It was time. Time to say Goodbye to the Santa Fe Pottery color in our living room. Why? 8 years was more than enough. While I really liked the color I knew we needed something more clean and simple for our living space and I was very happy to change things up. I am still finishing a few spots but the room is about 80% complete. I also re painted all the white trim AND the ceiling. Wow, it really needed a fresh coat of paint. Oh yes, I also sold our TV console and purchased a new one at Target online. This new stand opens up the room so much and I am so glad I made the change. Here are a few photos. I think everyone can agree that it looks a lot better.
Here is a picture of the red walls just as I was starting to paint.
I made sure to remove all light covers and replaced the off white ones with white ones. That was a simple $1.99 fix :)
Here is the work in process. That edging around the ceiling was a lot of work but I think you can tell by the picture that it needed to be done.
Here is the look at the fireplace mantel before and after a fresh coat of white paint. Wow!
I made sure to paint all the baseboards. Again, a lot of work but it needed to be done.
Here was our old TV console. It was very nice but just didn't work in our home. I sold it on Craig's list in 1 day.
Here is the look of the fresh coat of paint . So nice!!
The windows and mantel look so clean :)
Here was our first wall complete. I was eager to move things out, paint and move things back as quickly as possible. I wanted to minimize the 'crazy house project' look as much as possible.
Cost of project:
$50 for a gallon of Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. (I am borrowing a little bit of the paint from my dad since I still have a half a wall to finish)
New $1.99 light switch cover.
Plus or minus $8 for a new brush
$12.99 for a can of pure white paint from Home Depot.
I sold our TV stand for $125 on Craig's List.
I purchased a new TV stand on Target online for $160
All is all - not bad and not expensive. I say the late night work was worth it!