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  • How to paint stripes on a wall

    Striped Accent walls are just SO cute! Today we’re going to show you how to paint stripes on a wall. This striped accent wall tutorial is an easy DIY project that gives you a major impact in any space! Painting Stripes on walls is easy and fun! How to paint stripes on wall This room was already painted with Glidden Pebble Grey. Grey is a hard color to find the perfect shade but I lucked out here! I LOVE the paint color in my living room! Striped Accent Wall Project Materials Painter’s Tape Paint (I used Behr Swiss Coffee for my white and Glidden Pebble Grey for the grey paint colors) Quality paint brush – shop the BEST paint brush here tape measure level pencil How to paint stripes on a wall Step 1: Paint Base Coat When painting stripes on walls, you’re going to first paint the wall a solid color. I did the entire room grey and wanted to add white stripes on one wall as an accent wall. This is the first step to painting stripes on…

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  • HOW TO: paint laminate furniture – the easy way!

    Painting laminate furniture can seem intimidating to even the most experienced DIYer. We will show you how to paint laminate with our easy-to-follow tutorial! Painting furniture is obviously one of my favorite things to do! I love the thrill of the hunt for a great piece, agonizing over what color to paint it, whipping out my spray gun, and picking or painting the perfect hardware. That being said, some furniture is a pain in the you know what to paint. Painting laminate furniture is one of those pain points. Thankfully, we’ve created this easy-to-follow tutorial for painting laminate furniture! If it’s a great piece and suits your needs (and your budget!) it’s worth the little extra work to make it awesome. You with me? Today I’m gonna teach you how to paint laminate furniture, the easy way! Before This book case (Does this even classify as a book case?) is  a perfect example of just that! I found a piece I reeeeeally needed for storage and I had the perfect spot for it in my craft room and hello, it was…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Half Bathroom Flooring Done Cheap and Easy- Our $50 Makeover

    In our Modern Ranch Reno we have three different bathrooms. We have the kids bathroom, we have this half bathroom by the office, and we have the master bathroom. We have spent a good amount of our budget throughout the house and on other projects that have had more priority at this time. But I was tired of looking at my plain bathroom and wanting to change up a few things to make it a little bit more fun and a little bit more my style. For under $50 I was able to make over our half bathroom flooring and it changed everything!! I’m really excited to share all the details with you. Here is a little sneak peek. Before I share more details I wanted to show you what the bathroom looked like when we moved in. This bathroom had a nasty pull chain toilet and green wood paneling. The bathroom vanity was in decent shape but it was an orangey wood color and I didn’t love the fact that you really noticed the white bowl. BEFORE: We removed…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Paint Colors and the Best Decision I Made on my House

    Making decisions can be really hard. I have made some bad decisions and I made some really good ones. One of the very very best decisions was having my walls and ceilings texture smoothed out. It was not a decisions that was made lightly. It is pretty pricey and it makes a HUGE mess. But it was one millions percent worth it!!!!  But before that happened we had to remove the wallpaper. I have a few tips to remove wallpaper and I will share that a bit later. Another really big decisions is paint colors. Paint colors is really really hard. I got some of my samples of my favorite paint colors from my last house and they just did not work in the new house, I also looked up some of my favorite bloggers favorite paint colors and because lighting is way different and everyones house is so different paint colors look different in everyone house and everyones space. This is way paint colors can be so tricky. I really loved what colors we ended up with but first…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: DIY Wood Accent Wall

    For my master bedroom I wanted to do an epic DIY Wood Accent Wall. I went back and forth with a few different designs. A few things I did know was, I did not want the wall to just have straight wood pieces and I knew that I wanted to add in some kind of round element. I was not really sure what I would use for that but I knew I wanted something round. This DIY Wood Accent Wall is easier then it looks. This is how my room started. I got this amazing gold brass bed from Overstock, you can find it HERE. The nightstands are from Ave Home they are the Small Harper Campaign Dresser. Now to create the epic DIY Wood Accent Wall here are the materials that you are going to need, Materials: Half Round Trim 4 inch wood rounds (I found these wood rounds at Hobby Lobby) 5 inch wood rounds (I found these wood rounds at Hobby Lobby) Nail Gun (We are both obsessed with the Roybi Air Stike) Brad Nails   I cut…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno : Master Bedroom-How to Paint a Wooden Accent Wall with BEHR®’s Wanderlust Paint

    I am really excited to reveal my master bedroom to all of you. With 2017 just starting and the holidays over I am finally ready to tackle some projects around the new house and my master bedroom was first on the list. For me it is important to have my bedroom done first because I need a place to retreat to when things are crazy with a remodel. I bought my bed a few months ago after I sold my old white bed and my new gold brass bed was a big statement piece. I loved my bed from the moment I found it but I struggled with the rest of the room until I found the perfect paint color for an accent wall, it is called Wanderlust by BEHR®. I loved it because has a lot of depth and it’s such a rich color. Wanderlust  is part of the BEHR 2017 Color Trends collection.  There are so many awesome colors in the 2017 collection so be sure to go and check them out. We have always loved color in our homes and we…

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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 Kids Homework Station

    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 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 it is from Ikea for only $10. While I…

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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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