This weekend, I'm trying to finish up a few more projects before Courtney graduates Saturday, May 18th and comes home. I have a few sewing projects left which I'll share with you this week too.
Here's the corner I worked on yesterday. We had everything, just tweaked them with spray paint. (as a side note, the gray on the walls is all the same throughout the whole room...it just looks like 2 colors with the sunlight)
This is the before picture I found from Christmas 2011 of the pink paint. Great color when she was in middle school through high school, but the gray is much better for a 22 year old. Lol
I have a few painting ideas and one quick craft project for the cork board...so pop in for a visit.
The room is painted gray and the quilt on her bed is the same gray, so she wanted pops of color with yellow.
The lamp was an old one we had in the basement...quick spray paint with a sunny bright yellow.
When we change rooms around with color, I always save little decorating items. These flowers were from another room. The were long stemmed, but I bent them to fit this space.
The silver vases are old. They are flat backed to hang on the wall. I though she could keep pens, pencils or even some jewelry in them.
I had to show this little elephant. Courtland, Courtney's boyfriend, bought this for her. She loves elephants. The long trunk holds her rings when she takes them off...so cute!!
The spiral thingy in the back is from a thrift store. It will hold her pictures or important notes.
Both my daughters love thrifting like their mom. On one shopping trip, Courtney bought this Williams Sonoma can. Being a graphic design major, she loved the color, font and vintage look of the can. Little did she know the yellow would fit right in.
We had all the "C's", but the only one that was silver was the bottom one. Spray paint to the rescue.
This "C" is the brown cardboard (paper mache) kind you can buy for a few dollars at the craft store. I originally painted red with craft paint years ago, but this time I used a metallic spray paint by Valspar.
I love how the over spray and the old nicks and chips in the cardboard make it look like real vintage metal.
This cork board has been in her room since middle school. It is one of the regular old brown cork boards that you can buy anywhere.
I spray painted this silver years ago and she's used it every where. I just took it out of my car after I picked up a car load of her things from her dorm.
I needed to perk it up though...these are new thumb tacks I made to match her room.
Just take the silk flower off the stem and hot glue them on the front of the tack.
Perfect little pop of yellow!!
Adds dimension to the board too.
I sent a picture of this corner to her at school and she LOVED it!!
The letter "C's" and because I love the color so much, I might paint the cork board again with a quick coat.
I hope you can find a few things in your house that you can transform with a little spray paint. Well worth the $3-$4 a can.
EDIT....forgot to talk about the paint color on the walls (Thanks Becky for letting me know!!)
Here is a picture of the wall paint can.
Benjamin Moore Latex Eggshell finish. Paint name "Hearthstone".
I had them tinted the primer with this too to cover the hot pink!!
This is the actual label.