Saturday, September 12, 2009

simple changes

Do you ever get a mood where you feel like you need some freshing up but don't want to spend a lot of money in the process? I kind of had one of those days this past week and I found myself holding a brand new can of spray paint (it's amazing how spray paint can revolutionize one's life!). After my last chalkboard re-do (see that post here) I found myself thinking RED for the accent color in my kitchen/living room. I found these gorgeous toile curtains that I just fell in LOVE with but the red was slightly deeper than the apple red color I had painted. Easy peasy to change and not much money either!

I chose a more fitting red to match the curtains/pillows I am in the process of saving for (everyone's gotta have a goal!!) and this can fell into my hand!
Colonial Red=LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I decided to repaint the chalkboard frame as well as two picture frames in my living room. Here are what the frames looked like previously.
I got these frames for $1 at Joann Fabrics and I loved the detailing on them but the silver just wasn't working for me anymore. After two coats of paint, I had brand new frames that my husband didn't even recongnize! (I got the where did you by these look!! haha)
I love the new look it adds!! I love the little punch of color against my white end tables and it feels like I got something brand new! Now, I just need to get new pictures in these frames! I am constantly taking new ones but I am horrible about printing them (anyone with me on that?!)

Oh, and here is the new look of the kitchen chalkboard!
I've said it before and I am sure I will say it again, it's amazing what a little can of $4 spray paint will do!!

Hope you enjoyed my latest fixer uppers!! :) Have a great weekend!!

Lots of love from me to you!!
Kimmy

7 comments:

Maine-ly Me said...

Red is one of my favorite colors, and I love how those frames turned out! And I AM with you on getting pictures printed out. I've got lots of great shots, but they have stockpiled on my camera and computer! :-)

Ashley's Thrifty Living said...

Love the red! I think it's time to change the "I'm afraid of red" attitude in my house. They look fabulous!

Robin-Monique said...

I love all your little house improvements its really been making me want to do little changes around the house!!! oh and I AM getting very very excited for my little man to come!!!

Nori said...

Thanks for the shout out re: football on my blog! That's so fun that we share 4 commonalities: God, blogging, DIYing, and FOOTBALL!!!

My team is playing now so I have to scoot! ;)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I had to stop by your blog when I saw the comment you made about your distaste for roosters on another blog. They are hideous, right?

I love your red chalkboard. Isn't it amazing what you can do in a matter of minutes with a can of spray paint?!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

great chalkboard! the red is FAB-U-LOUS! I recently made my first chalkboard (i know, I'm SO behind the times!)

Room to Inspire said...

The kitchen chalkboard looks great - I love the red!

Chelsea

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