Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Fresh Coat...

One of the most frugal and easy ways to give your nest a facelift is by painting a room a new color.

It is amazing what a few simple coats of paint can do to transform a room.

When we moved into our home, one bedroom was orange, one was pink and one was purple.  And while these are all lovely colors, they were not our first choice for our rooms!  We were able to completely change the look and feel of our rooms by simply painting a few coats of paint in each room.  It was simple and with the help of a few wonderful friends, it was finished in no time!

purple bedroom.  lovely, right?

Since then, we have painted almost every room in our home and I love the fresh and personal feel it gives our house.

Ryan has been known to come home from work to find a room a new color (luckily, he is a really good sport about that sort of thing!)

And I think the best thing about painting that has happened over the last few years is how readily available zero-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints have become.  Paints release low levels of emissions for years after being applied, even after the smell is gone.

You can find zero-VOC paints at Lowes, Home Depot and most specialty paint stores also carry their own line of these paints.  We have had wonderful results with them and I feel so much better about using them in a house with kids.

So, if you are looking for a quick pick-me-up that doesn't cost too much, consider trying a new coat of paint.  It is amazing how it can change a room!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...