Chippy Paint is the cutest! I have always wondered how to make something new look old – which is so ironic, but it’s so cute. I searched the internet of the best ways to do it and settled on this one, super easy and fast. Watch this 60 second video tutorial and then follow the steps below. Make sure to pin this image to save in your Pinterest!
I am so excited! Today is the day! The last few weeks have been such a good experience for me. It pushed me to learn new skills and I love the outcome. I am so grateful to the One Room Challenge team for helping all types of decorators feel like they have value in their creativity. So many are revealing their spaces today on the One Room Challenge Blog – I can’t wait for you to see them all! Are you ready for mine?
This was my living room wall. I wanted to renovate it and add some character. Since I am a DIYer on a budget, everything had to be created by me. I gave myself $500 to renovate this space – and I did it! You can read about my initial ideas here on my first post with the One Room Challenge. This was my sketch of what I wanted to have happen.
Follow along to see how close I can get to my original idea!
Install was fast and super helpful with my TackLIFE laser level and laser measuring tape. You can grab tons of TackLIFE tools for a great deal on Amazon here.
Here is my final shiplap look:
Project Two – Window Valances
I love the wood window valances that the Shanty2Chic sisters made here. So I created my own style and love how they turned out. You can learn the whole process and how easy it is here. Total cost was $45 (grabbed clearance curtains from TJ Max and curtain rods from Walmart).
Here is my final window valance look:
Project Three – Shutters
I have always wanted some of these and decided on a look I wanted after scanning Pinterest for days (kidding). They were only $15 to make and add so much to the room! Find out how to make yours here. Additionally I added a family portrait that I had made previously so that is very inexpensive, you can read all about that DIY here.
Here is my final farmhouse shutters look:
Project Four – Blinds
I love SelectBlinds and have used them for 15 years. They are super EASY to order, EASY to install, and EASY on the pocketbook. Did I mention they were easy? Ha. Ha. Wink. Wink. I ordered FAUX WOOD, you can get them for a great price with all the sales they run here.
Here is my final blinds look:
Final REVEAL Day –
Such a fun adventure. I learned so many new things, how to make new DIY’s and use tools I haven’t tried before. One item that I added last minute was the Wood Mantel. It was a quick addition and I love the character it adds to the room. Here is the final look:
I had some more GREAT companies that I used to finish up my decor. Niki is a great friend and makes amazing wood word signs (from Carpenterfarmhouse).
I ordered her THIS IS US sign from her Etsy shop here, the sizes start at only $15!
Next I grabbed some darling pillows handmade from Megan at DoeRaeMeDesigns. I love her taste and style! I grabbed two Staple White pillow cases that you can order here.
Finally I had an amazing time working with Danielle from The Rusted Carriage. She helped me pick out some items for my mantel and I finally got some cotton stems (I have always wanted some!). Her Etsy shop is closing for the summer so she can spend time with family, so all her deals are on sale – you will love her stuff! Grab some here.
My lanterns were from TJ Max and I made the Family Name sign many years ago.
Here is a timelaspe of the decorating process. Now I need a big long nap!
I honestly can’t wait for the next challenge. Laundry room time!
After refinishing the base of my 25 year old green cedar chest, I decided I wanted to finish the top of it just slightly different. I chose to use a method called “antiquing” and just loved the way it turned out.
Check out the process I used to finish the base using Country Chic Chalk Paint here:
In high school I was gifted a beautiful cedar hope chest from my parents. Back in the 90’s my color was Hunter Green – for literally everything. I love this chest so much still but the color needed to go! So I grabbed one of my favorite products (Country Chic Paint) and went to work. Check out what this thing looked like after 25 years and over 10 moves:
It was so beat up! But everything inside was still in perfect condition – cedar chests dispel bugs and mold, they are amazing.
Here is my 60 second video tutorial recap, then follow along for all the details today on the blog!
Anyone have darling pieces that just don’t mix with your interior design style, but you do not want to get rid of them? Lets spice them up with some milk paint! It is such a multi-use product to change up so many things.
My cute granny gave me these antique pieces that I loved, but they just didn’t mix with my home color. They were super high gloss GREEN glass canisters. We needed a serious facelift.
I just love these pieces, what was I to do? I knew that Milk Paint had some really great qualities and decided to put them to use on this project. I decided to use Old Fashion Milk Paint Snow White and really loved it. I have also used Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint in the past and wrote an in-depth review about it here.
Here are some tid-pits on Milk Paint:
Non toxic materials
No priming or sanding needing
Adheres to almost all surfaces
Soap and water clean up
So let’s get started! Watch my 60 second DIY Video Tutorial on how I completed this project and then follow along for all the steps you need to do it yourself.
I have always wanted to try out milk paint and figured my Granny’s old oak headboard was where to start. I started my search online and I found Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – it is the cutest website! There are so many tutorials to learn from and I instantly felt like Marian and I (aka Miss Mustard Seed) were instant friends (even though she has never met me, but I just know we would be buddies!).
So check out my 60 second DIY Tutorial on my project and then follow along for details on how my headboard turned out. And go check out this amazing line of milk paints!!!