Wednesday, April 1, 2009

{Easy & Refreshing Spring Updates}

Oh.for.the.love.of.Spring! I don't know about you, but every time Spring time draws near I feel a restlessness come on. My poor husband. I create lists of ideas for projects, I want to rearrange furniture, I want to paint and add color....oh the options are endless!


So for my first post here at Project {Create A Home} I thought I would share some lovely pictures and ideas for realistic updates. I try to keep things real. Don't get me wrong though, I'd love do some big fancy re-do but do I have the time or the budget? Hmmm, I'm not thinkin' so. ;D


Here are a few fun things to get your Spring time project lists going...



I love color. I'm working at incorporating more of it into my home. Do you have any current pieces that serve a great purpose but have grown a little boring? Just pick a fun paint color and Voila! You have a brand new piece.



When I came across this idea I literally gasped and thought "why have I not thought of that?" And while I'm not going to run and do this to my dining room chairs, I thought it would be a perfect update for our play table & chairs. Too much fun!



I am on the hunt for an ornate mirror like this for my bedroom. I love the idea of painting it a fun punchy color and then making it serve a purpose like a pin board or chalk board.



I have this exact chandelier in my dining room - standard builder grade. How cool to spice it up with a little stencil and paint! It wouldn't even take terribly long to do and would add a pizazz to a borderline boring fixture.


All of the {gorgeous photos} featured are from Better Homes & Gardens. Aren't they just the best? You can click here to get all of the juicy details on how to accomplish all of the projects I mentions. I feel refreshed after just talking about all of these fun projects! So as I get my project list together and figure out which new paint I need and which piece of furniture will be my next victim, what will you be doing? Have any new update plans for Spring?


Make today a great day ya'll! If you want to come on over to my personal blog for a visit, please do!


Kacey R.



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10 comments:

  1. Hi there! those ornate mirrors I believe are from Ikea, they come in black so they must have painted the blue one. love the post!

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  2. It's a frame, not a mirror. Here is the link.

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00091967

    would be great to paint the middle with blackboard paint. Recently at Michael's craft store i saw that they sell small containers of colored chalk paint. hugs from nancy of Conroe TX!

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  3. Great post, Kacey! My favorite ideas are painting the furniture and using chalkboard paint on the back of the chair - that is genius!
    I'll be checking out your blog later today.

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  4. I love htis post! The pictures are so inspiring! Now where is my chalkboard paint? :)

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  5. Yes, loving those pictures my friend! I keep seeing all of these white kitchens and I really want to make mine WHITE!!! This would mean a whole lot of priming, painting and sanding...hmmm. Love ya girl and thanks for the information.

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  6. Hey girl, fancy meeting you over here. I'll clap with you on the clapboard! I have always loved it and it screams beachy to me. I wish I could find a place to put some clapboard accents in my house or a new hubs who would like it as much as I do :) I kid. I really admire people who go for all the color too. Hubs is a neutral type of guy. I am glad I at least got 2 red pillows in my living room for a little punchiness. Great post girl, you're the right woman for the job!

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  7. P.S. I so read both posts above thinking they were one. Ooops. But it's ALL good!!!!!

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  8. You didn't disappoint! Great post! I am so going to paint the back of my playroom chairs with chalkboard paint. By my chairs I really mean my mother's until I have my own playroom someday.

    Do you know they actually sell magnet board paint too? Wouldn't that be fun inside those frames!? I can just see gluing ornate vintage buttons to magnets and posting all those fun springtime lists!

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  9. I'm loving it all! So glad I found you. Very cute post...so inspired.

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