So this makeover isn't 100% done, but I suspect finished is a myth…
The Hubs and I moved into our house about 2 years ago and I went a little crazy with blue paint. Made all the walls Tiffany box blue prior to the before pic - it really was too much. The unique Southwest architecture was a challenge to work with, as seen in these lovely before photos. Please note the Hubs and his man-hockey-den in the background. He only needed to paint once.
So that's the before. Nothing like guests coming into your freshly decorated house and talking about the “potential.” In truth, the color was okay, but never felt right. Then after a year of not being able to figure out what could be better, I was inspired to go black. Fortunately the darkest color I could get was Baer’s French Roast and have to admit, it feels pretty awesome.
Summary of Changes:
•Used Gimp, a free photoshop program to test the colors before painting, which I definitely recommend. Once happy, painted.
•Flipped the reversible curtains around to the darker side.
•Added two of the Boy's large paintings to the television wall. Think they help detract from the television.
•Inspired by the blogosphere’s love for wooden letters and labels like “family” and “home,” bought some 3-D cardboard letters from the Hobby Lobby and painted them. Like three times.
•Decoupaged some elephants for the TV cabinet and reinstalled a missing door onto the cabinet.
The changes weren't no budget- but definitely under $100 for a much happier space.
Thanks for reading! And thanks to everyone that posts such wonderful comments and inspiring pictures!