There’s nothing like retreating to a cozy bedroom after a long day of work. Your bedroom should be the most comfortable room in your house. It should be peaceful, calm and relaxing.
The color scheme of your bedroom decor can also be used to bring warmth to a bedroom. I personally gravitate towards whites, grays and light shades of blue, and natural colors for our master bedroom. Go for warm bedding, comfy pillows, and soft blankets for maximum coziness.
Hang with a wooden frame or wall mirror or farmhouse window (see ideas here)
It’s ok to buy a pack of embriodery hoops because there are so many projects you can use them for. If you don’t want a pack, buy a hoop (comes in 2’s) from your local craft store. They are really cheap! Walmart carries it too. Order it online if you don’t want a pack or have a craft store or Walmart store around you.
Your string light wreath could be used as double duty around the Christmas season. Who said Christmas lights only had to be red, gold or clear? I purchased the pink and purple string lights at my local AC Moore (a craft store) but is not currently available online. Check out Amazon, they have a good variety.
Time needed: About 10 minutes (including drying time for the paint). I only used one coat of paint. If you don’t use paint often, get a small 2 oz. bottle of paint like this. It’s also sold at Walmart.
Cost: I had the white acrylic paint and the paint brush on hand. I bought the lights on sale for 50% off (original price was $3.99). 4 packs cost me about $8 and the embriodery hoop was less than $2. Overall, I spent about $10 for this project.
DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 1: Spray paint mirror frame
I wanted the mirror, which had a white frame, to match stained trim. So I used several coats of the spray paint (FYI – I only painted the frame of the mirror. I covered the surface of the mirror with some old store circular/newspaper and some masking tape to hold things down)
DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 2: Cut the wood trim
I really did not want a wide frame around the mirror because it was to be placed in my entry way. I was so happy I found this really cool trim at Lowes. I cut the trim with a miter box to match the dimensions of the mirror.
DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 3: Stain the wood trim
I stained the wood trim using one coat of this shade of Mixwax stain. I used a old brush and several old/torn socks to apply the stain and wipe any excess as I went along. Make sure you have disposable gloves on for this step. I have used wood stain several times without gloves, and it can get sticky and gooey on your hands and hard to wash off.
DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 4: Glue the stained wood trim to the mirror frame
In this step, I applied glue all around the frame. Then carefully placed the stained wood trim pieces on the frame sides. I placed items on the trim as weights to help the <a href=”http:// ” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>E600 glue adhere better. I let it dry for over 24 hours and my mirror was ready for hanging.
DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 5: Hang mirror
The thing that sucks most about these simple mirrors is that they are REALLY simple. They come as plain as can be, without wall hooks, door hanger or anything that will help you hang it on a door! So to resolve this issue, I simple used 8 strips of 3M wall hanging strips. These things are a life saver! Could be a bit pricey, but it’s well worth with.
Q: How long did it take to complete this project?
A: You can complete this DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER in about a few days (for spray paint, stain and glue to dry)
Q: How much did it cost you to complete this project?
A: I had most of the materials on hand, expect for the wood trim, which was $2.99 per 6′ cut, and I used 2 for a total of $6.36 (tax incl.)
Q: What is the level of difficulty for this project?
A: Easy – medium. It could be tasking for someone who is not used to using a miter box or have never used wood stain before. Always do your research to find out how to use or do things on Youtube. Yes, YouTube is a really good resource, especially when you’re not sure of what your doing.
I started by filling the holes in the middle MDF board and glued all three pieces together with E6000 glue.
All parts painted with two coats of paint. The acrylic white paint was purchased from Walmart and can be found at any craft store. The copper paint is named “new penny” and was purchased from Target. I bought 5 inch MDF letters from Walmart also about a year ago, and just never got to use them until now.
So I mentioned above that the wood used for this project is scrap MDF boards. They are actually from an old twin bed. I used the screws to cover up the holes on the side and it turned out to be my FAVORITE part of this wall plaque. It adds character to it. 🙂
All complete and beautifully adorning my wall.
I think it took about a week to complete this project. I worked on it whenever I had some free time (busy mom struggle). However, it could easily take a few hours to complete if not for the wait time to allow the glue and paint to dry.
What do you guys think? Would you make this decor plaque?
Hello everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the few days of summer we have left. I have not posted in a while and there’s a really good reason for that. I promise to share it in the new lifestyle link of my blog. Yep! I have decided to add lifestyle because a few things to share that I believe will empower all mommas out there. Stay tuned :).
Back to the point of today’s post….making this super easy kitchen or home office bulletin boards.
You only need five items to make it! And it took about five minutes to make each of these boards.
You will need:
A Canvas (size of your choice)
Non-adhesive shelf/drawer liner
A pair of scissors
Step 1: Lay shelf liner down (wrong side up) and place canvas over it, leaving about 2 inches of liner around the canvas.
Step 2: Wrap shelf liner around the edges of your canvas and secure with thumbtacks. Hammer the thumbtacks down to hold thumbtacks in place.