Recently a friend gave me a couple of things for helping her pick out some new furniture pieces for her house.
Among them was this side table.
It was in awful condition– it was super scratched up and had even been stored outside for awhile. Not necessarily the shape or style I would normally choose, I decided to jazz it up with a bright electric blue paint and a fun knob from Anthropologie.
I’m saying this cost about $10 because the knob was $7 and I didn’t even use half a can of paint or primer. It was a totally simple fix, so before you throw away that piece that’s been bugging you, try painting it and giving it a new life!
I’ve come across two different two tone pieces in the past month or so… and think they’re totally going to be the new thing. It’s really a lovely look for a guest room, for a guy’s room, or if you just want to make a statement.
Best of all? It’s a totally easy update for rehabbers at any level!
Forget about rehabbing an entire piece, just paint the trim, change the knobs, and you’re good to go! For a piece that’s more plain or doesn’t have trim, you can create the look with painter’s tape.
Wait and see, this look will be EVERYWHERE by next year. It’s a simple (and inexpensive!) way to update a classic, make a statement, and give your room some pizzaz.
Everyone knows that ombre is all the rage right now. You can see it in hair, on fingertips, in fashion, and now in home design.
I found this super cute set for sale on Craigslist the other day. I just love how the ombre effect plays out on this pair. This would be a really easy project to dress up a plain chest of drawers.
I can just see shades of pink for a little girl’s room, but these blues are appropriate for any age!