Wednesday, August 22, 2012

We have MOVED!

In an effort to make life easier for everyone we have moved our blog.  
Please click here to be transported to a much slicker and organized place.

Take a look-see:

AND we now have a new IKEA to O'verlay tab! 
Confused about what size fits your piece? Just find your furniture and we list everything that fits it:

Be sure to bookmark the new blog and keep up with all of our new products, sales and announcements.

Friday, June 29, 2012

And the Winner Is....!

The Winners for the
O'verlays First Birthday Best of Contest

Third Place goes to Tracey!!!  Yay.........

Second Place goes to Kelly!!!!!!! Yay.....

And the Winner of this years "Best Of Contest" Goes to .....
drum roll please........

 First Place
Luby!!!!!!  Yay..Yay.....!

The above Winners  please contact us at to claim your prizes.

Thanks so much to everyone for participating.  Keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing more pictures of your amazing works of art!!

Danika & Cheryle xo

O'verlays by Danika & Cheryle llc

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vote For Your Favorite O'verlays Project!

Head over to our facebook page to vote
for your favorite O'verlays project by 'liking' a photo!

The winner will receive a gift card towards an O'verlays purchase in first, second or third place!
Also 'like' our page when you vote! Thanks sooo much!

xo Danika and Cheryle

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Birthday Contest Submission Extension!

Thank you for all of your submissions so far!

For those of you who are finishing up projects or need a little more time to submit,
We are EXTENDING the deadline until JUNE 24
Can't wait to see what you've come up with! Keep sending your O'verlays™ projects in!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Our BIG Best Of the Year Contest is here!

Hello O'verlays Fans!
O'verlays is turning one this July, can you believe it!!!
So we have decided to celebrate this milestone by inviting you to participate in the
Best of O'verlays First Year Contest!

Here is how it will work...
1. Email us your photographs of completed O'verlays projects that were done by you by June 21 by emailing it to: 

2. On June 22 we will post them in Facebook
3. We will open up the voting by calling all creative people to vote on their favorite project by "Liking" that photo
4. Voting will close on June 28
5. We will annonce the winners on the blog, facebook, and twitter on June 29 to three lucky contestants
3rd Place: $50 gift card to O'verlays
2nd Place: $100 gift card to O'verlays
1st Place: $200 gift card to O'verlays
Here's your chance to show off your stuff!
P.S. Starting June 30 to July 11 we will be having a birthday sale of 15% discount
Use the coupon code: HAPPYBIRTHDAY
Thank you for a wonderful first year!
Danika and Cheryle

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Double Greek Key!

We have a new design spin on our popular Greek Key pattern.

Presenting the Double Greek Key!

Here is a gorgeous example of how the new Double Greek Key looks all done up!
Thanks to Kelly of Jax Does Design for sharing her creation with us!

View Kelly's blog post on how she made this beauty out of the favorite 
IKEA Rast dresser using Double Greek Key O'verlays

Now available for purchase on the O'verlays website in two sizes:

Malm 7x30
Rast 5.25x21

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

We love glassybaby

We are going to veer off the O'verlays path for a moment to tell you about a product and company we just adore. While at Blog Fest we met an inspiring woman named Lee Rhodes who is the founder of the company "glassybaby". Lee is a three time cancer survivor who went through the struggles that many cancer patients endure when money is tight and paying for basic day costs is difficult. Glassybaby's mission is to fill that gap for those in need. More than $910,000 from sales has been donated to charities dedicated to healing and helping patients with these costs. She is truly an inspiring role model for small business owners like us, and a perfect example that doing good breeds more good.

The idea for her business came about when Lee was fighting her third battle with cancer and raising three small children in 1998. Upon dropping a tea light into a handmade and colorful glass cup, she was inspired by the healing light that illuminated before her eyes. This soothing light gave Lee the serentiy she needed to heal. This experience gave her the idea to hire several glass artists to create colorful glass votives. Glassybaby votives are handmade by Seattle artists in more than 400 colors. Each color represents an emotion, sense, or experience like hope, joy, frog hunting, wet dog and happiness.

Lee generously gifted the attendees at Blog Fest with their own glassybaby.
We're loving the votive along with the beauty and joy it brings knowing what a great cause it supports and the inspiring founder behind it all. Check out the glassybaby collection here!

This is a video of Lee sharing her story.  It shares the heart of glassybaby:

Here is a video that shows thousands of people at our annual Seconds Sale. It shows how people feel deeply connected to glassybaby as well as the founder's story of survival:

Lee was the first woman to be named Entrepreneur 2011 from Entrepreneur magazine. It is incredible what she has done in such a small amount of time with the obsticles she has overcome to achieve so much. Having been battling cancer, raising three kids, and starting a successful and charitible business is beyond admirable and worthy of recognition. Support Lee and her wonderful cause by bringing a glassbaby into your home or someone elses, they are sure to be enjoyed by all.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Window Makeover...

Check out the latest window transformation with O'verlays.  This was done through our custom department...
David & Tanya S. had a window that they wanted to transform, problem was the existing grids were sandwiched between the glass! 
 We worked with them, getting the placement of the existing grids EXACT and then added the "Grace" pattern into the mix....
They painted it to match their window trim and VOILA!!!!

New life for an old window...

If you have an amazing transformation please send it to us, we love to see our O'verlays in their new spaces!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Customer's "Anne" Transformation

We love it when you guys send us your "Before and Afters"!  
Here Cindy Gordon has a stylish Malm transformation using 6"x29" Annes and some always classic and stylish ring pulls (an easy way to upgrade the look of the Malm)...
In process...

We also discovered Cindy is a Wardrobe Therapist, love it!  
Be sure to check out her site and blog for some great advice!

"Fiona" has her television debut

Our "Fiona" panels are feeling a little full of themselves these days ever since they were featured on Steven & Chris.  The guys did an amazing job transforming a Malm dresser in their 
"Good, Better, Best" Segment. 
 Check out the before and afters:

Also, did you know you can get the look of Horchow's Infinity Scroll chest for a fraction of the price with Fiona?


Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I love when you guys send us your before and afters, and this one is great!

Samantha H. From Utah contacted us looking to have some custom panels made
 for her office cabinet doors:
(So envious of her fantastic built-ins and all that storage!!!)
We played around with a few designs and decided on "Grace".
We plumped her up a bit to give the doors some oomph, and viola!....

Her built-ins look even more amazing!
Thanks so much for sharing your project with us Samantha, we love your office!

If you have a before and after you'd like to share, or need a custom quote please email:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

O'verlays on the Window

This is a custom design we did for a large plate glass window.

 Before, a big square.

The window happened to be perfectly square, so we made 4 panels that would connect to each other to create the "framed" pattern...
The panels were held in place with clear silicone adhesive.
The silicone works great because it remains flexible and you can easily remove the O'verlay if you ever wanted to. (Think super spring window cleaning.) The silicone can be scraped or peeled off the glass or O'verlay.
 They went up in less than 20 minutes, 
and scotch tape was used to keep them in place until they completely dried.

 Here is a glimpse from the outside.  
You can see the dabs of silicone used.  Not a big deal if it was on a higher level or not as trafficked an area.  To hide them a second set of panels will be added to the outside glass to mimic true divided light windows.  Since they are going outside we recommend painting with White Krylon Fusion first. 

 Unfortunately weather wasn't permitting for that, 
but spring and warmer days are right around the corner.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Greek Key Stairs & 20% off

We found a new use for the 4" Greek Key Strips.  
Stair risers!
(We also added some solid "Annes"every other step. 
We are playing around with that pattern. If you are interested let us know.)

The 4" Greek Key joins its sister 4" Lolita, shown here dressing up some molding.

We have several more 4" patterns on the way including Gigi, Harper, Caci, Cheryle, Grace and a soon to be released Quatrefoil. Stay tuned!

4" Greek Key is now available on our website.
$4 per linear foot, can come in lengths up to 95".

And don't forget to grab a 20% off coupon code from Home with Lisa Quinn here.
You can also catch her latest episode there. 
She featured O'verlays and did an amazing Master Bedroom transformation.
Thanks again Lisa!!!

The Look for Less

While flipping through a recent Ballard catalog I saw their Sacha mirror...

I loved the tiled effect it gave the wall, but not the fact that is was $369 for a 39" square.
(There are 4 panels shown above, so ka-ching!)
I had a light bulb moment.

It looked an awful lot like our Grace 20" square O'verlay...

Could I recreate this look? 
I Googled "small mirrors" and found a box of (30) 3" round  at Craft Supplies for Less for $12 a box.  I needed 25, so perfect.  I also found some 2" square mirrors* that fit our 20" Harper O'verlay so I decided to get some of those too. 

*the Harper has 49 squares, and they sell boxes of 48- bummer- so I left the center square empty on mine.
Also, the circles fit perfectly while I did notice some size variations with the 2" square mirror pieces.
They still worked and you can barely notice.

So here is how you make these:

1) I spray painted the O'verlay gold, didn't bother priming since they were going to be hanging on the wall and "low traffic"...

 (You don't have to paint them.  Keep them white for a cleaner more modern look.)
I was going for a more distressed metal finish, so I took some random metallic paints I had on hand in shades from bronze to copper to gold- you can really do anything here, the goal is just to "dirty it up" and give it depth.
 With a sea sponge I mixed up a few colors and dabbed it over the O'verlay...
 I then took a dry brush and feathered it out a bit to soften the sponge marks...
 Once dry I flipped it over and ran some Elmer's Stix All along the backsides of the circles one row at a time...
 Now carefully place the mirrors face down into the adhesive and press in place.
Let dry according to the adhesive instructions.
 I wanted these to set away from the wall a bit so I stuck thick felt chair pads on the outside and center circles.  If you want to attach a picture hanging hook with epoxy, now is the time to do so.  I would recommend using 2 at the top.
I am impatient, so I just used 2 small gold nails to hang mine 
(you can faintly see them in the second row down)...

 And here it is with the Harper.

Total Cost $37 + adhesive and paint of your choice.

you would need 4 of these to make a 40 x40" panel similar in size to Ballards
Still way cheaper... $148 to their $369.

What do you think?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Giveaway and Coupon Code!

Please head over to Centsational Girl and check out Kate's amazing O'verlays makeover....

She is also sponsoring a giveaway of (2) $75 O'verlay gift cards 
has a 15% off coupon code too! 

Winner will be chosen this Wednesday 2/22 and coupon runs until 2/26!

Good luck and Happy Monday!