Thursday, August 18, 2011

Coffee Filter Decor

Ok, so I'm sure you are reading the title of this post and wondering what in world I'm talking about.  Believe me when I first read about coffee filter decor my initial reaction was "no chance in hell I would decorate with coffee filters".  I mean come on, coffee filters are meant to filter my coffee not be hung up in my house.  Well I thought that until I saw the many different things that you can do with the filters.  I was most inspired by Emily at Jones Design Company.  She's one of the many blogs that I follow on a weekly (and sometimes daily) basis.  Feel free to check out her tutorial/finally product and the rest of her wonderful blog at http://www.jonesdesigncompany.com/.  Search for "coffee filter foof". 

After falling in love with the project, I looked around the house to see what I had that I could cover in filters.  I found a round 4" styrofoam ball and decided that I would cover it with white filters instead of the brown filters.  So I pulled out the filters, my hot glue gun and the ball and got to work. 

This is a fun and easy project that you can work on while watching tv or chatting on the phone with your friends.  Once I was finished I cut some string and hung it up in the corner of my dining room...



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bedroom Furniture Makeover

For months I've been wanting to tackle my bedroom furniture.  A few years back my parents purchased the bedroom set that I wanted from Pier 1.  I love the furniture, but not so much the color, or shall I say lack there of color.  The furniture was/is pine and it had a light finish on it.  Here see for yourself...

















I love the style but it needed some serious help.  Plus with gray walls and my gray and white bedding, the pine color stuck out like a sore thumb.  I knew that I wanted to go with a white color, I just couldn't decide on the shade of white.  Originally I wanted to go with an antique white but against the bedding the antique white looked more like a yellow-white instead of what I was looking for.  Then I decided that I would go with a gray white.  So after many many many trips to the Behr website and many trips to Home Depot, I finally found the perfect color and it's almost the exact color of the white in my bedding.  Love it.

As you know I am in love with Behr's Ultra Primer & Paint in one!!!!  I don't think I will every use anything else.  Plus with the advice of the many blogs that I follow, everyone suggested that when painting wood, that Behr Ultra paint has the best results.  By trail and error many of these blogs have found that after 6 months they have had to repaint their pieces, because the paint that they used started to bubble and peel.

Here we go the first finished piece "The Night Stand"