This post is sponsored by the Glidden brand paint for PPG, but all opinions are 100% mine.
We moved to New York from Texas just a little over two months ago, and since we were planning to build a home, we moved into a rental duplex and put pretty much everything we owned into storage. Even though we aren't going to be here too long, I kept out a few things to decorate with, and to make it feel like home. Sometimes it's hard living in a rental, when you can't make any changes, or paint any walls, and even if you could, spending money on something temporary isn't what you want to do. I feel that way about my kitchen. It isn't bad...just really white. Everything. The cabinets, floor, and appliances are all very white. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the clean, crisp feeling of white, but with no contrast, it's just too stark.
The good thing is, there's a way to brighten up any space with paint, even if it's not on the walls! Painting a piece of furniture adds a pop of color and even a focal point to any room. I have decided to makeover the stools (also white) in my kitchen, and give them a pop of color. Once we move, I'll still be able to use them in our new home, so it won't be waste of time or money to re-do them.
Project decided...now what color? What a dilemma! Thankfully, there are some really awesome resources out there to help me (and you!) choose the perfect color. Glidden has Color Palette pages that make the color selection process so much easier!
Then there's Color 101 at My Colortopia. There's a whole team that's there to help you figure out exactly what you want, and what will look best in your home. I LOVE that. You know you want gray, but what color gray? There are just too many to choose from, and it can seem overwhelming when you're trying to decide. Or maybe you aren't sure which color, and you're looking for inspiration? Either way, they can help.
For me, I was torn between two different colors. I'm a red girl, through and through, and always have been. Have you ever taken the Color Code Personality Test? Yep, I'm a red. I have loved red for as long as I can remember, and have always used it in my home. My kitchen has some red accents in it already, and it's a great color that immediately adds a punch. But...I love gray too, and thought maybe a color, but not too much color might be better. I went back and forth. And back and forth. And back and forth. I used both the Color Palette and Color 101 to help me come up with my favorite shades of both red and gray, and they were incredibly helpful as I pinpointed which ones I would use...if I could decide.
Finally, I went with my gut. That's always best.
RED!! I went with Glidden Red Delicious, and I think it's going to be perfect.
Can't wait to show you the final product, and my Kitchen Stools Makeover!
It's almost October, and that means Halloween is on the horizon!! One of my favorite parts of Halloween is coming up with cute costumes for my kids. So...I'm excited to tell you that I got together with 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my super adorable and Easy Tin Man Costume!
My little Jack-Jack was going as the Tin Man last year for Halloween, and I searched for quite awhile for a Tin Man costume for him. I just wasn't in love with any of the ones that I saw, and didn't want to pay the price they were asking for them. So...I decided to make one. Problem? I'm not a seamstress. Not a real one, anyway. I can sew straight lines--give me basic curtains and pillow covers and I'm fine. I needed something that would be simple, not take too much time, and still be super cute. I came up with this totally adorable and EASY Tin Man costume, and it just might be my favorite.
Have you ever used the print & cut feature on your Silhouette? I LOVE it. It's so easy, and it's how you can get text and images on the labels you cut out. Think gift tags...address labels...envelope labels...and more! I'm going to share the tutorial for making circle labels, but you can do other shapes too! If you have any questions at the end of it, please ask me--I'm happy to help!
Okay...open up your Silhouette software, and set it to 8.5 x 11, and a cutting mat--whatever size you are using. I use a 12 x 12 mat, as you can see on the screen.