Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - The Rattan Chair


This is one of the projects that I finished last week. I found this set of rattan chairs on Craigslist a few years ago and recovered the seats. I went back and forth about painting them, so I  decided to put it off until I was SURE that I wanted them painted.


 I finally decided that I wanted to paint the chair white. (The chairs are now separated. One in the living room and one in the office.) That lead to needing to find fabric to recover the cushions. I happened to run across this green and white shower curtain (new in package) at Goodwill. It was originally from Target.


The chair was very simple to to paint. I removed the cushions and then took it outside to spray paint. It took 2 cans of paint. I just used several thin coats and then let it dry.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - Painted Interior Front Doors


These doors have been quite the project. The painting was the simple part! The door handles quite working properly and needed to be replaced. It involved lots of patching and sanding. Since the handles had to be replaced and would need to be painted again, I took the opportunity to finally get the paint color right.


I am FINALLY very happy with this color. I had Home Depot color match Sherwin Williams -
Urban Bronze. The color is finally just right for this room.

There are several different ways to go about painting doors. I prefer to paint the inside panel, let it dry, paint up and down, let it dry, and then right to left.

If you are only painting one door, the project is even simpler.



This post is day 29 of a 31 day Series. You can see all 31 Simple Painted Projects HERE.



What You Wish Wednesday No. 24


 Hi everyone! Welcome to another What You Wish Wednesday!



We have some exciting news. Next week we will be hosting our very first What You Wish Giveaway! Be sure to come back next week to hear all of the details.

Ok, now it is time to get your posts all linked up!


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - Chalkboard Closet Doors


I have been working on our boys' playroom for a while now. We are still making progress. One of the simple projects I did was to turn there closet doors into a chalkboard.

I wasn't planning to do this, but happened to find a can of navy blue chalkboard paint on the oops cart at Lowes for $5. I couldn't resist.


It was very simple to do. I used a small foam roller and add 3 coats of chalkboard paint.

My boys really enjoy drawing on it. Chalk is REALLY messy, so I save if for special occasions, and then vacuum right after, but it is totally worth it.


This post is day 28 of a 31 day Series. You can see all 31 Simple Painted Projects HERE.


Monday, October 27, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - Chalkboard Made from Wood



This is one of those projects that has been on my to do list for far too long. Way back in July, I made plans to lighten up our dining room and a large chalkboard to make to make it more functional since we also use it as our homeschool room. I did paint the room, but it took me a while to get around to making the chalkboard. Mainly because there were about 14.5 other things ahead of it on my to do list.

I used a large scrap of luan that was left over from another project, cut it to size, painted it with chalkboard paint, and then had my husband screw it directly on the wall.


I normally use the spray chalkboard paint, but I went with the roll on kind this time. I didn't have any primer on hand, so I just used a coat of regular wall paint first, and then went over it with the chalkboard paint. I think it took 3 full coats, but I can't remember for sure. It was still very simple.

I may eventually frame this, but for now I really like it as it is.



This post is day 27 of a 31 day Series. You can see all 31 Simple Painted Projects HERE.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - Silhouettes


Have you every painted silhouettes before? They are pretty simple. You just need a profile picture.


Once you have the profile picture you can cut out the picture and then use it to trace the silhouette onto the canvas or whatever it is that you want the silhouette on. Once you have traced the silhouette you just fill it in with paint.

Have you ever painted silhouettes?




This post is day 22 of a 31 day Series. You can see all 31 Simple Painted Projects HERE.


What You Wish Wednesday No. 23

Welcome to this week's What You Wish Wednesday!

You may have noticed that I have not blogged much this week, and have fallen behind on my 31 Days of Simple Painted Projects. My little sister's Wedding Reception is this weekend and I am currently elbow deep in getting all of the decor ready for the reception and getting my house ready for guest. I promise to catch everything back up, but it will most likely not happen this week. Family First - Always!





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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - Painted Urns


Today I am talking about this paint urn that is on my frond porch. I was in the process of another project on the porch, so I only photographed one, but there is actually a pair.


I found these in my neighbors trash pile. Yes, they look rough. Yes, they are plastic. But, a little bit of black spray paint that is made for plastic, and they look as good as new. Very Simple!



This post is day 21 of a 31 day Series. You can see all 31 Simple Painted Projects HERE.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - Bamboo Framed Chalkboard


I wanted to show you another chalkboard.


This one started out as a bamboo frame with an ugly print. I picked it up at the thrift store a few years ago for around $4.


I sprayed the frame white and then sprayed the glass of the frame with chalkboard paint. It was very simple.

I don't display this frame anymore on a daily basis, but it is perfect for special occasions.


This post is day 20 of a 31 day Series. You can see all 31 Simple Painted Projects HERE.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - The Green Lamp


I have another quick painted lamp for you today. Do you remember the thrifted lamp that I painted orange? I really liked the orange, but I changed directions with the room, and needed to choose another color.



I ended up repainting the lamp in my favorite Ivy Leaf Green by Krylon.



Do you have something that you have painted over and over?


This post is day 19 of a 31 day Series. You can see all 31 Simple Painted Projects HERE.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - Add a Pop of Color to Built Ins

Ok, so painting the back of Built Ins is exactly like painting the back of a bookcase.


It is still one of my favorite, simple ways to add a pop of color and totally change the look of a space. It doesn't take much paint, and it can be done in a short period of time.


 I thought I would show the progression of these particular built ins. They are constantly changing.
 

See all 31 days, HERE.

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