On the inside, things got cranking too. Maybe it was because we had all the windows open, maybe it was the sun I got all day, but suddenly I had a crazy desire to use the new yellow paint I picked up at Lowe's. The paint was a great find. I usually swing by the "2nd's Table" right when I walk in....this is that sad sad table filled with paints that were not good enough to go home and be splashed on a wall....but another person's trash is my treasure. On a recent trip I found this lovely shade just sitting there, begging to be taken home and used!
To give this post some serious WOW power, here is the hideous "before" shot (this would be why I was slightly obsessed with keeping the doors to this nook shut).
Fairly typical. Overflow of cleaning products, white walls, boooooooooooooooring! So I started by removing everything from the shelf and pulling the washer and dryer forward by about 5-8 inches. After surveying the shelf and measuring the height of the wall from the baseboard to the ceiling, I decided the easiest thing to do would be to paint horizontal stripes. This way, I didn't have to get crazy behind the washer and dryer, I used the least amount of paint and time and the graphic punch of stripes would draw the eye in from the bathroom.
I decided to start my first stripe around the shelf and work up and down from there. This way I did not have to remove the shelf as it would be a white stripe. Using a level and a tape measure, I lightly penciled in 8 inch wide stripes. **A little hint to keep yourself from going crazy is to mark the stripes that will be painted. I lightly penciled a "Y" for yellow in these stripes.""
I didn't feel like messing with painter's tape so I hand cut each stripe with a small angled paint brush. It took absolutely no time at all and I didn't have to worry about bleeding through (as sometimes....ok most of the time happens to me with tape.) Since there were only a couple of stripes it really flew and in no time I was starting to really like the look of what was happening.....
|Loving this color even more!|
|Wow! Me likey!|
After some reorganization in our broom closet, I was amazed at how little needed to go back in to the nook, but it still felt like something was missing.....Voila! My DIY Starburst Mirror. LOVE. THIS. NOOK.
So without further ado.....
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