Up the ante on your cleaning with a fresh coat of paint, an accent wall, or new front door color. Choose the right colors for your living style, and live colorfully and beyond wild imagination. It is amazing how much new paint can brighten up your home.
Time: 3 Days Cost: $150 Difficulty: Easy
We took our drab home to fab with some fresh paint in new colors. The first thing we did, was to schedule a color consultation with our local Dunn-Edwards Paints store. We spent a little over an hour talking with us, looking through the sample fabrics, photos, and flooring we’d brought along. We discussed the gloss levels for the paints and if any primer was needed.
We picked out several colors and brought home some sample paints. It is important to see how the colors look in your home. Lighting from day to night will change how a color looks. We painted our samples on poster boards and hung them around the rooms so we could get a good feel for how the color would be in our home. See more on how we chose our colors, here.
With our paints and supplies taken care of, we began prepping the project. This 50-year-old house that spent about a third of its life as a rental property, needed a LOT of work. We patched and re-patched previous repairs; pulled the windows sills out and sanded them down to the bare wood, and more, but the hard work was going to be worth it in the end.
As you can see, the walls, the cabinets, the doors, everything is WHITE! We were desperate to Live Colorfully. And, so, the project begins. The ultimate in refreshing our home for spring. Check out this video!
Material I used for this project:
- Everest Premium Paints (Dunn-Edwards Paints)