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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer color changes!

 As I am looking around the house as to what to freshen up for Summer next....
I have all this chalk paint left over and thought what can I paint that Mike would not  mind? He would mind any of the family room woods, Guys have a thing for wood??
I thought I would brighten some accessories  up in our Family room.
Sometimes, the simplest things can lighten and brighten a room.
I have some chalk paint left over,and there is no way I am wasting a drop of that stuff. 
Here is the before look:
Great colors for Fall and Winter time. Now onto summer....

Cream color Annie Sloan Chalk paint
 this is the before

This piece was heavy and very dark, not the easiest piece to hand paint.

And this was a recent score from Pier I...
I quickly got tired of all these colors.

Quick and easy fix for sure!

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Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks great Debbie! Painting accessories is so much easier than painting furniture! Love the changes!

June 8, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

love that paint, can't get it here. only chalkboard paint... have to make a trip to ny.

June 8, 2011 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

I like your changes! And the tray is cute!

June 8, 2011 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

The blue and white look great together- very fresh and summery! It's the "power of paint"! I agree- what is it about men and wood?!!

June 8, 2011 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

It looks great, I've been spray painting a few things, but I need to use my chalk paint too! Love the summer look!

June 8, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the new fresh summer colors. I have been painting with chalk paint today, too. Nothing is finished though.

June 8, 2011 at 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are both great renos!! It changes their look dramatically. Love them both!

June 8, 2011 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So what is it about guys and their WOOD...never mind, I won't go there...giggling myself silly.

June 8, 2011 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

The new summer colors looks great Debbie! I have lots of painting to do but it will have to wait now until after the wedding in July.

Have a wonderful day,

June 8, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Sam | Away She Went said...

Looks great! Just that small change really lightened up the room. Seriously though, what is it with men and not liking wood painted?!

June 8, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

It really lighten up the tabletop. I love the finish and colors....Christine

June 8, 2011 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie, love the changes, Mike would die if he came home and seen the Entertainment Center painted, I would love to see that face.... LOL


June 8, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Great colors for the summer months Debbie! When do you find the time to do everything you do????
I LOVE the blue and white!
Great job!!!!

June 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Looks all fresh and cool now. I never think to paint my metal stuff. Good idea, that bowl looks great distressed a little. Will Mike notice though? My husband goes weeks before he notices that I changed something.

June 8, 2011 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Awesome changes, Debbie. You are such a clever lady!

June 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Yes Pam, Mike already did notice it, and he liked it. Pattie, he would kill me if I ever touched that entertainment center...I would have to move in with you:)

June 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debbie I LOVE your changes!! And I LOVE that metal bowl! Paint brightens everything right up. Martina

June 8, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Nice transformation! What's old is new again.

June 8, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like the changes ! Everyone says - Oh - it is just paint. My problem I don't like to paint. :-D I have not made any real changes around my place in a while now - need to get motivated.
Enjoy your evening.

June 8, 2011 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

Great job, Debbie !! Isn't it fun how a small change can make a big impact ?!

June 8, 2011 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

You know me, I am all for light colors so I loves it!!


June 8, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Very nice, Debbie...I love the colors and it really makes your room Summer Ready!


June 8, 2011 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said... are a painting diva! That is good that you left some of your hubby's favorite wood pieces and still get a great change by painting those accessories :o) The "new" blue redo on the tray is pretty, but I do aslo like those multi colored slats in the tray.

Blessings & Aloha!

June 8, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Those changes really brightened the space! It looks great Debbie, love the colors.

June 8, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to lighten things up for summer and the color blue keeps coming up in lots of blogs! I love this pretty shade of blue in your tray! ♥

June 8, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger gina said...

I have been wanting to try Chalk Paint for a while now and today I stopped in at the only place I can find that carries it. They were closed with nothing posted on the door regarding their hours or anything. Grrrr..... guess I'll have to wait a little while longer. Your changes look amazing. Hope I don't have to wait too long to make some changes around here!

June 8, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love the differences your chalk paint has made. The moss ball looks so much more vibrant in your urn and the tray really POPS on your table.

So Summer Ready. I love it!

June 8, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

The light & bright is fabulous. I love, love, love that bowl!

What is it with men & wood anyway?

June 8, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I say bring on the paint! What's with guys and wood? Is it a genetic thing? Even if the wood is ugly they can't bare to see if covered. I love the chalkpaint too, I just finished a few pieces and am looking around to see what else I can use it on!

June 8, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger MamaMonki said...

You were right huge difference! They make the table look so much brighter.

My hubby has that same thing for wood. Makes me CRAZY. What's wrong with a little paint I say.

June 8, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the new look. So cool and refreshing. I think paint always works wonders on anything. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

June 8, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Definitely like the lighter and brighter color choice for summer and you can change it again come winter with more paint. Great update:)

June 8, 2011 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

It's looking like summer at your house! So..did he even notice? LOL...and what the heck is it about guys and painting wood? Drives me nuts! xo Diana

June 8, 2011 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Fabulous changes Debbie! I was trying to lighten and brighten today too and you just gave me some more inspiration! :-)

June 8, 2011 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, I like the lighter look. Great job! I'm off to see your Atlanta trip. ;-)
~ Sarah

June 8, 2011 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Farah said...

Love the pot Debb... it looks so summery now...

June 9, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

I've been changing things to lighter and airier myself, Debbie. Not that I compare my undertakings to yours. No way. You reign supreme. :)

June 9, 2011 at 6:20 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Good morning, Debbie! I am getting caught-up on your blog. It looks like y'all had a blast in Atlanta visiting friends *and* you got to meet Kim!!! :D I love it when you share little projects like this with us. Very cool!

Ricki Jill

June 9, 2011 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the changes! Definitely a great way to lighten up for summer. They both look terrific! Thanks for sharing.

June 9, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Loving the new summery blue and white colors on your accessories... paint works like magic, doesn't it? It transforms everything beautifully! Loved yours and Kim's picture in the previous post.. both of you looked gorgeous! Have a nice day!~Poppy

June 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Loving how some small changes make a huge difference! Love the bowl in cream - really show the moss off well. I love Turquoise and that tray is perfect! By the way, is that more of your Duck Egg Blue or something else? Beautiful!

June 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Love the new colors! Paint is such an easy and inexpensive way to change out accessories! XO, Pinky

June 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Wow! What a change. I love the new summer colors.

June 9, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger said...

That paint really brightened your accesories up!It looks great.

June 9, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Why haven't I thought of this? I think I need to take one day and decide to not work on a single project but spend the day really looking at the house and see what needs to be and can be 'refreshed' for summer . . . before summer is OVER!

June 9, 2011 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Hi Debbie,
I love the paint on your pretty bowl, you did a great job! Your home is always so warm and inviting. =) XOXO ~Liz

June 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful summer colours..fresh and pretty! Loved the tray:)

June 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Hi Deb- It's always nice to make things look more summery and fresh- this does the trick very well! I have finally found chalk paint locally and will be picking it up on Monday. Have a project in mind- hope I can find the time to start it! LOL
Fun trip with your gal pal- funny trying to get a good family pic. I am the one who always ruins ours. I am not photogenic, at all. Fake smile, weird eyes, fat cheeks, saggy neck, bad hair.... I could go on and on!
Stay cool- it's hot and humid here! Where did spring go? Or did we even have one?
:-) Sue

June 10, 2011 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Debbie love the fresh new looks. I had no idea you could paint something like that w/ chalk paint.. great ideas and great looks as usual.

June 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love the summery look. It is great how a little paint can freshen a few accessories and give you a new look.

June 11, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love the look of your tray covered in chalk paint~ that color is fantastic too. Thanks for sharing at my party :)

June 14, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

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