My love of DIY is sometimes madness! We have an empty nest this year. We planned a vacation in December because it sounded good at the time to get away while it's cold and snowy here and escape to somewhere warm and toasty. However, it's a busy time of year. I'm in a bit of a holiday panic. Since we have so much going on, I thought I'd only put up our smaller pre-lit tree in the living room instead of our monster not pre-lit. I rearranged furniture, vacuumed all over, set up and fluffed the little tree. I didn't realize it was so little - it looked lost. Sad, really. I don't think I even needed to rearrange furniture. It just wasn't going to work. I had to bring up the monster.
So...time to move the little tree to our little sitting room. Only the walls were dingy. A DIY girl cannot decorate and just add Christmas to a blah sitting room! Of course not! So, 4 days before our trip (I hadn't even packed yet)...I decided to freshen up the walls in our sitting room so that the tree would be happy there.
Sitting room before: I loved the color...it was just scuffed up and scratched and even dirty.
(prepping the room to paint)
Armed with Dutch Boy's Refresh paint and my Purdy paintbrush...I had this room repainted in no time flat! One coat. No taping.
You can see the difference here in progress. New wet paint...
Pretty new color is Dutch Boy's Ypsilanti Skies (yes, I had to go look that up to spell it right only to discover that spell check already knew)....
Now it's a lot fresher and brighter. I love the light blue/gray with the cherry furniture and green from the Christmas tree.
I even made a sign for our coat closet...
More after pictures:
DIY Ornament Wreath tutorial by Mommy is Coo Coo
Mine is a gift. Thanks, Amanda!
I'll be sharing a tutorial for the DIY curtain rod and DIY script dropcloth curtains and more coming soon! :)
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