Saturday, May 25, 2013

love this paint color...
ekkkk.. so excited to paint a night stand this color.
it's called salmon pink by pittsburg paints..
it paint & primer in one in satin finish but i also love high gloss,
but i'm love the paint & primer in one because the paint 
is a lot thicker & covers better (we used it for our entire upstairs)
I highly recommend trying it for either furniture or walls

also i'm going to try this whole wax thing..
i've been reading about it lately & it helps give the furniture
a soft finish look when it's done  + its good for heavy use
 & easy application just apply with a rag/sock after painting. 

& we also got my chandelier hung in my office.
yay progress on the office, now onto wallpapering my closet & adding shelves!

happy weekend!


Friday, May 17, 2013

How fun is this wallpaper dresser?!
After my dresser sat in the garage all winter I finally painted it
& just recently added wallpaper to outside of the drawers.
& boy-oh-boy do I love the outcome!

It definitely hides those ugly drawer sides that 
I see every time I or the hubs opens the dresser. 

Here's a little quick tutorial on how I did this. 
My total cost for this was $25, I ordered the wallpaper 
as samples from, the samples are only $5 a peice
So i ordered 4 24x12 samples, you may need more or less
depending on how large or small your dresser is.


you'll need some scissors & your wallpaper & some water
the wallpaper comes prepased to all you have to do it run 
the glue side under the water - as easy as that!

take the drawer out & lay the wallpaper over it so it aligns
& fold/crease the paper where the edges hit
cut the folded edges off

run the backside of the prepased wallpaper under the sink
(do not get the front side- the side with the design- wet)
for only a few seconds & make sure the corners get wet

line up the wallpaper on the drawers
if you dont align it perfectly the first time no worries
the wallpaper has some movability to it before drying 

put your drawer back in after a couple minutes of drying 
& voila! finished. yes it was really that easy.

 if your dresser glides are on the side of your dresser - this project may be a little trick-er
my glides/track just happened to be at the bottom so this was easy,
I had a question: "wont the wallpaper rip & tear off when you open the dresser?"
NO it will not! The dresser has 1/2" space on each side of the drawer so it 
does NOT touch the sides of the dresser at all.

Also use a credit card or a smooth surface to flatten out the wallpaper 
when applying it to the sides of the drawers to get any unwanted wrinkles out

The project could be cute also on the back side of a piece of furniture that is visible
or I happened to use my left over wallpaper to line the inside of my acylic tray
that sits on the top of my dresser, it ties in with the drawer sides.



Sunday, May 5, 2013

These 5x7 rugs are under $100. SCORE! 
These are all 5x7 area rug & indoor/outdoor rugs,
I really started to like indoor/outdoor rugs because 
if you happen to have kids/or a messy hubby
than these are perfect, easy to clean in the washer
I highly recommend them & 
 I like to use them for our entry door & our side door

Target has some really cute ones & i just purchased #1! 
P.S. if you order the #4 scallop rug note that it is more tanish/khaki color than
kinda disappointed when it got here but I figured that one of these days
i'll paint the scallops with some textile paint because the khaki color 
which does NOT go with my house.