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Monday, February 24, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #141

So I got off work early today and took full advantage of having a few extra hours.
First, let's discuss that image above. 

I love so much about it. It's organized clutter. I've wanted one of those stacking bookshelves forever.
I really don't have a spot for it in my house but I love the way it looks here.
I also love the painted floors. 
I'm totally considering painting my floors but its way down the list of projects.

Aren't the little birdcages quaint mixed with Christmas lights?
Of course I love the paint finish on the bench.

Which brings me to what I did in my spare time today. 

I had a 25% off coupon for Sherwin Williams and I ran over and bought paint to paint my dining room!

I'm painting it the same color as the living room.

This will be a test...because I used Sherwin Williams Emerald Paint in Shoji White for the living room.
It took two full gallons. I thought it would take one.

I wasn't that impressed with Emerald. I did't think it was worth the extra $20.

I mean it was nice but not any nicer than other paints I've used. 

So today I bought the HGTV paint at Sherwin Williams.
With the coupon, it cost me $32. The other would have cost me $52.

The girl at the store acted like I was making a huge mistake.
But I've read reviews of both paints online and they really seem to be pretty evenly loved and hated.

Their Super Paint seems to have the best reviews but I wanted to try the cheapest.
Yep, I thought I'd give the cheap a try.

I painted a swatch on the wall and looks to me like it's going to be just fine. 
Smelled just about the same and looked the same. 

I'll let you know how it goes. I plan on painting Thursday.

I also started sanding the cabinet in the living room. 
I hoped to get a coat of paint on it but ran out of time after sanding.
This cabinet. I want it to have a really chippy finish. Hope to work on it more tomorrow.

Now on to my favorites from last week....
 Tin cans never looked so good. 
Natalie of Sette Design added some growing flowers and a little aqua tulle.
Suddenly...tin cans are chic....shabby chic!
 Ok, can you believe this? That's a refrigerator! 
Victoria of Trois Petite Filles painted her fridge and added wood embellishments.
This makes me want to paint my own fridge. 
Actually, I've been thinking about painting the handles forever.
This might get me going on that project. 
Back to this fridge...now it looks like a shabby antique armoire. Tres Chic!
 Penny of Penny's Vintage Home wanted to display a bunch of her vintage tablecloths.
She used them as chair covers! I love vintage tablecloths. I have a few myself that I haven't had out in ages.
This really makes me want to get them out and use them.
 Sarah at Church Street Designs showed how to dress like Downton Abbey.
Oh...this is just my thing. I'd love to do this!
Jamie of So Much Better with Age shared how she got high end vanities 
with marble tops for less!
Her bathrooms are dreamy. 
And then there is this...

just lots of pretty
Angela of Cottage Magpie has been busy reorganizing things at her house.
Here she added a display of flea market and thrift store art to the wall above her sewing station.
She even recommends a book to read to help you get motivated and clean the clutter out of your life.
I think I am going to order this book.

Now I'm really inspired!
How about you?

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Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

The idea of painting the floor is an idea I like the look of. Good luck with your painting. You have some great features.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

When I chose the paint for my kitchen, I had to choose between different "finish" and I went with my guts rather than what was written on blogs. I like it and will probably choose the same finish for the dining-room. I can't wait to see your progress!

Sette Design said...


I was so thrilled to find Sette Design's Tin Cans featured. I want to encourage you to paint your floors. I did my office a pale kiwi green this last week, it is so fun and glamorous to have green floors. I'll post how to later in the week.

Unknown said...

Some great features! Thanks for hosting. Much appreciated!

Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

Donna@anangloinquébec said...

I look forward to seeing the results of your cabinet...sweet. Thanks for hosting this party.

the cape on the corner said...

hope the paint works out for you. i love the eclectic gallery wall in that last photo, and thanks for hosting!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Thanks so much for hosting! And happy painting!

Tarnished Royalty said...

I want a fridge like that!! Love your header's shamrock greens! Have a great week! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thank you so much for including my vintage table cloths in this week features! Have a great week...hugs, Penny

Mindie Hilton said...

I linked up a new way to eat guacamole, if that doesn't fit your theme feel free to delete it. Thanks for hosting.

Abby said...

Cant wait to see your dining room! Very Inspiring features from last week! Thanks for hosting the party!

Vintage Paint and more... said...

Nita, can't wait to see your progress this week. The features are great - thanks for hosting each week.. Cathy

Unknown said...

Nita, Thank you so much for featuring my fridge. You're the best. Maybe if you paint your floor, that might give me an extra push to paint mine. : )


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Looking forward to seeing your painted room (and the painted chest too). Thanks for hosting.

Crystelle Boutique said...

Oh wow! Lots of gorgeous features! That fridge is a true treasure....
Thanks for the party!!
xx Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

Thank you so much for featuring my custom vanities for less! That means so much to me ;)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

So many inspiring features this week, Nita! Thanks for hosting!

Scribbler said...

Good luck with your painting. I have never tried SW paint, although I know it is popular.

That painted fridge is pretty incredible. I saw that last week, and I already have plans to do something to my garage fridge to try it out.

Can't wait to see your projects.

Revi said...

Awesome features, and I can't wait to see how your dining room and your furniture turn out! Thanks for hosting, Nita.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I'm with you on the shelves - they look awesome. I wish they would make a magazine sized one! Organized clutter is my favorite look. Hope the paint works for you. I'm a believer in Benjamin Moore Aura paint. Expensive, but covers beautifully. If you use a good primer the cheap paint will probably be fine.

Unknown said...

Thanks for another fun party Nita!!

xo, Tanya

Cindi Myers said...

Hey. Just catching up on my blog reading...I was sick on Monday AGAIN! Grrr
The refrigerator idea was brilliant!
Great idea.
Good luck with the painting, I still haven't painted any of my rooms but I got the paint for them...hopefully none of it has dried out....how long does paint keep?
Anyway, yes. paint your floors. It would look Shabby Chic.
I'm going to paint mine but more for a Mod look.
Another great Mod Mix!

Anonymous said...

You feature such lovely things. This week the refrigerator and the vintage tablecloths caught my eye. Thanks so much for hosting -- and have a great week! Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Oh my goodness, thank you so much for including me in your features!! I'm really touched. You have such great things every week, I'm honored to be included. <3, ~Angela~