Friday, May 18, 2018

Painted Fireplace Makeover!

Well I finally did it! I painted the fireplace in the living room! I was hesitant to paint it since I'm renting, and I know some people are funny about painting over "nice stone". However, when I was renewing my lease (and they raised the rent *cries*) I had them throw in letting me paint the fireplace! PERMISSION GRANTED!

DIY white painted fireplace!

It wasn't horrible before. The colors were muted, and it was definitely dingy from smoke.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

5 Things You Shold Try Painting

Paint fixes everything. Seriously. I really believe that you can paint almost anything and it will make it better! Assuming you do a proper job.

So, here's a round up of things you might not think to paint, but TOTALLY SHOULD!

5 things you should try painting!


Door Hardware 

I painted the hardware on my doors in my old home. It held up pretty well! I used kilz primer and just a silver metallic spray paint. I don't remember the brand. The trick to make this easier is have some styrofoam to stand the screws and doorknobs up in so you can get all around the sides!

Here's a great tutorial to make that paint job last!

How to Paint Door Handles & Hardware
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Tile

I painted tile before it was cool! Probably ten years ago! This was before my official blogging and designing days; so, I don't have any pictures. It was kitchen tile that was all over the bottom half of the walls. Kind of like wainscoting, but tile... I honestly just used a paint and primer in one and it worked out surprisingly well!

However, I'd recommend a really good bonding primer followed by a high quality paint. I'd even go so far as to suggest roughing it up with a sander some first if you have really glossy tile.

This blogger went the simple route. Primer and oil based paint. It looks amazing!

Easy DIY Painted Tile
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Or they make specialty tile paint. It's almost like reglazing it. I hear it smells to high heaven (like use a respirator!), but that it gives it the same glossy sheen as if you'd retiled!

In a perfect world, I'd love to paint the tile in my kitchen white. Sadly I live in a rental, and they might hate me for that. Like keep my deposit hate me. I get it, as a homeowner they probably feel like they chose something nice. And a tile backsplash in a kitchen is a bonus to renters! ...Or they might not even notice. haha

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Navy, Coral, & Mint Green Shared Girls' Nursery

The girls' room was the first one I painted when I moved into the new house. I felt like with the change for her, I wanted her bedroom to be as familiar as possible. Most of the stuff is the same from Reagan's original nursery. Of course there's the addition of another crib for Addilyn, the room is smaller, and I switched out the old dresser for a new one with cleaner lines. 

My personal style has definitely gravitated toward midcentury modern, but I feel like the little girls' room should be pretty and sweet! Though not over the top for sure. As usual, it's a work in progress!



Navy, Coral, & Mint Green Girls Shared Nursery

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I've definitely crammed a lot of stuff in this bedroom! They just need lots of things! It is for sure harder to photograph smaller spaces...prepare for lots of close ups haha!

First up is Addilyn's crib, which is next to the window. I used to have Reagan there, but she'd always pull at the curtains and mess with things!

Navy, Coral, & Mint Green Girls Shared Nursery

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Fresh Mid-Century Dining Room


Mid-Century Dining Room - MCM, midcentury

Good morning internet! I hope y'all are having a great new year. Thanks for taking a moment to spend a bit of it with me! I'm super motivated to get lots of projects done in this house...but that's always the way a new year makes you feel! I hope the momentum lasts! Painting the dining room is my first official project of 2018!

Mid-Century Dining Room - MCM, midcentury

It's amazing how a fresh coat of white paint can make a space feel more open, bright, and alive! The room was green before. Honestly, I didn't mind the shade; however it definitely didn't match my vision for this place. Not to mention the entire house...this room especially really needs a new coat of paint. The walls were super scuffed and dirty. Plus, the trim was PAINTED BROWN. *vomit*

Saturday, July 15, 2017

White and Copper Dresser with DIY Handles!

Hey. Hi. Hello!

I shared this photo on my instagram yesterday as a little teaser! You won't believe the before on this dresser! But first, a little back story...

Painted white dresser with DIY copper drawer pulls!

I bought this dresser a long time ago. Literally years. I picked it up from Goodwill for $10. It. was. hideous! But it was also solid wood with dovetailed drawers that opened nice and smooth. S O L D. And just like me, I hoarded it. Shoved away in the garage under piles of other in the middle and one day projects.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Coral & Gold Hollywood Regency Dresser

I love gold. I love coral. I love vintage furniture. I especially love vintage dressers that are a good deal. Check and mate!

Hollywood regency vintage coral and gold dresser!


Monday, May 29, 2017

Beachy White Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs

Beachy White Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs. Well that doesn't exactly seem like it goes together! I really like how they turned out, though! I'll call them eclectic!

Mid Century Modern White Dining Chairs Eclectic mcm