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  • Coral and Mint Living Room Reveal

    If you’ve been a follower of our blog for a while, you may have seen this room made over before. This is this room’s 4th, yep, 4th makeover. I have learned so much about what works for this space (and our family!) and what doesn’t. I FINALLY love this room.  I love it because it totally reflects my style and nearly every element of the room was a DIY done by yours truly. I’m talking, the wall paint, refinished floors, curtains, ALL of the furniture, including the sofas and many of the accessories were all made by moi! From 2011, when we moved in and had zero decor (and no decorating budget!) This room has come a long, long way! Since moving in, I have painted the room twice. Once a pretty grey (Glidden – Pebble Grey) with a striped accent wall and hallway. Now, we have a crisp white (Behr – Swiss Coffee) room with a Mandilicious, Vintage Revivals inspired gold sharpie accent wall.  It’s funny but I can totally see my style shift and I finally figured out…

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  • How to Organize Your Shoes

    The last few months, I’ve been trying to spruce up my master bedroom. I needed to some how organize my shoes. So I decided to DIY a bookcase that I could use to organize my shoes. My bedroom has an en suite that has a bathroom, walk in closet and dressing room area. Like any girl, I have too many shoes and needed a function but cute way to organize and display them. I also have a dirty little secret I am a bit of a hoarder. Yes, thats right I may or may not have some clothes from high school over 10 years ago. I have issues but I am working on it. That being said, not only did I need a new space for my pretty shoes I also need more room in my closet. I came up with the idea of a bookcase but I wanted to jazz it up a bit.  I used this white bookcase that I picked up at a thrift store for $5 but You can get these basically anywhere. Wal-Mart, Target, Home…

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  • How to reupholster a sofa

    Today’s project was literally one of the biggest DIYs I have ever taken on. Not because it was incredibly difficult or something but because it was a long process and the payoff was huge! I taught myself how to reupholster a sofa. It is definitely one of the most dramatic transformations that I’ve done. I found this sofa for $40 at a local thrift store. I already knew what I wanted so when I spotted it with an additional 50% off price tag, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and take on a massive reupholstery project.  I’m pretty sure this exact same sofa was in my church building as a kid. Either that or a hotel lobby. I’m also fairly certain that my husband thought I was a lunatic when I sent him to pick it up from the store after I bought it. Don’t worry, I made him see the potential! I got her home and a month later, tore it apart! A sofa is not much different that reupholstering a chair or something.  You basically…

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  • DIY Homework and Art Station

     YAY!!! Its 2014!!! Happy New Year everyone! One of my goals of 2014 is be more organized. I feel like this is my goal every year but this is the year everything will stick…hopefully. I have been working on a few projects around my house to get me started in the right direction. First, was this DIY Homework and Art Station! I wanted to make over this cute corner in my girls playroom that they can keep all their art supplies and also work on their homework or the latest masterpiece!  The playroom has been needing a uplift for sometime now. With some help of my sister and friend, I repainted the whole room white then I added the black stripes. You can learn how to paint perfect horizontal stripes here. How awesome are those cute school desks? I scored those at a local thrift store for only $8 a piece. With the help of some black and kelly green spray paint and of course gold legs these desk were revamped in no time. The girls got the easel for Christmas and…

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  • DIY Coat Closet Makeover

    I have been wanting to do this DIY Coat Closet Makeover in my living room since like… the day we moved in. Coat closets are infamously known for collecting junk. That’s what ours did and it drives me bonkers! NO. ONE. including myself half the time, hangs up their coats when they have to untangle hangers and fiddle for a spot to hang their coat. It’s easier to throw it in the closet and stuff the door shut right? Not anymore! Cue hallelujah chorus! First thing I did was emptied the entire closet. Everything… out! I removed the hangers and the closet bar. Next up, paint! I used a mixture of Behr’s Canton Jade and Tropical dream which is the perfect soft mint green.  Next, I painted all the trim and the shelves a glossy white.  I spray painted 8 hooks a shiny gold and installed them on the existing trim. I moved the table, chair and rug out of the way for the first photo but this is what it looks like in the living room with the door…

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  • Inexpensive Craft Room Shelving

    I’m super excited to give you all a little peek into my basement craft studio today. Today I’m revealing my cheap storage solution for the craft room. It’s totally not done but I’m made a ton of progress from what this dungeon basement used to be. Unfinished basements are usually scary. It’s like no man’s land down there. Like any space, I thought maybe it had potential. One day I thought I was being a genius and I cleaned up the space and put all the 80 gazillion toys in the basement. Let’s just cut to the chase.. it was total mayhem. Always a mess. Always yuck. I didn’t want to be down there, the kids didn’t want to be down there and the toys ended up making their way back upstairs. BOO! Then, I actually had a genius idea and decided to switch the playroom to upstairs and to move my craft room downstairs. I could clean up the space again, right? If you follow us on instagram (@classyclutter) you may remember how excited the boys were on moving…

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  • DIY Tandem Bicycle Wall Art

      Hi friends! Happy October!!!! YAY! I love love love Fall so I’m super excited that October is here. I’m also SUPER excited to share with you my Vintage Revivals inspired DIY Tandem Bicycle Art. It’s so easy, inexpensive, and BAM! it makes a huge impact in the room. I seriously love it and everyone who has seen it in my home has complimented it. My kids LOVE it and that’s why I do what I do! This little tandem bike has made my boys super happy and that makes mommy happy! I was inspired by Vintage Revival’s painted tandem bicycle in Mandi’s entry way. She had an artist friend paint it for her and since I’m far from an artist and don’t have a painter friend, I had to figure this out because let’s be honest, Mandi’s is amazing and I needed it in my life! First, I found an image online that I liked. I found a tandem bike that seats 3 since this is going in my boys’ playroom and I have 3 sons! (Still can’t believe…

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  • Chevron Wall Redo

      I painted my chevron wall about a year ago and I loved it. But I was ready for a change. I have changed this wall three times in the last month. It started like this…  Then I painted it a mint color…   Then I was going to do the stripe with gold glitter…. I used the Silhouette Double Sided Adhesive Paper and I used cheap gold glitter from Walmart and I did not do much when I realized, #1 it would take forever to do #2 the gold glitter was a little too much If the zig zag would have been smaller then I would have done it. It worked perfectly. But this is how it ended up… I am VERY VERY happy with the navy stripe!!! I love it, and I love all the little items add to the dresser, including my lamps that I taped off and painted the bases with gold spray paint. What do you think?! Which one is your favorite…. I really would love to know…

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  • DIY $5 Ombre Ikat Curtains

     Hi friends! Thanks SO MUCH for all the postive feedback from my Reading Nook! You all are the BEST and sure know how to make a girl feel proud of her work! 😉 That being said, I had a ton of requests for the tutorial for the ikat curtains. Today’s the day! It’s so so easy just a little time consuming but oh so worth it!  First, you need curtains. You can purchase some plain window panels but if you want to do this project around $5, do what I did and make two curtain panels using a flat twin sheet from walmart. I measured 5″ strips of some cheap painters tape. Just any tape will work. This is just a guide. I used painter’s tape because it doesn’t leave any residue behind.  Then, we taped off the design. Oh! I say “we” because my friend, Jen, helped me with this projects. Friends make projects 10x more fun and Jen is super talented! Basically, I found an ikat design online that I liked and mimiced the look with tape to…

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  • Pretty little Reading Nook aka My favorite spot in the house

     Hello hello! Thanks for stopping by today, you’re awesome. Today I’m going to share with you one of my absolute faaaaveorite spots in my house. My kid’s call it “Mommy’s chair”. This little sitting area has been deemed “my spot” and let’s be honest, it IS my spot! *winks* “Wait Mallory, haven’t you redone your living room like 500 times?” Why yes. I have. BUT… I have FINALLY gotten myself together and I am in loooove with this room now. It’s soooo close to being done so I’m showing you this little area as a little sneak peek if you will, for the whole room reveal COMING SOON! Eeekk!! I’m beyond excited.  First, let’s talk about this chair (!!!!). I love it. I scooped up this little baby on the a yard sale for $5! Cuh-razy!!! I sprayed the wood with Rustoleum Metallic Gold and upholstered it with a mint fabric I found at Joann’s. If you follow me on instagram, you already saw this little makeover.   I aboslutely love the tufting too. Have you tufted anything before? It’s really…

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  • How to paint over stripes + my hallway makeover

    Today you’re gonna learn how to paint over stripes the right way! YAY! If you simply get out your roller and paint over them, you’re gonna be sorry because you’re still going to be able to see them even if you have great paint coverage! Why? Because when you taped them off and painted them, you created a teeny tiny ledge of paint that when painted over, will stick out like a sore thumb. Believe me. What you’ll want to do is take a sheet of sandpaper or a sanding block and sand down that little ledge so the wall is smooth underneath. If you have textured walls (I don’t in this house) you will sand lightly to remove the ledge but keep most of the texture intact so you don’t have to retexture the wall. Get it? Then, when your wall is perfectly smooth, you’ll wipe down the wall to remove any sanding debris and once it dries, THEN you can take your roller and paint as usual! Easy right? Don’t skip the sanding, you’ll be sorry. It should…

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  • Classic Black Desk Makeover

    I found this adorable desk at a yard sale in the cutest little neighborhood. I loved the lines and simplicity with the detailed legs. I thought it had awesome potential and boy, was I right! I sanded it down, primed it with Kilz Latex. This was the first time I used primer with my HVLP gun and I’m hooked! It worked soooo well and left a smooth beautiful surface to paint! Hooray! Then, I have it a coat of Glidden Onyx Black in Semi Gloss. I cleaned the knobs and pulls and left them original because I really liked the contrast of the brass and black. Very Pottery Barn-esque don’t ya think!? After I sprayed a couple coats, I waxed it with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax. I love that stuff. It leaves the smoothest finish! I put it up for sale but my good friend, Kate snatched it up for her office area in her salon! It looks perfect in there! What do you think!? I really love bright, fun, colorful furniture but there is something special about a classic…

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