Making Over My Little Corner | My First Attempt At Remodeling

8.01.2014

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I've never tried my hand at painting or decorating any space, besides painting my room as a teenager, gosh was that a mess. That is, up until now that we've moved. I've gotten quite into Home Depot. I peruse the aisles looking for things that might have a potential use in our current space. I guess I caught the DIY-bug from watching too many shows on the DIY network. So being that I wanted to do a light makeover in a little corner, the first on my list was paint. I went with white, the walls were previously a warm yellow beige. The type of white that I asked for at Home Depot was a white that was bright, cool, and low VOC. I was referred to Behr's paints and shown several different shades. I ended up choosing Ultra Pure White in an eggshell enamel. I purchased a small can to give it a test run and ended up liking it and went back for more paint, this time coming across Behr's low odor and Zero VOC line in the same color. Sold! I wish I saw that in the first place. We were pretty pleased with how easy it was on our noses and we were able to sleep in the room that night without being bothered by lingering chemical odors.

Next came the windows. I removed black bulky curtain rods that held thick sun blocking curtains and patched up the holes that the curtain rods left. Instead of curtains I went with a simple frosted white window film, which we also found at Home Depot. I chose to go with window film because it left the window area clear of curtain fabric and the window ledge free for me to display things. But most importantly, it would filter the strong sunlight in the afternoons and provide a nice, soft natural light for taking photos. 

As it was our first time applying window film, there were several gaps from cutting the film a millimeter or so too short (which really bothers me), but I figured out a solution! One that as a crafter, made a lot of sense: washi tape! The strips of washi tape are serving a purpose in my photos above: hiding our boo-boos! Now to figure out what other colors to use on the other windows. I think I need more tape!! My favorites are MT, Kamoi, and lately the bright colors of Scotch brand washi tapes.

Btw, my little corner is ultimately going to be a little craft and workspace for me. I'm brimming with ideas!! 


Painting in progress

Painting in progress 2
The first small can of paint for a test run.


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10 comments :

  1. Washi tape to the rescue! That stuff is great.

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    1. High-five Cindy! I'm glad you know what I'm talking about :) Washi tape is great!

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  2. This looks so great and your collection of washis is super cute. :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah, so glad you like it :D I'm on the lookout for more washi tapes. I can never have enough ;) xo

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  3. It is looking good,Merissa :)

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    1. Thank you so much ;) I took a little break but will be back to it soon. xo

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  4. So exciting! I can't wait to see it when it's done!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. Hello Lauren! I hope to post more about it when my project is complete. I appreciate it! x

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  5. I love all the wonderful crafts on your blog! Especially those involving stationery (I have an unhealthy obsession with cards and whatnot). I nominated you for the Liebster Award :) The info for it is on my blog
    http://simplysarahelizabeth4.blogspot.com/
    Sarah xx

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    1. Hi there Sarah, wow thank you kindly! And I'm glad to know you enjoy my crafting here ;) xo

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