Remember this post from last week?
Well, I had to conquer my fear of heights in order to make a small change in the family room. You see the top of our fireplace has a header. The header is made of wood and was painted the same color as the walls rather than the trim (by the previous owner). Ever since I whitewashed the fireplace it has really stuck out like a sore thumb. Here’s a picture so you can see what I mean.
|This was taken at night. Sorry, it’s so dark.|
I didn’t even own a ladder tall enough to reach up there (for obvious scaredy cat reasons) until recently. With the new ladder staring me down (taunting me really) I no longer had any excuses. I finally painted it white to match our trim and it’s just so amazing to me how something so little could make such a big impact!
In order to achieve a really smooth finish I used this amazing product that I learned about over at Centsational Girl. It’s called Floetrol, and it’s rock your world amazing!
It’s a latex paint additive that practically eliminates brush strokes. I am so glad I learned about this product. I will probably never paint trim or furniture without it again!
Ok, so here’s the little change that’s currently making a big impact in my family room (at least it is to me).
I’m so glad I conquered my fear of heights, climbed that ladder, learned about floetrol, and got this little project done! So, are you getting any little-projects-that-make-a-big-change done around your house? Any diy projects forcing you to face your fears?
I’ll be back to show you the other change I made to the fireplace wall tomorrow!
****Check this post here for more info on the awesomeness that is floetrol.