August Feature: Transformation Tuesdays

When I started this job about 2 months ago, my husband and I were in the process of buying a home.  I fell in love with this house! It was in my words “cute, charming and unique,” at least the outside was.  Inside there were some unique features, but it was not my style and in need of some TLC.

For the month of August, we will be featuring Transformation Tuesdays! This will be a series following some of my home remodeling.  I will post pics, tips and costs of different projects from my home remodel.  If this is a popular feature, we may continue it with home transformations from some of our clients.

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The photo above is one of the most basic room transformations you can make, PAINT!  Most of the walls in my home were painted dark colors.  Now I like color but usually lighter or brighter colors, especially in smaller rooms.  This will be my daughter’s room.  She is a bubbly, fun tween so this dark blue with dark ceiling were not ‘cool’ to her.  We painted the ceiling flat white, the woodwork semi-gloss ultra white and the walls (her choice) tropical holiday.  The difference was amazing.  The room now feels larger, more open and bright.

As I said, this is one of the most basic, easy and cheapest room transformation to make.  You may have some of the supplies at home already which will make it even less out-of-pocket.  I had paint brushes, rollers and drop clothes already.  Also, I had the ceiling and woodwork paint from a previous project.  So all I had to buy was a $33 gallon of wall paint.  If you would have to buy ceiling and woodwork paint, that would be about $50 more.  This took about 1/2 a day.  I painted the ceiling and woodwork first because then I could paint the white over onto the wall a bit.  Doing this makes it easier to get straight lines on the walls. I do not tape the walls when trimming but if you do that is fine (your lines will probably be a little straighter than mine). Then I painted the walls.  I almost always do two coats, I just think it looks better and the second goes much faster than the first.

So for $35-$90 and 1/2 day, you can transform the whole look and feel of a room.

Tune in next week for my next project: Hardwood floor refinishing.

Amanda, Office Manager