Senin, 30 Juni 2014

Spray Painted Barstools

Hi, y'all! I recently decided to spray paint my barstools. I was totally inspired by Richella's post HERE. We bought these barstools 14 years ago while we were having this house built. I remember we were so happy to find them in a maple color that matched our cabinets exactly. :)

Here's what they originally looked like in all their maple glory...

Once we painted our cabinets white, I wanted to update our barstools too. 

And here they are now...

I used Rustoleum spray paint in Heirloom White (my favorite spray paint color) 

Bonus points if you can spot the cat toy in the pic below. :)

I cleaned out Home Depot's supply of heirloom white...

I think I actually only used about 3 cans. 

Here's a close up of the fabric. We've had this fabric on them for about 5 years. I was going to replace it, but never found what I was looking for, so I never did. I still may replace it eventually, but I don't mind it as much now that the barstools are white.  

While I was at it, I decided to replace the felt protectors on the legs. Here's what I used...

It's just felt pads that you cut to size and stick on the bottom of the legs. 

 I know they will eventually get scratches on them because they are heavily used. I plan on waiting until that happens, then I'll distress them around the edges so the scratches (hopefully) won't stand out as much. :) I was worried about the cross bars at the bottom the most since that's where everyone's feet will be, but then I remembered we all remove our shoes upon entering the house, so it should just be "sock feet" on them. :)

Have y'all spray painted anything lately?

Thanks for stopping by!


Jumat, 27 Juni 2014

Fourth of July Decorations

Hi there! I can't believe we're already getting ready for the 4th of July! I hope the summer doesn't go by too fast. :) We got some much needed rain yesterday and I'm so thankful. We needed it badly. While it was raining, I spent the day inside cleaning my house and washing sheets. Then I spent 5 hours getting four posts ready for the blog. I recently painted my barstools, so look for a post on that soon. Anyway, I finally got my patriotic decor up, so I thought I'd share it with you.

This is our welcome sign by the front door. 

The entry was kept pretty simple. I just added a couple of stars to the top of this cloche.

The mantel got minimal decor too with a wooden star, a metal "God Bless The USA" heart and a couple of patriotic bears. 

patriotic mantel

dollar tree patriotic bears

This little pillow is hanging on our armoire in the living room.

It was literally pouring down rain right before I took this pic, but here are a couple of flags I added to my gomphrena flowers on the patio. 

It's a little hard to see, but the ivy on top of the fridge is holding a few flag pics. 

I love this dishcloth with the cupcakes. :)

This is my lone decoration on the buffet in the kitchen. 

And that's it! Do you decorate for the 4th?


I'm joining this party: From My Front Porch To Yours