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EASY DIY – spray painted media cabinet + trellis design

Since everything else in the living room has been updated, our good ol’ Ikea media cabinet¬† was really starting to bug me. It was in need of some serious style infusing.

Soooo for fun, I started googling “trellis design/pattern” and came up with this

I decided to print it out and glue the paper together, making it large enough to fit in my 11×18 inch windows of the media cabinet.

It looked a-ma-zing, so I got all excited and informed my husband that I would be painting & covering the windows to the media cabinet. He always thinks I am nuts, but agreed and requested I paint it an antique white color rather than pure white.

I really didn’t feel like getting out my paint brushes, sander & primer and doing the whole messy ordeal, so I grabbed a couple of cans of Heirloom White Rust-oleum spray paint from Home Depot. (I ended up needing 4 cans) + some spray adhesive to apply the trellis paper to the windows.

Tapped off and hardware removed.. First coat!

Almost done…. Oh and I bought two aqua knobs from Anthropology to replace the old brassy gold ones + it matches the aqua wall.

So here is the living room before..

Before again..

After!!

Yayyy now people don’t have to see my extensive collection of workout dvds!!

I sprayed a light coat of spray adhesive directly on the paper before sticking it to the windows – worked very well!

What do you think?? Just for the record, I definitely don’t recommend skipping the sanding and priming steps even if you are going to spray paint. I am just lazy.

{Some other options/ideas}

A stencil would be amazing on any piece of furniture you are re-painting like this one – Cutting Edge Stencils have a good variety

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O’verlays would be amazing too

{via pinterest}

Xo, Melissa

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Fabulous Antique Finds

I was in desperate need for a glamorous chandelier to add to our living room re-vamp. I say desperate because the current light fixture/ceiling fan is so atrocious.. I can’t even handle it! So this past Sunday Lizzie and I headed out to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire

and…… look what I found!!

Are you kidding me?!?!??! Ahhh I can’t take the gorgeousness. It’s too good!

I’m pretty much obsessed.. This is exactly what I was looking for. I think it will add the perfect amount of glamour to the living room.¬†Unfortunately for me, my husband is not really the handy man type.. so my little bro has offered to try and help install my stunning chandi! I’ll be sure to take photos when its all done!

In case you were wondering, I scored this chandelier for $70!!! It was originally marked for $100 and I talked him down to $70. I was pretty happy, since chandeliers this size normally go for $300-$400

I also bought that black and white trellis pillow for $25! Down insert included! A pillow like this on Etsy could easily sell for $65 +

Next I came across this gorgeous re-covered antique chair painted in black lacquer .. pretty sexy

Goes perfectly in my home office & it was only $40!

I found this rustic metal basket perfect for our firewood too

Overall it was an incredibly successful trip! Lizzie found some really cool stuff too. Check that out here.

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