Free Tropical Leaf Printables

Vintagemeetsglam.com free tropical leaf printables

Hey guys, I just had to share with you these awesome free tropical leaves that I found over at TheGraphicsFairy.com! I’ve been trying to find art for this wall in the guest bedroom for some time now but I wanted something that would tie into the tropical theme and not be overwhelming or tacky. I think these are so glamorous hung together in black frames. I picked up the frames from the dollar store at $4 a piece so this project cost me less than $40 and I think it makes a great statement. If you’re not a fan of the leaves, she has a variety of vintage style printables on her site so be sure to take a look! Have a great weekend!

 

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Eclectic Dining Room Reveal

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! And what better way to end the year than with a room reveal! I finally finished the dining room and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s bright, colorful and eclectic, and now, my favorite room in the house!

Eclectic Dining Room Makeover

Eclectic Dining Room Makeover

Eclectic Dining Room Table Setting

Eclectic Dining Room Table Setting

Eclectic Dining Room Table Setting

Eclectic Dining Room Table Setting

Eclectic Dining Room Table Setting

Eclectic Dining Room Table Setting Sliding Vintage Door

Eclectic Dining Room Emerald Green Hutch

Eclectic Dining Room Emerald Green Hutch

Eclectic Dining Room Red Credenza Brass Parrots

Eclectic Dining Room Red Credenza

Eclectic Dining Room Makeover

Thank you so much for following along on my DIY adventures this past year. I have an endless list of projects in my head so there will be lots more to come in the New Year! In case you’re wondering where some of the items in the dining room were purchased from, here’s a listing:

Hutch – Second-hand, painted green
Red Credenza – Wicker Emporium
Sliding Door – Second-hand, hardware from Wayfair.ca
Dining Table and Lamps – WalMart
Black Chandelier – Kent Building Supplies
Brass Parrots and Urn – Second-hand
Blue White Centerpiece Jars/Planter – Second-hand
Dinnerware Set/Glasses/Dessert Bowls/Cutlery/Wood Chargers – Stokes.ca
Curtains/Pineapple Napkin Rings/Foo Dogs/Picture Frames – Winners

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Vintage Sliding Door in the Dining Room

My husband and I have been wanting a sliding door in the dining room for some time now. This door leads into our laundry room but because of the layout we had to close it once we were in the room in order to reach the washer and dryer, and with a basket of laundry in hand it got annoying after a while. But not anymore!

Before After Vintage Sliding Barn Door

A few months ago we found this large vintage door for only $20 from a second-hand store and it ended up being the perfect size to cover the opening into the laundry room.

Vintage Wood Door Before

I wanted it to pop against our newly-painted white walls so I went with the color Fish Pond by Behr in a high-gloss. A tip when choosing paint finishes – the higher the sheen, the more durable and easier to clean but it also shows every imperfection, so if you want to hide those imperfections, go with a flat or matte sheen. For this project I really wanted to emphasize every scratch and gouge in the door so high-gloss was the way to go.

Behr Fish Pond High-Gloss Paint

Once we had the door, I started looking around for hardware that wouldn’t cost a fortune. I managed to find this kit on Wayfair.ca for only $111.00 on sale from $239.00 and within 2 days it was on my doorstep!interior-sliding-barn-door-kit-hardware-set-02-0689The installation was actually fairly quick once I had all my measurements in place. The only obstacle we encountered was drilling new holes into the sliding rail so that we could line up the bolts with the studs in the wall. We’ve come to learn that our 56 year old house doesn’t play by the rules so a stud finder came in very handy.

Vintage Sliding Barn Door

Next, we removed the existing header from the door and replaced it with a six foot piece of wood for the rail system to be attached to.

Sliding Door Installation Header

Sliding Door Installation Header

And after just a few nights of painting and measuring, it was done!

Vintage Sliding Barn Door

Painted Vintage Sliding Barn Door

Vintage Sliding Barn Door Glass Knob Key Tassle

Vintage Sliding Barn Door After

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I’ll be back sometime next week to show you the final pics of the dining room!

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TV Stand Makeover

Hey guys! I wanted to give you an update on what I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. I picked up this laminate/wood tv stand second-hand for only $60 to replace an older and less interesting stand we’ve had for some time. The varnish had a few scratches on it and the masonite backing was torn but other than that it was in excellent condition.

Dark Brown TV Stand/Credenza Before

I had seen a similar tv stand recently at Canadian Tire that I really wanted, the only difference being that it was white, but they wanted $500 for it!! So when I saw this for $60, I had to get it! I then had to invest $26 in paint and sandpaper but I think I still came out ahead (just a little bit of sarcasm there).

Mouse Sander TV Stand Makeover

First, I used a course sandpaper to roughen up the surface and take off as much of the old varnish as possible.

Sanding Dark Brown TV Stand

Sanding Dark Brown TV Stand Cabinet Doors

Once I was done sanding, I wiped it down a few times with soapy water to make sure there was no leftover dust that would get into the paint.

I used Behr’s Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel which is what the paint expert at Home Depot told me is considered their furniture paint. It really went on well and definitely has an enamel-like finish.

Behr Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel White Paint TV Stand Makeover

It took about 2 coats using a roller brush to cover the dark wood and about 4 coats using a paint brush to cover all of the corners and inside lines.

TV Stand Makeover White Cabinet Doors

TV Stand Makeover White Paint

I let it dry for a few days in-between coats but the instructions indicate you can apply additional coats after an hour.

So after approximately 7 hours of sanding and painting, I can finally say it was totally worth it!

Before After White TV Stand

I think it’s even nicer than the new one I was drooling over, and I was able to personalize it by adding these clear glass knobs also from Home Depot.

Crystal Glass Knobs White TV Stand

Before After Painted White TV Stand

Before After White TV Stand

It’s starting to get a bit busy with Christmas only a few weeks away but I’m hoping to have our dining room finished before the new year so stay tuned and let me know what you think!

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Eclectic Dining Room Makeover – Paint and Moodboard

We’re still slowly working away on Dylan’s bedroom but since he’s about a 1/2 hour drive away, I’m limited to working on it during the weekends. So throughout the week I’ve been turning my attention to our dining room. I have all of the big pieces that I need for the room including the hutch that I recently painted green, but there are a few little projects left before it’s finished. Here is a moodboard I created to give you an idea of what I’m going for. I recently developed an obsession for collecting blue and white pottery so I’m planning to display it throughout the room. I also picked up an antique door that I’m going to turn into a sliding door going into the laundry room.Eclectic Dining Room Makeover Moodboard

So because the dining room was painted olive green, I decided to repaint it white to let my colorful pieces of furniture stand out and it also really brightened up the space. Since there are hundreds of whites out there, I picked out a few paint chips from Behr’s collection and brought them home. I taped them to the wall I was going to paint and moved them around the room to see how they looked in different lighting. I decided to go with “Bit of Sugar” by Behr. It seemed to be the most neutral, some of the chips looked either too blue or too beige when I got them on the wall. The name is cute too!

White Paint Chips Behr

Behr paint - Bit of Sugar

I tested the color on the walls before I started painting and it took two coats to really cover the green underneath but I’m very happy with how it turned out!

Behr bit of sugar

Behr bit of sugar

I’ll be working on the sliding door next so I’ll keep you updated!

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