The first step from taking anything drab to fab is PAINT! Paint is such a cheap and effective way to freshen up a place. We went with Glidden Brown Bag again, so it would blend nicely with the foyer. I thought the hallway would be a quick half hour paint job, but I was wrong! It was tight quarters, so it was hard for me to do the trim work while the hubby did the walls...there just wasn't enough room. I started off ready to tape and got halfway done and ran out of painter's tape. After an afternoon trip to the hardware store, I finished taping that evening and ready to paint. That's when hubby decided we didn't have enough paint left over from the foyer and thought we should get another gallon before starting. On day two, we painted the first coat. We let it dry overnight and painted a second coat on day three. Day four, we peeled off all the tape and realized there was some serious touching up to do. Our taper (aka: me) apparently doesn't do her job well. :)
So far it includes:
- A new area rug for the livingroom.
- A floor lamp for the livingroom.
- An IKEA Lack side table. (to make the kids a lego table)
- Lampshades of various colors to replace the fan in the kids play room.
- A new light fixture for the hallway.
I'm sure it'll grow quite a bit come Spring!!