Just a quick update on Melodramaville today! I painted our front door a peachy pink (Peach Punch by Valspar to be exact) and added some trim molding for a little architectural detail.
Here’s what I started with:
A basic white door. I originally wanted to do something with more diamond shapes, but I found out while measuring for them that A) math is hard, and B) my doorbell and peephole are about an inch and a half off center. I compromised with one diamond in the middle and I actually prefer the simplicity of it now, so it worked out. I didn’t have the proper tools so the molding was a pain to cut, but I made it work. I just used basic trim from the hardware store. It’s something like $3 for an 8ft piece. I used heavy duty double stick mounting tape on the backs of the pieces to adhere it to the door. I rent so tape was the best and easiest solution and it’s holding up great so far.
I love the color it brings to this corner! Oh and it’s the same pink I used on this IKEA Hack bar cabinet which is right across from the door so it all ties together well. Just a few more things to finish up in here until it’s all done!
Sometimes I go shopping because I need something simple for the kitchen, like a pot holder or napkins, and I then I find myself getting frustrated because either everything is totally not what I’m looking for or just plain meh. Like these wooden spoons from IKEA. Borrring zzzzz. Cheap, but snoooozefest. I’ve seen cute wooden spoons in stores before, usually for like a million dollars, or at least more than I’ve been willing to spend on them. I knew I could totally DIY what I had in mind, so I did what any crafty betch would do…
I dug into my collection of Martha Stewart Crafts products and grabbed my gold leaf pen.
This is so basic, you guys. Just tape off the handle and start painting however you want!
I used Martha Stewart Craft paint in Camellia Pink and Wedding Cake white, Krylon gold leaf pen, and a good two coats of Martha Stewart’s high gloss decoupage to seal it all in. Just let dry thoroughly between coats. This decoupage is dishwasher safe and non-toxic so it’s perfect for kitcheware projects like this!
Easy peasy! Now you never have to let your serving and cooking spoons be boring again. Yay!