The Talk Isla Fisher Now You See Me & Carter Oosterhouse Home Redesign

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The Talk: Isla Fisher, Life After The Great Gatsby

Isla Fisher must be on cloud nine right now. The Great Gatsby was a hit at the box office and her role in the film has been getting some serious attention. She sat down with the ladies of The Talk to discuss her plans for the future and her role in the new movie Now You See Me.

In the new movie, directed by Louis Leterrier, Fisher plays the role of Henley Reeves, a woman who is part of a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists while they are performing and then reward the audience with the money. The FBI starts tracking the group but how can they catch someone committing a crime when all they see if the end result?

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Carter Oosterhouse: Redesign Your Home for Cheap

Carter Oosterhouse, author of Carter’s Way: A No-Nonsense Method for Designing Your Own Super Stylish Home, stopped by The Talk to discuss how you can transform your home for cheap and no one will ever be able to tell you didnt spend a lot of money.

Check out some of the projects he demonstrated how to complete on the show. Instructions for each are listed below.

Carter Oosterhouse Old Dresser Revamp

The Talk Isla Fisher Now You See Me & Carter Oosterhouse Home Redesign

The Talk May 23 2013 talked with Isla Fisher about her role in the new film Now You See Me and Carter Oosterhouse shared some simple home design ideas.
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Carter Oosterhouse Old Dresser Revamp Materials:

  • Tape measure
  • Old wood dresser
  • Paintbrushes of various sizes
  • Artist’s brush
  • Painter’s tape
  • 2 colors of paint
  • White paint
  • Hand sander
  • Sanding block and sandpaper
  • Rags
  • Small patterned stencil

Carter Oosterhouse Old Dresser Revamp Directions:

  • Remove drawer pulls and hardware. Use sandpaper to remove the top layer of finish. The more you remove the better the paint will adhere. After sanding, wipe down the dresser with a damp rag to clean off the dust and debris.
  • Paint the entire dresser. Let it dry completely, then apply a second coat of paint. You can paint the sides and top one of the colors of the pattern.
  • Plan the pattern for the drawer fronts. Use painter’s tape to mark out the pattern on the drawers. Use a tape measure to find the center point of the drawer.
  • Use a small paint brush to carefully paint the first color. Dab more than paint when you reach the painters tape so no tape gets underneath. Let dry and paint a second coat if necessary.
  • When the paint is dry, carefully peel off the painter’s tape. Lightly sand the drawers to remove any excess paint bumps. Use a small artist’s paintbrush to fix any overlap or bleeding of colors.
  • Put handles back on the drawers.

Carter Oosterhouse Floating Bedside Shelf

Carter Oosterhouse Floating Bedside Shelf Materials:

  • Old wood crate
  • Sand paper
  • White paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Screws

Carter Oosterhouse Floating Bedside Shelf Directions:

  • Prep the crate for painting using sandpaper to remove the top layer of finish. Make sure to sand everything to help the paint adhere better. After sanding, wipe down the dresser with a damp rag to clean off the dust and debris.
  • Paint the entire crate and the tops of your screws and then let them dry.
  • Hanging your shelves by drilling a screw in the back of the crate into the wall. If you stack your crates drill them into one another. Don’t use nails. Screws allow you to adjust easier.

Carter Oosterhouse Natural Fiber Head Board 

Carter Oosterhouse Natural Fiber Head Board Materials:

  • Solid wood door
  • Natural fiber rope, not too thick or unwieldy
  • Hot glue gun
  • Heavy duty scissors

Carter Oosterhouse Natural Fiber Head Board Directions:

  • Choose a solid wood door that’s a few inches taller than your bed is wide. If need be, cut it down to size. Keep in mind that the rope will add on about half an inch to each side.
  • Start wrapping the door with rope. You will want to start on one end and move in about half way and then move to the other end, working your way to the middle. The only place where you will need to wrap the rope all the way around is on the ends. Use the hot glue to hold the rope in place as you go.

Carter Oosterhouse Painter’s Tape Masterpiece

Carter Oosterhouse Painter’s Tape Masterpiece Materials:

  • 6 black canvases all the same size
  • Painter’s tape
  • 3 different colors of paint
  • Paintbrush

Carter Oosterhouse Painter’s Tape Masterpiece Directions:

  • Line up your canvases so they touch side-by-side.
  • Tape across your canvases in a pattern you find visually appealing. Extend the tape down the sides of the canvas.
  • Paint the tops of your canvases. Let them dry for an hour and then paint the sides.
  • Cut the tape that is holding the canvases together and paint the canvas sides that remain unpainted.
  • Let the paint dry before hanging or moving.

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