glazed-shop

The secret to making really good Spam when baking or pan frying is to add sugar on top of it, cause it’s already salty and the sugar counters it and gives you a nice teriyaki taste to the spam~! Also don’t use the flavored cans just use the normal low sodium cans.

Right donut is the “Special” which was a chocolate coated donut with secret custard inside, and the left donut is brown sugar and almond glazed. 🍩🎉

Donut Shop
Fitzroy - Melbourne - Australia

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etsyfindoftheday | SHOP FEATURE | 4.12.15

featured shop: onthefreshcoast
featured items: handmade ceramic home decor

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another unique section of amy’s supercool etsy shop, onthefreshcoast, to share with all of you tonight — her handmade ceramics. i’m a sucker for pottery and hand-built ceramic home decor items, and amy’s earthy/hippie vibe only makes her creations cooler. check out this rad ‘phases of the moon’ wall hanging, glazed and tasseled and perfect, as well as her 'green sky’ wall decor ring complete with a gilded-hand-wired green gem. swoon.

amy, i can’t thank you enough for opening your creative mind for me and for sharing some of your sweet bath and body and baked goods with me — i hope this shop feature opens the eyes of my followers to your groovy etsy vibes and your curated tumblr blog! i know i’m loving it <3 one more post is on the way, guys, so get stoked.

Give Your Walls a Watercolor Look

Color washing gives your room a beautiful look.

  • Materials
    • 4-in color washing brush
    • Large sponge
    • Level
    • Straightedge
    • Pink or orange colored pencil
    • 1-in and 2-in painter’s tape
    • Painting supplies
    • Gallon Valspar Signature eggshell paint, Apricot Ice
    • Quarts Valspar Signature eggshell paint, Coral Mist, Simply Coral, and Polar White
    • Quart Valspar Signature clear mixing glaze
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  • Materials
    • 4-in color washing brush
    • Large sponge
    • Level
    • Straightedge
    • Pink or orange colored pencil
    • 1-in and 2-in painter’s tape
    • Painting supplies
    • Gallon Valspar Signature eggshell paint, Apricot Ice
    • Quarts Valspar Signature eggshell paint, Coral Mist, Simply Coral, and Polar White
    • Quart Valspar Signature clear mixing glaze
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Instructions:

Step 1

Plan any painted frames around the art or objects you’ll display. (The ones shown are 32 inches wide, 39 inches tall, and start 6 inches above the chair rail.) To lay out the frames, mark their location on the wall using a level and tape measure. If necessary, start your lines with the level and extend them using a straightedge.

Good to know: before you start it’s a good time to clean the old painted finish and patch any nail holes or wall damage. Apply two base coats of paint and let the last coat dry for at least four hours.

Step 2

Tape along the lines in the area between them. Then trim away excess tape on the outside strips to square the corners without cutting into the wall surface. Run your finger the length of each tape strip to press the adhesive firmly against the wall. Repeat for any additional frames.

Step 3

For the inside of the rectangle, use a single-color wash (Coral Mist shown). Mix ½ cup of paint with 2 cups of glaze (a 1:4 ratio if you’re mixing larger or smaller quantities). Lightly moisten a medium-size sponge and wring it almost dry. Dip the sponge into the glaze-paint mixture and apply it within the rectangle using a mix of X and Y shapes up to the edges of the tape. Reload the sponge as needed, but avoid completely covering over the base coat of paint. Repeat for the other panels and let dry. (Glazed paint will take longer to dry. If necessary, ventilate the room with a fan.)

Step 4

Mask any woodwork with painter’s tape and apply tape to adjoining walls at the corners. This time, mix 1 cup of paint and 4 cups of glaze in two batches of colors (Simply Coral and Apricot Ice shown). Use one foam roller to first apply the darker paint-glaze mix in random-pattern groups from the ceiling to the chair rail or floor, leaving gaps between the groups. Then use the second roller to apply the lighter color within the gaps.

Step 5

Immediately use a dry 4-in color washing brush to blend the glazes together. Avoid brushing more than what you need to just blend the colors. Clean the brush frequently to avoid loading it with glaze-paint. Although the glaze dries slowly, you may need to divide the rolling and brushing with a partner.

Step 6

After the glaze dries, remove the tape from the adjoining walls and around the frames. Repeat to color-wash the remaining walls in the room. Then apply new tape with the edges even with the color-wash paint lines around each square or rectangle. This time, trim the inside tape strips for square corners.

Step 7

Roll on the frame color (Polar White shown) in the area between the tape rectangles. After the second coat of paint dries, remove the tape. Repeat for the remaining frames.

Step 8

Center your art within the painted frame and add the necessary hanging hardware.

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