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Striped Wall Guest Bedroom – Reveal!

guest room redo at tatertots and jello

I've had such a fun time working on our new guest room. At the start of the school year all of my kids wanted to switch rooms around and my middle daughter took over what used to be our guest bedroom in the basement. My son is away at college and since his room is the largest bedroom and has its own bathroom, I thought it would be a great space to turn into a guest room. I consulted my son … [Read more...]

How to Paint Perfect Stripes in 5 Easy Steps, Plus a Valspar Paint Giveaway!

guest room stripes

  When you're undertaking a major painting project, spending a little extra time on paint prep goes a long way. Today I'm going to share not only 5 great tips for paint prep, but I'll also show you my tips for making straight stripes on a wall - every time! (Well, nothing's ever perfect, but these tips help your walls look their best!) Thanks to Valspar Paint, I've been working on … [Read more...]

Paint a Chevron Side Table!

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Hey, hey TT&J peeps! It's Jessica from Mom 4 Real again, and I'm so excited to be back here! Today I want to share this little chevron painted side table. This really was the fastest and easiest table I have ever painted, and I can't wait to show you how I did it! I started with this little blue side table that used to live in my son's bathroom. He got a new shelf, and this little table has … [Read more...]

DIY Red and White Buffalo Check Painted Fabric — End of School Summer Party!

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  My kids are out for Summer this week -- and I can't wait for summer to officially begin! What screams summer more than a Red and White Party??  I love large Buffalo check. And I thought it would be fun to try to make a DIY painted Buffalo Check fabric for a little End-0f-School Party!! Here's how I made the decorations with ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape -- and it's easy: You can do it, too, … [Read more...]

Color With Confidence — a DIY Challenge with Lowes, Valspar + Pantone!

painted yellow table at tatertots and jello

A couple weeks ago I had the FUN opportunity to travel to New York City - one of my favorite places. I lived in upstate NY and CT in my teenage years, so NYC has always held a special place in my heart. Ever since I can remember I anticipate Pantone's "Color of the Year". So when I was asked to attend an event put on by Lowes, Valspar AND Pantone - I was super thrilled and excited. The … [Read more...]

Easy Outdoor DIY: How to Spray Paint Resin Pots

easy outoor diy painted pots at Tatertots and Jello

Over the years I have accumulated quite a few resin pots. I love them because they are lightweight and easy to move around the yard. They also hold up really well through the winter. What I didn't like is that they were all various shades of tan or brown. As I was looking over my yard and trying to decide what to do to make it cuter, I thought I needed new pots. But they are so expensive! So I … [Read more...]

Five Stenciling Tips and Tricks!

stenciled craft crate organization at tatertotsandjello.com

I love to stencil pretty much anything -- from fabric, to walls, furniture and even paper. I think one of my first stenciling projects was my oldest daughter's nursery 17 years ago (I can't believe it's been so long)! The thing I love about stenciling is it allows you to create something unique and it really opens up your creativity -- the possibilities are infinite.  I've learned a lot about … [Read more...]

Easy Decorating DIY — Make Taped and Painted Pillows in ANY Pattern!!

taped and painted pillows

I have used stencils to create patterns on pillows, so I thought it would be fun to try creating patterns on pillow with tape. I used ScotchBlue Painter's Tape to make these pillows. And it couldn't be easier to create one-of-a-kind pillows this way. Here's what you need: … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Painted Projects!!

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It's amazing all of the things paint can do. Here are some fabulous painted projects that were linked up this week!! Faux Bois Painted Tumblers @ Flamingo Toes Chalk Paint Word Art @ The Space Between Easy Stenciled Chevron Pillow @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom … [Read more...]

How to Make a Painted Greek Key Rug!!

painted greek key rug tutorial

I love graphic shapes. I found a geometric rug that I loved -- but it was $2500.  So I decided to make a my own geometric rug, and I love the Greek Key pattern. I made a geometric rug for under $80 using a simple cotton rug, paint and ScotchBlue Painter's Tape. I had a pillow I used for my daughter's room with a "Greek Key" pattern. I used that pillow for inspiration. This project … [Read more...]