Saturday, March 09, 2013

Revamp Your Room: Room Accessories!

Hi dolls!
            Welcome to the first post of our “Revamp Your Room” series! This is a series where we’ll be focusing on simple and cost effective ways to update your room décor. Sonia and I decided to redo our room and wanted to show you tons of easy things we’re doing in order to convey our beach theme, while being on a budget. In this first post, we’re dealing with room accessories!
            We had an oval shaped Victorian styled mirror in our main floor bathroom that recently got booted out for a bigger one. So, instead of “out with the old, in with the new” we opted for “in with the new, but revamp the old”.
            This is the mirror we’re sprucing up!

            It’s super easy to change the look of everyday objects. For this project we prepped our garage floor by laying down old sheets of packaging plastic and bubble wrap. You could also use plastic tablecloths or an old sheet. To paint, we used white spray paint and painters tape. You can buy spray paint and painters tape from your local home hardware store or Wal-mart for around $6-$7. Then we got to prepping and spraying the mirror!

STEP ONE: Using painters tape, cover the ring around the mirror. Then cover the actual mirror with the plastic packaging and tape down once again. Make sure to not get tape on the inside of the frame because you want to paint that part later!

STEP TWO: Hold the can approximately a ruler’s length away from the frame and spray evenly! 

When spraying, don’t forget to spray the inside and underside of the frame! 

Once you’ve covered the entire frame. Leave to dry. After 2-3 hours, it will be dry enough to touch. This is when we removed the protective plastic and tape.

Carefully lift the first layer of tape off the mirror and peel away the plastic. Then peel the second layer of painters tape off the mirror. Finally, wipe down the mirror to clean away any residue left from the tape, which was next to nothing, and voila! You’ve got yourself a mirror that’s good-as-new! Pieces you’ve had for years may get boring or outdated, but that doesn’t mean they need to be thrown away! Sometimes all they need is a face-lift.
TIP: if you want to make the object you’ve painted look less covered and more rustic, take some sandpaper an lightly rub it across the object! It will take away some of the paint and make it look like more of an old treasure! 
Our old bathroom mirror went from vintage to beach-y with less than $10 and an hour of work.
Spray painting objects is a great and easy way to unify your room and make it look like you’ve spent a ton of money on expensive accessories! You can take virtually anything you find cool in your own home, spray paint it and throw it on a shelf in your room! Candle sticks, statues, mason jars, anything!

 Try this out and let us know how it goes! We’d also love to hear what you guys are doing to Revamp Your Rooms! 

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