Garage Makeover: Before

Garage Makeover: BeforeYahoo, it’s garage makeover week!

I feel bad making these images one of the first things you see on a Monday, or in general really, but what can I say? Our garage was a total dump when we moved in. I can’t even begin to tell you how many spiders I saw/removed/ran from over the course of this makeover. Let’s just say I was afraid for my life at one point…. and I may have cried in fear.

Since moving to Portland from San Francisco a couple of months ago, I have yet to get a car. Instead of keeping this space for storage, I decided to turn it into my studio/work space. Thankfully, I was able to team up with the fine folks at Wayfair to give this space a complete makeover (because boy did it need it!). They had everything I needed, from tool storage to work benches, desks, and more.

Garage Makeover: BeforeThe first thing I did was remove all the old scraps of wood (pictured in the first shot) that were covered in cobwebs. After that, I removed all the nails that were jutting out everywhere and wiped down the wood panels and concrete walls. Continue reading…

Happy Weekend!

Office Makeover by @thecraftedlife via Instagram(via Instagram)

It’s happening, folks! Finally! Next week is the big garage makeover reveal. I have tons of before/after shots, tutorials, and even a fun video for you, so I hope you’ll come back to check it out. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been up to. Now, on to the weekend links:

- Have you entered this giveaway yet? I don’t know about you, but I could always use more fancy spray paint.

- Learn how to frost the perfect cake. It’s almost too pretty to eat… almost.

- DIY wall art that looks like it cost $100.

- Blown away by these DIY Napkins AND that styling!

- If you love gold leaf and jewelry as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to make these.

Have a great weekend! And don’t forget to tag your projects with #mycraftedlife, so I can follow along to what you’re making <3

30 Minute Frame Makeover

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: frame, Montana spray paint, Montana acrylic paint maker, drop cloth, paper, tape 30 Minute Frame MakeoverI’ve had the same print and frame for about three years now. In between all of our moves it’s gotten a little beaten up (hey, the frame was only $4 at Target, I can’t complain). Instead of ditching it for a new one, I decided to give it a quick makeover! (print by Scout’s Honor Paper) 30 Minute Frame MakeoverEarlier this week I showed you a project with Montana acrylic paint makers and another with their spray paint. Today I’m going to combine the two, because hey, why not! You can find matching marker and spray paint sets in 36 colors AND you can enter to win some for yourself (see below). Now, on to the tutorial:  30 Minute Frame MakeoverStart by painting your frame white. Once dry, tape off the corners and paint with your secondary color. Make sure your paint is completely dry, otherwise the paint will peel up with the tape. It’s also a good idea to cover the other half (thick paper works), so you don’t see any speckling. Once you frame is dry, create you pattern with your matching Montana paint marker. The 2mm tips are great for creating the perfect small polka dot. 30 Minute Frame Makeover 30 Minute Frame Makeover Don’t forget– if you entered already, you can still earn more entries today! Giveaway open to US and Canada residents. Ends Friday at 5:00pm PST. Good luck!

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