This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware.
I am so excited to share today’s post with you all! If you follow me on social media, you may recall that my family and I moved back into our home in May (we had moved out and rented it out while we were in another state) and after finally getting the rest of the house put together, I started renovating my home office in June. It’s been a work in progress to say the least, and it’s far from done, but I wanted to share where I am with it now, along with a few quick, affordable and fun DIY projects I created to help decorate my new room.
During my office renovation I changed all of my furniture to white and changed my office color theme to include creamy beige, light pink and taupe with rose gold and gold accents, similar to my blog’s theme. I didn’t have a ton of wall space left over to decorate with after I, with the help of my parents, finished building all the new furniture. I did, however, have a ton of shelf space that needed some love. This is when I decided to create some DIY projects to fill in those empty shelves.
After learning about Ace’s $.99 Color Sample Pint paint promotion this weekend (good through the end of August!), I planned a crafting night with my bestie to complete some décor projects. I went online to thepaintstudio.com to get tips, inspiration and to pick out the exact colors I wanted in each shade. I was immediately drawn to the OPI paint collection by Clark+Kensington and chose most of my colors from there. My husband was out running errands, so I asked him to swing by Ace Hardware and pick up the colors I had picked out online, along with a few painting supplies, like painters tape and brushes. He came home with all the paint I asked for and tons of painting supplies. He ended up buying a roller brush, paintbrushes and sponge brushes as well as several different sizes of painters tape. I should have been more specific on exactly what painting supplies I needed lol.
Let’s go ahead and dive into the Décor Projects I, with the help of my bestie, created Saturday night.
PROJECT #1 AMPERSAND
I wouldn’t be a true fashion blogger if I didn’t have an ampersand in my home office, so this DIY was at the top of my to-make list haha. Most of the time I see the ampersand spray painted gold and have seen them in black and white stripes with gold at the bottom. But I haven’t seen a rose gold striped one like I created, so I hope you enjoy the way this turned out as much as I did!
- Painters tape
- 3 Paints of choice (I used Swiss Coffee, and Bubble Bath paint ($.99 each) as well as Rose Gold spray Paint
Step 1: Paint your entire Ampersand in Bubble Gum Pink (or color of choice) and let dry.
Step 2: Apply Painters tape at a slight angle to create the stripes, leaving a larger amount left at the bottom for the third color.
Step 3: Paint Swiss Coffee (or color of choice) over the bubblegum pink where you created the stripes. Let dry.
Step 4: Once dry, cover the top portion you painted and spray paint the larger bottom area with the Rose Gold spray paint (or color of choice).
I absolutely love the way this project turned out! I only wish I hadn’t accidentally touched the spray paint area with my fingertip before it dried. We had to spray over it to fix where I messed it up and it cause it to be darker then the surrounding area. I am tempted to repaint it with regular paint and then spray paint over it again.
Project #2: Lip Print
Another project I wanted to create was a lip print in rose gold. This project is very simple and only a few supplies are needed.
- 12X24 Wooden board
- Vinyl stencil of lip print
- Swiss Coffee Paint (or color of choice)
Step 1: Paint your board with Swiss Coffee (or paint of choice) and let dry.
Tip* I used a mini roller brush for this step since the hubby had purchased one and it was a game changer for me! Normally Melinda and I use a foam brush when we make our signs but I actually loved the mini roller brush better. I was able to paint the board in a few seconds and it was less streaky. I just dipped the roller brush vertically into the paint and went straight to the board with it. I didn’t even bother with a paint tray.
Step 2: Apply your lip stencil to the board and tape around the stencil. Make sure it’s on really well to avoid any dripping.
Step 3: Spray 2-3 coats of the Rose Gold spray Paint (or color of choice) to the board and let dry.
Step 4: Remove the Painters tape and stencil from board.
I’m obsessed with how this project turned out! What do you think?
Project #3: Keep Calm and Stay Classy
- 11×14 Wooden Board
- Keep Calm Vinyl Wording
- Bubble Gum Pink or Paint of choice
- Craft Pearls (I had these on hand)
- Hot glue (I had this on hand)
Step 1: Paint 2-3 coats of Bubble Bath to your board (or paint of choice) and let dry.
Step 2: Apply your Keep Calm Vinyl Wording to your board.
Step 3: Glue the Craft Pearls onto the C one by one.
Project #4 Repurposing Cards/Photo Prints
These were the quickest, most affordable and easiest projects to do. I had several adorable cards lying around my office that were mailed with purchases I made or from PR companies that I didn’t want to throw away, so I turned them into office décor. The pineapple photo and never ending happy photo were actually both cards that came in a monthly box. They were so beautiful- I was instantly inspired to make a project with them. The Henry Bendel Card was also in the same monthly box with a coupon code on the back. I loved the fashion illustration of it so much that I had to make a project with it as well. The last card I used was a handwritten one from Tieks. It came with my last TIEKS shoes purchase and was too beautiful to throw away. It’s been sitting on my shelf for a while as decor but I wanted to make it officially into décor.
- Old wooden frames (we had these on hand)
- Spray paint (I used Rose Gold spray Paint and Gold spray paint)
- Pictures, cards, photos etc. (had these on hand)
- Mod page or other glue (had on hand)
- Craft Paper
For the Henry Bendel and Never Ending cards, I spray painted the frames and let them dry. Once dry, I placed the cards in them. For the Tieks card I used glitter craft paper I had on had on hand and created a frame with it. I then used Mod Podge to adhere it to the frame and mounted it on a wooden board.
We created all 7 projects in about 4 hours on Saturday Night. It was a fun girls night for us and was an inexpensive way to glam up my Office. I will continue making these DIY projects for my office décor, so let me know if you would like to see more of them on the blog!
Again, my office is far from finished but I wanted to share some of these easy, affordable and fun DIY projects we created thus far for decor in my office.