Long weekends are an excuse to work on that project that you have always wanted – right?! So I did just that. I painted my fireplace mantel. It was this yellow 80’s wood that matched NOTHING in my home so I just followed my heart and painted it white. I LOVE the difference that it made. Just by painting that little piece of wood, my whole living room feels much more cleaner and welcoming.
I didn’t take many before pictures but you can see my last living room post here! WOW. So thankful for new (to us/ free from our parents) couches and finally a color pallet that flows. Color is so important and just having so many clashing or just numerous colors can make a clean room feel dirty and an organized room feel messy. When you decorate a room and keep all the colors in a theme, it is much more calm and enjoyable!
See, this is why those ugly green couches, that grandma pink chair, and that yellow wood fireplace mantel needed an upgrade! It is easy to paint over glossy, yellow 80’s wood – all you need is a sander and paint!
WHAT YOU NEED:
– sander or sand paper
– paint of choice
1. Clean off the desired surface.
2. Begin sanding and make sure to cover all surfaces.
3. Whip off the dust with a wet paper towel and make sure the area is free from loose sanding particles.
5. Let dry.
6. Get your sandpaper back out for a little bit of a vintage look (if that is what you are into)
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours and a day of drying. #WORTHIT
IN MY HOME:
Naptime Diaries Canvas
ARE THERE ANY LITTLE HOME PROJECTS THAT YOU ARE PLANNING ON DOING?
Elizabeth Mayberry says
Kendall! Thanks so much 🙂 I love to make nerdy things cute! (like those HP prints)
Kendall Ashley says
Well you do a great job! Love it!