PhanUpdate Your Furniture with Wallpaper in 2 Easy Steps
Read More

LusterStone – The Perfect Decorative Finish

If Walls Could Talk, This Beautiful Decorative Finish Would Be the Talk of the Town 

 

Certainly this technique is by far one of Interior Decorators and homeowners’ favorite decorative finish. The results are absolutely stunning and it’s especially beautiful on ceilings. For this reason, so many professional decorators and faux finishers rave about LusterStone decorative finish.

Cheryl PhanLusterStone – The Perfect Decorative Finish
Read More

Learn How To Transform A Little Girl’s Room in Two Days

One of my FAVORITE things to do is creating bright and whimsical bedrooms for children with special needs. This entire room was transformed for Maya, a beautiful 15-year-old girl who suffers with Autism. Volunteers from my nonprofit organization, “Paint For Children” share their time and talent to give back to children with disabilities.  Come see how we created this beautiful room in just two days.

Cheryl PhanLearn How To Transform A Little Girl’s Room in Two Days
Read More

The Trick To Hanging Letters on a Wall Perfectly Straight

How many times would you have to measure these letters before you got them to hang perfectly straight?

Here’s how you hang letters on a wall in one easy step with just one piece of tape!

Cheryl PhanThe Trick To Hanging Letters on a Wall Perfectly Straight
Read More

Make Your Own Furniture Applique and Fix your Furniture

Most people would throw this desk in the trash but not me.  It may look complicated to fix the detailed scroll in the center drawer but I have a quick fix that anyone can do. YUP! Even you.

Cheryl PhanMake Your Own Furniture Applique and Fix your Furniture
Read More

Tile Floor Makeover

Imagine, NO demolition and NO mess! Most people are totally surprised when I tell them that I can paint over tile. But there are a few things you should know before you get started.

Cheryl PhanTile Floor Makeover
Read More

Repurposed Boot Planter Ideas for Spring

Don’t throw away your hubby’s old work boots. They make an awesome planter!

I just love garage sales. What other people see as junk I see a treasure.

Cheryl PhanRepurposed Boot Planter Ideas for Spring
Read More