Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Secretary Desk Makeover

Happy New Years Eve! 

For today's post, I want to share a secretary's desk that I nabbed for a steal of a deal.  Here is the before.
My vision was navy with white and gold accents, but before I could even crack open the paint can, my friend fell in love, so we changed course just a bit. :)  Wanting to compliment her hutch I had done a year ago, she chose white with grey accents. 
And here is how it turned out!
It doesn't even look like the same piece, right?!  And it will compliment her hutch perfectly!  I have been wanting to tackle a secretary's desk for so long and I had so much fun with this transformation, I can't wait to do it again!! :)

Here is one last look at the before and after.
On January 3rd of this year, I published my first post and want to thank all of you for joining me on my creative journey!  I look forward to another year together!!  Have a safe and happy New Years!!
-Ashley

Friday, December 12, 2014

Laundry Room Reveal

You might be wondering what possessed me to update my laundry room - after all, it is just a laundry room, right?  Here is your answer. 
Does this blank wall bug anyone else as much as it bugged me?!!  I always thought about updating our shelving, which would help eat up that empty space, but unfortunately, it wasn't in the budget.  Time to get creative!
What do you think?


It all started with some simple scrapbook paper.  I cut the 12x12 pages into strips and simply taped it to the wall.  I used blue painters tape, hoping that it will be least likely to remove any paint from the wall when I'm ready to move on and try something else.  And because I wanted to make it look seamless, I added colorful clothespins to each of the page breaks.  Hudson LOVES doing laundry, so I casually snapped a few (or fourty) photos of him in action.  LOVE!!

Here is the rest of the tour.  Remember this sign?  I'm still loving it so it got to stay. :)
And I found this piece at the Goodwill for $8.  It's perfect for keeping all those little things (like stain sticks, dryer sheets, etc) organized.
Opposite the washer and dryer were two paintings my husband and I did at one of those "paint and sip" classes, but they just weren't cutting it. 
Instead, I added two shelves and three hooks.  The hooks act as my new drying rack.  Never again will I need to unfold that humongous thing!  Talk about a space saver solution! 
And of course, who doesn't love some cushion under your feet when doing load after load.  Thank you Target!
There you have it.  Laundry just got a little bit more fun. :)

-Ashley