The BEFORE pictures were ok…don’t get me wrong.
I love my space! It is open and perfectly suits our family, BUT I just couldn’t take the green anymore.
Or the country border.
That used to be my style, but my style has changed and evolved over the last few years and now I have different tastes
We live in a townhouse and I really like it.
We rent currently, but we are fortunate enough to have a great landlord that allows us to hang pictures, paint and essentially make the place our own.
How blessed are we?
We live near our school and church, have great neighbors and I have a great garage in which to work in.
I am so thankful.
That being said, I have wanted to paint in this living room for almost two years now and FINALLY it is finished!
I still have a great deal of painting to do yet down the hallway and in other bedrooms, but for now, I am enjoying the part that has been accomplished.
Accomplishing a task that has been burdening me for so long is very satisfying.
Here are some before pictures of my living room and dining room. The rooms are open so the makeover was on both rooms 🙂
No staging on these pictures!
This is real life baby.
The process began with removing wallpaper border.
It was even worse than I thought it would be.
It was stuck right onto the original wall and it wouldn’t budge.
It was a nightmare.
We moved about half and then sanded and primed the rest and had to paint over it.
I hated to do that, BUT it was literally impossible.
Maybe I should have hired someone 😉
You can paint over wallpaper though…Bob Vila says so.
Sand down the paper as much as possible to lessen the seams and be sure loose pieces are removed and then prime the entire area to be painted with an oil-based primer.
Then add paint.
It is magic!
I wrestled for days over the paint color.
I wanted a grey, but not a silver grey or one with a purple undertone but rather one that was a warmer, more grey-beige.
I went back and forth…
Silver Fox, Revere Pewter, and on and on.
I landed on a color called Intellectual Grey by Sherwin Williams.
I am so happy with my choice.
The color is FANTASTIC!
Here are some pictures of the after…I am really loving the new look!
I love the new look…the color is so inviting and my new space is so cozy.
Are you looking to start a new project?
Or paint a room?
I promise all the hard work will be worth it in the end 😉