Posts Tagged ‘chalk paint’

Bungalow No Prep Paint

Bungalow No Prep Paint

Bungalow No Prep Paint

Put some color into your life!

Happy Sunday – tonight let’s talk paint – Bungalow No Prep Paint that is ;-).  You watched last week as I showed you on a couple pieces of furniture just how delicious Bungalow No Prep Paint was as it helped us complete a couple pieces.

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The company was founded by furniture guru Sarah Howse.  She loved painting furniture but hated the cost of the paint.  Sarah wanting to keep turning old things into fabulous pieces of art, so she decide to develop her own paint, hence Bungalow No Prep Paint – No Prep, because no body has time for that! 😉

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Beautiful Color Selection

Bungalow No Prep Paint comes in 33 custom colors and is currently available in 3 states, but they can ship if you state is not one of the lucky ones to have a retailer.  These beautiful jars of vibrant color help furniture tell a story through it’s owners own vibrant choices.  Just look at the fab creations we put together!

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Fun Color Chart

The Savannah color on this lovely piece went on lush, did not leave streaks and covered in one coat right over bright yellow!

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Savannah

The Key Lime mixed great with a bright silver strip bringing this little beauty straight back from the pile I pulled it from.  Can you ask for more?  Look at it gleam!!

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Key Lime Green

Want to choose a color that fits your personality?  Check out the color page and pick away – you will want to try them all – I know I do 🙂 .  Want to talk to Sarah about being a retailer in your state?

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Color choices

You can contact Sarah by click here – You will want to get in on the ground floor of this awesome paint.  Trust me when I tell you – the coverage is fab so if you are a retail store – don’t miss out – this company will grow fast!

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Order some today – you will fall in love just like we did at Hello I Live Here.  Happy Sunday everyone!!! – See you next week as we bring you a great Black & Decker Give away!!!

~Linda

 

 

 

 

Mirror Frame Makeover

Mirror Frame Makeover

Mirror Frame Makeover

Happy frozen Tuesday everyone.  Today’s post is about a mirror frame makeover.  On my travels to my favorite haunts, you know the ones, ;-), I found this awesome JCPenny Decorator Mirror.  The tag on the back read $120 new.  I paid $25 for the whole mirror.  It was a dark walnut brown and in pristine condition – I love it when no repair work is involved, it almost makes me giddy!

Mirror Frame Makeover

I have been looking for the perfect piece to go over the sofa to provide us some extra light.  In this Villa we only have the one bay of windows which provide all the light for these three connected rooms.  Wanting to accentuate the sun-light in the day, I felt a mirror would do the trick. So, I took this little find, used my Annie Sloan Old Orchre chalk paint, Duck Egg Blue, and a combo of clear and dark brown wax and brought some new life to this old piece (PS – I purchase my AS paints at Wood Icing in Chesterfield mall).

Mirror Frame Makeover

I started by cleaning the frame of dirt to start our mirror frame makeover. Then I simple painted two coats of the AS Old Ochre chalk paint, followed by a highlight of Duck Egg Blue on the raised flower pattern on each corner, and a trimming of Duck Egg Blue around the center of the frame.  After letting dry, I placed a coat of clear wax all over the mirror frame, let set a couple hours and followed with the dark wax over the duck egg blue, followed by heavy streaks of brown over the Old Ochre almost completing our mirror frame makeover.

Mirror Frame Makeover

I buffed the piece with another coat of clear wax giving me this awesome new mirror for a $25.00 investment.  I love the way it looks against the dark grey walls in the villa versus the old brown bomb it was.  Hope you enjoyed the mirror frame makeover.

Mirror Frame Makeover

For a cheap price and a little elbow grease look what you can have!  For now I sat it on the back of the couch to get a feel for the mirror.  I hope to get it onto the wall tomorrow and add a couple of sconce lights on each side.  Now to find those at a great price 😉

Mirror Frame Makeover

Tomorrow I hope to have more on the special kitchen storage we are in the middle of building with the help of our friends at D. Lawless Hardware.  We had a parts delay due to an awful ice storm so once Mother Nature let’s those parts through I will be back to the big finish and reveal for you!!!  You know what they say – you can’t rush Mother Nature 😉   Until next post – Thanks for stopping by Hello I Live Here for our mirror frame makeover post.

Linda 🙂

DIY Chair Bench

DIY Chair Bench

DIY Chair Bench from Hello I Live Here

Hi everyone!  Hope you’re all doing great and keeping warm today! Sorry I had no post yesterday, but I was working on some Old chairs that became a beautiful DIY Chair Bench for our dining room.  I know, I know, I just ordered new chairs and your right.  If you remember not too long ago, I built a three pedestal table (since sold to a friend who just had to have it), but the awful thing, every chair I just ordered all fell apart and they were only 3 months old! 🙁  No worries, the company made it right by refunding my money, so all is happy with the world.

However, it left me with no chairs, and I could not toss the old ones until the new ones arrived.  Then, we received the notice our new chairs were not coming, back ordered until June of 2014.  With Christmas coming and a Villa full of guests, I took matters into my own hands and comb one of my thrift store haunts, I decided to look for thick ladder back chairs for the perfect DIY Chair Bench, which guess what – I found on the first stop – Insert happy dance here!

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Once in the door it was like the light shining – there they were, six lovely all wood ladder back chairs staring right at me as I entered the door.  The construction was just what I wanted, and let’s face it for $40, and my time, I knew they would work 🙂   When I returned home with my great deal, Hello I Live Here got to work and made a new DIY chair bench first.

DIY Chair Bench

There were two tall back chairs for the head of the table.  It was my decision right then and there, to turn them into our DIY chair bench seating to fit the back of the table.  Here’s how we did it:

First, I removed the old bottoms and stored them away, and washed down the chairs to remove the sticky debris.

DIY Chair Bench

Then, I sat the two chairs side by side, and added 4 pilot holes with our Ridgid driver from The Home Depot to join the chairs with 3 inch wood screws purchased at Home Depot.

DIY Chair Bench

Next, I added the broken pieces to the bottom and sides of the chair (I only need 4 chairs around the table so the broken chair was used for parts.  I added these piece using Titebond glue and my Ryobi nail gun, both from The Home Depot.  What I did not use went to my scrap wood pile for later use).

DIY Chair Bench

After that, I added some beautiful molding purchased from Lowe’s to cover the joined lines in the wood, and carried the molding to each side of the chair, the front, and the bottom.

DIY Chair Bench

Using Elmer’s wood filler, I repaired all the cracks, then sanded it down with my Ryobi sander.

DIY Chair Bench

To complete the chair, I did an Annie Sloan Old Ochre chalk paint and brown wax mixture.  Once dry, I sealed the stain with Minwax quick dry polyurethane, and let dry.

DIY Chair Bench

While drying I recovered the chair bottoms.  Joining the bottoms together with two braces, and screws on each side between the seat cushions helped to keep them together.  Then I upholstered the bench with some great fabrics on sale at Hancock Fabrics, and reattached to the bench seat.

DIY Chair Bench

Flipping over the bench, and placing it into its new home why it waits for the three other chairs and new table to be finished.

DIY Chair Bench

I hope this post encourages you to try your own version of a DIY chair bench that would go perfect in a dining room or an entry way.  It was amazing just watching the piece come together.  Well, that’s our post for today – but remember, before you ditch those old chairs that have breaks, just remember the great DIY chair bench they all could make!  Thanks for stopping by – happy DIY everyone!

Linda