Thursday, June 23, 2016

Nursery Dresser Makeover

Hi everyone! I am here today straying from my normal neutral colors to bring you a fun makeover I did recently. For those of you who don't know me I have a twin sister. The exciting news is that she is expecting a baby girl this August and I have been helping her put together her nursery. It has been a lot of fun since she is basically the opposite of me and she likes a lot of bold colors. One of the main things she wanted was a dresser because she needs the storage and also to use as a changing table. She hunted craigslist for several weeks and finally found one that was a great size and only $50! Here is what it looked like when she first bought it.

We knew we wanted to paint it so the finish didn't matter, just the bones. It is an older dresser and rock solid with lots of details that would look cute in a baby girls room. She new from the beginning that she wanted a mint color for this piece which I thought would be adorable as well. As the room took shape we ended up going a little darker but it looks perfect with some of the other items around the room. I will share the whole room eventually but for now here is the finished dresser after a couple of coats of chalk paint.

All the details on this dresser are so adorable from the fancy feet to the scroll work on the sides and front. It was a beast to paint since it also had drawers on the inside. Originally I planned on changing the knobs out but after painting it I think they go pretty well now which is great to save money. 

We have some finishing touches to go but the room is coming together nicely. This piece is one of the major focal points and it really turned out nicely! The paint is from Lowes and I believe its called Chalky paint. They have about 40 colors you can choose from. I finished it off with a coat of wax to seal it. All in all it is a great addition to my nieces nursery! 

I hope you liked this change in my normal decor and that it inspires you to make over pieces with great form but maybe don't have a color or finish that matches your vision! Thank you as always for stopping by and reading this little blog of mine! 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Quick Fourth of July Patio

Fourth of July is fast approaching and this year I am not doing much decorating. I am actually throwing my twin sister a baby shower that weekend so my home is all baby shower already! I did want to throw together a quick outdoor space to give you a little inspiration on decorating for the holiday. I recently finished my back patio and it is just another fun space to change around and decorate. It doesn't take much to add that little bit of the Fourth of July feel!

A lot of the small things were picked up from the Target dollar spot. The little flags I stuck in plants around the patio, the banner on the door, a star scarf, and the cute little games I laid out. How fun to sit down and play some tick-tac-toe, checkers, or chest. I thought it was a great idea! I added some blue pillows I already had in storage that used to be in my guest room. 

On the table I added a great and easy summer treat with some strawberries and a little whip cream. The star dishes I got last year sometime for Christmas but they also work great for this holiday as well. The flags are vintage that I found at an antique store last year. The charges are from Gable Lane Crates, the napkins were in the Target dollar spot. I also cut some roses from my garden and stuck them into a blue mason jar that I had on hand. 

Th blue stars were also a Target dollar spot find and here you can see one of the many little flags placed around the entire area that were from the same place. 

The soldier pillow and flag pillow were finds last year. The america pillow was a Target find (like I said that was the major place I grabbed stuff from). The blanket I already had and I believe that was from Marshalls. Always shop your home! 

For the tic-tac-toe game it had pieces missing so I painted some rocks from the yard with chalk paint to use for the game. Don't you love free ideas!?

This didn't long at all to throw together and is the perfect touches without having to go crazy. I hope this inspires you to do a little holiday decorating at your own house. How do you decorate for the Fourth of July? I would love to hear from you and don't forget to follow along on Instagram and Facebook!