Small Changes Can Make a Big Impact

Paint is truly such a simple upgrade that can truly make a big impact to whatever your painting. Whether you paint a wall, a room, kitchen cabinets, a dresser, or even a basket. When I first moved into this house, one of the first things that I painted was the face of my fireplace.

Sorry for the not-so-great photo. This picture was taken 5 years ago with my phone. Here is what I wanted to cover up. A really BRASS fireplace front.

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Here we are today

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There are a few places, where the paint has chipped a little. But for the most part, it still looks great. Painting the face of this fireplace, was really easy and made a really big impact for changing the whole look for this fireplace.  Since this is a high-heat area that I was painting. I did buy a special spray paint that was made to with-stand high temperatures. I used this spray paint that I grabbed at my local Lowes.

Change the look of a basket with some paint

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If you are one of my reader’s, you have probably seen this basket before. It has been shifted around my home several times. Since the kitchen renovation and face-lift happened, I needed to find it a new spot. I like the basket’s size and shape, however, I have never been a fan of its color. This basket actually came in a bundle purchase. I purchased several wall hanging baskets from Etsy, for a really good price.

With this baskets new location—– It’s faded colors really stood out. I have a lot more black accents going on in this area, so I decided to take some black spray paint to change its look.

I took some painter’s tape and made an outline and pattern that I liked.

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I spray painted it with only one coat. I hung it back in the same spot, and it looks like a totally new/different basket.

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The Kids Room

In the kids room. I recently added some wall-hanging flowers. I loved the look, but it was  still lacking “something”. Making a simple change with adding a few more touches of greenery, really changed things, and gave me the look I was going for.

Before:

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After:

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Change things around on your walls.

We recently painted an entire wall in our kitchen with chalkboard paint. We used this paint. I also found new spots for two of my boxwood wreaths.

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After:

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The dresser, that I recently painted in this post, I really hated for a very long time. Ever since I painted it and changed its hardware, it really feels brand new, even though it’s the same-old dresser. My whole purpose for this post, is to let you know, that it is “OK” to give that dresser a fresh coat of paint, and it is OK to move things around to give your space/items new purpose. Making small changes throughout your home can make big impacts and it will help make your space feel “like-new” and can give your space that “fresh” feeling all over again.

xoxo

Denise

 

 

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