Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I'm Seeing Spots

 I've been seeing dalmatian spots on wallpaper, fabric, and prints, 
and I can't get enough of it.  

Soooo...I did a little rainy day project.

I used Martha Stewart's GOLD LIQUID GILDING 
to brighten up an old bamboo frame.

I put on The Mindy Project, and got to work with my Sharpie.

I used a 22x30 sheet of Strathmore 140 lb. watercolor paper from Michaels.

I think it'll look really cool against the black walls in my bedroom but it'll sit on the shelf for right now.

Fun, and almost free, art. 

The paper was $3.50 for a single sheet
and the frame was 2 bucks at G.W.  


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Biglin Boys' Room Gets New Look

The boys had some water damage on the ceiling,
and that yellow and green paint had to go. 

Here's the before.

This wall had 'frames' wallpaper from The Land of Nod.

The boys loved drawing on the wallpaper 
but after 5 years, the novelty wore off.

The Christmas tree is one of my favorites.

Portrait of me 
by Miles

We sprayed the paper with equal parts vinegar and hot water. 
 After a few minutes, it peeled off easily. 

It took a couple hours to clear the bottom half.
Use a wet sponge to get off any little leftover bits.

I was afraid that the water/vinegar mixture would drip down to the 
Martha Stewart alphabet cards.  

Installing cork over the wallpaper was an option but
 it'd be difficult to clean and might look shabby after a while.

So this is my solution: 

I can't stand  tape on the walls.  
Magnets on sheet metal is a better way for the boys to hang their art and posters.

A sheet of 3X4 cost us $18 from Home Depot.  We used 4 sheets.

I freshened up the trim with Benjamin Moore's Linen White 
in Aquaglo (semi-gloss).

The charcoal grey on the bottom is a custom color.
The one I chose was too light, so they darkened it for me.

The top color is Grey Owl from Benjamin Moore, and it's perfect.

The sheet metal still needs to be trimmed out in quarter round, but it looks awesome!  
And it's functional and easy to clean.

The bottom half of this wall is painted with chalkboard paint.
The cool chair is from Kevin's grandparent's basement.



Whale made from pallets, courtesy of Judy Biglin 
(my mother-in-law) 

I made the dinosaur collage.
Kevin made the robot.

The Rugby Canvas Storage Totes are from Pottery Barn Kids.

The dressers are HEMNES from Ikea.

The wooden stool is from Target's new line, Threshold.

The rug is from Joss&Main and really ties the room together.

Owen and Miles came home from a week long camping trip to see their 'new' room.  
They love it!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Freshen Up Doors With Black Paint

If I don't paint it gold, I paint it black.
Tricorn Black from Sherwin Williams is my favorite.


I let paint get on the glass.  
Scraping it off is easier than taping.

I line my paint tray with foil so I don't have to clean it.

Remember that old mirror from the garage?
I moved it to this corner to brighten up the space.

The glass is scraped and my little project is complete.

Georgia approves. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A little TLC for an old dresser

Found this beauty at a thrift store.  Solid wood, dovetail joints, and I only paid $75 for it.  

I painted it white and changed out the knobs.  

....fast forward 8 years.
It needed a little TLC.

(Kevin thought it would be funny to paint one of the knobs gold and I never got around to switching it.)
Two knobs were missing...it was looking pretty rough.

I sanded all the drawers and the shell of the dresser.

Then painted it this beautiful putty-grey color.

Added some oval brass knobs...

and voila!
The color is perfect against our black bedroom walls.
I love it :)