December 28, 2014

DIY Chalk Painted Dresser...A Review

I can't believe it's been three years since I painted my first dresser, using DIY Chalk Paint.  Three years and not only do we still have this dresser, it is one of the most used pieces in our home.  See back then, I had no idea how much I would love taking something ugly, and unloved, and turning it into something beautiful for our home.  At the time, we just needed a dresser for our bedroom and didn't have a lot to invest in it.

Chalk Painted Dresser

And today I still use the same DIY Chalk Paint method on most everything I paint.  It's proven to be a great paint medium (and a ton cheaper than store bought chalk paint).  It has never failed.

OK, so here is a the original BEFORE....

Not bad.....if you like that sort of thing.  It wasn't MY sort of thing.  But the details are so beautiful.  To be honest, I haven't come across a dresser like this since.  Not for the price anyways.

Like I said, we needed something extra for our bedroom. When my husband and I were first dating and moved in together, we needed more storage. We have since purchased our own home but we still have this dresser.  

Here is the AFTER in our old apartment (bad lighting and decor.)...

DIY Chalk Painted Dresser After

And the AFTER AFTER in our own home, three years later.  No touch-ups have been done and it still looks great  :)  Maybe better.

DIY Chalk Painted Dresser

 Stay tuned for another reveal on our master bedroom makeover.....on a budget of course!

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December 22, 2014

DIY Book Page Ornaments

Happy Monday friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Just a couple more days and Christmas will be here!  Are you excited like me?  This year, I have this week off of work so I am trying to get a ton of things done around the house.  BUT I wanted to share a DIY christmas project before Christmas is over!

DIY Book Page Ornaments

I'm in love with ANYTHING that is crafted from book pages.  If you come to my house, you will see that in almost any room you are in.  Why would I not incorporate it into Christmas as well?

DIY Book Page Ornaments

One year we didn't have an actual star for our tree, and I made a topper out of book pages....but....I broke down and bought a real star.  It just isn't the same without one.

Christmas Tree DIY Ornaments

And there you have it! DIY Book Page Ornaments :)  
I hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas!