Author: Melissa

Today I conquered my duvet cover

Oh heyyyy! Have you missed me? Its been a rough few months, heck year, and my motivation and creativity have been seriously lacking. We are all in the sick house right now and by some miracle my son slept the whole night through last night […]

Guest Bathroom Remodel

Oh, glorious bathroom project – thank God you are done!! We picked the absolute worst time to gut and remodel our guest bathroom: just before summer (that we had jam packed), and right as I became pregnant with our second, which I was super sick […]

Before & After

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Who doesn’t love a good freebie? When I saw this chandelier on my local Buy Nothing group, I instantly saw potential with its cute lace-like detail. I envisioned it in white, and decided to spray paint it.

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I knew I wanted it without the glass covering, so those were recycled. I took off the “candle stick” covers to spray white as well.

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Confession: I am learning that I am not very good at spray painting things. I either spray it too concentrated in one spot causing drips or over spray causing thick spots. This chandelier, being metal, plastic and wood was a challenge. I actually went through two different colors (I thought I wanted it antiquey-off-white and hated it so then had to spray the white over that).

It turned out pretty good, and sometimes being a little bad at something can turn into something good. My over spraying and thickening made a cracked look that made it look more aged! I will call that a win. DIY’ing is hard these days…

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Here is the light that was at the landing before (it used to have a smokey brown glass ball around it) that I absolutely hated.

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And here it is now!

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Struggles, Strength and Survival

Man oh man, this whole stepping into motherhood with two thing, has really been kicking my booty. I am deciding today to come on to my little personal blog and just share my heart with whoever comes to read it. And the sad thing is, […]

Entry way DIY table – Take 2

About two years ago, I found an awesome table at a local Goodwill that I had big dreams for. It was pine colored, and needed some TLC, but I had a vision. I wanted to experiment with fabric, and so after painting the table white, […]