Talk to Us Tuesday-DIY: A Lil Spray Paint and a Lot of Love

Lorelai: Maybe they spray painted the grass when they spray painted the trees because there’s autumnal foilage and then there’s autumnal foilage. It’s over the top people!
Christopher:Do you think they piped in this crisp fall smell? –Gilmore Girls

With the lovely bloggers: Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

I wanted to post a few before and after shots of some work I did on our house. First up are the light fixtures we swapped out above the garage. We got the replacements for $20 each, and they are so pretty.

We were going to hold off on replacing the porch light, which was bigger, and the matching fixture was $70, which seemed pretty high. So I decided that I would see what a can of 99 cent spray paint would do.

I think it made a world of difference, and you can’t beat that price. I also painted our doorbell to match, because it was an ugly cream color. Eventually we’ll replace the light, but I think this works just fine for now.

Then I got the idea to paint our fireplace doors. I had to get a special high heat paint made for fireplaces, but it was still only around 6 bucks. The smell was terrible, and I’m pretty sure  I killed a few brain cells, but I love how it turned out.

Eventually I plan to repaint the bricks white, but I want to wait until we decide on a wall color. I’m thinking either a dark earthy red or a mocha brown. I’m leaning more towards the brown. I think it will make the lcd dlp projector

tv blend in better.

Here are a few pictures of what we’ve done to some of the other rooms in the house. It’s so nice to feel settled in.

The guest room aka Impulsive Addict’s room.

family room

formal living room/dining room

There are still quite a few projects we want to do, but I’m amazed at all that we’ve managed to do in under two weeks. I knew I would love owning a home, but this has been better than anything I could have hoped for.



    love love love love love! thanks for sharing! i can’t wait to see your other diy home improvements.


    It’s coming along nicely. And you’d be surprised how simple and inexpensive some projects can be… becuz major project are sooooo frickin’ expensive you need to save where you can!

    Connie Weiss

    Your paint jobs turned out great!

    I love the high ceilings.

    Brittany E.

    I love that you are own your own home now, how excited. It is like you are a real grown up now 😉 BTW, the improvements you made are wonderful!

    Impulsive Addict

    LOOK AT YOU GO!!! I am LOVING all of the improvements so far and you totally showed off my room to the people! YESSSS! I think the brown would be perfect but I’m also a sucker for a little red. So either choice is a win/win!

    You are way more settled than we were at 2 weeks.

    I’m sorry I’m late commenting. It’s been a crazy few days and I haven’t even checked my email yet. This was first priority. Thanks for linking up with us, Lovie!


    Becca@R Ww There Yet Mom?

    Has Viv seen all this yet? She is a PRO at Spray painting! She would be proud!!

    Love the home improvements! Keep it up!!


    Sarah Kate

    Ummmm, your place looks freakin’ amazing!!!! You guys have done an awesome job fixing it up. That light fixture on the front porch looks band new now!!!!


    I love the new lights and what a difference a little paint can make! Wow! I love a good cheap fix! Nice work!



    It all looks great. DIY stuff can be so much fun.


    Love the light fixture update! And the fireplace too! A little paint makes a huge difference.

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