Bedroom Wall Makeover

Last weekend was the Weekend of Projects. Our walls were in desperate need of a facelift! I’ve been on pinterest, looking for art ideas. It just gets so expensive to buy frames to cover the wall! So, I decided to paint stripes on one wall as an accent. Our walls are Pink Chocolate, which I love. So, I wanted to go with a light pink for the stripes. Valspar has this new line of colors at Lowes. I saw the Apricot Ice, and knew it was the one! So, over the weekend, Stew and I taped the wall. I wanted 6 inch horizontal stripes, starting at the ceiling. I measured 6 inches from the ceiling, made a pencil mark on each end, and taped below the marks. Then, for the stripe under that, I measured 6 inches from the TOP of the tape (where the pencil marks were), made pencil marks, and taped ABOVE the marks. I did this down the whole wall. That way, I knew to paint every other section going down the wall. We used a 4 foot level too. It ended up not being that helpful because our walls weren’t level, go figure! Taping took the most time. Once that was finished, I did two quick coats of paint and slowly took the tape off. It made a HUGE difference!
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Supplies:
painter’s tape
drop cloth
paint tray
brush (for edging)
level
pencil
ruler
paint roller
Apricot Ice paint


 

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Dresser Update

Everyone has this dresser! It’s either sitting in your parents’ house, or it’s in your house because they don’t want it anymore!dresser I have a set in my bedroom at my dad’s house. I do love them because they remind me of my childhood, but they definitely don’t match my decor!

This baby has been sitting in our closet for 3 years. We keep it because we need the storage! It never dawned on me to repaint it, because it has that thick shiny surface that nothing sticks to…until now! This primer is a miracle. You don’t even need to sand the piece you’re painting! It truly sticks to any surface! Once I discovered it, I went back to the store and bought their whole supply! This is what I did:
1. Lay drop cloth down on bathroom garage floor.
2. Remove all handles and throw away because they’re terrible
3. Place all drawers face up on the drop cloth.
4. Spray with primer and let dry (It took 1 1/2 cans for this piece)
5. Choose two colors of spray paint. This is what I used (primer on left and cream and gray paint on the right)IMG_1146
6. Spray entire dresser with base color (I used gray) and let dry.
7. Tape the dresser if you want a design. I chose to do stripes on the sides and top.
8. Spray with top color (I used a cream color).
9. Pull off tape.
10. Replace draw handles (make sure to measure!!).
11. Admire you’re amazing work!
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It’s missing a few handles. They only had one pack at Target, and I needed two! For an added touch, I found bins at Target that fit PERFECTLY into my top drawer. This helps everything stay in its place and look organized. Note** You don’t need to organize your underwear by color, I’m just a bit obsessive! :o)IMG_1145Supply List:
1. 2 cans Majic All Purpose Enamel Spray Primer-Found at Tractor Supply
2. 2 cans of spray paint (1 of each color you choose)
3. Drawer handles (make sure to measure from hole to hole)
4. Painter’s tape
5. Drop cloth
6. Bins to organize drawer (optional)
7. Face mask (this stuff stinks!)

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Coffee Nook

One of our projects over the weekend was creating a coffee nook in the kitchen. We found this old piece at a consignment furniture store. It looked so beat up, but I had a vision. We used our amazing Majic Spray Paint Primer that sticks to ANYTHING. Then, we used 1 1/2 cans  of Valspar La Fonda Mirage Spray Paint. Once it dried, we took it in and set up all of our goodies! Slide1Here’s a close up of JUST the coffee bar, so you can get a good view.IMG_0801I am so excited to wake up and drink my coffee every morning! It’s amazing how simple and inexpensive changes can make such a huge difference!

 

 

 

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Nesting Much???

Oh my word, I’m usually an organized person, but I’ve taken it to a whole new level lately. I’ve been in full on organize everything in my house/life/computer/office mode! I never really had the nesting instinct when I was pregnant, probably because I’m nesting every day of my life, but I would imagine this is what it feels like! I am determined to go through every single room in my house and have a basket/bin/jar/label for every single thing (hence my Target trip)!

This weekend, Stew and I went on a major organization/remodel spree! We painted the front porch floor, the fireplace, my dresser, a wall in our room, a kitchen hutch, a night table, and installed window trim and chair rail in 2 days! It started when I found this incredible primer spray paint at Tractor Supply that sticks to EVERYTHING (on left).IMG_1146 I’m not joking. It has changed my life forever. It literally takes 5 minutes to prime a piece of furniture! I am so excited to share all of my projects! I took pictures of everything. It’s just a matter of getting them up. Look forward to some home improvement posts in the next few days!

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