We've been in our little yellow house for about a year and a half now. It's crazy to look back on what our home used to look like...

Painting All The Things

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Paint All The Things

We've been in our little yellow house for about a year and a half now. It's crazy to look back on what our home used to look like and think of how far we've come in just 18 months time. As a family of five living in 2015 on one income, we don't have a lot of excess spending money to put into our house. We do, however, have a long list of projects that need to get done to turn this into our eventual "dream house".

One of our favorite resources as homeowners has turned out to be the Habitat for Humanity ReStore shops! They are located all over the front range in Colorado, and we've even been to some mountain locations such as Evergreen and Conifer.

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At ReStore you can get just about anything you need for your home projects, but most of it is used except for things like paint and leftover tiles from tiling projects. You can buy furniture {we've seen some amazing leather sofas there}, large rugs, cabinets, sinks, fixtures, doors, etc. You name it, they've got it.

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Whenever we've needed something for our home, before we hit up Home Depot, we hit up ReStore.

Which is where I happened to find two little paint projects I'd like to share with you today...

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When I spotted this black mailbox at ReStore I knew I had to take it for $12. A new mailbox was definitely on my list of things to replace around the house. See? Yuck.

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On the same shopping trip, Sander spotted this light fixture for $25. {It came with shades.} A dining room light was another thing we were dying to replace. {We had a boob light, see? Had to go.}

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But I did want to personalize the light fixture a bit. It was cute, but not cute enough. A little too Pottery-Barn-Blah for my taste. So, I busted out the chalk paint, naturally.

AND THE GLITTER. F.T.W. Yep, a little Mod Podge strategically placed, a can of glitter, and yessss.

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I decided to go right ahead with the same can of paint and attack that black mailbox at the same time. {You didn't think I'd just put that black box up, did you? Me?}

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In fact, mailboxes are something I often notice first about homes--at least when they have pretty ones--and so I'd always wanted to find some cute mailbox for my bills to call home. If they have to.

You know what you should do if you like THIS? You should check out my mailbox board on Pinterest:


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{I painted the table too. I paint ALL THE THINGS.}

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So, you see, fixing up your home to your liking doesn't have to be 'spensive. I love how the glitter sparkles in the evening over our dinner. And if you happen to find yourself with a used lampshade you like the shape of, but it shows wear, a little paint and sparkle is the perfect way to spruce it back up. Give it some bling, you know?

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Now. Time to get new dining room chairs. {Remember these matched my last home's yellow retro table?} Also a new blogger template is in order, I think. Come back soon!

Cheers,
Heather








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  1. I love your new light fixture! You're so creative. And, you've ruined basically half the light fixtures in my house now, which I will never think of the same way again. (Ugh. Boob fixtures?!? Must. Go. Shopping.)

    Our mailbox is a standard across the street. Black. Dented. I want to replace it, too, but am not sure with what for the outdoors on a wooden pole.

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    1. Oh dear! I'm fairly certain about 90% of homes have a boob fixture. Ha! We still have one in the hallway. Light fixtures can be so expensive though.

      Pinterest has some good standing mailbox inspiration! If you're willing to get sucked into that black hole of a site ;-)

      Thanks for the nice comment, Gretchen! Hope you're well!

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  2. Beautiful colours! That mailbox is just so cute ♥

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