We are back from vacation and I am so happy to say that we came back to some much warmer weather here in New York. I was very pleased to see that some of my flowering trees have actually started to flower.
After what seems to be the longest winter, it brought me much joy.
is hosting an All Things Paint party today. Painting is a great way to change the whole look of a room or piece of furniture without spending much money. Since we've been away for the past week, I don't have any brand new paint projects to share. So instead, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite paint projects I've done in the past.
The first is my sewing table and chair. Both are spray painted with Heirloom White. If you haven't tried spray painting, I have to tell you, it's the best. It's so easy...you can transform anything in just minutes. Only catch...it needs to be warm enough if you plan to spray outside. Since it's been so cold here for so long, I haven't gotten to do too many of these types of projects in a while. I can't wait to start spraying again. The chair we inherited from my husband's grandmother when she passed away. It was the only dining chair left standing from her dining room and it was in bad shape. It was very dark wood. I started by cleaning it and stripping the fabric and the stuffing from the chair. I sprayed the chair Heirloom White, distressed it and reupholstered it and added the nailhead trim. What a difference a little paint can make. The sewing table also got a coat of Heirloom White. This is the table's third or fourth color change in it's lifetime, but by far the best.
Here is an closer look at the final result.
Here I bought an unfinished table and painted it for a friend's daughter's room. The top is decoupaged with scrapbook paper in the colors of her room and I painted the rest to coordinate. Such a cute look for so little money.
This is my daughter's bathroom makeover. The bathroom was originally the yellow you see at the top. I painted the bottom in Restoration Hardware Petal Pink and hand painted the scallops in Restoration Hardware Chocolate. Using the back of a small paint brush, I added the dots to the scallop.
Here is my daughter's room when we painted her room a soft aqua and added a stencil to a focal wall behind her bed. The stencil was super easy to use. It was, however, very time consuming. Patience is not one of my virtues. Rather than waiting until morning, I stayed up most of the night finishing the wall.
Even though it took many hours, the finished result was totally worth it. You can click here
to check out the rest of her room.
But my favorite project using paint this year, so far, has to be my mud room renovation.
Isn't it amazing what one can of paint can do to a room? You can click here
to see the whole project.
Hope you stop by Centsational Girl's
link party. I'm sure it will be filled with tons of inspiration. If you get a chance, I'd love to hear what you think of my paint projects. I always love and appreciate your comments.