Showing posts with label painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label painting. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Colored Wall and Animal Plates in Our Kitchen

Hi everyone, my brother and sister-in-law loved hearing all your sweet comments about their new "old" place (click HERE if you missed it).

Today I have another post for you about a change that I made to our house before I left for Germany.

I have been wanting to change the silver color of the back kitchen wall for a while now. Not because I couldn't stand it anymore but because the wall was damaged after years of use and the Ralph Lauren metallics (which I loved by the way) aren't being sold at Home Depot anymore.

Remember this wall with my plates?



So when I was approached by Valspar to see if I wanted to try out their new Valspar Reserve paint, I jumped on it.

I decided to try 5008-7A Mint Whisper and squeezed in a painting project right after I got back from the beach and a day before I left for Haven.



My hubby told me I was nuts but I got it all done and I have to say that the paint made it very easy to cover the dark silver since it is one-coat paint and primer. I'm always glad when I don't need to prime something.

And the fact that it is dirt and mildew resistant makes it perfect for our kitchen.

You can see the paint's coverage in the next photos:


One coat already covered really well:


And after two I was done! 




Do you guys spy all the new West Elm plates that I added to the wall and mentioned in the headline?








I have a ton of mint right now which I love BUT I might change my mind by Christmas ;) You guys know me, right? Let's see!

Friday I have another pet post coming up and Monday I have another Germany post with a ton of photos. So stop back!


Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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Monday, June 16, 2014

DIY Marble Paper Watercolor Curtain Tutorial

Today I want to finally share the tutorial for our new DIYed curtains that I showed you last Wednesday (click HERE to see)



Remember, they are inspired by this Jonathan Adler box which is currently on my little secretary desk.




A major plus was that I happened to have everything I needed for the project. I didn't need to buy a single thing. Hoarding pays off sometimes folks, I tell ya.

This is what I had on hand:
• Valspar paint samples in just the right colors
(most of them were $1 oops paint samples from 2012)
• fabric paint pens
• fabric medium
• Ikea Merete curtains



I used a little bit of paint and the equal amount of fabric medium and then watered everything down immensely. Yes, really really watered down as you can see in the little buckets.


Then I tried it all out on a piece of scrap fabric.



After that I taped a piece of plastic to the floor in the driveway and placed my prewashed (very important) panels on top.

Then I went to town by loosely painting in hints of colored veins as you can see in this little gif:


I know they are barely visible in the bright sun light. And it was windy that day too. That's why the tarp is moving like that.

And unfortunately I couldn't finish all the painting in my driveway because a thunderstorm ruined that for me. Bummer, but I think you get the idea, right?

I had to go inside and finish the rest on my dining room table. 

After I painted all the different colors in, I went over it with a black fabric pen and a tiny bit of red here and there. You can barely see the red in the photos.


Embrace imperfections! That's key for this project.


After that I heat set them by ironing them.



And here you can see them in our bedroom again:







For more photos of the bedroom click HERE!


And I'm still thinking about taking some photos of them in the dining room.

{update, you can see them in my dining room HERE}


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One more thing for today. While I was in Indianapolis last week, which you might have noticed if you are following me on Instagram, I received the great honor of begin included in domino magazines round up of The 17 Best DIY Blogs.
I have been a huge fan of domino for a long long time and I'm pinching myself that they included me in this incredible group of bloggers. Check out who else is on that list!!!!! Vintage Revivals, Young House Love, Centsational Girl…!!!!!!!! And lots of other amazing blogs!



I'm so so thrilled about this. I didn't have my computer with me in Indianapolis so I couldn't include it into my prescheduled posts and had to wait to share this with you until this week.


Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My New Waterpaint Curtains

I finally have another DIY project to share with you my friends. I'm sure you were getting kind of sick of all the cat talk, right? Or not?

Anyways, I've had white curtains for the longest time in our bedroom and thought I'd switch it up a bit.


I've also been wanting to include some watercolors in our home somewhere. I actually wanted one of the oh-so-popular floral watercolor patterns somewhere but when I passed this Jonathan Adler box on my desk the other day, I changed my mind.


I thought about the possibility to paint a more simple watercolored version on fabric instead. 

Today I'm only sharing photos and next Monday {update: click HERE to see the tutorial) I will share the tutorial.














Jonathan Adler DIY painted curtains



I'm not sure about keeping them in my bedroom because they do look great in our dining room as well. 
Lets see. {update, you can see them in my dining room HERE}
But what I do know is that they are unique. I haven't seen curtains like that anywhere yet and they make me happy ;)

Oh and did you notice the mirrors, my Craigslist mirrors? No? Yes? I changed them from turquoise to black.

Come back next Monday {update: click HERE to see the tutorial) to see how I was able to achieve this look!

Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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