Sneak Peek: Our DIY Projects

There’s only one redeeming quality to this student life we’re living…long Christmas breaks. Sometimes it seems I go weeks without seeing the Mr, so Christmas time is even more special when we get to spend lots of time together.

Pre-school, in our former work lives, we had plenty of time for DIY projects around the home. I’d be constantly thinking up little projects and ‘Faubus’ was more than happy to work my visions into reality. Sadly, this all ended when school started :(

This year in my stocking I received a gift certificate for Home Depot along with a coupon good him to do a DIY project. I loved it, and last week we made use of his break and started 2 projects I’ve been dreaming of, one for me, one for him.

My Project: painting my bathroom wall to fake the look of wall-paper:

This project was only on hold because I couldn’t find the right silver metallic paint, but with our trip to Home Depot I discovered Martha Stewart Livings new line of metallics and I’m in love people, see HERE for her whole line. I’m already thinking of other places I can add a little shimmer.


His Project: Bold stripes in Laundry Room:


Since we’ve been on a strick student budget, I’ve been wanting to make use of supplies left over from other projects. This paint was used for an accent wall in our old house, so we basically had the whole can left over.

Both projects only cost us about $10 from my gift card…holler holler.

Hopefully they’ll be picture worthy of a full report in the next week or two.








5 Responses to “Sneak Peek: Our DIY Projects”

  1. LB Says:

    Your projects look great!! :)

  2. Bri Says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to see the prettiness from all the hard work. Way to go guys!

  3. Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook Says:

    they look wonderful sarah! i especially love the metallic floral. there’s always a need for a little sparkle!

  4. capturing joy with kristen duke Says:

    I’m going to do a similar silver on gray project, what is the gray paint you used under the silver? Color?

  5. Sarah Says:

    Kristen, it’s actually just a white paint underneath, it’s just the lighting that makes it look greyish. Good luck with your project:)