Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mudroom Reveal!

We had lockers installed!  I love that each boy has their individual space and lots of hooks for all their jackets and bags.  They are also doing a good job of putting their shoes in their basket each day.
I LOVE ORGANIZATION- especially when it looks so pretty!!!

All the Hardware and "initial letters" are from Hobby Lobby except the "Boys" hooks 
which I found about a year ago at Rod Works.
Baskets from Target.
Rug from rugsusa.com
The grey color on the cabinetry was a match to AS chalk paint in French Linen.  It's the same color I fell in love with on my painted nightstands - click here to see.

I diy'ed the chalkboard from a thrift-store picture.  I like to leave my boys with an inspirational thought or scripture as they walk out the door each day.  I used Brass metallic spray paint for the frame and then antiqued it with black paint.  The corbel/shelf is from Home Goods and is a great spot to put keys.
Of Course the mudroom will actually look like this (below) on a daily basis,

but it's a Big improvement from BEFORE!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Adding Brass Accents to the Family Room

I recently found this brass bankers floor lamp at Target for just $40.

Next I got out my gold "rub n' buff" and added some detail to this plain white table.

 BEFORE                                                                               AFTER

 Since the "rub n' buff" is so easy and addicting to use I decided to try it out on this cement ball I have had sitting in the window sill since we moved in.  I stopped liking the red and browns on this ball a while ago so I am loving it's new look!  After rubbing the gold over most of the ball I softened up the gold with a little white paint.

Lastly I found this table at Ross for just $30.  I knew it would improve greatly with a coat of spray paint.

First I sprayed the whole thing with primer then a few coats of Brass Metallic spray paint.

Although it looked great it was just a hair to bright so next I rubbed a little white paint over it to soften the whole thing (it worked on the ball so I figured it would work on this too).  Finally I rubbed a little glaze over the whole thing to "age" it a bit.

Love it!