A few weeks ago, Amanda @ Cultivate Create asked me to participate in her Mini Makeover Challenge! Y'all can check it out HERE.
THE CHALLENGE: Make over a space in your home without spending a dime...or a penny for that matter.
The minute I got her email about the challenge, I began to think about areas in my home that I could "fluff" with items I had on hand. Then it donned on me...I had a bunch of half-used paints in the garage and a drab wall in my entryway that could use a little TLC.
We've turned our awkward entryway into a breakfast nook/school space. We spend a lot of time in this space and it's never been quite to my liking.
A few weeks ago, I updated the gallery wall and I think I like it. I think.
How to add a little pizazz to a drab wall with no money, you ask? Add stripes!
After measuring, leveling, and taping my lines, I used the base color paint (dark gray: Valspar Wet Pavement) and painted over the tape to seal the lines and prevent the lighter color from dripping under the tape. I found the tip on a blog and it worked wonderfully. I ended up with perfectly straight lines and hardly any drips. If I'm lyin' I'm dyin'.
I had left-over paint (Valspar Woodlawn Snow) from my kitchen update and used it as my contrasting color.
This little update took me just over two hours start to finish including clean-up! How's that for a mini-makeover without spending a penny!?
Thanks for the challenge, Amanda!
This post first appeared on Cultivate Create.