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  • 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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    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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    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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  • Kids Bathroom Makeover - www.classyclutter.net

    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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    How to paint a door with ScotchBlue

    We have a super fun project to share with you guys today. One that applies to basically everyone, no matter your style, taste or even skill level! Today we’re sharing how to paint (or repaint!) a door.We are painting the exterior of Savannah’s front entry door of her house today. She’s in a rental so we knew we would just be able to do cosmetic updates to the outside. In a perfect world, Savannah would love to add another window to the left side of the house and change the roofline but those are pretty big changes! ha! Next house. 😉 The plan was to paint the door, some other paint updates (the step under the door, repaint the foundation, facia and door casing), add shutters, a window box and some plants and flowers. The front door was replaced a few months ago. It came primed but not painted and she waited and waited until she decided on the perfect color to paint it.  She finally decided she wanted a deep, rich navy so we got to work! Supplies: All-purpose cleaner…

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  • DIY Jax Pedastal Dining Table - www.classyclutter.net

    How to Stain a Wood Table + a Dining Room Update!

    You might remember for our last furniture makeover, the pink campaign dresser, that we have teamed up with an incredible furniture company, Ave Home. Ave Home is an interior furnishings company based in New Orleans. They specialize in producing curated collections of both raw wood and finished furniture. We got to choose an amazing piece from the AVE Raw collection and I chose this insanely awesome Jax Pedestal Table. It came in two boxes (the base and the top) and completely raw wood. I sanded it slightly on the top to make it as smooth as possible and got to work. Supplies: Ave Home Jax Pedestal Table  Pre-Stain Classic Grey Stain Polycrylic Gloves Face mask Staining pads or cloth Drill or screwdriver (to attach the pieces together) First, I used a pre-stain conditioner and wiped it on the entire piece. Follow the directions on the can but you can usually start staining around 5-15 minutes after the pre-stain is applied. It helps avoid blotchy staining and gives you a more consistent look when you apply your stain. I applied one coat of the Classic Grey…

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