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Peel-and-Stick Paint for Your Walls and Furniture


 Fact: I'm in the Guinness World Record books for being the slowest decorator ever. Okay, so maybe that's not a fact but you guys have heard me mention it a time or two (or three) that I often deal with decor paralysis when it comes to decorating my house. So that's why I was super excited when this temporary, peel-and-stick paint came knocking on my door. That's right, PEEL-AND-STICK-PAINT! Did you even know such a thing even existed? It's so ingenious I wish I would of thought of it first!

 For quite some time now, I've been hemming and hawing over whether or not I should paint the inside of our antique dining room hutch?

antique hutch
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I like how the white dishes and decor contrast against the wooden shelves, but sometimes I crave a pop of color in there. The problem was I didn't want to commit to painting them, not like it, and then regret losing the wooden tones. Surrrre...you can strip and scrape paint off but let's be real, I have incomplete projects from two years ago, we all know this isn't something I would get to right away, if even at all. This is when TemPAINT entered the picture!

Originally created for dorm dwellers, where painting is generally a no-no (where was this when I was in college?!), TemPAINT, is now an easy, and affordable solution for renters, decor enthusiasts, and indecisive folks like me 😊

This stuff is essentially like removable wallpaper, except it has the look and feel of paint texture. I got to try out the Seattle Blue color. Whether you're a fan of red or green or black, there's pretty much an option for everyone.

removable paint

The only other materials I needed to complete this project were scissors and a measuring tape.  Yipee! A low-supply makeover, my type of project!

Even though the application process is pretty straight-forward (clean your surface, peel off the back, apply, and smooth) I still recommend checking out this quick video tutorial on their website. I was able to start and finish "painting" my hutch in one afternoon during nap time.

lined shelves

I was happy with the dose of color it brought to this space! I will point out that TemPAINT's primary purpose is for walls and I did reach out to the company's rep prior to applying it to my hutch to make sure it was okay for furniture. They informed me that furniture could be a little more trickier than walls, but that customers had most certainly used it in the past on pieces they wanted to rehab. They cautioned me on using it on any family heirlooms or super expensive pieces since treatments can vary. So just wanted to put that out there!

I will agree that lining these shelves was a little tricky at times as I was applying from left to right  (where as on a wall, you would be applying from the top and then just smoothing down) and the shelves go wider than what you can see from the outside of the hutch, so it was tight quarters at times. But all in all, it was a fairly simple process and when I got into a bind with the paper it was easy to gently remove it and reapply.

paint inside of a hutch

The only issue I had with the "paint" sticking was underneath the top and middle shelves, where I folded it down to cover the "lips" (not sure what to call it?) and I'm pretty sure it's because it's raw wood underneath. As I said, this product is primarily for walls, so just keep this in mind if you have a furniture piece you are contemplating working with!

I think this stuff is fabulous for lining shelves and is a great way to temporarily bring color to the inside of a cabinet or bookcase. Another great way to use TemPAINT would be if you wanted add "painted" stripes or shapes to an accent wall, you could just cut the stuff and apply.  What about your office? HR or maintenance won't let you paint? TemPaint to the rescue! I even saw on their gallery page that someone used it on a refrigerator!

blue painted furniture

blue painted furniture ideas


The best part about TemPAINT is that it helped end my constant battle with myself on whether I should paint the inside of this hutch. I mean how do I end world hunger? Do I paint my hutch? These are the important questions that keep me up at night! 😉 Don't get me wrong, the blue hutch is fun right now and I enjoy having it around but I know in my heart of hearts I'll crave the wood shelves in a few months and how nice is it that in 10 minutes top I can revert it right back to it's original self?!

Decorating With Spring Flowers

Is it just me or did Easter really sneak up on us? The 5 inches of snow Chicago got last weekend could have something to do with it! It just hasn't felt like spring has officially sprung yet.

It also just hit me yesterday that I hadn't brought out any of my Easter decor and with just two days until the holiday, it sure isn't happening now! I did, however, start adding little touches of spring around our home by bringing in flowers (both the real and fake ones). Decorating with flowers and greenery is one of the easiest ways to welcome in the new season! 

Here's a few ways I'm using them in our home.

spring decor ideas for entry way

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If you're the betting kind, you should always put money on me having a wreath in our entryway. I always love how they help dress up the old vintage window. The wreath is always one of the first things I switch out at the start of each new season and let me tell you the Evergreen wreath that had been here since Christmas was probably pretty dang relieved I FINALLY ended it's life. It was pretty much a fire hazard by February and yet, I still carelessly let it carry on in our foyer🤣

I think everyone is much happier now that this faux hydrangea wreath has made an appearance.
(Pssst...if you're looking for a new spring wreath I have a big round-up of some of my favorite ones here)

The topiary sphere (on top of a candlestick holder) and the small artificial plant make for great lantern fillers and help add a pop of green.

easy spring centerpiece

Fresh flowers always bring in new energy and life into a room, don't you think?
I've always been envious of fellow decorators who magically manipulate grocery store bouquets into elegant floral arrangements. Example? Lucy, of Craftberry Bush. Is there anything this woman can't do? I felt really inspired to try my hand at my own arrangement for our dining room table after reading this tutorial she shared. (I especially loved her penny tip!)

easy spring floral centerpiece

I found the blue pot at Ross and then headed off to Trader Joe's (my favorite place for cheap flowers!) to pick up tulips and a mix of other floral beauties. I ended up having to add in a few faux leaves and flowers to fill in some of the empty spots (I underestimated how big the pot was) but all in all, I was pretty happy with how it turned out! I mean I won't be going into the wedding floral business anytime soon but it was a far cry from my "just throw 'em in a vase and walk away" days.

spring decorating ideas

In the kitchen you'll find more of the fake stuff. I use to be so against faux flowers and plants but I really think they've come a long way in the past few years. Some of them are so realistic looking! This bushy-purple-berry-thingamajig in the blue pitcher (which I believe was from Michaels) is probably one of my favorite faux flower purchases ever. If you've been around for awhile, then you'll recognize it because I decorate with it a lot.

decorating shelves for spring

Don't forget decorating with flowers for spring doesn't have to be limited to just arrangements in vases and pots, floral wall art is just as nice this time of year as well. I found this pretty framed flower print at Goodwill last week and am absolutely smitten with it! Blue and purple is one of my favorite spring-time color combos, so this artwork had my name written all over it.

decorating ideas for spring

The last space I added flowers to was our hallway mudroom. We had a handful of Pansies that our neighbor so kindly gave to us but I hadn't had time to plant them yet, so I simply just gathered a few of them in my wooden "flower" box. 

The greenery in the hanging white basket on the hooks, similar to my entry way wreath, also always gets changed out at the start of each season. It's my little way of bringing in a hint of the season to this space and to also distract from the chaos of coats that are usually hanging here😉

decorating with spring flowers
Blue Gingham Pillow (similar)

I hope you all have a lovely Easter! Our forecast is calling for sun and warm temps, which means we may actually get to wear our short-sleeve dresses with out sweaters. That pretty much never happens!

20 Beautiful Spring Wreaths to Welcome in the New Season

Happy spring! Let me tell you, friends, there were moments while home with my wild offspring during the Polar Vortex that I didn't think we were going to make it to see this season.🤣 But now that the LONGEST winter is over, it's time to bust out the spring decor!

If you been following Delightfully Noted for awhile, then you know my favorite budget-friendly way to welcome in a new season is by switching out a door wreath or hanging up a new one within your home. Yes, wreaths aren't just for outside! Hang them above a mantel, on an interior door, or as I like to do, on an old, farmhouse window in our entryway.

So while I've been busy perusing all the new seasonal decor online, I've also been gathering up a collection of spring wreaths that caught my eye, and am happy to share them with you today! I included wreaths from a range of prices. Some are as low as $16 as of post time!
inexpensive spring wreaths for front porch