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Paint Makeover

While it was okay before, now it looks a lot fresher and cuts down the over abundant yellow in the room. I am loving this and even wish I would have done it sooner! To cut down on work, I didn’t even move it outside or take it apart to paint it. Although I still want it to look good, I know that I am not working to sell it and that is not an extremely valuable piece in terms of monetary price so I am okay to cut some corners to save time and effort on my part… I  just put down my plastic wrap and cardboard right underneath it and got to work.

This room makeover also didn’t cost me a penny since I mixed paint I already had and yet- has transformed the room!!! yay!

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Adjusting the Sails

I love the quote by President Thomas S. Monson, “We can’t direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” The weather around here (consisting of hailstorms, snow, and frequent overcast skies) has kept us indoors a little more to say the least. But, that hasn’t stopped me from fighting the good fight by striving to make the world around me and within my own soul better and more beautiful!:) In this case, it is quite literal with the addition of more COLOR to my kitchen! Bright, fun, and spunky color…and I love it. I smile every time I walk in there. That is a good thing, right?! I have also revamped some clothes and did some smaller crafts I’ve been meaning to do which I otherwise still may not have gotten around to. Maybe I will take pictures of the dress I revamped when I wear it to church tomorrow. We’ll see?!
Anyway, when the weather outside won’t cooperate with it’s correct season, I say take control and add color within!!!

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Contact Paper Part 3!!!

Okay, maybe I am going a little overboard here with the contact paper but it is so much fun! Any guesses as to what else I covered?

I will reveal the answer at the end!

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answer: the wood wall on the left which goes under the stairs and also below the antique wall clock to make it look like a full length Grandfather clock 🙂

Contact Paper Part 2!!!

Yes! This is great. I had my doubts at first when I stumbled on the idea from a random Youtube video. I’ve always loved the wood block counter top look and so I got really excited when I happened upon as a contact paper option at the store the other day!

I will dig up a picture of my counters before if you want a before and after.

Enjoy! I’d say the trickiest part was the corners which have to be done with precision. Other than that it looks pretty darn real! I got this roll at Home Depot for 19.99. It was 3 ft. wide and 70 sq ft long. This was way more than I needed. For my kitchen I could of gotten away with 13-16 sq. ft when I went back and measured it. Try this easy and cheap fix me up!!! Good luck!

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Contact Paper Part 1!!!

Faux Countertop cover for the Washer and Dryer!

I am having a lot of fun with this contact paper I picked up from Home Depot the other week. It is great to fix up a place when you are living somewhere only temporarily because it comes off easily yet makes a huge visual effect.

I like projects that take only a small effort and have a large effect! Yeah!

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First, I organized and then added…

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contact paper for a Faux Countertop look on the Washer and Dryer!

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Twinbed Made Into Couch

We a guest bed in the office which works as a guest room sometimes.   So to make it more fitting when guests are not visiting, I decided to make it into a couch! I made the back cushions really deep which shortens the depth of the bed, visually making it appear like a real couch.  The arms are just rolled up pillows I made slipcovers over. It is working out great and hardly cost me a cent because I already had the material which where window curtains.  The stuffing in the pillows are blankets and bedding we are not currently using but had on hand.

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No More Sliding Closet Doors

I put hinges on these closet doors so that they would fully open and give me more space as opposed to sliding back and forth to reveal only one side or the other.

I discovered hanging all my off-season clothes and putting them in the back sides of the closet was 100x more easier than taking them out of clothing bins and hanging them up each season!

Here are the cute handles from Hobby Lobby I put on the doors. I went twice and used their 40% coupon each visit to get a discount.

Do you remember my last project in making placemats into pillows. Here one of the pillows is featured. Can you guess which one it is?