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Design Trend No. 1

Rest Easy

Think about that peaceful, calming feeling you get while sipping your morning coffee and watching the rain from your window, listening to it tap against the roof. This trend is all about creating a space that provides peace of mind and offers sanctuary from daily stresses.

Makeover

Kelly Hartley

Hartley Home

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Kelly Hartley is a self taught designer, interior stylist, blogger, and DIY lover. She and her husband Dan started renovating their home a few years ago and they've been making updates ever since. She believes that home should be a place where you feel comfortable and in sync with your surroundings. "Your home is a place where you walk inside and it feels like "you". There is so much pride in looking around your home seeing completed projects you've done with your own two hands. I want to help others to have that feeling" And she loves to do it with lots of creativity, a sense of humor, and on a budget. Kelly likes to "keep it real while making it real pretty.

Design Planning

Design Planning
Design Planning
Design Planning
Design Planning

Room Prep

Room Prep
Room Prep
Room Prep
Room Prep

Final Transformation

Final Transformation
Final Transformation
Final Transformation
Final Transformation
Final Transformation
Final Transformation

Tutorial

Multi-Colored Painted Shower Tiles

  • Remove any old/ failing caulk from your tile and tub perimeter.
  • Sand your tile with a 150 grit sandpaper. I used an orbital sander for this.
  • Clean your tile with a quality degreasing cleaner. Let dry.
  • Apply the green FrogTape around the perimeter of your shower tile and the tub area. Press to adhere well.
  • Prime your tile with a high quality primer made for shiny surfaces.
  • Using the yellow FrogTape, tape off the perimeter of the tiles you’d like to paint first.
  • For paint, I used a high gloss interior/exterior enamel in Sherwin Williams Basalt Powder as well as one in Gracious Greige. (*Note: To make the rest of the colors I added white to those base colors to come up with 4 additional shades. This saved me a lot of money on paint but if I need to touch anything up it may be hard to match it again.)
  • Use a roller made for smooth surfaces to apply your paint.
    • I ignored the suggested dry time and applied a second coat to the tiles after I was done with the first round. I didn’t want the paint to dry too much between coats. I did some trial and error and this was the best method for me.
  • Carefully take the tape off as soon as you’re done and while the paint is still wet.
  • Tape off a second set of tiles you’d like to paint and apply your next color.
    • You could continue to do this method with the yellow FrogTape for the rest of the tiles but you will need to wait at least 24 hours before applying the tape to the freshly painted tiles. Because we are painting tile and not a wall or wood, taping it too soon could result in the paint coming off if you’re not patient. You have to give it time to “cure”.
    • An alternate method, and what I did, is this: Apply green FrogTape to the flat edge of a trowel and use that as a guide/ flat edge to paint the rest of your colors. Your roller can go right up to the edge and help you create a clean paint line.
  • Switch out the trowel’s FrogTape between colors so you’ve got a fresh edge for each new color.
  • Once you’ve painted all tiles, let it all dry for 24 hours.
  • Top it off with 2 coats of a water-based clear matte polycrylic. This won’t change your paint colors but will give some protection to the paint.
  • Wait another day and then apply the yellow FrogTape to where the tile meets the tub. Apply the green FrogTape to the tub itself.
  • Install fresh caulk around your tub. Wipe excess caulk and remove tapes to reveal a fresh/crisp caulk line.

Faux Shiplap

  • Trim your plywood to the desired height you will need.
  • Then, cut the plywood boards to 5” wide strips on a table saw.
  • Apply a construction adhesive to the back of the boards and use a level to make sure they’re vertically straight.
    • I used a piece of thin scrap wood to space my boards to my desired look.
  • Tack on with a brad nailer to secure the boards until the glue dries.
  • Add a piece of trim to the top and caulk to make it seamless.
  • Apply FrogTape along the top of the trim to protect your wall. (I painted my baseboards the same color as the shiplap so I also applied FrogTape to the tile floor.)
  • Press the tape to seal it as you go.
  • Paint your shiplap and trim.
  • Remove your FrogTape to reveal a perfect, crisp line and enjoy your pretty new wood walls!


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