DIY Nightstand Makeover: Painted White with Dark Top

Give nightstands an instant makeover with paint, white bottom, black top, oil.-rubbed bronze hardware.

Have you been wanting new nightstands in your master or guest bedroom, but can’t seem to pull the trigger because your “old ones”….well… they’re still good??!! I mean…..they aren’t terrible or anything (well maybe), but they are definitely not the style or look you are going for?? Yep….get in line.  It’s really difficult to drop several hundred dollars for something you already own…but just have grown tired of.   So, what’s a girl to do???  I found myself in the same dilemma.   I really couldn’t alter the style on these bad boys (and I soooo would have), but at least I could do something about the look.   If you find yourself in a similar situation (enter in a little paint, glaze, & some extra time out of your schedule), and you can change your nightstands too.  DIY Nightstand Makeover:  Painted White with Dark Top.  So, let’s refresh those “oldies, but goodies” nightstands of your’s and give them the makeover they deserve!!  *** I used latex paint on these, but you could use chalk paint, and just skip some of my first steps ***

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DIY NIGHTSTAND MAKEOVER:  PAINTED WHITE WITH DARK TOP

BEFORE

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AFTER

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SUPPLIES NEEDED:

1.  3 Paintbrushes- (1 for primer/white paint, 1 for black paint, 1 for glaze/wax)

2.  Primer – Zinnser

3.  Paint- Behr Swiss Coffee 1 quart (Home Depot Brand)

4.  Sandpaper – 150 Grit Sandpaper sheets or sponge

5.  Clear Wax – Trewax

6.  Dark Glaze- Java Brown or Dark Wax – Howard Citrus Shield Dark Oak

7.  Spray Paint – Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint

8.  Rags  and T-shirt rags – Rags….. T-shirts– (for wiping dust, glaze/wax off)

9.  Plastic or fabric drop cloths – Plastic drop cloths…..Canvas fabric drop cloth

10.  Wooden blocks (or something to put nightstand feet on & hardware on)

11. Painter’s Tape – Scotch Blue

12.  Black Paint for Top- sample size or 1 quart Behr (Home Depot)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Need a DIY nighstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

 

 

 

 

Here is the Behr Whites Collection (brochure) from Home Depot   I just wanted to show you what Behr Swiss Coffee looks like with other “whites.”

Since whites have a hint of another color added – you can see the subtle shades of yellows, browns, grays, greens, etc in the picture…. that is what the undertone looks like.

I see a hint of pink…what do you see?

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 1 – REMOVE HARDWARE (AND TAPE- as needed)

Take hardware off, and put to the side for now.  I had to tape off my marble top, but you will not need this step if you have a wooden top until STEP 4.

 


STEP 2 – SAND

Tear off a small square from the 150 sandpaper sheet (or sponge), and sand the nightstands and drawers.  You don’t have to sand a lot, just enough to get some of the topcoat off.  You can see in the pictures below the light yellow color…..that’s the what the topcoat looks like when sanded.  Wipe off the dust with a clean rag.  If it has a lot of grooves like mine, blow the dust off or use a vaccuum to get the hard-to-reach dust particles.  *** If using chalk paint, skip to step 4. ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 3 – PRIME

Put your canvas drop cloth down, and set up your wooden blocks first.  (As you can tell from my garage….I no longer put a drop cloth down.  But you should -LOL ).  I primed these using the Zinnser primer – one coat only.  I did not completely paint these solid with the primer, so it will have some brush marks in it.   This is my personal preference.  (It makes more grooves like real wood would have, instead of a flat, smooth finish). Also prime the portion between the drawers and sides of where the drawers slide in…..see pictures below..  Let Dry Overnight.

***TOP PORTION TIP***  If you have a wooden top, prime it also.

***If using chalk paint, skip to step 4***

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Make sure you fill in ALL crevices if you want to do the glazing/waxing part.

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And prime the drawers….paint in horizontal (longways) brush strokes .

Prime your TOP section last.

 

 

 

 

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STEP 4 – PAINT WHITE

For this part I used latex paint Behr Swiss Coffee – one coat.  You can use chalk paint. (If you use chalk paint, do 2 coats of paint. )

The one coat of latex paint should cover more than just the primer.  You can see below LEFT that the corner section is painted, but the side is primed.  In the picture on the RIGHT it is completely painted.  Let Dry Overnight before glazing. 

***TIP*** Let Dry 4 hours before adding black paint to TOP ***  (I did not have this step, but wanted to make sure you let the white paint dry before adding black paint to top).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Below right painted, below left primed only.

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Both painted with drawers below.

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***STEP 4.5 – PAINT TOP BLACK***

Paint top with black paint (your choice) to get the dark top, white bottom two-toned look like mine.  It will go over primer.  How many coats?  One coat – if you want a charcoal- grayish look.  Two coats – if you want a darker black look.

***TIP*** Be careful not to drip black paint on your white sections 😉

Let All Dry Overnight.

 


STEP 5 – SAND

Use that same 150 grit sandpaper sheet/sponge and sand around edges of nightstand feet, corners of drawers, and a couple of random areas that would get more wear and tear. I also sanded my drawers in a horizontal direction to create lines on my drawers.  I like a messier look to my furniture, so it is your choice.

***TIP*** If you have a wooden top, sand around the edges in corner spots, and then on the top piece if you want a more distressed look.

***TIP*** Do not sand (leave solid) if you want a clean, smooth top.

Need a DIY nightstand Makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

 

Need a DIY nightstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

 

 


STEP 6 – GLAZE

I used the Rust Oleum Java Brown Glaze, and put it on with a 3rd paint brush or glaze/wax brush.  (You could use the Howard Dark Oak wax or another dark wax here if you prefer another color.)  This java brown has a golden tone in it, and it was the “look” that I needed for this painting method.  Work in small sections….I chose a portion of the side panel first.  Brush it on quickly – cover it all– then quickly rub off in small circular strokes with your t-shirt rag (or old t-shirt if you have one).  These t-shirts are nice and soft and take off the perfect amount of glaze without leaving “scratch” marks.  Let Dry Overnight.

FYI *** I did not wax first before I put my glaze on….like I normally would ***  This is so the glaze actually changes the color of the paint – see picture 2 below.

***TIP*** Glaze the TOP section (on top of black) LAST.  The glaze will soften the black and give it a bronze look (black-brown-golden)*** 

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The pictures below – right one is glazed, left one has not been done yet.  You can see the “golden” tint here on right.

 

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STEP 7 – CLEAR WAX

Using your yellow sponge, get a little clear wax and begin to wipe wax on with circular motions.

***TIP*** After I put the wax on, I very lightly go over it with the sponge in straight lines, so that it does not dry in the circular patterns.  The wax dries in about 15 mins, so try to put the wax on in small sections.  You will notice that some of the glaze is coming off a little, and that is normal.

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Once you do finish the first nightstand, go ahead and wax the other nightstand, drawers, and tops.

*** Immediately after you finish everything, take a new, clean rag and wipe everything down.

***TIP*** You will begin to see a shine appear as you continue wiping.   At first, it will be more difficult to wipe (feels thick), but then will get easier as you are taking more wax residue off.  You are basically buffing your nightstands.

.Go ahead to the next step- You do not have to wait overnight for this step.

*** Put painter’s tape between top and sides before beginning next step. ***

 


STEP 8 – PAINT WHITE AGAIN

Go back and put another LIGHT paint coat on with your swiss coffee paint.  When you dip your brush into the can, don’t get a lot of paint on the brush.  Start with a smaller amount and paint over your waxed nightstand.  It will go on very smoothly because you just buffed it with your rag.

***TIP***  You can control how much paint you want to use to cover some of your glaze.  How much white do you want to show?  If you want your nightstands whiter, add more paint.  If you want a more glazed look, use less paint on this part.

FYI- I wanted mine to be whiter so it would look “aged” more naturally in the crevices.  Let Dry Overnight.

***TIP*** DO NOT GET WHITE PAINT ON YOUR BLACK TOP.  USE PAINTER’S TAPE TO HELP

 

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Can you tell how the bottom picture has a more “golden” tone than the top picture?  Keep adding paint until you get the shade you like.


STEP 9 – SAND

Lightly sand over those spots you have already sanded…..just enough to uncover some of those areas that might have been painted with the second coat.  Should just be a touch-up.  The top section does not need more sanding.


STEP 10 – CLEAR WAX

Do the clear wax one more time, and buff again.  Same as step 7.  Go ahead and take the painter’s tape off and wax the TOP section again.  It will need additional protection.


***SPRAYING THE HARDWARE***

Put down your plastic, and lie your hardware front side up on something to lift it up from the ground.  I always use some extra pieces of boards that I have left over from other projects.  Spray with the Oil Rubbed Bronze paint…..let dry at least 30 mins.  Turn upside down and spray back side….let dry 30 mins.  Turn back over to right side up again.  Let Dry Overnight or wait at least 2- 4 hours.  FYI – there is so much hardware because I was painting my dresser at the same time.  And it has a ton of hardware.  See below for a sneak peek of it.

Need a DIY nightstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

Need a DIY nightstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture below is front side up – sprayed.

Need a DIY nightstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

Picture below -has one side front side up painted (right), the other side flipped to the back side not painted (left).  You can see the original goldish color on the back side.

Need a DYI nightstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

Now….go back and spray lightly one more time with the right side showing.  This is just a touch-up, but important to do.  Let dry for an hour and put back on your nightstands.

***TIP*** When you spray hardware….spray FOUR different directions.  Spray upward direction, downwards, right, and left.  The worst feeling it to THINK you are all done and patting yourself on the back….only to realize that half of the hardware didn’t get sprayed.  You then have to take the hardware off again, set up your prep area again, spray again, let dry again, and then put back on AGAIN!!  Trust me….it’s just worth the trouble to do it right the first time.  That is why I turn mine upside down….because you spray other angles that would not have gotten sprayed right side up!!  YOU ARE DONE MY FRIEND!!

Need a DIY nightstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

 


Bring out the champagne and celebrate….CHEERS!!

Need a DIY makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

 

Need a DIY nightstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.

 

Need a DIY nightstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.


Need a DIY nightstand makeover? Try this tutorial: painted white with dark top in 10 steps.


Here is a sneak preview of my dresser that I finished.  It is painted differently than the nightstands, so I’ll post that tutorial soon.


When we get back into our house, and our rebuild is complete……I will post pictures of the nightstands in my Master Bedroom.  Can’t wait!!!  *** Shoot me some pictures of your “new”  nightstands (or other pieces).  I would LOVE to see your oldies, but goodies!!

Have an Awesome Week and a Very Happy Easter!!! 

The Lord is Risen…..He is Risen Indeed!!

Love and Easter Hugs  🙂

 

 

Want more painting tips?  Try Distressed White Round Mirror, How to Stain Your Staircase Dark Using Java Gel, or Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets White

 

 

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Modern Farmhouse Staple: The Antique Black Bed

In every industry, you have go-to items, must-have items, staples that people cannot live without.  In the consumer industry, you have food and drinks.  In the fashion industry you have clothes and shoes.  And in the Modern Farmhouse Industy (yep, i called it an industry 😉 ) …..you have barn doors, shiplap walls, and YES….the Antique Black Bed.  End result….Modern Farmhouse Staple:  The Antique Black Bed.

The antique (or reproduction) black bed is the epitome of farmhouse style: bold frame, simple lines, and a very understated cry for attention. But make no mistake…..it makes the biggest impression in the bedroom!! It. IS. Farmhouse…. and is a must-have to complete your modern farmhouse look!!   It can go with any farmhouse transitional style as well:  farmhouse chic, farmhouse coastal, farmhouse boho, farmhouse traditonal, farmhouse rustic, and more.  So, if you are not completely committed to the modern farmhouse style, simply change out the accessories in the room, and you have a new style!!

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MODERN FARMHOUSE STAPLE:  ANTIQUE BLACK BED

So, what is the skinny on this modern farmhouse antique black bed? 

There are two styles that show up in all modern farmhouse bedrooms:  1.  the wooden spool bed and 2.  the iron bed.

The Modern Farmhouse Staple: The Antique Black Bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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1)  The wooden spool bed– is named after a famous Swedish Opera Singer,  Johanna “Jenny” Maria Lind, born in Stockholm in 1820 (antiqueshoppefl.com).  She was a very popular singer in Europe, but didn’t come to tour in America until 1850 (antiqueshoppefl.com).  It was during this time in America that she began to favor the spool bed, and that is how it got it’s name (antiqueshoppefl.com).  But the story has a little twist.  Of the two pictures to the left, the bottom picture is actually the spool bed of that time, but the top picture is what has been “coined” (incorrectly) as the Jenny Lind bed (antiqueshoppefl.com).  So if you want to learn the true history of the Jenny Lind bed, click antiqueshoppefl.com.   This is a great article for all you antique lovers out there!!

The Modern Farmhouse Staple: The antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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2)   Iron beds were made in the USA and Europe, and were popular from the early 1800’s until about 1914 (cathousebeds.com). Production of iron beds came to a stop because of iron needed for World War I (cathousebeds.com) and the war efforts at that time. Once the war ended in 1918, styles changed, and iron bed frames were no longer cost effective (cathousebeds.com). It would take days for small furniture makers to make ONE hand-made iron bed. Cry- cry, sniff- sniff!! Thank goodness furniture companies have been able to build reproductions similar to the antique versions. If you want to learn more about the 8 iron bed frame styles, tubing, and castings ….. click cathousebeds.com. This company is incredible, and rich in knowledge and product!

As you scroll through the 35 Antique Black Bed pictures below, what catches your eye?  Are you a straight lines kind of girl/guy…..or do you like some curves?  Do you like the delicate lines or more masculine lines?  Wooden Spool or Iron?   ***This post will contain pictures of both iron & wooden, antique & reproduction, – black beds. ***


MODERN FARMHOUSE STAPLE:  ANTIQUE BLACK BED

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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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Do you have a favorite?  Wooden or Iron?  Simple lines, Curves, or Scrolls?  Four Poster, Canopy or Plain frame? Shoot me a comment.

 

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more modern farmhouse inpiration?  Click here for modern farmhouse bar stools, click here for shiplap, or click here for modern farmhouse find your style mood boards.

 

 


SHOP THE LOOK:  

Looking for a bed?  Try one of these.  I tried to give as many options as possible- different looks, and different sizes.

 

1.  Click Here

Baldwin Complete Bed With Metal Posts and Detailed Castings, Full

2.  Click Here
Mandy Vintage Industrial Black Finished Metal Queen Size Platform Bed

 3.  Click Here
 Trenton Bed Set, Full, Bed Frame Included, 1859BFR

4.  Click Here or Here
Queen Metal Bed Frame With Round Final Posts Headboard and Footboard

5.  Click Here
Warren Upholstered Metal Bed, Pewter and Brown, King

6.  Click Here
FBG Affinity Complete Bed, Blackened Taupe, Full, B11274

7.  Click Here
Henley Linen Antique Iron Industrial Rustic Queen Bed

8.  Click Here
"X" Metal Bed, Black, Queen

9.  Click Here

Primitive Sienna Iron Bed, Queen

10.  Click Here
FBG Deland Headboard and Footboard, Brown Sparkle, Full, B10A14

11. Click Here
FBG Fairfield Bed, Castings, Dark Roast, King, B10066

12. Click Here

Jenny Lind Twin Size Bed, Black

13.  Click Here 
Paula Deen Home River House The Guest Room Bed, River Bank, Queen

14.  Click Here

Twin over Twin Metal Wood Bunk Bed, Black

15.  Click Here
Monoco Rustic Industrial Black Metal Coco Brown Wood Full Platform Bed

16.  Click Here
Hillsdale Logan Queen Metal Spindle Panel Bed, Rubbed Black

17.  Click Here
Hillsdale Grayson King Panel Bed, Rubbed Black

 18.  Click Here

Baxton Studio Elsie Vintage Industrial Black Finished Metal Daybed
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24 Adorable Easter Front Door Wreaths

If you haven’t had a chance to decorate for Easter yet- don’t worry- you still have time!!  From table decor and centerpieces, to Easter treats and diy craft projects, there is something for everyone when it comes to Easter decorating and entertaining.   The front door is no exception- it is the welcome committee to your heart and home!!  It is your “hello” to welcome your guests when they arrive, and your “hug goodbye” as they leave and travel safely back home (thetarnishedjewelblog.com – 20 Best Christmas Front Door Wreaths).  No matter what your “level of creative experience” is…. the only thing that truly matters is that you are honoring and celebrating our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ…and I know He will be happy with whatever you can come up with 🙂 Amen!! So…..here are 24 Adorable Easter Front Door Wreaths to sing praises and joy to our Lord Jesus!!


24 ADORABLE EASTER FRONT DOOR WREATHS

NO. 1- Blue Egg

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NO. 2 – Twine Bunny

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NO. 3 – Natural w/Burlap & Bunny

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NO. 4- Blue and Orange Egg

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NO. 5 –  Burlap Blue Cross

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NO. 6 – Blue Chevron Bunny

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NO. 7- Natural Green w/Egg

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NO. 8 – Yellow Duck

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NO. 9 –  Burlap Buffalo Check Bunny

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NO. 10 –  Twine & Berries Bunny

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NO. 11- Framed Eggs

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NO. 12-  Burlap Bunny w/Tail

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NO. 13 – Black Gingham, Floral, & Bunny

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NO. 14 – Colorful Egg

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NO. 15 – Painted Blue Cross

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NO. 16 – Carrots w/Dot

 

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NO. 17 – Green Twine Bunny

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NO. 18 –  Bunny’s Bottom

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NO. 19 – Blue Burlap w/Cross

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NO. 20 – Turquoise/Coral Chevron Bunny

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NO. 21 –  Pink Ribbon Colorful Egg

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NO. 22 – Burlap Bunny w/Chevron Bow

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NO. 23 – Twine Bunny Pink Bow

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***I know this one isn’t exactly for the front door, but the front porch would be perfect!!!***

NO. 24 –  Wooden Bunny Stand

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***So, which one is your favorite?  Let me know, I’d love to hear from you.***

 

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Easter!!!  Love & Easter Hugs 🙂 

Need more inspiration/tips?  Try 12 Best Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools, 15 Easy Solutions-Kitchen Organization 2018, and 41 Shiplap Ideas (NOT just for walls)

 

 

 

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29 Fabulous Wallpaper Ideas to Try for Your Powder Bathroom

Have you noticed a growing trend towards wallpaper again?  Yep- IT. IS. OFFICIAL.  From geometric to floral patterns, bold to subtle colors, and accent walls to full rooms, wallpaper is on the move upwards in the decor chain.  And I have to say, I ain’t hating it!!  It brings in a custom look, and a real sense of personality to your home.

So, what are you looking for as you scroll through the pictures?   You will be drawn to:

  1.  Bold colors or subtle colors.
  2.  Large patterns/prints or small patterns/prints.
  3.  One accent wall, half wall with wainscoting, or the entire room with wallpaper.
  4.  Sophisticated style or playful style.

You may like both choices in each, but one of them will always catch your eye more than the other one.  For example, you might choose:  subtle, small print, entire room, and sophisticated style.  Now you have an idea of which wallpaper style is YOUR style.  Scroll back through the pictures again…..ONE picture will stick out as your favorite!  You have found your style– take the plunge!!

Still afraid to commit – don’t worry!  The powder bath is the perfect room to try wallpaper because it isn’t connected to any other room in your house.  Go crazy if you want.  Try one accent wall or adhesive wallpaper – (the removal is easy it you decide you don’t like it).  So, now that you are out of excuses (I am also talking to myself too 😉 ) …….  Here are my picks for 29 Fabulous Wallpaper Ideas To Try For Your Powder Bathroom.


 

29 FABULOUS WALLPAPER IDEAS TO TRY FOR YOUR

POWDER BATHROOM

 

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room as an accent wall as a fresh update
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Wan to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
source: decorpad.com

 

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
source: thetarnishedjewelblog.com (caitlin wilson)

 

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
source: decorpad.com

 

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
source: cottageandvine.blogspot.com

 

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath?  Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath?  Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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source: anthropologie.com

 

source: mydesignchic.com

 

source: marcusdesigninc.blogspot.ca

 

source: private

 

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source: cococozy.com

 

source: cottageandvine.net

 

source: decorpad.com

 

source: theeffortlesschic.com

 

source: amybartlam.com

 

source: blog.wellappointedhouse.com

 

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The next 2 are actual bathrooms….but they were just too cute that I had to include them.

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So……which one if your favorite?  And which ones would you actually do in your own home?  Let me know if you choose one- I’d love to see how it turns out!!

Have an Awesome Week!!  Love & Hugs- Jael 🙂

 

Nee more inspiration?  Try  Distressed Hand Painted White Round Mirror DIY,  12 Kitchen Upgrades, How to Stain Banisters Dark with Java Gel

 

 

 

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Find Your Style – Farmhouse Chic

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the fourth style:  Farmhouse Chic.  This style incorporates an eclectic mix of all of the other styles, and gives off a playful and happy vibe.   Visually, it is very dynamic keeping the eyes moving from one item to the other through: pops of color, different patterns, and different textures.  The vertical stripes, x-shaped tables, buffalo check pillows, and geometric lamps add tons of energy throughout the space while the textured tin farmhouse sign ties all of the colors together.   The farmhouse chic style is one of my very favorite styles!  ***Need more farmhouse inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Rustic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know…I’d love to hear from you.

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4.  FARMHOUSE CHIC MOOD BOARD

Farmhouse Chic- Shop the Look:
39.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
40.  Teal Chair – houzz
41.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
42.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
43.  Teal Pillow – houzz
44.  Mason Jar Pillow– Houzz
45.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
47.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
48.  Turquoise Lamp Pair – houzz or Teal Lamp Pair – houzz
49.  Turquoise Pouf – houzz

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

Need more farmhouse inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Rustic.

 

 

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Find Your Style- Farmhouse Rustic

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the third style:  Farmhouse Rustic.  This style incorporates more earthy tones and rugged furnishings to create a sense of warmth and comfort.  It welcomes you in with a “no fuss- style” that creates a cozy environment.  The natural jute rug and floor pouf add texture and visual interest, and the colors remain neutral.  The metal black floor lamp, coffee table (on casters), and end table give a nod to the industrial vibe …. while the tin farmhouse sign and “blessed” pillow keep things from looking too maculine.  ***Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Chic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know…..I’d love to hear from you.

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3.  FARMHOUSE RUSTIC MOOD BOARD

 

Farmhouse Rustic- Shop the Look:
26.  Black Border Rug – houzz
27.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
28.  Teal Chair – houzz
29.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
30.  Teal Pillow – houzz
31.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
32.  Blessed Pillow– houzz
33.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
34.  Black Floor Lamp – houzz
35.  Metal and Wood Coffee Table on casters –  houzz
37.  Natural Pouf – houzz

 

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Chic.

 

 

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Find Your Style- Farmhouse Coastal

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the second style:  Farmhouse Coastal.  This style incorporates more casual furnishings to keep the look airy and light, and to provide a more relaxed and comfortable vibe.  The colors remain neutral and mirror items found at the beach: sand, water and sky.  The jute rug and floor pouf add texture and visual interest, and the silver lamp bases add shimmer to mimic the reflection of the water.  The coffee and end tables are the perfect blend of these 2 styles:  the x-shape leans more farmhouse while painting them white leans more nautical.  The beach access pillow ties in the black and white from the farmhouse sign, and buffalo check pillows.  ***Need more inspiration:  try Farmhouse TraditionalFarmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know…..I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

 

2.  FARMHOUSE COASTAL MOOD BOARD

 

Farmhouse Coastal- Shop the Look:
13.  Jute rug-houzz
14.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
15.  Teal Chair – houzz
17.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
18.  Teal Pillow – houzz
19.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
21.  Beach Pillow – houzz
22.  Silver Lamp Pair – houzz
24.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
25.  Natural Pouf – houzz

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more inspiration:  try Farmhouse TraditionalFarmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic.

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Find Your Style- Farmhouse Traditional

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the first style:  Farmhouse Traditional.  This style incorporates more elegant and refined pieces, with a nod to the “softer” side in terms of color.  The dark colors do not “pop” out as much as they give a rich grounding base to the design.  The beautiful traditional rug pulls in all of the colors in the room so they blend in, creating balance and sophistication.  The lamps and floor poufs create texture and visual interest even they are neutral in color.   The mason jar pillow adds a hint of whimsy to keep the room from feeling too stuffy.  ***Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know….I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

1.  FARMHOUSE TRADITIONAL MOOD BOARD

Farmhouse Traditional- Shop the Look:
1.  Ivory Gray/Bllue Rug – houzz
2.   Sofa 88″W Sand – amazon (other colors available)
3.  Teal Chair – houzz
5.  Buffalo check Pillow cover – houzz
6.  Teal Pillow – houzz
7.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
8.  Mason Jar Pillow– houzz
9.  Neutral Lamp – houzz
10.  Metal Round End Table – houzz
12.  Natural Pouf – houzz

 

Have a Great Week!!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic.

 

 

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Find Your Style – FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1)

I love the farmhouse style and how effortless the decorating looks, knowing that it is anything but simple.  The lines are clean and the decor is understated, but the layout and the design are detailed and dynamic.  That is why farmhouse style is the hottest style around, and that is also why there are “branches” stemming out from it.   HUH???   Have you noticed when scrolling through pinterest or houzz,  you’ll come across a picture titled “Modern Farmhouse,” but it isn’t exactly what you would call farmhouse style?     Well, that is what I am talking about when I say branches- they are combinations of other styles mixed in with the farmhouse style.  The lines are still clean and the decor still looks effortless…….but the accessories aren’t strictly items purchased from Magnolia Market (even though you’ll see those too-thank you Joanna & Chip).  Today we will look at Find Your Style – Four Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1):  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, and Farmhouse Chic.   Here they are in separate posts:  Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, Farmhouse Chic. -in case you want to view them one at a time. ***Stay tuned for Part 2  – coming soon.***

So, lets see how this works.  Basically, you can change the look of a room by simply changing out a couple of the accessories while leaving the main elements in the room the same.  In the  mood boards below, there are Four Farmhouse Styles using primarily the same items and colors, but only the accessories change the look of the room.  The sofa, accent chair, throw blanket, & throw pillows (on the sofa) are the core elements that stay, while the rug, lamps, tables, farmhouse sign, and floor poufs are interchanged throughout the different styles. Love it!!  It’s like a mix-and-match system where you can pull different items from each of the rooms to design your own personal space!!  It’s YOUR house, so decorate however it you want!!

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 FIND YOUR STYLE -FOUR FARMHOUSE MOOD BOARDS (PART 1)

1.  FARMHOUSE TRADITIONAL

 

FARMHOUSE TRADITIONAL:  SHOP THIS LOOK

1.  Ivory Gray/Blue Rug – houzz
2.   Sofa 88″W Sand – amazon (other colors available)
3.  Teal Chair – houzz
5.  Buffalo check Pillow cover – houzz
6.  Teal Pillow – houzz
7.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
8.  Mason Jar Pillow– houzz
9.  Neutral Lamp – houzz
10.  Metal Round End Table – houzz
12.  Natural Pouf – houzz

2.  FARMHOUSE COASTAL

 

FARMHOUSE COASTAL:  SHOP THIS LOOK

13.  Jute rug-houzz
14.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
15.  Teal Chair – houzz
17.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
18.  Teal Pillow – houzz
19.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
21.  Beach Pillow – houzz
22.  Silver Lamp Pair – houzz
24.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
25.  Natural Pouf – houzz

3.  FARMHOUSE RUSTIC

 

FARMHOUSE RUSTIC:  SHOP THIS LOOK

26.  Black Border Rug – houzz
27.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
28.  Teal Chair – houzz
29.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
30.  Teal Pillow – houzz
31.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
32.  Blessed Pillow– houzz
33.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
34.  Black Floor Lamp – houzz
35.  Metal and Wood Coffee Table on casters –  houzz
37.  Natural Pouf – houzz

4.  FARMHOUSE CHIC

 

FARMHOUSE CHIC:  SHOP THIS LOOK

39.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
40.  Teal Chair – houzz
41.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
42.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
43.  Teal Pillow – houzz
44.  Mason Jar Pillow– Houzz
45.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
47.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
48.  Turquoise Lamp Pair – houzz or Teal Lamp Pair – houzz
49.  Turquoise Pouf – houzz

*** MIX-N-MATCH DECOR ITEMS: PICTURES***

  
 
 
  
 
 
 
  

SHOP THE LOOK

Farmhouse Traditional- Shop the Look:
1.  Ivory Gray/Blue Rug – houzz
2.   Sofa 88″W Sand – amazon (other colors available)
3.  Teal Chair – houzz
5.  Buffalo check Pillow cover – houzz
6.  Teal Pillow – houzz
7.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
8.  Mason Jar Pillow– houzz
9.  Neutral Lamp – houzz
10.  Metal Round End Table – houzz
12.  Natural Pouf – houzz

Farmhouse Coastal- Shop the Look:
13.  Jute rug-houzz
14.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
15.  Teal Chair – houzz
17.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
18.  Teal Pillow – houzz
19.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
21.  Beach Pillow – houzz
22.  Silver Lamp Pair – houzz
24.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
25.  Natural Pouf – houzz

Farmhouse Rustic- Shop the Look:
26.  Black Border Rug – houzz
27.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
28.  Teal Chair – houzz
29.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
30.  Teal Pillow – houzz
31.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
32.  Blessed Pillow– houzz
33.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
34.  Black Floor Lamp – houzz
35.  Metal and Wood Coffee Table on casters –  houzz
37.  Natural Pouf – houzz

Farmhouse Chic- Shop the Look:
39.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
40.  Teal Chair – houzz
41.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
42.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
43.  Teal Pillow – houzz
44.  Mason Jar Pillow– Houzz
45.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
47.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
48.  Turquoise Lamp Pair – houzz or Teal Lamp Pair – houzz
49.  Turquoise Pouf – houzz

Don’t you love all of the different looks and decorating combinations you can create with only a handful of items?  The possibilities are endless…..well almost 😉
So, now that you are at the end -which one is your favorite style…..or do you like a combination of all the styles?  If I had to pick one (would be hard)……I would probaly pick Farmhouse Chic because of all the pops of color and patterns! I also like all the cra-zee going on with it.   Let me know what you choose!!
 

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

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35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 2)

Did you ever think brick fireplaces would become popular again….or that people would actually want to include them in their “must haves” for their new home builds??!! Well, I am here to tell you – yes & well… YES.  They are still going strong my friend.  And for those of you have “remove ugly brick fireplace” on your bucket list, there is hope for you too.  You can white-wash it, or thanks to Chip & Joanna, you can now try the German Schmear technique to get rid of it once & for all!!  WOOHOO!!  Let’s get to it!!  Today I will be finishing the second portion of my brick fireplace obsession:   35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 2) and you won’t want to miss all the good info!!

In this post, I am focusing on natural-colored brick (brick that is left natural, white-washed or has the German Schmear technique) fireplaces.  If you are looking for painted white fireplace inspirations, click 30 Stunning White Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 1).  If you are joining in from part 1, welcome!!


So, what is the difference between natural, white-washed brick, and the German Schmear technique brick?   I thought the best way to explain it would be through pictures.

source: magnoliahomes.net

 

 

NATURAL

Natural brick is just like it sounds, nothing is added or taken away from it.  The brick stays in it’s original beautiful state.  The only changes made are through the color of the grout lines:  matching grout keeps the look seamless, and contrasting grout gives it depth.

 

 

 

 

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WHITE-WASHED

White-washed brick uses a diluted paint mixture (like a 50/50 paint to water ratio).  You can control how much of the brick that is covered by the amount of water you dilute the paint with.  The more water that is used:  the less coverage you get.  And vice versa.  You can tell that when compared to the natural brick fireplace it has a white-ish color covering the entire fireplace.

 

 

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GERMAN SCHMEAR

FYI- According to wikipedia “Schmear” is a German word which means smear or spread (like as in butter).  That is why you will see it with both spellings: as German Schmear or German Smear.  Ok….just had to get that settled.  Now we can move on.

The German Schmear technique uses a mortar mixture (not paint)- (like 70/30 mortar to water ratio).  It is a thicker mixture more like pancake batter.  You can control how much of the brick that is covered by how much of the mixture you apply to the brick.

 

The differences between white-washed and German Schmear:  the German Schmear technique covers the brick (partially or completely) with the mortar mixture, hardens, is permanent, and is more time-consuming; whereas the white-washed method covers the brick with an opaque color (can still see through to the brick), is not permanent, and is less time-consuming.

***If you want to learn more about the white-washed and German Schmear techniques, go to the end of the post for some tutorials.  These tutorials are mot mine or performed by me,  just ones I recommend for you to try***  So let me know which one you choose!  They are all great tutorials.

As you scroll through the pictures and oohh and aww over your favorites….shoot me a comment at the end with your favorite picks!!  I can’t wait to see what everyone chooses.  Now…..let’s get to the good stuff!!


35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 2) 

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Can you tell how the brick is natural in the picture above (you can see the true brick color) where in the picture below the brick has been white-washed (has a slight white-ish glaze covering it)?  In both of these fireplaces, the grout lines are white, contrasting with the brick color to give it depth.

source: bhg.com

 

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source: cedarhillfarmhouse.com

 

source: decorpad.com

In the picture above the grout is gray colored to blend in with the brick (to give it a seamless look), and in the picture below the grout is whiter and exaggerated (to give it high contrast).  Just wanted to point a couple of these out.  Carry on 🙂

source: houseofturquoise.com

 

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source: houseofturquoise.com

 

source: rafterhouse.com

 

source: rafterhouse.com

 

source: private.com

 

source: canadianloghomes.com

 

source: allireneeblog.blogspot.com

 

souce: flikr.com

 

source: athomearkansas.com

 

source: thetarnishedjewelblog.com

 

source: private

 

source: decorpad.com

 

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source: theletteredcottage.com

 

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source: canadianloghomes.com

 

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source: private.com

The German Schmear is soooo gorgeous- it is in both of these pictures, above & below.  It creates such an authentic look, giving an ordinary brick fireplace a ton of character. I LOVE it!!

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***TUTORIALS***

If you want to learn how to do the German Schmear click on the link at the bottom of the pictures.  If you want to learn about white-washing brick, scroll down to the next session for those tutorials.  They all share great tips and information.

***GERMAN SCHMEAR***

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***WHITE WASH***

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Let me know how it goes…… I’d love to get some feedback from you.

 

 

 

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!  Love & Hugs – Jael 🙂

Didn’t have a chance to see (Part 1) click here 30 Stunning White Brick Fireplace Ideas.  Need some inspiration in the kitchen, click on 12 Best Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools,  or 15 Easy Solutions – Kitchen Orgnization 2018.

 

 

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