5 Ways to Paint a Floor

5 Ways to Paint a Floor

Guys, I know. Flooring can be pricey. And the options for flooring? Endless. You haven’t really learned to appreciate the word “overwhelmed” until you’ve visited a flooring store. The good news is that a change of flooring can make a world of difference in a space. And I’m not here to give you any bad news–the additional good news is that even though updating your floors with new materials can be expensive, there are ways to makeover the floors you already own. Today, I’m sharing five examples of how homeowners used paint to give their floors a new look.

5 Ways to Get This Look: Mudroom with Built-Ins

5 Ways to Get This Look: Mudroom with Built-Ins

Newsflash: kids come with stuff. We deal with toy clutter year round, and you know what else we deal with year round? Outdoor clothing and equipment. In the winter there are coats and boots, in the summer we have towels, suits, bubbles, and balls. So when I spotted these mudroom lockers in Traditional Home I was inspired. Here are five ways to get mudroom built-ins, with an emphasis on budget-friendly, DIY projects. Enjoy!

DIY Greek Key Stenciled Chalkboard Art

DIY Greek Key Stenciled Chalkboard Art

Hi Infarrantly Creative fans. I’m Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs and I’m back to share a simple way to personalize your walls for little $$! This past Saturday, I went to Goodwill and found these framed paintings for only $5 each. Readily available at thrift stores, they are perfect to transform and make your own! Since mine had a sturdy wood back, I decided to make a pair of chalk boards for my entry.

 

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Coral & Gray Bedroom Makeover – ROOM REVEAL

Coral & Gray Bedroom Makeover – ROOM REVEAL

This room started out as a space whose door was shut all the time.  My nephew had moved in with us for a short time years ago and that was his room.  When he decided to move back home my heart broke in half so I didn’t open the door for a long time.  I finally decided it was time to create new memories in that room and it was really cathartic to envision a new space for our family and the guests that enter that house. So 18 months ago I started that process.  Today it is complete.

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How to Paint Curtains

How to Paint Curtains

Painting plain curtain panels allows you to get the exact design and color you want.  I always seem to have a hard time finding curtains that I like.  I searched around looking for striped curtains. I was inspired by the Crate & Barrel Alston Panels for $99 a piece. So they were either way out of my price range or not long enough. I decided to customize some plain curtain panels from IKEA by painting gray stripes on them.  They look amazing and totally changed the look of my family room.

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Stenciled Outdoor Rug

Stenciled Outdoor Rug

I am not the first nor the last to stencil a rug.  It is such a cheap way to make a graphic impact in a seating area.  The girls from East Coast Creative guest posted here on their stenciled outdoor rug.  After I hit publish I immediately went and bought the $18 indoor/outdoor rug from Home Depot.  Add in three cans of spray paint and some fabric sealer and I have finally completed my outdoor living area.

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