It feels like its been forever since I have posted something...Well, that's because it has been! What a week we have had! My little family went down to Florida to see our family for about 7 days for a nice, relaxing vacation on the beach and by the pool! :)
We got back very late Monday night (the 16th) and the next few days were spent catching up on things at the house. Y'all know how that goes! It took me a day or two to think about my next project. I have about 40 that I am ready to start! So I went ahead and started with the easiest (or so I thought) project. My last post, seen here, was a sneak peek into our living/family room. Well we have a pretty large scaled wall behind the bigger couch. I really wanted to change out the wall paper hangings I had on the wall and really bring some color into the room and do something large scale. So I decided to do a very cheap project that will really change the rooms feel (I hope!). It's a simple project that uses painters tape and a sample jar of paint. I created a very large box shape on the wall and traced it with painters tape. Then I created a smaller box inside the big box, just to give it some depth. Well here is the kicker...I painted it RED. Our rug is red so I thought I should carry that color up to the wall. I have already painted two coats and it still will mostly likely need another, if not ANOTHER. We shall see...
So to start, I simply just taped a huge square on the wall and then taped a smaller one inside the bigger one. I wanted to add two just to give some nice interest. I taped the outside square just to make it look nice and even.
Then I got to painting! Like I said, I wanted a nice deep red color to match our gorgeous rug. So after ONE coat of paint, this is what I got:
Ummm, GROSS. After I saw this I knew I was going to need more sample paint! So I did one more coat and I was right, I needed another can of sample paint! So off to Home Depot I went. Came home and painted TWO more coats so after FOUR coats of red paint, we finally had the right shade of red. The next step was pretty simple. I snagged some super cheap, foam moulding at Home Depot for $2.09 for 8 feet. I ended up needing about 4 8 feet strips, since my rectangle was a little bigger. Once I got it home, I measured the moulding for how much I needed and all you do is simply snap the moulding where you need it! It's foam so I actually just used my little exacto knife and made a small cut or line where I needed the cut then I snapped it and voila! I then just nailed it on to the wall around my first square and I used little white nails so it wouldn't show the nails. I did the same thing for the moulding on my inside box. Here is my final product:
Ta-Da!!! WE LOVE IT! It really brings the room together and it was CHEAP. My favorite word. The art piece in the middle was from Home Goods and I had a gift card there and the piece only costs $19.99. I was originally going to use some frames and just print some pictures to put in them to keep it free. I chose this piece for the fact that it ties in our couches that are those same colors.
So here is the break down:
- 2 cans of Behr sample paint: $5.90
- 4 8 Ft. pieces of moulding: $8.36
- 1 packet of white nails: $2.00
- Art Work: FREE (Gift card @ Home Goods)
So for less then $20.00 we added some visual interest to our large wall in our living room! Yay!
Thanks for reading and stayed tune for another fun moulding project I am just finishing! :)