9 Projects to Pin this Summer

9 Beautiful Projects to Pin for the Summer | DIY Ideas and Inspiration | Modern Masters

It’s Summertime! To all of us at Modern Masters, that means sun, wind, sand…and the promise of new projects! We looked high and low for great summer ideas everywhere to share with you (including our own Pinterest!) and put them together in this handy list. Best of all, you can PIN them for now for later. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

Front Door Makeover by Ashley Harris Home | Non fade Modern Masters Front Door Paint in the color Playful | 9 Beautiful Projects to Pin this Summer

Ashley Harris Home created a warm and inviting entrance when she decided on a front door makeover project. She used our non fade Front Door Paint in the color Playful. Doesn’t it look incredible?

Gorgeous crackled dresser by Au Fait Farmhouse | Crackle for Latex Paint by Modern Masters | 9 Gorgeous Projects to Pin for the Summer

We swooned when we saw the gorgeous crackled dresser by Au Fait Farmhouse. They used our Crackle for Latex Paint in between paint layers to help create this finish. Be sure to check out their other beautiful furniture projects!

Antique store Pier Mirror find transformed with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Edith & Evelyn Vintage | 9 Projects to Pin for the Summer

Edith & Evelyn Vintage found a forgotten vintage Pier mirror in a cramped antique store – what a find! They painted it with our Olympic Gold Metallic Paint and then aged it. Check out their blog for more on the mirror transformation.

DIY Rust Cans by Seeking Lavendar Lane | Modern Masters Metal Effects | 9 Creative Projects to Pin this Summer

Want an easy and beautiful Herb Garden DIY with patinas? You got it! Seeking Lavender Lane took ordinary vegetable cans and rusted them with our Metal Effects Rust Kit. So creative!

Stenciled Wall with Metallic Paints | Royal Design Studio Stencil and Silver Metallic Paint | Beautiful project by Sue Benyo | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

Decorative Artist and Muralist Sue Benyo has a studio in Northport, NY. Using a Royal Design Studio Stencil and our Silver Metallic Paint, she created an amazing stenciled accent wall that is all glam and style.

Coastal Inspired Patinated Starfish | Verdigris and Rust Decor Accents by Decorative Artist Patricia Presto | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

We’ve profiled Atlanta, GA artist Patricia Presto of On the Surface Design on our Modern Mastery series and we’re always so happy to see her beautiful projects. Even though she tackles large decorative paint projects, she’s also extremely adept at the smaller ones, including these coastal inspired starfish decor accents created with our Metal Effects. It’s the perfect way to remember all the fun and sun in the beach this summer!

Seashell Tile Coasters DIY with Modern Masters Metal Effects Patinas | Coastal Decor Ideas | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

Table and Hearth took tile, seashell patterned cork, and our Metal Effects Green Patina Kit to create these chic and beach inspired tile coasters. A fast, easy and oh-so-pretty DIY table decor that’ll delight your guests!

Non fade pretty garden markers for your flowers, herb garden, vegetables and more | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky created super pretty, brightly colored and non fade garden markers with our Front Door Paint for her vegetable garden – though you could easily adapt this idea for your herbs, flowers, and more.

Non Fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters in the color Happy | Yellow Front Door | Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | 9 Projects to Pin this Summer

Summer is all about the warm and happy vibes! This vibrant yellow front door makes for a welcoming entrance during the warmer months while adding a dose of sunshine during the colder months. Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. picked the color Happy from our non fade Front Door Paint line for this beautiful front door update.

Aren’t these  great summer project ideas? Go ahead and pin away – and be sure to follow us on Pinterest, too! We’ll be sure to keep sharing more amazing Modern Masters ideas and inspiration with you so stay tuned!

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Fourth of July DIY: Metallic Faux Firework Sparklers

It’s time to fire up your Fourth of July with Stars & Stripes! Decorative Artist Mary Childs  shares a Modern Masters DIY Metallic Faux Sparklers with lots of Independence Day flair.

DIY Stars & Stripes Metallic Sparklers | Fourth of July Decor How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

SUPPLIES
  • Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Oyster, Venetian Blue, Sashay Red, and Silver
  • 2″ PVC Plumbing tubes. My local hardware store cut my tubes into assorted sizes: 4″, 6″, 8″, and 10″.
  • 220 Grit Sandpaper
  • Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3® Primer Spray
  • 1″ and 2″ Brushes and a 1/2″ Stencil Brush
  • 1″ Blue Painters Tape
  • Star Stencil
  • Styrofoam
  • 1/2″ thick white rope
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Bang, Boom, and Pop sticky letters. Mine were created with a Cricut.
  • Clean Rags and Newspaper
INSTRUCTIONS

How to Create Metallic Faux Sparklers with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Fourth of July DIY by Focal Points, Inc.

Cover your working area with the newspaper. Lightly sand all tubes, including the ends. Wipe all tubes with a clean, damp rag to remove any sanding dust and let dry. Spray all the tubes with the primer and let dry overnight.

DIY Metallic Faux Sparklers for Independence Day Decor | How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Use the 2″ brush to paint each tube with 2 – 3 coats of Oyster Metallic Paint. Let dry 30 minutes between layers and allow to fully dry after the last opaque layer.

DIY How-to: Metallic Faux Sparklers for Fourth of July Events | Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. for the Modern Masters Blog

Modern Masters Venetian Blue Metallic Paint | DIY Metallic Faux Sparklers for Independence Day Decor | How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

Fourth of July DIY Decor | Faux Table Sparklers with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Step-by-Step from Focal Points, Inc.

Modern Masters Sashay Red Metallic Paint helps create Metallic Faux Sparklers for the 4th of July | How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

As you’re doing several of these, please feel free to vary up the patterns to taste! Tape off all areas to be painted Venetian Blue Metallic Paint or the Sashay Red Metallic Paint and be sure to burnish all taped edges so that no paint leaks through. Apply 2 – 3 coats of your first Metallic Paint color with the 1″ brush. Let dry 30 minutes between coats and allow the final opaque layer to dry at least 2 hours. Repeat this same process with the second Metallic Paint color of choice.

DIY Metallic Faux Firefork Sparklers for any Fourth of July Event | Independence Day How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. on the Modern Masters Blog

Stenciling Stars with Metallic Paint by Modern Masters | Faux Firework Sparklers How-to by Focal Points, Inc. for the Modern Masters Blog

Position the star stencil over the Venetian Blue Metallic Paint and tape in place. Stencil the design with the stencil brush and the Silver Metallic Paint. Repeat until desired pattern is achieved. Let dry 30 minutes.

How to Create Stars & Stripes Faux Firework Sparklers for the Fourth of July | Paint DIY by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

DIY Metallic Faux Fireworks Sparklers by Mary Childs | Modern Masters Blog

Fill one end of each tube with a piece of styrofoam and hot glue into place. Apply a piece of the rope to the center of the styrofoam and glue into place. (This will be your ‘fuse’!) Paint the fuse base the either with the Venetian Blue Metallic Paint or Sashay Red Metallic Paint. Take your Bang, Pop, and Boom letters and arrange them on your desired pieces. Artfully arrange your decor pieces for your Fourth of July event and enjoy!

Fourth of July DIY Decor How-to: Metallic Stars & Stripes Sparklers | Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

The Metallic Faux Sparklers Independence Day DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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Front Door Paint in HGTV Magazine!

HGTV Magazine Cover July/August 2017 | Modern Masters non fade Front Door Paint Feature

We are so excited to see our non fade Front Door Paint featured in the July/August 2017 issue of one of our fave DIY magazines, HGTV. In the Come on In! feature, the Front Door of the Month is painted the Fortunate green hue from our color palette. It’s a gorgeous shade for summer – and since it’s weather-resistant, it’s perfect all year round as well!

Non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters is the Front Door of the Month for HGTV Magazine | Modern Masters Blog

Pick up this issue today to see the feature as well as many other amazing projects and inspired ideas. Thank you, HGTV!

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Fourth of July DIY: Starry Lights

There’s nothing like a sizzling Fourth of July, complete with fireworks and festive decorations to celebrate. This Independence Day project with Modern Masters Metallic Paints is easy, and especially fun to do with kids. You can even re-use your Christmas Lights! – Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

DIY Fourth of July Starry Lights Vase | Modern Masters Metallic Paints How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

SUPPLIES
  • Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Sashay Red, Venetian Blue, and Pearl White
  • Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer for All Surfaces
  • 3 Inexpensive Glass Vases, like those from a dollar store
  • Lots of stick on stars. You can also make these on a Cricut.
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Newspaper or Plastic to protect your project area
  • Mini-light strands, preferably in white
  • Optional: Artificial flowers

INSTRUCTIONS

How to Create Starry Lighted Painted Vases for the Fourth of July | 4th of July DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

Before you begin, remove any labels on the vases, then wash in soapy water and dry. Add star stickers to each vase, in any pleasing pattern. Make sure the edges are tight to the glass to prevent paint from seeping underneath.

Priming and Painting with Metallics on a Glass Vase | Fourth of July Holiday DIY Decor Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Paint 2 coats of the Zinsser primer on each vase. Let dry according to manufacturer’s instructions.

How to Paint Metallic Paint on Glass | Starry Lights Fourth of July Holiday DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

Paint 2 – 3 coats of each the Sashay Red, Venetian Blue, and Pearl White Metallic Paint on the vases to achieve full coverage. Let dry completely between coats.

Creating Painted Starry Lights Vases with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How to DIY Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

Carefully remove the stickers.

How to Create Starry Lights Vases for Independence Day | Modern Masters Blog | DIY Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

Adult-only step. Artfully arrange the lights inside and outside the vases, along with the optional artificial flowers, to create a lovely vignette during the day with a shimmery glow at night as you wait for the Independence Day fireworks. We hope you enjoy this Fourth of July DIY!

Using Modern Masters Metallic Paints in Sashay Red, Venetian Blue, and Pearl White to create gorgeous Starry Lights Vases for Independence Day | Modern Masters DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

Starry Lights Vases DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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