…and the after (Part 2)

posted on May 20, 2013 by  |  posted under Cleaning, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Organization, Organizing  |  99 Comments


So…let’s do a bit of a recap on that last post.  Remember the streaky brown room?  We used the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer to make orange walls, but then decided on the color SW 7070 Gray Screen in SuperPaint.


Well…feast your eyes on the new room.  Oh boy.  It’s light and bright and BEAUTIFUL.  I’m loving it.  


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For this to give a more open room, we had to play around with the furniture…so I first started by moving the future around. I was not happy with the setup before we started this room makeover. I knew there was a better way to have the furniture in the room. I moved the TV and couch on every wall until I found the perfect setup. By putting the TV in the corner and the couch on the opposite wall I felt like the room double in size. It totally did….


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Remember the ghost frame picture?  (see to the left of the curtains).  That is what we termed this picture.  We’ve shown a picture of the brown wall…we will show you the other wall in just a bit.  But the room is open and wide now and

…wait…did we mention bright!?!


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Wanna know a secret?  Do you see that clock?  I got it at a craft store and guess what color it was??  Brown.  I went ahead and bought spray paint while in the paint aisle to add a bit of pizzazz.  I like it.


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After wall…be still my heart. Okay so wait…let’s back up a bit.  Once I got the furniture in the right place, I started buying accessories. I bought my gray pillows and lamp at the local Gornmans store.  I searched for drapes with the perfect pattern and found them online at Overstock. I also had the mirror above the couch just sitting in a closet.  It was just like finding a $5 bill in your coat pocket!  Wahoo.   It too was also a brown color, so I though why not paint it? I bought the frames next to the mirror at the craft store.


1 alison room before (4)


So here is the ghost wall again…and are you ready for the “after”?


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Oh lovely, lovely, lovely day.  Yes…the ghost has gone and angels have arrived.  It’s so airy and light.


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So after that room was done we had a bit of paint left over…we rolled it on in to the dining room.


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I didn’t have time to decorate it, but you can see the difference.  That paint makes it look amazing! Thanks Sherwin-Williams.  I’m loving this make over!!




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    1. May 20th, 2013 at 10:35 am
      Jennifer says:
    2. May 20th, 2013 at 10:54 am
      Geri R says:
      I need a massive makeover in my laundry room!!
    3. May 20th, 2013 at 11:39 am
      Rebecca says:
      I'd love to do my laundry room, since it still has "Builder's White".
    4. May 20th, 2013 at 11:46 am
      Amanda S. says:
      I would like to makeover my upstairs living room.
    5. May 20th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
      Dorothy says:
      I would love to paint the great room Maybe all new colors!
    6. May 20th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
      Monica says:
      My front door and guest bath.
    7. May 20th, 2013 at 2:47 pm
      Sherron says:
      I would love to repaint my daughter's room. I'm even going to be brave and paint the ceiling as well! (I've never painted a ceiling before so all of our ceilings are white!)
    8. May 20th, 2013 at 4:00 pm
      Jen says:
      definately my KITCHEN!!!
    9. May 20th, 2013 at 4:04 pm
      Shawn B! says:
      I really need to get rid of the Builder White laundry room walls! HELP!!!
    10. May 20th, 2013 at 4:31 pm
      Shawn B! says:
      My laundry is still builder white - 5 yrs after moving in! Help!
    11. May 20th, 2013 at 6:24 pm
      Shelley D says:
      I would love to make over almost every room in my house. I think that paint can make such a HUGE change.
    12. May 20th, 2013 at 6:25 pm
      JD says:
      Our bedroom- Its a terrible clay type color that I've hated since we moved in. I have some color swatches hanging on the wall (calming blue-greys) but haven't yet gotten to getting the paint!
    13. May 20th, 2013 at 6:27 pm
      Shelley D says:
      I would love to makeover my living room.
    14. May 20th, 2013 at 7:37 pm
      Holly D. says:
      Living room!!! (We just bought our first home!!)
    15. May 20th, 2013 at 8:48 pm
      Raechel says:
      I would LOVE to make our master bedroom pretty pretty!
    16. May 20th, 2013 at 9:36 pm
      Brooke says:
      Living Room, Kitchen and Bedroom in that order. :) Tall order, I know!
    17. May 21st, 2013 at 1:25 pm
      Liz says:
      Our bathroom needs some sprucing up!
    18. May 21st, 2013 at 2:08 pm
      Amber says:
      I would so love to win this! I need to paint my son's room!
    19. May 21st, 2013 at 2:10 pm
      Amber says:
      Tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/AmberPatty/status/336936424555307008
    20. May 21st, 2013 at 2:21 pm
      Cyndi says:
      Very nice! I would love to win!
    21. May 21st, 2013 at 2:21 pm
      Cyndi says:
      Very nice! I would love to win! My dining room needs it!
    22. May 21st, 2013 at 5:18 pm
      caryn says:
      We will be moving soon so this would help in multiple rooms!!
    23. May 21st, 2013 at 10:46 pm
      Heather Sellers says:
      We are about to close on our first home. Literally every room needs repainted. There is nasty old wall paper, white walls and a really ugly green kitchen. This gift card would be put to good use.
    24. May 22nd, 2013 at 11:16 am
      Susan H. says:
      Looks great. I would like to makeover my master bath. Thanks.
    25. May 22nd, 2013 at 11:20 am
      Susan H. says:
      Looks great. I would like to makeover my master bath. Thanks
    26. May 22nd, 2013 at 11:58 am
      Merle M says:
      master bedroom
    27. May 22nd, 2013 at 11:59 am
      Merle M says:
      my master bedroom
    28. May 24th, 2013 at 10:07 am
      Kate F. says:
      I'd like to makeover my bathroom.
    29. May 24th, 2013 at 10:10 am
      JennR says:
      Any of them! Al my rooms need help!
    30. May 24th, 2013 at 11:42 am
      Adrienne Gordon says:
      Need to do my bedroom.
    31. May 24th, 2013 at 11:43 am
      Katie K says:
      I'd make over my bonus room which is the last of my home projects for a complete renovation. This would be a nice start!
    32. May 24th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
      Margaret Smith says:
      I'd like to makeover our living room into something more stylish. Thanks so much.
    33. May 24th, 2013 at 4:50 pm
      Margaret Smith says:
      I'd love to makeover our living room into something that looks stylish.
      Thanks so much.
    34. May 24th, 2013 at 11:19 pm
      Mirien says:
      I would makeover my master bedroom!
    35. May 25th, 2013 at 8:53 am
      Marcia Goss says:
      Our kitchen is outdated and desperately needs a makeover!
    36. May 25th, 2013 at 8:56 am
      Marcia Goss says:
    37. May 25th, 2013 at 9:32 am
      Cynthia C says:
      I'd like to do the dining room.
    38. May 25th, 2013 at 9:37 am
      Cynthia C says:
    39. May 25th, 2013 at 1:52 pm
      kim h says:
      I would like to makeover my living room
    40. May 25th, 2013 at 3:16 pm
      PAIGE CHANDLER says:
      My master bedroom could use a fresh look.
      [email protected]
    41. May 25th, 2013 at 6:40 pm
      Jimmy says:
      I would makeover the living room.
    42. May 25th, 2013 at 9:10 pm
      mickeyfan says:
      I currently have 5 rooms torn up, I'd love to have any ONE of them done!
    43. May 25th, 2013 at 10:05 pm
      Tamar says:
      I'd make over my home office.
    44. May 26th, 2013 at 6:23 pm
      Michelle Bledsoe says:
      I want to paint our bathroom
    45. May 26th, 2013 at 6:24 pm
      Michelle Bledsoe says:
      I want to paint the computer room
    46. May 26th, 2013 at 8:06 pm
      Stephanie Larison says:
      I'd love to makeover my daughters room. She's not a little baby anymore, so I'd like something a little bit more kiddish looking. Something that would look good as she grows older.
    47. May 26th, 2013 at 8:32 pm
      Anastasia says:
      I'd love to re-do my bathroom! It's the room that gets the least attention around here :)
    48. May 27th, 2013 at 10:34 am
      holly wert says:
      my kitchen needs a major makeover!
      [email protected]
    49. May 29th, 2013 at 10:25 pm
      Rosanne says:
      I would redo one of my bathrooms
    50. May 30th, 2013 at 12:33 am
      Jacob LaFountaine says:
      The bedroom easily needs doing
    51. May 30th, 2013 at 8:17 am
      steph says:
      our bedroom!
    52. May 30th, 2013 at 8:18 am
      steph says:
    53. May 30th, 2013 at 12:09 pm
      Janette says:
      Fun! Sherwin Williams needs to visit some of my walls! :))
    54. May 30th, 2013 at 12:22 pm
      Robyn says:
      We just closed on our first house and I'm sure I will want to paint almost every room! First off is the kitchen, and I've already chosen SW 6204 Sea Salt! Haven't bought any paint yet, so this would be just in time for me!!
    55. May 30th, 2013 at 12:32 pm
      Renee says:
      1st time homebuyer seeks Sherwin-Williams Sweepstakes! I cannot wait to turn a new home into our home!
    56. May 30th, 2013 at 10:31 pm
      Brittany Payne says:
      We are closing on our first house and I would love to makeover my kid's rooms!!
    57. May 31st, 2013 at 2:04 am
      Val Hodges says:
      Love love love the color! I have a living room that is large & long & needs a makeover this might be the color for me!!! I need the light that a lighter color brings in! Awesome & so love the couch!

      Also, I too have a clock in the closet! Never thought about spray painting it! Thanks!
    58. May 31st, 2013 at 6:24 am
      rachel says:
      Our guest bathroom needs some serious painting!
    59. May 31st, 2013 at 8:10 pm
      Maren says:
      LOVE IT! Can you come to my dark dreary house next? :)
    60. June 2nd, 2013 at 10:48 am
      Debbie B says:
      my dining area needs a facelift! i'd love to paint the walls and lose the old wallpaper
    61. June 2nd, 2013 at 10:49 am
      Debbie B says:
      i tweeted here:

    62. June 2nd, 2013 at 4:34 pm
      Tara says:
      I would like to makeover my son's room
    63. June 3rd, 2013 at 10:35 am
      Melanie says:
      I'd love to makeover our master bedroom!
    64. June 4th, 2013 at 3:44 pm
      Jennifer says:
      My master bedroom needs a major update!
    65. June 4th, 2013 at 11:03 pm
      Lisa says:
      The bathroom needs a makeover! It is old fashioned and looks messy because of it.

    66. June 5th, 2013 at 5:34 pm
      diane Baum says:
      I need to update my familyroom
    67. June 6th, 2013 at 11:37 am
      BusyWorkingMama says:
      I'd like to re-do our finished attic. It is dull and plain and boring! I love your makeover! The colors work really well together.
    68. June 7th, 2013 at 1:12 pm
      Kathleen says:
      I would love to makeover my master bedroom.
    69. June 7th, 2013 at 1:14 pm
      Kathleen says:
      I tweeted-- https://twitter.com/Sparklezstars/status/343083390800654336
    70. June 7th, 2013 at 8:05 pm
      Gianna says:
      Our family room.
    71. June 7th, 2013 at 9:03 pm
      nannypanpan says:
      i am about to have twins so i would love to make over their future room
      [email protected]
    72. June 8th, 2013 at 3:04 am
      l says:
      My kitchen needs a makeover!
    73. June 8th, 2013 at 3:47 am
      Laurie Nemeth says:
      WOuld love this to revamp the kitchen or front room.
    74. June 8th, 2013 at 6:55 pm
      Michelle Hagewood says:
      I would love to redo my kitchen.

      boylaneely at hotmail dot com
    75. June 8th, 2013 at 6:56 pm
      Michelle Hagewood says:
      Tweet: https://twitter.com/JustMarriedMom3/status/343531907495112705

      boylaneely at hotmail dot com
    76. June 8th, 2013 at 8:15 pm
      Solducky says:
      Love that rug! I would like to makeover our office/reading room.
    77. June 9th, 2013 at 10:39 am
      Lorena Keech says:
      We need to makeover the master bedroom. We haven't done anything to it since we moved in and it is boring.
    78. June 9th, 2013 at 12:49 pm
      Brenda Elsner says:
      I would like to makeover my bedroom.
    79. June 9th, 2013 at 12:52 pm
      Jessica Rose says:
      I'd love to makeover my bedroom!
    80. June 9th, 2013 at 2:44 pm
      Whitney says:
      I would love to makeover my bathroom!
    81. June 9th, 2013 at 2:45 pm
      whitney says:

    82. June 9th, 2013 at 4:07 pm
      cassandra mccann says:
      For a chance to win a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card, share in the comments below what room you would like to makeover in your home? my dream would be to make over the kids room star95011atyahoodotcom
    83. June 9th, 2013 at 4:35 pm
      david cosgrove says:
      my bathroom...
    84. June 9th, 2013 at 5:11 pm
      Claire McKeon says:
      I would love to makeover my kitchen!
    85. June 9th, 2013 at 5:14 pm
      Claire McKeon says:
      I tweeted
    86. June 9th, 2013 at 5:42 pm
      susan smoaks says:
      i would like to makeover our bedroom, it's in need of an update
    87. June 10th, 2013 at 2:17 am
      Shea Balentine says:
      I'd like to swap out our 2nd bathroom and laundry room. One is too small and the other has too much wasted space!
    88. June 10th, 2013 at 9:07 am
      tina reynolds says:
      my boys bedroom
    89. June 10th, 2013 at 9:35 am
      Erica C. says:
      I'd like to makeover our dining room...needs some color!
    90. June 10th, 2013 at 9:47 am
      angie lilly says:
      While I love my living room/hallway, it is getting dated. Nothing in there has changed since I moved into this house in April of 2006. It definitely could use a refreshing!
    91. June 10th, 2013 at 9:48 am
      angie lilly says:
      I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/344118484000727040
    92. June 10th, 2013 at 10:22 am
      Betty C says:
      I'd like to do something different with my bedroom.
    93. June 10th, 2013 at 10:30 am
      Betty C says:
      Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/344129435215228928
    94. June 10th, 2013 at 1:55 pm
      Amity Johnson says:
      our mudroom...
    95. June 10th, 2013 at 2:44 pm
      Christian Alejandro says:
      I'd have to say the living room for sure!
    96. June 10th, 2013 at 2:45 pm
      Christian Alejandro says:
      tweeted! https://twitter.com/lieutcrunch17/status/344193348753584128
    97. June 10th, 2013 at 3:33 pm
      Sand says:
      I would love to makeover my guest room.
    98. June 10th, 2013 at 4:51 pm
      Liz W. says:
      I LOVE the after photos-- so soothing and bright! I'd makeover the downstairs powder room in our house with the Sherwin Williams gift card.
    99. June 10th, 2013 at 9:57 pm
      Michelle S says:
      my bedroom
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