This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware. All thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.
This summer has been marked by a lot of changes. As you already know, I rebranded my site and have been working on some of the back-end work involved with the rebrand. I also gave my girls’ room a makeover. Not much was happening in there. It was pretty much bare and my girls were sharing a space with my son before I decided to take action and make things happen. In fact, push came to shove when my parents said they would be coming down to visit and I panicked because we did not have adequate space for everyone due to the rooms not being set up.
This room makeover took me approximately a good weekend with all the kids running around. I already had everything I needed; it just needed to come together. As much as I would have loved the room to be uniform on each side, I still have a little girl who sleeps in a toddler bed. This bed is her space and she loves it. For this room makeover, I once again teamed up with the one and only Ace Hardware, sponsor of several of my big transformation projects this summer. By teaming up with Ace, I was given the opportunity to use Amy Howard At Home® One Step Paint™. I have heard other bloggers gush about Amy Howard’s chalk-based paint, and I had to try it for myself. I wanted to add a nice pop of color against all that brown in the room, so I decided to give the vintage dresser that I picked up for free a good ol’ makeover.
Since I was short on time, I did not photograph my process. However, here is a picture that I shared via Facebook after we picked up the dresser. In this picture, everything looks pretty sound, right? A picture will only show so much! Boy, let me tell you: This dresser was a wreck of a mess, and I could not save it. The drawers were falling apart and pieces were missing. I had no other choice but to turn this into a vanity.
For this project, I allowed the girls to choose their favorite Amy Howard paint color from the 52 standard options. (These are also tintable to allow for color matching.) They both chose the color Nottaway. This color is best described as a shade of blue that is reminiscent of a robin’s egg. It is very whimsical and complements all the other wild colors in their room perfectly. My gals have an eye for design, I tell ya! The trip to Ace was like all others. The Ace employees were all so helpful and kind, and checkout was speedy. I love that store!
I am amazed at how effortlessly this room came together. It literally came down to the wire, and Amy Howard came to my rescue. When you are down on time and need to refinish a project, this is the way to go. No priming, sanding, or stripping necessary! I literally just wiped it down to remove all the dirt and grime and went to work. Amy Howard At Home® One Step Paint™ is natural, contains no methanol or VOCs, and is safe to use on cribs and most surfaces. Since there is no methanol or VOCs, I felt good about placing it in my girls’ room right after I painted instead of leaving it outside to fully cure. Guys, I had a deadline: My parents flew in the day after I completed this project and everything came together perfectly. If you would like to know more about Amy Howard At Home® One Step Paint™ join Amy live in an online workshop on August 11th at 12pm CT.
The blue vanity definitely lightens up the space and makes all the brown decor feel fresh. Instead of using a wooden chair as a seat for the vanity, I chose to use one of my ghost chairs so that the room would not feel weighed down. Since the room is not symmetrical with identical beds, I chose to fill out the uneven space by using a gaudy, oversized vintage lamp on the side of the room where my toddler sleeps and a figurine lamp on the vanity. The black lamp is petite in size and looks great against the blue vanity, and it ties in with the black rug and frame. My daughters also helped with decorating their walls and asked if it was okay to mix and match the bird and butterfly decor. They have that decorating gene!
I know this was somewhat of a tease, but that is it for this makeover. Stay tuned next month when I collaborate with Ace one last time. I have something fun, trendy, and whimsical up my sleeve that you do not want to miss! Hint, hint: It involves the stools that I repurposed using Ace Hardware’s Clark+Kensington Paint.
Dreamy Bedroom Makeover on a Dime with Amy Howard and Ace Hardware – Free online workshop, Aug. 11 at 12pm CT
*Join Amy Howard and Ace Hardware for a live online workshop on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 12-1pm CT. Amy Howard shows you how to make over your master bedroom with DIY projects that are simple to do and easy on the budget, but offer dramatic results! Transform your bedroom into a sweet retreat by learning how to rescue an old headboard, refresh a salvaged nightstand with antique mirroring, and create stunning decorative prints. Amy will be demonstrating how to use her One-Step Paint, Mirror Antiquing Kit, Copy Cat, and more! Register for free now!