Making a House a HOME with Color


I LOVE color!!! I have lots of color in my home, Green, Red, Orange, Blue, Yellow,  and Purple just to name a few. I was a little worried that it looked like a Clown throw up in my house but ALL my guests simply love it. I will post room by room pictures soon. In the meantime, check out my son's room HERE

Today I'm posting my Sister-in-Law's house. After a few years of living with white walls she decided to surprise her husband with a little color. We had so much fun painting and getting to know each other better.

This is what we did over the weekend and here are the Before and After pictures:


She painted 3 sample shades on each wall and lived with it for a few days before she decided on the perfect color.
I think she made the right decision!!!
What a difference!! It has a very 'homey' feel.
She replaced 3 CAN lights with Pendulum lights.
This is so Elegant!
She also changed out all the white switches and plugs with brown ones for less than a $1 each.
I painted Wall Quotes on my son's room, but we just couldn't beat this price or labor for only $16 at Target.
There are also a lot more to choose from on Amazon for even cheaper.
Let's have a dinner party!!
BORING....
WELCOMING
This picture doesn't do this color justice....it is stunning
We spray painted the mirror frame to match the table.
Then she painted the family name above the mirror. I talk about this step in 'Painting the Baby Room' post. Basically just project your image on the wall, trace and paint. EASY!! 

Now a wonderful warm place to visit with family.
Ahh!!! What a little paint can do....

19 comments:

cocoamommy said...

I love color, especially for every room. My last house was a pale yellow and it was warm and cozy. It made the house feel more like a home. The basement was a cocoa color which went well with my artwork.

Jenn said...

I love color!!! I have wall quotes all over my house! Jenn

aplaceforthoughts said...

I love your sons room! And your sister-in-laws came out great! How fun that you got to do that together! Love the wall quotes I have one in my little ones room as well!

YayaOrchid said...

Michelle, you'll did a wonderful job with the painting and I love the way wall quotes look. I didn't know you could buy them at Target or Amazon. I always learn something wonderful and useful from you!

Anonymous said...

Michell you are absolutely WONDERFUL, thank you for the inspiration and help with design, color and LABOR!
Yvette

Nehha said...

A good transition I must say....Well Done!!!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

I LOVE color too!! And I love what you did to your sister's place. The before and after shots are just amazing!! It's incredible what a little paint can do. Great job!!

Your Mommy Friend Lori said...

Love it, so lovely. I place I would love to come to dinner with friends!

Jamie said...

Hi, found you through TMC. I'm with you, I need color in my home. Anyway, I'm following your blog now so can't wait to read more. Have an amazing eveing, Jamie

YayaOrchid said...

I hadn't seen the wall pic of the family name. It's a great idea! Wonder if a coat of arms is difficult to do? You'll did great!

P.S. When you stop by my blog, remember, comments are ALWAYS welcome! LOL!

Michelle said...

Very Nice. You gals did a terrific job. Love the wall quotes! I have the same light fixture above my table, except I painted mine black to match my pendant lights (love it!!!).

I enjoyed my visit. Thanks!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

looks great, you two did a nice job!

cjcmommy said...

Oh how pretty! I have been thiking of what to do with my living room and kitchen. I have not decided yet what to do. Such a hard decision. But like you I want color. Thanks for sharing. I am glad I ran across you!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Gorgeous!! Love that quote!

Jane said...

Love all the warm colors in this room! And those wall quotes are great too! Oh and I followed. :)

Deb K said...

Beautiful!!

I am now follwing you from MBC ;-)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

You guys were busy!!! Great color choices and love the personalization too.

Kristle Jones said...

Love the blog and the tutorials! I am officially a follower from the MBC Simply Follow group. I think I'll be coming over more often though to check out your tutorials ; )Feel free to follow me as well @
http://www.willblogforbeauty.com
http://www.willblogforbabies.com

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Great colors! I have that same quotation about the fondest memories being made around the table. It's in my dining room. :)

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