this project was a fun one. let me tell ya, the mama of this bebe is one FASHIONABLE mama. as in looks so stinking cute when in the last month of pregnancy...impressive:) ashley, had the vision for a hand painted union jack dresser. i had the privilege of figuring out how to translate the design to this vintage dresser. it was a ton of fun. here is the final product:
here is a shot of the dresser in the nursery. this is a great visual for how to use a dresser as a changing table...works like a charm!!
i can't believe it's been so long since i posted...where did march go?
anyway, here is a little update in our, now, dining room. we enclosed our back patio and added this indoor space. i originally thought i'd use it as a little sitting area in my kitchen. then i realized no one was sitting there. then i put the dining table in there and put out munchies when people came over...and they sat there.
i wanted a subtle stripe pattern. the lighter gray is actually a champagne metallic color.
the stripe colors are metallic champagne, darker gray(like in the herringbone room) and then the wall color, white.
i also hung my floating shelves on the stripe wall. i really like the dimension they add. i made the mistake of hanging them way too close together in our old place. i decided to just hang two, and to give them lots of space to breathe between one another.
i am glad i did...it will be much easier to style them this way.
i'll update you again, once i buy everything to style the shelves with. i have plans for large format photos in this space!
i recently had a blast working on a hacienda chic bathroom. i had the walls painted a warm copper color and then applied a faux finish to make the walls look like terra cotta. i also refinished the vanity to resemble mexican tiles. this was a fun one!
for christmas this year, my sister wanted a framed chalk board. this project is simple and fun to have around.
ready to make your own?
first you need to select your frame. i wanted one with a bunch of detail.
next select the color of your frame, or leave it as is. i wanted to paint this frame purple, since that is abbe's favorite color.
next spray paint the frame. you'll want to prime it with a latex spray primer first. the best advice i give when spray painting is to paint very thin even coats. i also recommend working outside and wearing a mask.
be sure not to put down a drop cloth so that your grass can be forever primed with a touch of plum...your husband will love that! :)
next have a sheet of masonite cut to fit inside your frame. i had this done at home depot.
after that, paint the masonite with chalkboard paint. then slide it into place inside the frame. don't forget to make sure that the chalkboard side is facing the correct side of the finished frame.
here is a simple tip, that i think is the most beneficial tip of the tutorial. rather than gluing the masonite into place, tack it into place with small tack nails. this supports the board much better.