This post is sponsored by Behr Paint Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own
So excited to share a fun new project with you today! Happy to partner with Behr for the BEHRBox Challenge! I was one of four bloggers asked to create a DIY project to share, featuring their 2019 Color of the Year Blueprint S470-5, along with another color of my choice: Vine Leaf N400-7! This color is from one of the accompanying 2019 Color Trends Palettes- Jewel Tones. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I’ve been itching to give my office a little facelift, so this was the perfect opportunity! I started with this side of the room…
But I was ready to make over the cabinet on the other side of the room. Here’s the BEFORE…
I actually bought this cabinet plain white and gave it this “gold dipped” effect years ago. I wanna say it was 2014? And that’s how I feel when I look at it: like it screams “2014.” Gold dipped everything was very “in,” and while I don’t hate it, I was ready for a change! Green is my favorite color, so this was going to be FUN.
First, I removed the old hardware and filled in the holes.
Once that was dry I sanded it down, and I lightly sanded the rest of the piece and wiped it down with a slightly damp cloth. Then I gave it a coat of Behr’s Vine Leaf N400-7 using their BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Interior Paint. I started by cutting in the crevices with a brush, but it’s best to fill the rest using a roller to avoid seeing brushstrokes.
I made the mistake of forgetting to get a foam roller, so little particles of the roller I used ended up in the paint and I had to sand that down once dry before putting on another coat with a foam roller instead.
Once it was officially painted, it was time for some fun! I’d been brainstorming ideas for a fun design on the door fronts. I grabbed some FrogTape® and kind of “winged it.”
I contemplated getting a second color that was close to the color of the velvet drapes in the room, but I decided to go for a more subtle effect. I ended up getting a quart of the color one shade up from Vine Leaf N400-7, called Terrarium N400-6. To ensure the difference was visible, I got it in high gloss and went to town!
When it was dry, I pulled the tape and touched up any mishaps with a tiny paintbrush. Touch ups were minimal. FrogTape® really is the best painter’s tape! I’ve used it for multiple projects. There’s a special Paintblock® Technology that keeps the paint from annoyingly seeping underneath. Hooray for that! And hooray for the new hardware!
To incorporate Behr’s 2019 Color of the Year, Blueprint S470-5, I found a vase and decided to paint it that color. This time I used BEHR MARQUEE® Interior Paint. I liked that it has a primer already mixed in- saves a step! The color is similar to the wingback chairs in the room, so I thought it’d make for a nice accessory on the cabinet. No room is complete without fresh flowers!
I’m so pleased with how it turned out! It’s updated and fresh and fun! Thank you to Behr for inviting me to participate! And here’s something awesome: Now through 11/30 at 11:59pm PST, Behr is hosting the BEHRBox Sweepstakes! Click HERE to view all four blogger projects and vote for your favorite for a chance to win one of four $250 gift cards to The Home Depot®!