Something about spring makes me want to clean up, organize and make things over. I think it's more than the arrival of warm weather that's pushing me to change up our space.
We recently celebrated the three year anniversary of moving into our home. I was 22 and fresh out of college when we bought our house. In the past three years my design tastes have grown and evolved. I've spent a lot of time pouring over design magazines, watching home improvement shows and visiting design blogs. I've even been lucky enough to work a little bit in the interior design industry.
All this to say, I've been feeling like a lot of our home doesn't really reflect us.
We are on a super tight budget (I'm talking pennies, people) so I'm challenging myself to use what we already own combined with a little creativity and elbow grease. I'm hoping that a few mini budget makeovers throughout the house will freshen things up and make our space look more like us.
For our first mini makeover, I took on our record stand. It certainly had potential, but felt kind of dark and cluttered. While scouring the Internet for inspiration, I came across this beauty and felt inspired.
I'm not afraid of color, so I headed out for some vibrant orangey coral paint (Sassy Peach by Valspar, to be exact) and got to work. The end result:
I'm super happy with the way it turned out! If you'd like to make over your own wood furniture follow these steps:
1.) Bring the piece outside or into a well ventilated area.
2.) Lightly sand all over and then wipe down with a clean damp rag.
(make sure your surface is completely clean of dust before proceeding)
3.) Prime. Some people skip this step, but I think it makes all the difference. I used spray primer.
4.) Paint. I brushed the paint on, but you can roll or spray paint.
5.) To create the dip dyed effect on the legs I waited for the peach paint to dry and then used blue painter's tape to tape around each leg, I applied 3 coats of metallic acrylic paint below the tape on each leg and on the X base.
6.) Peel off the tape and use a small brush to touch up any smudges or mistakes.
I'm hoping to keep this momentum going throughout our house. I'll be sure to share any future projects!
Do you have a place in your home that you've been dying to make over?