Friday, January 2, 2009

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Studio 5 Contributor Tausha Hoyt says spray paint can instantly update your home and décor.

I am pretty sure that these are two of my favorite words in the English language!

Spray paint comes in so many colors and finishes. I have yet to meet a decorating piece I couldn't spray paint. I know you all spray painted something in your life. If you haven't, you are MISSING OUT! It's a quick, cheap, easy fix!

What do I spray? Well anything that doesn't move is a good start.

BRASS FIXTURES:
Do you have brass fixtures at your house? How about doorknobs, light switches, lights, heat vents. Anything that is metal can be sprayed with very little skill.

This idea also goes for outside your home as well. I just recently sprayed my shutters, outdoor lights, house numbers and my front door. It was under 20 bucks and less than 2 hours worth of work. It made such a difference! I wish I would have done it sooner.

PLASTIC:
Anything plastic can be spray painted. Do those ugly plastic lawn chairs from WalMart need some color in your yard? Grab a can of spray paint (they do make kinds especially for plastic) and paint your heart out! Use fun bright colors. No one will ever call your yard boring again.

METAL:
Do you have a patio set that has seen better days? They have great hammered/metal/metallic spray paint. It looks awesome on metal patio sets.

WOOD:
How are your kitchen chairs and barstools looking? How about your cupboard doors? Go and find that perfect color and go to town. When you are finished with the paint make sure to hit it with a coat of spray polyurethane. This will protect it from getting knicks and scratches.

WICKER:
How many of us have a wicker chair or two or passed one up at the DI because it was looking a little ragged. A quick coat of spray paint will do just the trick to liven it up! Think of it as happy painting.

Basic Tips:

First: You must get good spray paint. But the stuff that is 3 dollars a can instead of a dollar. I promise it works better. I prefer Rustoleam 2x coat. This stuff is by far the best on the market. It covers beautifully and in half the time.

Second: Make sure whatever you are spraying is clean and dry. Wipe it with a damp rag or spray it down with the hose if you need to. It really is not that fun to spray cobwebs.

Third: A lot of people won't spray without Primer. I do all the time. But, there are times that you need the primer. This will give something for the paint to stick too. People always ask if you can paint laminate? Yes you can but you must PRIME! And then wait for it to dry completely BEFORE you use the spray paint. You also need to prime when painting glass.

Fourth: Stand at least 24 away from what you are spraying. I know, you are excited to get this done, but if you stand too close, it will run. I PROMISE!

Fifth: Don't rush the drying process. I am an extremely impatient person. I hate to wait! But when it comes to this, time is your friend. Especially if you are going to be sanding anywhere that you have sprayed. If the paint is at all tacky when you try to sand- let's just say it's definitely not a fun thing. Just wait.

Sixth: If you want it to be protected-use a coat of poly. It won't be super shiny or anything. It just gives it a finish and a protect ant coat.

Sassy Style Redesign is not your typical interior design business. They are a mother-daughter duo that possesses an innate ability of turning a "blah" room into something inviting and homey. Making homes look "new again" but not losing the personal touches is what they strive for when decorating a home.

They use innovative ideas and take the furniture, knick-knacks and other pieces you already have and incorporate them in ways that completely transform your home. Sassy Style Redesign offers free in-home consultations and travels anywhere from Logan to Salt Lake City.

The Sassy Stylers can be reached at (801) 737-4554 or visit their website at www.sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com.




Designer Tausha Hoyt with Sassy Style Redesigns helps you take that small space from blasé to beautiful!

Any type of style can be expressed with bookshelves. Whether your style is contemporary, classic, country or traditional…there are some easy ways to give that necessary piece of furniture a pop.

Use Your Collections
Using the same, repeating item - but in different way - gives a cohesive, classic look to shelves. This tip can be used with anything that you might collect: teapots, picture frames, vintage toys, books, clocks. There are no specific rules, just mix it up until you like it!

Change It Up with Fabric
This was a super ugly $5 bookshelf from Deseret Industries. I painted it with a sample can of white paint, sanded and glazed it. I popped off the back of the bookshelf and covered it with this fabulous fabric from Home Fabric. This was a simple change - but it completely changes the bookshelf.

Use Your Bookshelves for Books and Decor
This is a picture of my friend's home; I love how her bookshelves are displayed. They hold books, but she also mixed with pictures, a flag, and even old suitcases. Display your favorite books, or the prettiest one's in your collection. These bookshelves are homemade. Put together with a bead board back.

Use Numbers or Letters for a Fun, Playful Look
This would be great in a family/game room or a child's room. You could use anything to display this. Whether it is a letter made of wood, or a monogram in a frame. Fabric and texture can really be brought into play here. Cover a paper Mache letter with fabric, yarn or even burlap. Allow yourself freedom on this one. Let your creativity go wild.

Organize your books by color.
Take off the dust jackets and go to town. By doing this your bookshelf is not only usable but also pretty. It makes a great statement with very little money and work.

"Beary Good" Bookends!
In a kid's room, used a stuffed animal to keep watch and keep books in place…this is both decorative and cute. This is a great way to use special heirlooms pieces in your kids rooms.

Cleverly Disguised
Do you have a bookcase that serves a purpose and is in no way decorative? Put a tension rod on the inside of the shelf and put up a curtain. Pretty and practical!

Sassy Style Redesign is not your typical interior design business. They are a mother-daughter duo that possesses an innate ability of turning a "blah" room into something inviting and homey. Making homes look "new again" but not losing the personal touches is what they strive for when decorating a home.

They use innovative ideas and take the furniture, knick-knacks and other pieces you already have and incorporate them in ways that completely transform your home. Sassy Style Redesign offers free in-home consultations and travels anywhere from Logan to Salt Lake City.

The Sassy Stylers can be reached at (801) 737-4554 or visit their website at www.sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com.




Tausha Hoyt with Sassy Style Redesigns breaks it down from A to Z.

Go Big Or Go Home!
Joanne's sells large paper Mache letters. These are great to paint, cover with fabric or even add a tutu. These can be made to fit any style and any room.

Quilted:
Fabric is not just for sewing. I covered this letter with some batting and then covered it in this fabulous green hound's-tooth fabric. Great way to pop a color in a dark space.

Vinyl:
Now, I know that vinyl is not anything new-but I tried to put my own spin on this one. I found an old, fabulously ugly frame at the di. I gave it a coat of white spray paint, sanded it and finished it off with a little bit of glaze. I then attached the vinyl to the front of the glass. This vinyl comes from my cute vinyl friend-her link will be up. But I loved this because it was BIG! I also used the fabulous fabric to back this piece as well.

A great statement piece with little work and little money!

Modge Podge:
It's no secret - I love Modge Podge! Grab a basic, boring wooden letter, paint it up and modge podge some fun fabric on it. This is so easy and took me less than 5 minutes. I just finished it up with some ribbons, because I can't help myself!

Buttons:
Cover an existing shape with buttons, or make your own letter template. Draw a letter on some paper and got to gluing. A simple frame finished off this project. I love the texture of this pieces. Fun to add anywhere in your home. Also would make a great gift for Mother's Day.

Sassy Style Redesign is not your typical interior design business. They are a mother-daughter duo that possesses an innate ability of turning a "blah" room into something inviting and homey. Making homes look "new again" but not losing the personal touches is what they strive for when decorating a home.

They use innovative ideas and take the furniture, knick-knacks and other pieces you already have and incorporate them in ways that completely transform your home. Sassy Style Redesign offers free in-home consultations and travels anywhere from Logan to Salt Lake City.

The Sassy Stylers can be reached at (801) 737-4554 or visit their website at www.sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com.





Tausha Hoyt with Sassy Style Redesign shares some clever ways to repurpose and renew on the cheap.

When decorating on the cheap remember to repurpose what you already have and don't forget to visit the dollar and/or thrift stores.

1. Idea #1: Pillow
I picked this up at the DI for $1. It was cute as is, but needed a little something extra. So, I added a flower that I made out of old scraps of fabric, lace and some left over ribbon. I just hot glued this on. If you want to-you could sew it-but I am so not that patient. Now it's a darling spring pillow! I am planning on keeping this out until fall because I love it so much.

2. Idea #2: Runner

This is a runner that I made with the help of the dollar store. I bought these two towels at the dollar store-I liquid stitched them together-because I don't sew.

I then added some flowers from leftover fabric and scraps of ribbon. Super easy and the whole project took me under 10 minutes. It you want to speed up the drying process of the liquid stitch-iron on the opposite side in which you glued. I glued the flowers and the stems on with hot glue. Again-you could sew this. I don't sew-I glue.

3. Idea #3: Eggs

Who said eggs were just for Easter! Birds are a big symbol of spring at our house. So ... I made a bird, eggs and a nest. Get some plastic Easter eggs, your white craft paint and go to town. It takes about two coats to cover the eggs. Let each coat dry. I then flecked them with brown craft paint and a toothbrush. I "polyed" them so they wouldn't chip.

Super easy! These eggs would be darling in an apothecary jar or in a dish sitting on a table. Or, you could put them in this little nest.

I grabbed a small grapevine wreath, some Spanish moss and some sticks from yard. I just hot glued everything together. I topped it off with a little dollar store bird that got a mini makeover with some craft paint!

4. Idea #4: Apothecary Jars

I love apothecary jars and I have a lot of them. I struggle with what to put in them when the seasons change. Sure, I could keep them the same all year-but what fun would that be?

So, I got to thinking and I headed to the dollar store. I have seen moss rocks all over the catalogs, but did you know that you can buy them at the dollar store? I just bought a couple packs of moss rocks and some not "fake-looking" flowers and went to town. I love the result! Again-cheap and easy!

5. Idea #5: Vinyl

I have a fabulous friend, Shelly, who does some great vinyl! I told her what I was looking for and she came through with flying colors! I found this tin at the dollar store and the tulips were from the DI. I redid the scary 80's looking tulips with paper. I stuck the vinyl on the front of the tin, added some Styrofoam and voila!

Check out Shelley's vinyl at www.wonderfullywordy.blogspot.com

6. Idea #6: Teacups

I just went to the D.I. and picked up these teacups and saucers. I think it was $2 for all of them. I added a simple ribbon and planted some primroses in them. Now, because there is no drainage in the cups, just put a little bit of gravel in the bottom of the cup and you are good to go. You could also use fake flowers if you want to.

7. Idea #7: Clay Pots

I love clay pots! I love them because they are so versatile. Again-picked them up at the di-I painted them some fun spring colors and I planted some wheat grass in them. This grass will sprout within a few days and it will keep growing as long as you keep it watered and in the sun! You will be giving this a hair cut-a lot! IFA and CAL ranch stores carry the seeds as well as some health food stores.

8. Idea #8: Fake Plants

My final tip is so easy! I went to the dollar store and bought some of the most un-fake looking plants I could find. I then added them to jars and containers that I already had. They are perfect just sitting around. Just add a touch of color and they won't die! My kind of plants! Remember: You want to get the plants that don't look plastic.

Sassy Style Redesign is not your typical interior design business. They are a mother-daughter duo that possesses an innate ability of turning a "blah" room into something inviting and homey. Making homes look "new again" but not losing the personal touches is what they strive for when decorating a home. They use innovative ideas and take the furniture, knick-knacks and other pieces you already have and incorporate them in ways that completely transform your home. Sassy Style Redesign offers free in-home consultations and travels anywhere from Logan to Salt Lake City.

The Sassy Stylers can be reached at (801) 737-4554 or visit their website at www.sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com.







Tausha Hoyt with Sassy Style Redesign has some simple and quick ways to use paint and make your home feel like new. 

Paint a piece of furniture
This will add a punch of color to a dark corner or perk up a piece of dreary furniture.
You can spray paint-my personal favorite thing or you can use a brush and a can. Either way will work.
Be brave on this-try a fun color. One you always wanted to try-but never wanted to put on your walls. You will be surprised at how how much you love it!
A great tip when painting a small area-get a good brush if the surface is not roll able-and a sample can of paint. You can get these little sample cans in any color and they are only $3 bucks!
Best paint for the job:
A high gloss will turn the piece of furniture into a focal point, while a semi gloss will freshen it up without emphasizing the flaws.


Paint an Inexpensive mirror
Whether you have one hanging on your bathroom wall or you go and purchase one at the di-this is super simple-but will give you a high end look.
I found this mirror at the DI for 5 bucks-I sanded it down lightly, added a coat of paint and it looks fabulous! This is a great tip to brighten up a bathroom. Most bathrooms don't have a lot of light, therefore they can look dark-this will give it the punch of light and color.
Best paint for the job:
A paint with a glossy finish-or a sheen spray paint. If you want to use a color that you already have-just get a can of high gloss finish-that way you can use craft paint if you want.


Paint Interior Doors and the casing around them
I did this in my home and I couldn't believe the difference. This is such a simple change and it's cheap too. It will completely change the look. This little tip can be done in about an hour-including dry time. Roll on the first two coats with a small roller and paint the last one with a good brush. I also painted the hinges because I wanted them to just go away.
Best paint for the job:
Semi gloss or satin is the best for this job. Avoid anything with high gloss--this will emphasize flaws. Again-get a couple sample can of paints-much cheaper and it works like a charm.


Paint your molding
This tip goes for molding around your room and also crown molding. By painting the molding a contrasting color-it gives the room a crisp feel-almost frames the space. This is a great tip if you have high ceilings. It will help make the space not feel so vast.
Best Paint:
Semi gloss or high gloss. Matte will not give you the kick that you want.


Paint interior windows
Paint the molding around the window. Now, I didn't have any windows in my house with molding around them-but after seeing this little trick-I want them too. This will enhance the outside view and add character to the space. The best part-super easy, really quick and you will love the change that it makes.
When choosing your paint on this one-consider using a pint that compliments the space and not one that contrasts.
The best paint for the job:
Semi Gloss is best for this job.


Touch up your existing paint in your home
I know that you all have Knicks and scratches on your painted walls. Go out to the garage and get the paint and do some touching up. In my home, we used the same green on the inside of the door as we have throughout our house. So we, just quickly rerolled the walls.
That little 10 minute job made the house look brand new. In fact-my little girls friend came over to play and asked if we had a new house.
It makes such a difference, brightens and cleans up the space.
Now that brings me to my next tip. If you are not super organized and maybe you don't have the paint color in the garage. How are you supposed to find the paint info to repaint the walls?
Invest in a Paint/Design Notebook.
It allows you to tape all of your paint samples to the pages. Also-if you don't have a paint swatch-just write down the paint recipe and which room you used it in.
This is also a great book to store fabric samples,carpet samples, and ideas that you have for the space.
It will save you a lot of time wondering where you bookmarked something on your computer. (speaking from personal experience here)


QUICK TIPS 
Invest in a good brush
This will save you lots of swearing later on when you can't get the baseboards just right. Home depot has a good/better/best brush section-get the best. Also when cleaning out your brushes-when they are completely free of paint-just put a touch of hand soap on them-this will help them keep their shape when they go into storage.
Get good paint
I know, we all want to get the cheap wal-mart paint-but if it is at all possible-invest in a higher grade of paint. It's like good makeup-you will see and feel the difference. It covers so much better and you will be so glad that you did when you don't have to put on 7 coats to get coverage.
Purchase good tape
They have a new tape out on the market now called FROG TAPE. This stuff is the bomb! You get great crisp lines-no paint beading through. The tape forms some sort of seal that the paint can't penetrate. Whatever it does-it works awesome! Also-remove your tape an hour after you paint.

Sassy Style Redesign is not your typical interior design business. They are a mother-daughter duo that possesses an innate ability of turning a "blah" room into something inviting and homey. Making homes look "new again" but not losing the personal touches is what they strive for when decorating a home. They use innovative ideas and take the furniture, knick-knacks and other pieces you already have and incorporate them in ways that completely transform your home. Sassy Style Redesign offers free in-home consultations and travels anywhere from Logan to Salt Lake City.


The Sassy Stylers can be reached at (801) 737-4554 or visit their website at www.sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com.
















Tausha Hoyt with Sassy Style Redesign has fun idea for every room in the house.

BATHROOM
This room tends to get neglected and forgotten, when in reality, it is one of the most used rooms in the house. A big problem is storage, yet still having things look "decorated." By re-purposing a plate rack, you can accomplish both. Instead of plates, use 3 large-lipped bowls in fun colors. This creation can sit on your counter and help you store everyday items, while looking pretty at the same time!
















LAUNDRY ROOM
This room is the forgotten room - the room everybody hates to go in, but can't avoid. So, why not add a couple of little touches to make it more enjoyable? Clear glass jars are a great way to store laundry detergent and dryer sheets. They serve a purpose, yet look cute at the same time. Check the D.I. or big box stores like Wal-Mart for great deals and steals on glassware.















KITCHEN
We all use our kitchen…a lot! In this particular space, it's crucial to incorporate décor that serves a purpose. I found an old mailbox at D.I., that I re-purposed for fun counter décor (they can also be found at Home Depot). A coat of spray paint to match the kitchen gave it new life - add some simple embellishment like paper and buttons and you are set! This hangs right in the main "catchall area" in my kitchen. When we sort the mail, the important stuff goes in here. So, when it comes time to do the bills, or where did I put that invitation, you and your family know exactly where to go.















LIVING ROOM
The living room is the main "decorated" space in the house. So, I thought of a way to allow you to display at different heights, without using a lot of money. Using plates and candle holders, you can display all kinds of different things at different heights. I used just the metal candle stick holder (found at D.I.) to hold a nest. I also used a fun container with a plate on it to give a decorative grass some height. You could use these for all kinds of things. Just a fun way to spruce up your "old" stuff!
















BEDROOM
Last, but not least, your bedroom. I chose to do the ma
ster bedroom, because for some reason, we forget this space. No one sees it but us, so we don't need to decorate it, right? I am hoping this little tip will inspire you to not forget this space. I hung plates on the wall above my bed. I know that this idea isn't new, but maybe the location is. Some of us think that we need to find this most beautiful piece of art work to hang in our bedrooms, Chances are, we never find it, so we never hang anything. These add a pop of color with little effort and little money. I picked up the plates at the D.I. and I used a disc plate hanger that can be purchased at Hobby Lobby to hang them on the wall. This is a super easy tip that can completely change a room.






















Sassy Style Redesign is not your typical interior design business. They are a mother-daughter duo that possesses an innate ability of turning a "blah" room into something inviting and homey. Making homes look "new again" but not losing the personal touches is what they strive for when decorating a home. They use innovative ideas and take the furniture, knick-knacks and other pieces you already have and incorporate them in ways that completely transform your home. Sassy Style Redesign offers free in-home consultations and travels anywhere from Logan to Salt Lake City.
The Sassy Stylers can be reached at (801) 737-4554 or visit their website at www.sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com.

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Tausha Hoyt with Sassy Style Redesign says it's all about giving your space "sass."

Spray Paint
Spray paint can completely transform something from ugly to fantastic. There are many times that we pass things up because of the color. The shape or the purpose is perfect, just the wrong color.
Repurpose
Don't just think that you have to use suitcases to hold clothes or a barstool to hold people. They can be repurposed into tables to hold all kinds of treasures. There are many things in our homes that is intended for something else, that can be used for a completely different purpose..
Paper
Sometimes we think that the only way to redo a furniture piece is with paint. Well, we were all wrong! Scrapbook paper can completely transform a piece with little effort, time and money. My secret tip to doing this - lots of Modge Podge
Use Things You Love
Do you have Grandpa's old hat, an old child's chair, and old flag? All of these items can be showcased in your home and still look magazine worthy.
Frames
Frames are cheap, yet can make a huge impact in a space. Whether they are empty are filled with pictures, if you spray paint all of the different style of frames the same color, you get a lot of bang for your buck.




Sassy Style Redesign is not your typical interior design business. They are a mother-daughter duo that possesses an innate ability of turning a "blah" room into something inviting and homey. Making homes look "new again" but not losing the personal touches is what they strive for when decorating a home. They use innovative ideas and take the furniture, knick-knacks and other pieces you already have and incorporate them in ways that completely transform your home. Sassy Style Redesign offers free in-home consultations and travels anywhere from Logan to Salt Lake City.




The Sassy Stylers can be reached at (801) 737-4554 or visit their website at www.sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com.

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