I used to think white walls were reserved for Scandinavian design or homeowners who didn't want to put in the time and effort to paint. No more! White walls are all over design blogs and Pinterest, proving that they are the perfect bright and airy backdrop for any design aesthetic.
Hey there! Updating my fireplace was one of the first and easiest projects that I tackled in our new house. We tore out the carpet surrounding the fireplace but decided to leave the tile in place to save time and money. I needed a cheap fix, so of course I resorted to Pinterestfor ideas. After browsing tons of brilliant fixes I decided painting both the brass trim and the tile would be the cheapest and easiest.
+ Tape around the glass and around the tiles
+ Drape the plastic bags over the glass while you paint the tiles to protect it from drips
+ Once the tile is dry paint the brass door trim
+ Repeat painting until color is saturated and none of the primer shows through
+ Let dry and make sure area is well ventilated otherwise set up a fan
+ Remove tape and admire your new fireplace!
QUICK TIP: If I were to do this process again, I would remove the doors and slide the glass out prior to painting the brass trim. It was really hard to get into the nitty gritty cracks with it all attached and assembled.
WALL PAINT - Benjamin Moore Moonshine | MIRROR - TJ Maxx | BASKET - gift | WOOD VASE - Target CANDLE STANDS - Small Boutique | PLANTER - DIY | ROMAN SHADE - Overstock
Don't you just love a good 'ol Ikea Hack??? This one is soooo quick and easy, it's a no-brainer. I had been searching high and low for the perfect minimalist console table to use as an entryway table/desk. I love the look of the marble ones out there but the prices are a bit high for my liking.
That's where the IKEA VITTSJO Laptop Desk (only $39!!) comes in handy.
I considered painting it white or gold like others have done, but ultimately, I decided to leave it black. Pair that with my new favorite thing ever: MARBLE CONTACT PAPER and you have yourself a fancy table. Most other bloggers have used THIS one for $60, but I only need a small amount so I took my chances with THIS one from Amazon for $10.99. It didn't disappoint.
| THE PROCESS |
Once you have your Ikea desk built, follow the instructions on the back of the contact paper and apply it wherever your heart desires!
Decide whether you want to add the marble contact paper to the shelf as well. I chose to cover it.
| THE FINAL PRODUCT |
Desk/Console | Ikea
Marble Contact Paper | Amazon
Chair | West Elm
Pillow | Ebay
Bookends | Vintage
Geometric Terrarium | West Elm
Hanging Succulent | DIY
Gold Decorative Accent | Target
Lamp | HomeGoods, similar HERE
Frames | Joann's
Art | Various Online Sources