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Topic: its amazing what paint can do. . . before and after's  (Read 2264 times)
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« on: March 09, 2010 03:25:17 AM »

Just a couple of quick, cheap makeovers.

The previous owners of this house were horrific decorators. Really terrible. Seriously.

Unfortunately we don't have the budget for major reno's so removing wallpaper, sanding back and re-painting is as far as we've got.

The first room we did is my daughter's (she is 4);

Cream walls with terrible dark green sponging, yellow cornices and frames, mint green wardrobe doors, a peeling wallpaper border with birds on it; morphed into bright purple walls, clean white trim and a sequined curtain instead of doors.

The second is the main bedroom;

More cream walls with half wallpaper and a border. The window frames were mint green and the carpet is a thick pile dark green (hopefully going to be something really special in a few months, stay tuned  Wink). There were FOUR different window treatments on the window, this has been cut back to the external roller-shutter and some roman blinds that are in my to-do pile. The room is now a simple blue-gray with my awesome wall art thanks to a tute from a fellow craftster (link here)

I had already chosen the gray walls before seeing the wall art tutorial so it just seemed perfect.

Thats it for now - nothing awe-inspiring but I'm very pleased with the transformations. Next is the lounge room and my son's room so hopefully more pics to come!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010 05:56:58 AM »

Thanks for the link. Great paint jobs, btw!
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010 05:14:18 AM »

Very nicely done! Classy and timelessly stylish.

« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010 05:58:36 AM »

I think that you did a great job showing how much just a gallon of paint can transform a room! It looks so much better!

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010 05:15:29 PM »

SO much better! Simple and classyI love the color choices (and your bedspread!)

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010 08:21:12 AM »

Hooray!  I love these!  We're embarking on a similar journey - horrible wallpaper and a limited budget.  What the previous owners lacked in skills and abilities they made up for with glue.  Seriously, half in strips of wallpaper where they failed to measure.  Love the gray wall!  We're thinking in a similar direction for bathroom 2...someday...


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