Wallpaper Posters by Hanna Werning

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Today I’m loving these clever Tiles – Wallpaper Posters by Hanna Werning (spotted via Pinterest). Frame just one, or hang as many as you need (in whatever arrangement you’d like), and you’ve got custom wall decor that will make any space pop. Brilliant, right?!

My Two Easy Room Makeovers with Valspar Paint (After)

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Hello lovelies! Well it’s finally time to share the finished results of my two recent room makeovers with you. I have a list a mile-long for all the other home projects I have yet to tackle (all the beams and railings will eventually be painted white, and the carpet on the stairs is getting pulled sometime soon), but for today I’m just excited to share the results of the two projects I finally did check off my list, thanks to a little help from Valspar Paint! Here’s a reminder of what my main living room wall looked like before (as well as the inspiration for the finished project).

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I love the way the flat “Tomcat” black color makes our artwork collection pop (while simultaneous camouflaging our television). The dark hue really grounds the space (not easy to do in a round house), and I couldn’t be happier with the results!

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I’m also thrilled with the mini makeover I gave to the interior of our kitchen cupboards (here’s what they looked like before). The soft minty “Alpine Peak” interior makes me want to spend a lot more time in our kitchen…and now I don’t even mind it when my daughter leaves the cupboard doors open (an old pet peeve of mine).

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I was even inspired to give my spice collection a quick facelift because of the new paint job!

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I’m so happy with the results of my two easy makeover projects!

Do you have any home painting projects that you’ve been dreaming of accomplishing in 2014? Well lucky for two of you, Valspar Paint wants to generously give away four gallons of both the “Tomcat” and “Alpine Peak” paint colors that I used for my projects, so that you can get a head start on checking to-dos off your list in this new year!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to the two lucky winners: Becca Cahan and jonelle!

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This post was kindly sponsored by Valspar Paint. Find more from Valspar on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest. Valspar is newly available at Ace Hardware stores and Valspar is currently rolling out their Ace paint collection nationwide. For a retailer nearest you, please visit the Find A Retailer tool on ValsparPaint.com.

Valspar is confident that you’ll find the right paint color for you, but if you don’t like the first color you choose, you can have another on them. It’s all part of the Valspar Color Guarantee.

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on the chance to ask color questions and receive personalized color assistance from a Valspar color expert during a live chat taking place on the Valspar Paint Facebook page this January 23rd at 8pm EST.

My Two Easy Room Makeovers with Valspar Paint (Before)

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My house is much like a person; in that it is filled with plenty of quirks and faults, but I am determined to love it regardless. That doesn’t mean that I can’t find ways to improve it however…and the simplest and most dramatic way that I’ve found to do that is with the magic of paint. After moving in last Spring, I started dreaming of two easy paint-related mini makeovers that I wanted to try. So when Valspar Paint got in touch and asked if I would like to use their paints on any upcoming home paint projects, I jumped at the opportunity.

The two projects I decided to take on were: kitchen-cupboard-inspiration

Project 1: Adding a pop of color to the inside of my kitchen cabinets…inspired by this lovely image from A Beautiful Mess (they used Valspar paint too).

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Project 2: Creating a gallery-style art wall on the main wall in our living room area. Inspiration image from Les Zigouis.

Check out my two before shots at the top of the post. Ugh! Can we agree that a touch of paint could do wonders?!

I’ll admit that in the past I’ve always felt a bit of nervousness related to selecting paint colors (there are just so many amazing hues to choose from…and what if you don’t get it right the first time around), so I was delighted to learn about the Valspar Color Guarantee: if you purchase a color that you don’t end up liking in your space, they will replace it with any new color for free. I didn’t need to take them up on the offer (I loved the colors I ended up with)…but it sure did take a lot of pressure off to know that I could do a color-switcheroo if needed.

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For the kitchen cupboard interiors I knew that I wanted to go with a pale minty green and started gathering inspiration from Pinterest to inspire my paint selection. When all was said and done, I ended up with three great Valspar colors to sample: Alpine Peak, Apothecary Jar, and Cool Mint. After painting some sample swatches I chose the one that most closely matched my favorite latte bowls: Alpine Peak!

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The paint in this photo is still wet, so the color looks lighter than the finished effect (which I love). It’s so fun to walk into my bright white kitchen and then have a flash of my favorite color pop out every time I open a cupboard door!

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Next up…our living room wall. I didn’t even need to test colors this time around, since the second I clapped eyes on the color Tomcat, I was smitten. I chose a nice flat finish (to minimize our excessively textured walls) and got to painting lickety-split. The rich charcoal-black color immediately transformed our space, and I adore it!

I can’t wait to share the finished results with you all? Be sure to check back next week for the big reveal! xo Ez

valspar-sponsor This post was kindly sponsored by Valspar Paint. Find more from Valspar on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Valspar is newly available at Ace Hardware stores and Valspar is currently rolling out their Ace paint collection nationwide. For a retailer nearest you, please visit the Find A Retailer tool on ValsparPaint.com.

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on the chance to ask color questions and receive personalized color assistance from a Valspar color expert during a live chat taking place on the Valspar Paint Facebook page this January 23rd at 8pm EST.

Pinned to Perfection: A Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane

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Hello kittens! Today I’m thrilled to share Pinned to Perfection: A Tastemaker Tag Sale (launching tonight 11/18 at 6pm PST) that I’ve been collaborating on with One Kings Lane over the past month. For this special sale I, and several fabulous pinners (see a list below) curated collections of vintage goods to fill rooms in a virtual show house of sorts. My room…a sweet nursery inspired by my illustrations of course! Here are a few of my favorite products that will be a part of the sale:

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In addition to all the gorgeous vintage finds that you’re going to want to scoop up, you can also find a limited selection of my art prints priced with always reduced One Kings Lane pricing! There are only a few of each print, so be sure to snag it quickly if you want to bring one home with you!

I hope you’ll stop by for a tour of my room and the rest of the show house starting at 6pm PST tonight (11/18) on One Kings Lane. The whole collection is pin-friendly, so don’t forget to pin your favorite finds too! xo Ez

Pinned to Perfection pinners and their virtual rooms: Justina Blakeney / Bedroom | Traci French / Living Room | Ez Pudewa (that’s me) / Nursery | Janet Sherman / Office

In Good Company: A Sunny Afternoon Co.

a sunny afternoon co. I’m absolutely loving the beautiful debut collection of handcrafted goods available from A Sunny Afternoon Co.. Shop owner Sarah Sherman Samuel (of Smitten Studio blog fame) designs each piece, and then she, her father, and local artisans loving create each item by hand. I don’t know about you, but I’m thoroughly inspired by her story and wares! I can’t wait to see what else she’ll have in store for us soon (I’m adding her to my holiday gift giving shops list right now)!

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P.S. While putting this post together I discovered that Sarah is in the running for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards, and I’m sure she’d love your vote if you feel inspired to cast one for her (you can vote up to 6 times per day)!