Live near your parents? Or WITH them?
If so, you're probably in the same boat I am.
You want to RE-DECORATE outdated rooms!!!
A few weeks ago, we tackled the master bedroom.
This week, we're tackling the office.
It's bland. Beige. Boring.
But... full of some unique treasures.
(Who else has a stuffed pheasant from their grandpa?)
I wanted to get rid of the "beige" color on the walls.
So, we painted the room "Sterling" - (bought at the Home Depot.)
It's a light gray color.
I wanted to ditch that small table (off to the right) that's covered by a green tablecloth.
It wasn't doing much - except holding the printer... and a basket.
My parents had this old bookshelf in the garage - that wasn't being used...
... so I painted it white!
I added small baskets to the shelves.
Hung some cool artwork - and added a lamp.
AS FOR THE OTHER BOOKSHELF...
My dad built this about 30-years-ago.
So, painting it was OUT of the question.
I cleaned it with Murphy Oil Soap.
(Just spray on - and wipe off with a clean cloth.)
What about these little dents and scratches?
I didn't feel like sanding and staining the entire bookshelf...
so I bought a stain marker instead.
They are AMAZZZZZING.
(Works just like a normal marker.)
Draw over the scratches and dents... then gently wipe away the excess residue with a cloth.
Works like a charm.
Pretty good, right?
Bookshelf #2 - DONE.
Moving along to the next project...
Painting THREE bulletin boards WHITE!
My parents needed a place to hang their calendar, notes, reminders, and PHOTOS - like this gem!
I bought three, plain bulletin boards at Hobby Lobby.
Took blue Painters Tape and a trash bag...
... carefully covered the CORK CENTER of the bulletin board.
(I didn't want any white paint to get on it.)
Once it was taped, I used WHITE SPRAY PAINT.
(It's wayyyy easier than getting out a paint brush.)
I ended up using two cans... spraying THREE separate layers.
Once the bulletin boards were dry, I peeled off the tape...
... and hung them above the desk.
Last but not least...
I hung more artwork...
Added new curtains...
... and filled in the nooks and crannies on my dad's bookshelf.
(These are some of his favorite things.)
It took a lot of work... but looks SO MUCH BETTER.