Tuesday

Sweet Dreams Baby.....


 A couple of months ago we started taking an interest in cribs. 

Vanessa Antonelli, Nursery Designer for the Stars and owner of NessaLee Baby asked if we would be interested in collaborating with Nessalee and some other suppliers in decorating Kevin and Danielle Jonas new baby's Playroom.  Vanessa turned that playroom into a beautiful space!

 Shortly after, Vanessa invited us to collaborate again in her latest "Project Nursery" for Kendra Wilkinson.  Kendra's little girl is one lucky baby.


Another gorgeous space.

Notice Grace O'verlays on the mirrored closet doors!
Nice touch!


Back to reality!  How can we all have this without going broke?
Yes, IKEA
and
 Yes, O'verlays.



is a sweet sturdy crib that will grow with your baby into his toddler years.  
It transforms into a toddler bed by removing one of the railings. 
Very smart design. 
The other reason we like it  is the space on the headboard and footboard that will frame an O'verlay.



Grace Thick Overlay Kit for the Sundvik
 is made frameless so the frame on the crib finishes the panel.



Harper Thick Overlay Kit for the Sundvik

We decided to paint the ends then applying the O'verlay and we're very happy with the result. 


There you have it, a crib fit for a little prince or princess.


We would love to hear which designs you'd like to see on the Sundvick or other IKEA cribs! 
Please send us your suggestions!


Another easy way to Elevate your Designs.

Sweet Dreams Baby!

The Overlays Team
xox


Jasmine


Overlays
Jasmine



Jasmine is available in panel size 8" x 31.25"

which fits the 3, 4 and 6 drawer MALM Dressers. 
 



Jasmine painted silver with mirror

on the 3 drawer MALM


Jasmine in gold on the white 3-drawer MALM 



No need to cover every drawer with the Overlays.  Cover the top drawers only as Morvi did with her  Ikea Hemnes 8 drawer dresser.

Jasmine is also available for the Tarva, Hemnes 3, 6 and 8 drawer dresser.

Don't forget Jasmine can be resized to any size you need

Contact Overlays Customs.

Send us pictures of your Jasmine Overlay before and after project!  We'd love to see it.
xo
The Overlays Team

Thursday

Chevron Makeover


Classic and fun. Clean and colorful.

We were so taken with this fabric from Calico Corners that we decided to recreate the look on a dresser using O'verlays.



The makeover was done using the Malm dresser from Ikea and the Zia O'verlay.

To create a neutral background for the Chevron accents we chose an off white paint by Behr called "Swan Wing".The dresser and drawers were  primed with "Gripper Paint". After priming, we painted on the base color, following the instructions on both the paint and primer labels.



As the dresser paint dried, we got to work on the O'verlays. Drawing from the palette in our inspiration photo, we chose an assortment of colors. We used Behr Ultra  paint from Home Depot in matte shades of "Mother Nature" (Green), "Hallowed Hush" (Blue), and "Flint Smoke (Grey). Each strip of Zia was painted and arranged in a pattern of alternating colors. Always check the paint label for instructions and drying times.





Using an adhesive, (Liquid Nails) the strips were glued on to the drawers. To make sure things were spaced evenly, we glued the top and bottom strip first on each drawer. We also made sure that no strips hung over the edge of the drawer.

Once everything was glued and in place it was time to take a step back and admire our work. The colorful O'verlays really pop against the off white base.








The new and improved dresser makes quite a statement and the whole process was so simple and fun!



Gild for the Holiday




These gilded mirror's will add a bit of shimmering cheer to your walls just in time for the holidays! (They also make lovely gifts.)




You'll need:

 LOTS Mirrors from IKEA 

 O'verlay's Quatrefoil or Diamond 12" square in 1/4" thickness
On Sale for $15.50 per square 

Gilding Material (we used Martha Stewarts Gilding Kit)

Silicon adhesive or Glue Dots Permanent





Follow the instructions on how to Gild (which are given in Martha Stewart's Gilding products)




Let dry then spray with Clear Matte spraypaint for a protective finish.



Once dry apply to the mirror using the adhesive of choice.  We used the Glue Dots (be sure they are the permanent brand that adheres to glass and mirror) they dry in no time!




Happy Holidays!

The O'verlays Team




Tuesday

Reflect on Christmas Present(s)


"Tis the season to be jolly" 

...and spend all your money on stuff people don't really want!   Bah humbug........



Only kidding.....We love getting into the Holiday giving spirit.  It's most fun when the gift is something that's handmade, looks fantastic and doesn't break the bank.  Everyone gets joy from that kind of present!  Oh and did I mention easy and fast to make?

Well we've got a beauty for you.  It's a Hi-Lo project. An expensive looking mirror for less using O'verlays!  

High end mirrors like this sell for over $200 for each mirror:

These mirrors cost over $200.00 each!! 


 ...... two mirrors is how much?

YIKES!!



Why pay hundreds when you can make your own?
 This O'verlays DIY mirror will cost about $20 per mirror! That's right, drop one of those zeros.



This is what you'll need:

One package of LOTS Mirrors from IKEA (it comes as a 4 pack) = $9.99

12" x 12" O'verlay square in 1/4" thickness Quatrefoil or Diamond Pattern = $15.00 per square (sale price)

  Any color latex paint or spray paint that you like (spray paint is easiest and comes in a Lacquer finish like the $200 mirror) No oil based paint please

Silicon adhesive or the thick heavy duty Permanent Glue Dots



Prepare your O'verlay by sanding rough edges and wipe it clean with rubbing alcohol.



If spray painting, place it in a spot outside where the wind won't blow dirt, leaves, etc., into the wet paint. Spray well making sure to cover the edges as well as the top then bring indoors to dry. If using regular interior latex paint, paint the edges with a brush and "roll" the paint onto the top (you will need 2 coats with regular paint and a quick spray of a matte or high gloss clear finish after it has dried for 24 hrs.) Be sure to paint both sides of the panel if you are using a color.  You will see the reflection of the backside of the O'verlays panel in the mirror.

Let paint dry overnight




Apply the O'verlays to the mirror using the glue of your choice. (The Glue Dots are super easy - be sure to get the dots that hold fast to mirror!)

If using silicone, let glue dry according to the instructions on the tube. Then add the double sided tape that comes with the LOTS Mirror Pack for hanging.  Keep one side of the tape unpeeled if giving as a gift.

Done!!!  It's that easy.




Learn how to gild the same O'verlays in gold or silver as a mirror frame in our next Post. Another super-easy and beautiful look.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The O'verlays® Team

How To: Glow in the dark furniture!

Remember the glow in the dark stars you stuck to your ceiling as a kid?  Well this do-it-yourself project will do one better.

 The end result? A funky piece that is easy to make (and seriously cool looking.)


The table itself is the Nordli nightstand from Ikea. The O'verlay  is the "Champagne" designFor more possibilities,check out our full collection of O'verlay panels and shop by pattern!


Here's how we brought this glowing creation to life......


First, the nightstand was primed with “Gripper Paint” and the front center panel of the piece was put aside to be painted separately. This primer is available at most paint stores. As always, we were sure to read the instructions on the label before we began.

Keeping things playful, we chose a cheery, navy blue paint with a high gloss finish. Satin finish would look great too! (The O’verlay  panel got its own coat of paint in the same navy blue as the nightstand.)


 

When painting the nightstand, be sure not to paint the front facing side of the center panel! This will be the glow-in-the-dark accent. 

The edges of the panel may be painted to match the rest of the nightstand.
To avoid making a mess, it is helpful to tape the front side.




Now for the fun part!



To make our nightstand glow we applied a glow in the dark spray paint by Rust-o-Leum on the center door panel. After, we used an adhesive, (LiquidNails) to glue on the O’verlay panel.

The finished product will glow a funky neon in the dark and the effect is so awesome!


From Day........



To Night!!...........



Thursday

Dwell with Dignity


“Hope begins at home.”

Dwell with Dignity is a non profit group of interior designers and volunteers based out of Dallas Texas. They are helping families in need overcome poverty and homelessness through design. Partnered with social service agencies, they help these families achieve independence by providing and installing home interiors. Using donated materials they transform empty apartments into wonderful homes.


Check out these before and after photos. Dwell with Dignity creates the perfect setting for new beginnings.













































































Our creations can inspire bright futures!



We are excited to announce that O’verlays will be hosting a workshop in Dallas on November 19th. All proceeds will be donated to the Dwell with Dignity cause. The workshop will demonstrate the infinite design possibilities that can be achieved with O’verlays product.



The possibilities are indeed infinite.  Dwell with Dignity has already incorporated O'verlays beautifully in several home designs.







Changing a person’s home environment can change their life. We are so proud to be working with such an incredible organization!


To learn more visit www.dwellwithdignity.org




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