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Quick Change Artist

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Here  you go! Two! Count them, two quick and simple transformations for you patient followers.  I do still have followers…right?


Ok, excuse the before pic of my door, I did not have the foresight to take a before picture of my whole door like a professional blogger would (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it’s lameness).  But anyway, it’s the only part you really need to see.  I’ve wanted to paint the inside of my entry door for some time, but I couldn’t decide on a colour that I would be happy looking at on a daily basis.

And then it dawned on me – who says I have to paint the entire door??



I played around with the placement of the tape for a bit, imagining how it would look here or there. Once I was happy with the tape placement, it took about 10 minutes to paint it up.

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I used the same Sapling paint (Home Depot Behr High gloss paint) I used on the outside of the door and the inside of my shoe bench:


It’s glossy so it’s easy to wipe clean and is resistant to scratches and dings.

Okay, that’s the first quick and easy update.  Second is this dresser/recycling box you may recall:

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I removed every last one of those upholstery tacks (Home Depot) I had lovingly hammered in -(why oh why did I do such a solid job?).

I filled the nailhead holes with putty and painted a coat of white paint over the drawer fronts.

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Over time I collected some fun and interesting numbers I thought I may use for this project.   A number of the numbers (see what I did there?) came from a fantastic little store in Vancouver called Step Back.  They have all kinds of bits and bobs and blasts from the past spilling over in that store.  I shop there every time I head out to the big city.

Here are a few of my options:


I glue gunned them on after eyeballing their position – psssht ruler shmooler.


Done and done.




8 thoughts on “Quick Change Artist

  1. Love love love both projects! It’s amazing how just a little tweak of something can bring such big visual change! Just goes to show not every project has to be complicated to make a big change! I loved the dresser with the nail heads too! I’m so happy you’re back! I hope you have a great weekend!

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