Amanda’s Favorite Paint Projects

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Hey everyone…I’m Amanda, your resident CSI girl for the day! I am so unbelievably excited to be here and share a little bit about myself with y’all. As you can probably tell I am a southern girl…Mississippi to be exact. My family moved here from California when I was three years old and we loved it so much…we never left! I am a frazzled, crazy, stern, loving, blessed mom of 4 kids and wife to my own personal, life-size GI Joe. My life can be pretty crazy sometimes, but I’ve found that when I am crafting, decorating, thrift shopping, or blogging….my stress level decreases immensely. I love to share my projects, my successes and my failures, and hope to inspire other women to embrace their creativity. But most of all to not be afraid…to let go of the notion that we have to be perfect. I’ve learned a thing or two on my journey and if nothing else….I have come to the realization that the flaws and failures that we all have just make us stronger and more beautiful! I am excited to be a part of The CSI Project and look forward to getting to know y’all better.

Today I want to share a few of my favorite paint projects I’ve posted on my blog, Imperfectly Beautiful. Most of these are not huge projects, but I like to show people what a huge difference a can of paint can make even on a small scale.

FUGLY TO FAB FRIDGE HANDLES Icky Fridge Handles Before

ROADKILL RESCUE HEADBOARD

CAST-OFF PAINTING TURNED CUTE CHALKBOARD

RED TO BLACK FRONT DOOR MAKEOVER

Thanks for letting me share some of my favorite paint projects with you today. It just goes to show that you don’t have to take on a huge project or know how to use power tools to feel a sense of accomplishment. (Although…those are fun sometimes too!) I hope to empower women to take that first step in using their creativity, that I believe, is in each and every one us.

So,ladies….put those thinking caps on and start gearing up for our first CSI Project challenge. And remember…it doesn’t have to be earth-shattering. Be creative, have fun, and come and link up the week of May 24th! I cannot wait to see what y’all come up with!

Be sure and stay tuned tomorrow for Jennifer’s favorite paint projects…….

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22 Comments
  1. Reply
    Shauna May 12, 2010 at 6:45 am

    You are very inspirational! Keep up the good work!

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    Kelli May 12, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I love the headboard makeover! And the painting turned chalkboard is very clever!

  3. I love that headboard transformation. It is truely amazing how paint can make something old look new again. Sometimes it looks better than it did new! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jennie Ferguson May 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

    The headboard turned out way cute!

  5. Reply
    Kelli May 12, 2010 at 9:42 am

    How clever is that picture turned chalkboard! I have a can of chalkboard paint waiting to transform something just like that:) Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Reply
    KelliW May 12, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I love the headboard makeover, and how clever is the picture turned chalkboard! Great idea!

  7. Reply
    Jessa Smith May 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I LOVE the chalkboard idea!

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    Jen May 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Such cute projects Amanda! I love everything you do! This is going to be so much fun!!

    XOOX
    Jen

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    Veronica May 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Love love the chalkboard!!

  10. Reply
    Hope May 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Love the door!

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    Alicia May 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I LOVE the chalkboard idea and I really like what you did with the head board. Wait to go!!

  12. Reply
    Heather L. May 12, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    LOVE the headboard!

  13. Reply
    sarah May 12, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    What a wonderful roundup! I love this site and all the creativity!

  14. Reply
    Sarah May 12, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I’m loving your front door!
    God’s blessings,
    Sarah 😀

  15. Reply
    Melian May 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I love that door! It looks amazing!

  16. Reply
    JJ May 13, 2010 at 10:42 am

    love the black door!!!!

  17. Reply
    Meredith May 13, 2010 at 11:14 am

    The headboard looks 10 times better now – great job!

  18. Reply
    Michele May 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the black door!!! I also like the vinyl lettering…I have double front doors. Any suggestions on what to put on two doors?

  19. Reply
    Ellen May 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I can not figure out how to put the button on my blog! My husband will most likely know how, so it will have to be done tomorrow!

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