Ever notice that there are thousands of furniture makeovers on Pinterest, but not many accessory makeovers? It’s the strangest thing. Well, it’s time to help Pinterest make some changes.
Enter Exhibit A: Celery-colored candlesticks at the top of this hutch.
They actually started out as a dark bronze. The celery color is the first coat of paint.
You see, last week, when most of these accessories were refreshed with chalk paint, these guys were changed from a super-dark bronze to this celery-green color. And, at the time, I thought the celery color would work just fine.
OK, it is true that the color transitioned them from dark to light, but it surely didn’t hide the fact that they were still too tall and a little too green.
Enter Exhibit B: Wild Idea
To make them look shorter and achieve a better color balance, the tops were repainted with a creamy-white chalk paint and the bottoms were repainted with an aqua-colored chalk paint. These colors were chosen to make the tops melt into the white woodwork and the bottoms balance with the container at the other end.
Now, from a distance, the candlesticks look about the same height as the other bookend. It’s nothing more than a simple optical illusion. Sounds crazy, but it really was just. this. simple.
So, before any odd-size or out-of-date accessories are tossed away, please consider if chalk paint can give them a new life. In fact, the books and the aqua container at the top were also painted, as was the wire casserole on the shelf below. Yep, all with the same homemade chalk paint.
I’d love to hear what problems you plan to solve (or have solved) with a simple coat of paint. And, I hope you will share your projects by leaving a comment in the box at the bottom of this post or by linking your project to the Frugal Mommas party.
The Friday Home Linkup with Frugal Mommas is here! We want to welcome you to come and find and share great recipes, DIY, homeschool, frugal living, crafting and other ideas for home life.
Thanks for stopping by and joining in the fun. Add your favorite posts. The team at Frugal Mommas is pinning and sharing them as you participate.
We have new featured bloggers each week for the Friday Home Linkup. Whether or not you blog, you are sure to find a terrific resource that will be helpful to your family life and home.
Friday Home Linkup 24
Meet Your Hosts – Friday Home Linkup 24
Be sure to “like” and follow the Facebook pages – especially if you plan to link up. This is a terrific team of ladies to follow on social media and we all look forward to interacting with you.
- Kelli Becton – owner/blogger- Frugal Mommas & Adventure Homeschool
- Lauren – owner/blogger – bPatty.com – The Place for Busy Moms!
- Lisa – owner/blogger – Home to 4 Kiddos
- Michelle – owner/blogger – Blooming with Joy (tea & gifts)
- Susie – owner/blogger – The Chelsea Project Blog
Featured Blogs this Week – Congratulations!
Please visit and Pin our featured bloggers from the Friday Home Linkup.
This week – we were inspired by so many great posts, but the transformation of the laundry room by Our Home Made Easy – really grabbed our attention. We are always on the look out for great DIY, money saving tips, home and garden, homeschooling & family recipes.
The homemade waffle recipes from Stuffed Veggies made us drool and gets an honorable mention!
We were also impressed by the 4 Money Saving Tips by Loggers Wife.
You Don’t Want to Miss . . .
Post Your Link Up – Rules to Play
We’re so glad to have you joining us for the Friday Home Garden DIY Linky. Please be sure to visit at least one or two of the posts you find interesting from fellow bloggers. We are pinning and sharing your entries!
Share with us your tips, DIY, recipes, how-to’s, crafts and any family friendly home, garden or homeschool post.
Follow our Pinterest & Facebook
Frugal Family Group
Join our FREE Frugal Family – Deals and Steals Group HERE and you will be “in the know” for all the best deals through the new year! You can even make special requests and I’ll help you find what you are looking for. ~ Kelli Becton
Grab our button and/or link back to FrugalMommas.com (in your post, sidebar, or weekly links page)
If you have been chosen as a featured blogger on any of the Friday Homemaking and DIY Linkup by Frugal Mommas – feel free to use our Featured Blogger Button!
Enter your own posts below – please be sure to visit at least the one before you and one other. Thanks for participating in our Friday Home linkup!