Today’s featured blogger for my Summer Blogger Blitz is Ann Marie from White House Black Shutters. I love her blog! She speaks straight from the heart, is a creative spirit, and talented blogger. Today she has a great tutorial for us featuring chalk paint on fabric! Please welcome Anne Marie!
Hi everyone, my name is Ann Marie and my site is White House Black Shutters. I’ve always been amazed at Kim’s creativity and projects! She is funny, sweet, and just a genuine person. The kind that you feel lucky to have met (and shared a room with). And she’s GORGEOUS!
If I had to pick a style, I’d say mine is modern, meaningful vintage.
We live in a 75 year old home with lots of charm and are working on updating it during weekends and nap time (I have three little ones three and under).
I decorate with only the stuff I love, and am on a mission to de-clutter and get rid of the rest. I shop mostly second hand, so sometimes that can be a lesson in patience. 😉
Most of all, I LOVE color. But my house is really neutral. Why did I do that? I’m taking my house back and injecting happy pops of color all over the place. I think that’s why I love this project so much!
I had these two cream pillows I had bought from a garage sale for $1 each. They were nice. But with kids in the house, they are gonna get dirty.
I needed color in my new family room, so why not give them a little bit of happy?
Apply some painter’s tape to your pillow. Working with an already sewed pillow adds a nice bowed touch to the stripes. I didn’t measure either. Imperfection is an art. 🙂
Carry the tape over slightly to the back, but don’t cover both sides.
Dip into the paint pot ever so slightly, and swirl and tap the brush into the lid.
Paint away from the tape in a soft, swirling motion. As soon as you’re done with the section, grab the tape,
Let one side dry before you start the other. Look at that beautiful fading!
I think my pillows are happy too. Be gone, beige!
and here’s the pillow hanging out with its garage sale pillow friend, on my free RH couch. 😉
Be sure to check out the rest of our family room makeover. You won’t believe the before and after!
We installed the hardwood flooring ourselves, and almost everything furniture and decor-wise was second hand. The total was around $2700 to finish the whole room, and $230 for all the furnishings and decor.
Along with the family room remodel, we recently built a foyer from scratch,
and refreshed our kitchen in the remodel.
It used to be dark and gross, with green appliances and 70s laminate flooring!
My most popular post of all time is a homemade all-natural baby wipes recipe, which can also be used as makeup remover wipes! Adjust the recipe a bit, and bam! You’ve got cleaning wipes.
I also like iced coffee. Maple Iced Coffee. Cold brewed and with coffee cubes. You have to try this one!
Come visit me at WHITE HOUSE BLACK SHUTTERS, kick up your feet, and we’ll have a bonfire.
I’ll make the margaritas. How do you want yours? 😉
Thanks for having me, Kim!