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This past weekend we were moving furniture around in the house after we bought a new entertainment center. We had an extra desk that didn’t have a place to go and my husband had the brilliant idea that I should use it has my very own vanity!
Of course, it was extremely worn down and used by the girls for a couple of years so it needed some sprucing up. I just needed a day and some inspiration through my partnership with The Motherhood and the MOTRIN® Make It Happen Weekends program.
Painting the desk was rather simple just grab some primer and another can of spray paint in the color of your choice. My favorite spray paint has primer in it but because of the dark wood, I added a coat of primer first just to be safe. I let my 4-year-old pick the color. We went bold because like actress, Jennie Garth says, “if you don’t like it, you can always repaint!” I also didn’t bother fixing dings and imperfections. Let’s just call them bits of character, okay!
I love the finished glossy look. Upon bringing it inside I noticed some white primer showing through but I decided to leave those areas. I then found a brightly colored chair to complete the look! Now to find the perfect mirror to finish it off.
The MOTRIN® Make It Happen Weekends program supports women who thrive on a busy lifestyle, helping them to be the best they can in all of their roles: career leader, best mom ever, caring friend and impeccable designer – to name a few.
For most of us unstoppable women, our weekdays are packed with responsibilities, so we rely on the weekend to take care of the rest of our life. Over these two short days, we need to turn our home into a work of art, maintain our figure and make sure our whole family is happy, all while looking as fashionable as possible. May is National Home Improvement Month so the MOTRIN® Brand has partnered with actress and mom, Jennie Garth, to provide tips on how to “Make It Happen,” when it comes to DIY projects during the weekend.
My favorite tip from Jennie Garth
“Paint, Paint, Paint! A fresh coat of paint goes a long way. I recently some old, sad looking chairs back to life with a fresh coat of pink paint. It’s a great way to salvage something that holds a special place in your heart but that maybe looks a little dated. And since it’s just paint, you can go a little crazy and try bold, fun colors because if you don’t like it, you can always repaint!”
For more tips, tricks and inspiration to help you learn more about the MOTRIN® Make It Happen Weekends program, visit the MOTRIN® Facebook page. Want a chance to win a one-on-one DIY session with Jennie Garth in L.A.? You can go to the MOTRIN® Facebook page on Mondays and let them know how you made it happen over the weekend. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 21 years or older. Enter Contest on 5/11/15. See the Official Rules, including prize descriptions. Void where prohibited.
#MakeItHappen Twitter Parties
May 13: Join us with The Motherhood, and celebrity Jennie Garth on May 13 (TODAY) from 2 – 3PM EST.
May 20: Join us with The Motherhood and celebrity trainer, Ashley Borden, on May 20 from 2 – 3PM EST.
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