Living room Re-do: Before & After

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A few before and after’s of a living room I did this year.  The house wasn’t in great repair, the floors were badly scuffed and worn down, the electrical had to be re-done which meant all new lighting, and the room needed to be painted.  To save money I opted to paint the original floors black and I used rugs …


Floors painted white

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I’ve always found old floors painted white gives a fresh, clean look to a space. It’s also a great to add rugs to white floors, they really pop off the white and can provide a burst of colour. I’ve always loved the spread in Elle Decor many years ago where American designer, Darryl Carter showed his summer place with painted …


Before & After: small space reno

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Back a couple of years ago I was renovating a small apartment above my office.  This was an extremely small space with a tiny bathroom, kitchen and two small rooms.  As soon as I saw the space I knew I wanted to open up the wall between the two small rooms, to make one larger room as the main living …

Bedroom makeover: before & after

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This bedroom went through a basic cosmetic makeover- mostly involving paint.  I removed the old carpet and found there were original floors underneath that had been painted.  I updated those with a new coat of black oil paint and finished the walls, ceiling and trim in white.  I added linen roman shades at the windows, but for some reason they …

A room transformed with paint: before and after

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I’m a huge fan of paint as the most affordable way to drastically change a room.  I’m always talking about ‘paint makeovers’ and how much you can do with paint.  Hopefully these pictures back up my claim. The living room shown above is the same room as you see below, but with furniture.  I wanted to show how it looked …