12 March 2010

spray paint can work miracles!

I have been searching high and low for a suitable magazine rack to put in my bathroom.  I have a small bathroom and an even smaller space between my toilet and wall where I planned to put it.  Reading in the bathroom isn't really my thing (haha) but for some reason it's big with the men!  I cherish my Architectural Digest magazines and wanted a safe place for them... some place besides the edge of the tub or next to the sink where they risk getting wet.

I didn't want to spend much money since, as I mentioned, this is not a priority item for me.  I saw some nice options in a few different stores, usually ranging from $25-35... too much for me!  And usually they were too large for the space I have!  I was close to giving up until, BAM!, I walk into GoodWill one day and there's an old brass magazine rack, the perfect size and shape, for $2!!!  The only problem... brass finish and a little banged up from use.  So I went to WalMart and purchased some brilliant silver spray paint and 30 minutes later... brand new magazine rack, perfectly matching my decor.  Total investment... $5!! You can't beat that!

Spray paint really can work miracles!!  You can change the look of almost anything these days just by spending a few bucks and a few minutes spraying it a different color.  I was amazed at the number of color options for spray paint!  Silver is a pretty basic choice but you could choose a color to fit any decor.  Whatever the object you find, if the only problem is the finish of the piece, consider spray painting it!  It is such an easy option!

And here's the finished product! :)

11 March 2010

It's been awhile...

So, I haven't been blogging in quite some time.  If you've wondered why it's because I've been spending the last few months concentrating on my 2nd business!  In addition to owning my own design business, I have also started up my own Mary Kay business!  I LOVE working for myself and after using the products for a few years I decided that it was something I really wanted to do.  I still have my design business and I still LOVE decorating and organizing but Mary Kay is something I wanted to add to my life!  It's an amazing company and opportunity for women!

Now that I've built the basics for my Mary Kay business and worked hard to develop my consultant skills and build my customer base, I'm back to blogging!  I have to say, I've never been happier!  It's amazing to work from home and set my own schedules, for Cassandra Renee Interiors AND also Mary Kay!  Now not only do I make people feel good about their homes, I also get to make them feel good about themselves!  It's the best!! :)