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Great ways to use white in your home DIYs @Remodelaholic

Hello again, and it’s time for another round of Remodelaholics Anonymous! Yes, a monthly chance to gain support for your addiction… because we’re pretty sure there’s no cure! Check out all the great projects linked up last month here. We selected some of our favorite WHITE projects to share with you here. Because white gets a bad rap as “boring” or “sterile” but it can actually be quite versatile and quite lovely (see here and here). Link up your home projects below (of all colors!) and we’ll choose our favorites to share, pin, and feature here next month!

12 Great Ways to Use White in Your Home

The Heathered Nest started with a smurf blue (no joke!) room and turned it into this lovely white and pastel room for their daughter.

white painted built-ins around window The Heathered Nest

Every bathroom can use more storage, and we love this in-wall storage over at Since I Became a Mom! (You can also see another similar idea here.)

white bathroom remodel with in-wall shelving Since I Became A Mom

While you’re redoing your bathroom, don’t forget the ceiling! Simply Swider put up some fun wallpaper and accented it with some white crown molding to make it pop.

white crown molding and wallpapered bathroom ceiling Simply Swider

Painting furniture isn’t difficult, but there are some tips to know for getting a perfect and smooth finish — head over to Newton Custom Interiors for her tips on painting trash to treasure pieces.

how to paint furniture and get a smooth finish Newton Custom Interiors

And when you have a piece that has lovely lines, often a simple color like what really helps show it off, like this drum table over at Ardent Hands Designs

white painted drum table Ardent Hands Designs

A coffee table with storage? You know you want one! See how Her Toolbelt built this one. 

crate storage coffee table with stools Her Toolbelt

Okay, this isn’t strictly white… but This Little Life turned her walk-in closet into a nursery for her little one. So cute!

walk-in closet turned nursery This Little Life

From a Dream to DIY gave these nightstands a nice makeover — and she used an unexpected material to create those decorative drawer fronts!

white nightstand makeover From A Dream to DIY

Another contender in the “paint it white” category — this cubby shelf makeover from My Love 2 Create. The two-tone finish with the white and wood tones is one of my current favorites.

white cubby shelf with stained wood top My Love 2 Create

White kitchens are classic, cottagey, and lovely — see this one from My So Called DIY Blog

white kitchen makeover My So Called DIY Blog

and this one from The Little White House on the Seaside.

white kitchen before and after The Little White House on the Seaside

One of the best ways to make white work in your home is to combine a nice shade of white (like one of these) with TEXTURE — like this plank-style shiplap wall from Sypsie Designs. (And you can check out that easy floating shelf here, too.)


So now it’s your turn — link up your projects of all colors, shapes, and sizes below! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been doing!

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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  1. Thanks so much for the party !
    Such beautiful features – I’m giggling to myself because of all this white beauty – and I link up BLACK makeovers LOL
    Have a wonderful weekend !

    1. Heather, that was such an amazing transformation! A very cute room no matter what you started with, and extraordinary seeing the smurf before! Thanks for linking up!

  2. This is such a fun theme, I love color but there is something about white! And thank you so much for including my cubby shelf makeover, the wood tones and white paint are such a weakness of mine! Thanks for the party!

  3. My, my, my! Thaaaaaanks! I never thought this little kitchen of mine would be one day featured on your awesome blog I’ve been reading for so long. You’ve inspired me times and again and this morning, what do I spot on YOUR blog? MY kitchen? Thanks, you made my day!

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you for featuring our bathroom makeover on your lovely blog. My husband worked so hard on that project, it was so cool to show him your post. I have enjoyed looking at your blog for years. Thank you for a great site and for making our day by noticing our project!

  5. I am so late it’s not even fashionably anymore to this party- but thank you so very much for including our dining room walls & shelf! We really appreciate it and love linking up with you! Thanks again and have an amazing weekend Cass! : )

  6. Love, love, love niche link ups, so glad I stumbled upon this one, so many great projects ….. Oh yes … I will defiantly be a regular here! Just wondering if you had a party button to pin and share, I would love to help promote it!