May 8, 2013

Before my newest little man was born, I had the crazy idea to add a new color to my living room color palette. I knew I had a teeny tiny budget so thrift store shopping it was! I found this tutorial from Thrifty and Chic  and knew it would be quick and easy and I could use it as an accessory. You see, I also wanted to paint a coffee table I had previously purchased and the white tray we were using wouldn’t exactly match the cream top of the coffee table. More on that later…

Here are the three simple steps! (Anyone else watch Special Agent Oso with their toddler!??)

I started with this (it was $4):


I went ahead and took out the glass and spray painted the frame with my new favorite color (funny part is, it’s the color of our bedroom and I didn’t even know it!), La Fonda Mirage. Truthfully, this can of spray paint was my inspiration for the whole room and the new color! And no…I didn’t prime or sand the frame beforehand.

spray painted

Next, I took the fabric I had leftover from covering a chair in my living room and covered the cardboard that was in the frame. I even taped it down. I was out of hot glue sticks…


Finally, once the paint was dry, I roughed it up a bit then put the glass down and put the fabric covered board altogether (the tutorial for my inspiration did something different with the glass).

Frame Example

I want to add handles but I can’t decide whether or not to make the commitment. Plus, the baby came two days later so I was officially out of time! What do you think?

Yay!! I’m linking up to Young House Love’s Pinterest Challenge! Here are the team’s projects (AMAZING STUFF!!): Sherry’s, Katie’s, Emily’s, and Renee’s!