So there are two trends that I have been dying to try
I finally got my chance when I found these on the side of the road
When I went to Hobby Lobby 3 weeks ago FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I saw a huge pallet with chevrons and a mirror. I looked at the price ($89) and almost had a coughing fit. I didn't have my phone turned on to take a pic (because of outrageous roaming charges), but I memorized that beautiful piece in my mind.
We are going to painting and redoing our basement family room and I need something massive to go on the walls. So, instead of making one of the pallet/chevron/mirror thingys (that's the technical term), I decided to make 2.
First, I bought a beautiful colour of paint called bittersweet chocolate. Mmmmm, even the name gives me a craving. Then, I got a can of oops paint in a grayish beige colour. For $3, I decided to chance it.
Here's the background of the pallets once they were painted.
Pretty blah, eh? But just wait...
I found a tutorial for chevons on pinterest and went to work
I don't know why I was scared to do this. It was super easy and super quick. I did one pallet dark and one light. I also did one the wide way and one the tall way - if that makes any sense.
I forgot to take a pic of the beige once, but I think you get the idea of what they are going to look like.
Next, I was on a mission to find 2 mirrors. I wanted a round one and a square one. Off to Goodwill and their 75% off sale. Goodwill has 75% off on Sundays, but they never tell you beforehand which items are on sale. Yesterday, it was green ticket items - whatever the hell that meant. I honestly didn't care, until I found my two mirrors and got both of them for $5!!!! One of regular price, but the other was 75% off. WOOT!
I really liked the different shapes and designs of the mirrors. Now, to paint them the trusty blue that I have all over my house.
Next, Gorillia Glue.
I love them. Here's a pic to show you how big they really are
I LOVE THEM!! Now, once I get this huge, design-challenged room painted, I will hang these beauties
I am so embarrassed by this space, but I have HUGE plans to make it a room that we will always be in. Stay tuned, as I start work on it next week and will post about the changes.