...1... Paint dipping chair legs
My office desk chair had seen better days, so I decided to try out the popular trend of paint dipped chair legs. I enlisted the kids, grabbed some tape, a tube of Gold Leaf Rub 'n Buff, and we went to work.
I promise that is the shadows and the chair is not that dirty. Although you can tell where various bassets have laid their heads.
There was not much to this. Basically measure off however much you want to paint and apply the gold stain with your finger. It is that easy. The legs did require two coats.
I love the way it turned out!
I said in my Media Room Before and After blog post that our game table was a little plain for my tastes. An $8 roll of gold arrow washi tape from Amazon Prime was my first step toward changing that.
I found a roll of $3 washi tape at Target that I loved so much that I bought it without a project in mind -- very rare for me. When I brought it home, I realized that it was the same width as the edge of the workbench in my office. Bingo. This took all of ten minutes.
You cannot tell much of a difference in the comparison shots above, but the closeup does it more justice. I am thinking about doing something different where my bulletin board currently hangs.
I needed a hook for my new Easter egg door hanger and I knew that the way that the hanger was fashioned, the hook would be exposed. The clear plastic was too plain so I Rub n Buffed a Command Hook. I didn't like the streaky end result so I pulled out my spray glitter and voila! Much better. Yes, I know they probably do make gold command hooks, but I had this on hand and it saved me a trip to the store (and some $$$).
The front porch is bare right now, partially because of winter and also because we are about to install a new entry door. Goodbye old door, you have served us well. Actually, you really didn't, you cracked down the middle 18 months after we installed you but we were loyal to you for another four years out of affection (and cheapness).
You can see the crack below the window. From a distance, it does not look that bad but from the inside, you can see sunlight -- it is that large. We have repaired it three times and I have consulted a master woodworker who said that the crack is unfixable. Our new door does not have a wooden panel so hopefully, we will not have to do this again.
So these are my small steps -- none of them are giant projects but I think that the small touches are what makes a house a home. And on that schmaltzy note ...
Have a wonderful weekend!
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