Hi friends! Happy Spring!
Since we bought our new house in December, I have been doing alllll the projects. We painted the entire house ourselves (lawd) and since I have had some time at home during the quarantine, I have been organizing and painting some hand-me-down furniture to get the house more in order. I honestly love doing projects and seeing before and after progress on things that save me so much money.
We painted the house Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore – it turned out GORG and is the perfect gray for us. It matches everything! Between Taylor and I, it probably took us around 2 months to finish everything besides our upstairs, which we have totally put off. Mom and I also painted the ceilings in the bedrooms and all trim. I finally finished the trim throughout the main part of the house and am still working on the ceilings. Ceilings are probably my least favorite, I can’t tell y’all how many times paint has splattered into my eyes, ha! The fresh white trim and ceilings make a huge difference though, and we saved at least a few thousand dollars painting everything ourselves.
Some family members have given us a few pieces of furniture that I have had the time to redo during my quarantine time. I started with this adorable rounded accent table that was distressed before. I sanded it and gave it a fresh bright look with the color White Wisp by Benjamin Moore. I painted the doors Aspen Leaf by Joanna Gaines (the same color as my front door) and stained the top with a dark walnut wood stain. I plan to put this table in the corner of my living area by the fireplace, so Taylor can hide his xbox inside of it. The front door opens up holla! Here is a before and after.
The dining room table that was given to us just needed a fresh coat of paint and stain. I painted the legs White Wisp and stained the top with a dark walnut wood stain. It looks SO much better and I adore the blue bench and chairs I picked out. Shop them here: Blue Linen Bench, Beige Linen Chairs.
This console table was also given to me, I gave it a few fresh coats if white wisp paint and painted the top Southern Gray by Benjamin Moore (also the color of my cabinets) and it looks so much better! I put it against the wall when you walk in our front door and it definitely adds coziness to the space. The lamp is super pretty, modern, and adds a pop of color. Shop the lamp (also comes in other colors) here: Blue Color Block Lamp. I had to put the pups’ toy basket on top of the table, I tried the fire place but they ripped into it every five minutes, ha!
My front door project has been my favorite so far. I went with Aspen Leaf by Joanna Gaines and I am totally in love with how it turned out! It definitely gives the front of my house a pop of color. I made the wreath out of some supplies I picked up from Hobby Lobby last month before COVID-19 started spreading throughout AL. It was inexpensive to make and turned out adorable! The striped door mat is also from Hobby Lobby, and the “cheers” mat is from Target. Watch me redo the entire door here: Front Door Facelift. Here is a before and after!
My largest project during my quarantine has been my cabinets. I used the color Southern Gray by Benjamin Moore and I love the way they turned out! It took me a little over a week to finish the entire kitchen. Now if I wasn’t off work, it would’ve taken me a month probably. The only hard part about it was how time consuming it was. I took all the doors off, sanded both sides, wiped them clean, and painted both sides with two coats. I also got new hardware for the cabinets and drawers and love how they look. The quality of them is amazing and they definitely add a modern touch to my kitchen. I did about drive myself nuts with the hardware, it is SO hard to get them on perfectly straight. Like, these cabinets kept me up at night, lol. I used a semi-gloss paint so they will be protected from splatters and easy to wipe clean. Shop my hardware here: Cabinet Pull, Drawer Pull. Next is new countertops, flooring, new appliances, and backsplash. I can’t WAIT for you guys to see all of my ideas for backsplash etc. Here are a few before, during, and after photos. Not pictured is the other side of the kitchen, there are cabinets around the stove area!
I have had this mirror for years, and I think it has been just about every color! I decided my bedroom needed a little edge added to it. So I painted it black and I love how it looks on our dresser!
I hope this post gives you guys some inspiration to do something fun, at home, and creative with your quarantine time! It has been so rewarding and I love that my first home is coming together. Something about creating spaces in my first home myself is so rewarding and makes me so happy! I am currently working on finishing painting the ceilings through the hallway and living room, and painting our upstairs. Show me your quarantine projects, I would love to see them!