Thursday, July 5, 2012

Picking Pretty Paint

My home is a disaster. 
We've been working on some minor remodeling projects, and for quite some time I couldn't picture my home whole again. 
While it's still not done, I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Keeping with the remodeling spirit, I've decided to share with you a fun little idea we had for our living room. I love it, but it seems that many are on the fence about our decision.

Now I'm a firm believer that paint can completely transform a house. Many times no remodeling is required, and a simple can of paint can give you that much needed update for a fraction of the cost. 

Well my house is over a hundred years old, 
and needed more than paint.
The carpet wasn't in the best shape. Granted, it wasn't bad (this is in the midst of removal), it just wasn't adding anything to the room. 
I've lived in this house for a while now, and the walls were painted this color shortly after I moved in. 
Carpet Removed. 
Millions of carpet staples pulled from the floor. 
Now here was the "big" decision. 
We were looking for a cheap, effective way to brighten up the room- 
make it a little more lively. 
As you can see, the walls are a sort of taupe color. 
And now the baseboards are a bright peach. 
The change cost about $10, but changed the room completely. 
The floors cost a little more than that, but it doesn't look like the same house anymore (which is a good thing). 
Even without making major changes, a can of paint can alter the look and feel of a room without the investment or permanence of a home remodel. 
Even painting accent pieces, trim, or things such as picture frames can give you the effect you're looking for. 

What do you do when you need an update on the cheap?


  1. Love your blog!! What do you think about following each other? I think we should.

    Much Love,

    P.S. My wardrobe needs an update bad! I did just update my yard fairly cheap...

  2. It looks gorgeous! I need to organize my desk! :)

  3. Wow, you've done an amazing job with the house! Great!