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Mallory & Savannah

  • Bonus Room Makeover

    How to paint a dresser (inside the house!)

    I’m finally showing a project in my new house! A lot of our house feels like a reno zone but a few spaces feel “done” over the last week or so. We still have a few things to do in the completed spaces but at least it it is starting to feel like our home. Today we’re teaming up with DecoArt to show you another makeover using DecoArt Satin Enamels. This little dreamboat dresser was a yard sale find back when I lived in New York and has had a couple different makeovers. It has been used in my boys’ room and now they’ve outgrown it a bit since they’re bigger and have more clothes. (The drawers are not very deep so it doesn’t hold a ton of clothes, especially for two kiddos sharing a room.) The pulls are built into the drawers so I had to spray paint them first. I gave it 3-4 blasts of spray paint per handle to brighten the gold that was already there. Next, I used DecoArt Satin Enamels in Pure White. This paint…

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  • 12-After 2

    DIY Ovesized Chalkboard Calendar

    Materials Needed: 4×8 sheet of smooth plywood Chalkboard Paint ScotchBlue Delicate Surfaces Painter’s Tape Putty knife White latex paint Paintbrush Lint-free paint roller Paint tray Sanding block (optional) Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal. Step 1: Make sure your plywood is free from any splinters or cracks. Sand edges smooth if necessary using a sanding block. Paint the entire sheet of plywood with chalkboard paint using a lint-free foam roller. Allow to dry for 24 hours. Step 2: Use ScotchBlue Delicate Surfaces Painter’s Tape to tape off a border around the outside perimeter of your calendar; this will act as a placeholder for your border. We chose to do a traditional monthly calendar on the left side and a large “Notes” section on the right side. Our border was approximately 4 inches on the bottom, sides and approximately 8 inches on the top of the calendar to allow space to label the days of the week. To make this easier, we used 4 rows of the 1.88 inch wide ScotchBlue Delicate Surfaces Painter’s…

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  • How to make glow in the dark Horseshoes                _

    Easy Address Sign

    Hey everyone! How is everyone enjoying summer so far? I am excited to share with you my updates address sign. My old address sign was fine but I wanted something with a bit more character.   This sign was so easy to make and I only needed a few things to put the whole thing together. Everything I found for this project is from Michaels.     I got this wood plaque that was already the perfect size and I real liked the color then I found these grass blocks in the garden section, the wooden numbers were in the wood section. I also used a hot glue gun and some paint and sponge paint brushes. I choose to use pink paint which if you read our blog at all then you will know that pink and navy seem to be our go to colors. While the paint on the numbers were drying I glued the green grassy squares onto the board.   After that I simply just glued the numbers onto the green squares and I was done!  …

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  • Mr Clean 1958

    Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything thats in it!

    Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything thats in it! Remember that little jingle? I’ve already declared my love for Mr. Clean products before and I seriously use it almost exclusively. Magic Erasers and I have a pretty serious love affair going on. We’re excited to let you in on a top secret announcement about our good friend, Mr. Clean!     Mr. Clean has been the face of cleaning since 1958, with its legendary strong, bald man with the gold earring who just likes to keep things tidy. We have that in common. After making its national debut, Mr. Clean became the top household cleaner in just six months. As a fun way to show people the uses of Mr. Clean, this well-known character released what would become the classic Mr. Clean Jingle. Today, Mr. Clean is debuting a revamped version of the iconic 1958 Jingle with a brand new TV spot!  Check out Mr. Clean’s NEW revamped jingle here! Check out the NEW jingle here!  …

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  • Pier 1 4th of July decor

    Patriotic Front Porch Makeover

    I am so excited to share with you what I have done with my front porch recently. I wanted my front porch to be decked out and ready for July 4th but not only that I also wanted my porch to still look really good even after the 4th of July was over. I went to Pier 1 because it has some really awesome stuff right now. How fun is my front porch?!?! I have been wanting a hanging chair FOREVER now and since the color navy is pretty much a neutral color for me I just about died when I saw this Navy hanging chair and Stand. It was just so perfect and I knew that I had to have it. When I found these cute pillows are Pier 1 I knew that theRed, White and Blue Pillow and the red velvet pillow  would work perfect because they would be great for the holiday but then after July 4th was over these pillows are still very cute and work with my other decor. I also really loved these Red and White stripe pillow. They…

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  • Kids Bathroom Makeover -

    How to paint a bathroom vanity

    I’m finally getting around to showing you guys my kids’ bathroom makeover I did with DecoArt! This bathroom was just super basic and brown. All the brown! I am over it! I wanted something fun and bright and clean looking. I painted the walls white when we first moved in but it took me forever to get around to painting the vanity cabinets. This is what the bathroom looked like when we moved in. Brown tile, brown-ish tan walls, brown (painted!) cabinets, not even wood. Blah. Not interested in that at all. I masked off the entire space and used DecoArt Satin Enamels to paint them. I love this stuff because you don’t really have to do much prep and the paint stays on like a dream! It adheres so well without a ton of sanding and prep work. Ain’t nobody got time for that, guys. I used my HomeRight Finish Max spray gun and DecoArt Satin Enamels in Pure White. I like the finish of this paint because it’s totally wipeable and cleanable. You know how pretty much the…

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