Wednesday, June 4, 2008

No. 1 bang for the buck.

I'm going backwards here, aren't I? OK, you all know how I looooove my molding and then of course, there's the drapes. But the number one, easiest, cheapest, quickest way to transform your spaces is PAINT. Duh. I know, rocket science. But some people are so scared of it and I don't know why! They love the way color looks on the walls but are afraid to do it themselves. (Yes, I am talking to YOU.) Or they think it may hurt resale down the line. First of all, you will probably love the color when you put in on your walls, and most colors will only help resale. If you don't love it -- you can paint over it!

Paint absolutely warms up a space like nothing else. For a 12 x 12 room, one gallon is enough. Most say you should do two coats but I can usually get away with one. And it is CHEAP! Behr paints from Home Depot are great and a fantastic deal -- only $20 for a gallon.

My favorite example of how paint transforms a room is my stepdaughter's room. We used blue for the walls and she picked out three more colors to add...this is what we came up with:

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I did this for $50 -- $20 for a gallon of paint and $10 each for three quarts. Am I wrong? Total transformation! If you would like more info on how do the grid, just let me know. It looks much harder than it is. (I say that a lot, huh?)

8 comments:

  1. ok, you were talking to me. I am afraid of paint. I want to do it though. Can I pay you to come decorate my house?

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  2. Sarah you ROCK, I mean that. I am also afraid of paint...it scares me! I know I need to do it, my house needs a major paint makeover! One day...one day!

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  3. I know this is an old post- but I just found your blog tonight! Love this paint job! I had one very similar in high school (brighter colors and diamonds instead of squares..but same idea!) So cute!

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  4. i would love to find out more about the grid! if you can my email is: goddessofthegloves(at) gmail(dot)com

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  5. The grid is awesome! If you don't mind sharing your method please email me at gizmaud(at)kellerits(dot)com. Thanks!

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  6. I love this and my daughter would love it!

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  7. I really want to do this in my 6 Year old daughters bedroom. please e-mail the grid instructions.
    scottnrose(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you

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  8. My cousin told me about your blog the other day! I am so excited to try out some of your ideas. I've seen the grid bedroom done before. Love the colors chosen. Do you mind sharing the grid instructions?
    allie_cluff@msn.com

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I LOVE your comments, thank you! (I read every single one.)

If you have a specific question I will do my best to answer you back here! Be sure to check out the FAQs tab at the top of the site and my Projects page for paint colors and DIY projects as well.

THANKS so much for reading!