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See updated pics after new light fixtures over HERE.
I'm so excited about a tiny fluffin' I did this week in about 30 minutes (that only cost $3!)
(with new light fixtures – I'm still on the fence about these!)
As I shared a a few years ago my husband's been adding oodles of trimwork in our foyer (it's not quite finished yet ~ more painting to do while we're still doing it ourselves to save $2000.)
This week though I finally got up my courage though to paint our front door after seeing a few ideas on Pinterest that I just loved.
The foyer has kind of been an area that I've just been so unhappy with since moving (even after the trim work, which I know is so weird?) But just $3 of paint (I used a sample from Menard's that they mixed up for me), and 30 minutes of work had it done.
I really wanted to share all the updates after we had the new light fixtures and painting completed, but I'm just so excited and couldn't wait. (Check out the light fixtures I got over HERE ~ I'm a little nervous about them but going for this look . . . we'll see.)
I COULD NOT BELIEVE that 7 ounces of paint would make that much difference, but good gravy, it did.
I also just moved things around in our home a bit. Although I've loved the picture of the horses that hung in our foyer, for some reason it never felt just right. I swapped it out with the teal-medallion-thingy from our breakfast nook, and I'm so much happier (and really like the horse picture in the breakfast room so much more too!)
(See more pictures of our breakfast room HERE – it's amazing what such a small change can make! Still dreaming of a new light fixture one day but for now this one works.)
If your home needs a little fluffing, you don't need to spend a bundle. Look at inexpensive ways to make an update (paint helps so much), shop your own home, and just give your home a good look-around with a fresh set of eyes.
And, HAVE COURAGE.
I almost talked myself out of this one, until it dawned on me that it was only paint. If it turned out horribly I could easily re-paint it white ~ so I really only had $3 and 30 more minutes to lose!
So worth it.
If you have a project that you've been fearful of, maybe decide to tackle it this weekend. 🙂 You might just be glad you did!
Okay ~ here's a bit of how the progress has gone in the foyer . . .
hanging trim at ceiling and chair rail
that boy is going to make a great husband one day 🙂
trim work starting up the stairs
trim panels added inside and painted
you can see there are still a few spots where we're going to need to touch up paint, and everything white still needs one more coat, but we're closer!
If you’d like to see more pictures of our home as we’ve been updating it, here you go . . .
- Office Update (I love this one!)
- Outdoor Living Space (and How We Saved $10K by Doing it Ourselves)
- Guest Bedroom Makeover
- Update for a Plain Alcove
- Kitchen: Metal Pendant Shade Update
- Powder Room Update: Wallpaper, Trim Work & Woodwork
- Free Command Center
- Dining Room: Goodwill Lamp Makeover
- Dining Room: Monogrammed Burlap Table Runner
- Dining Room: Painted Piano
- Master Bathroom: Goodwill Frame Upcycle
- Family Room: Goodwill Chair Makeover
- Basement: $70 Storage Bin Shelving
- Girls Bathroom Update: Mod Podge Monograms
- Tiny Christmas Home Tour
I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)
See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!
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