Spray Paint Sprucing + The Squad!

June 25th, 2012

This weekend, I decided to tackle one of the 2012 Home Goals I set a few months ago, one of which is to pull together a conversation area on our balcony that overlooks the yard.  Sadly, it’s sat there empty and neglected for too many years and I’m finally in the process of creating a conversation zone up there.  Instead of a new purchase, I decided to be cheap and spruce up a set of old furniture that I already have to work with what I got!  

true value blog squadBefore I get to that, I’m proud to announce that this will be year three I’ve partnered with True Value as a member of the True Value Blog Squad, oh yeah! 

Look for a bunch of projects in the coming months with the stuff I find on the shelves of my local store. 

Yesterday, I headed down to my local True Value to grab some outdoor metallic spray paint I’ve used in the past, Rust-Oleum makes a great version for outdoor furniture in oil rubbed bronze.  

kate at true value

 

If you’re looking to spruce up your old set, I’m tellin ya, spray paint is the way to go!   I spray painted all of my outdoor furniture five years ago, and it’s held up well, but this particular set was in special need of some touch up love.  

chipping paint

 

 

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BOTB 6.24.12

June 24th, 2012

Sunday greetings y’all!  I feel the need to say “y’all” having spent the last week in Georgia and I’m brewing some sweet tea as I write, love that stuff!  It’s great to be home and back to work, I’m excited for the upcoming week.  I’ve got a few projects in the works right now and can’t wait to share them, but hey, it’s BOTB weekend so Amanda and I are here to highlight some of the best ideas we’ve seen, including a few inspiring knock offs, here ya go!     

This backyard hideaway at the Handmade Home totally rocks our world, Ashley and her husband built this backyard fort for their wee ones, and it’s amazing!

treehouse handmadehome

  

A top to bottom kitchen makeover caught our eye this week. See how Jessie from Cape 27 brought modern beauty to a dated space.

kitchen makeover

  

Viva Terra’s Gustavian bed is a stunner, but pricey at $1,895.  Enter Suzie at The Accent Piece who built this charming rustic bed with scrap wood, so genius!  

diy build a bed the accent piece blog

 

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