I’m baaaack! The last week was totally hectic with moving into the new house and getting everything settled. I had planned to do a #mondaymadeit post last week because I had projects ready, but it just didn’t happen. So I’ve got quite a few lined up for this week to link up with 4th Grade Frolics that I’m super excited to share with all of you 🙂
So the wait finally ended almost 2 weeks ago and we closed on our Texas house! After 78 days in a hotel room with our 2 dogs, we survived and are now in a house! *check back for a later blog post about our house DIY projects and our before/after pictures*
This was in the realtor’s office after we closed. We were waiting for the official okay from the bank, so I wanted to document the moment. Can you tell I was ready to paint? Hair up, no makeup and dark clothes… 1,900 square feet of a house was ready to be painted!
Naturally the first thing I wanted to do (besides paint) was glitterize my new house keys! I saw the pin on pinterest months ago and decided to go for it! Picked up some Recollections glitter and Mod Podge at Michael’s. I had clear floor covering, so I cut a small piece to use. I had the painter’s tape already too.
The last part is letting them dry. Before they dry, you need to take the painter’s tape off of the keys. This is so when the glue dries, that it doesn’t glue on top of the tape and come off when you go to take the tape off. Like I said before, I suggest not taping the tape together because it makes it *super fun* to take off when the glitter is freshly applied. I messed a piece up and had to fix it.
After the glue dries (I let them dry for about 30 minutes), use the Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer to seal the glitter (so it doesn’t fall off!). I took the keys outside and sprayed them. Don’t spray them too close, or the glitter will come off. Just lightly spritz them with the sealer and it does the trick!
So far, my keys are still glitterized! It’s been almost 2 weeks, so I will have to keep you updated on how the glue and glitter is hanging in there.
gorgeous, too. Lots of space and built-ins. It just needed some paint and my personal touch.
The first thing I did was paint the walls. They were already this pretty pinkish-brown / mauve color, but it was scratched up and dirty. I chose a color from Sherwin-Williams called “Grayish”. It goes great with the white cabinets and black countertop, plus it isn’t too dark that it makes the room feel like a cave. I definitely recommend the color!
After painting the walls and changing out all of the gold knobs for dark, tarnished silver knobs and handles, I decided to puruse Pinterest. I mean, what good are all of those “pins” if I never use them?! I have a board called “Dream Office” and had this pinned.
So I started with getting my supplies ready and taking the shelves out.