Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What a little paint can do!

Do you all remember when I showed you this photo of my sorority sister's dining room.  She was over the light wood and wanted to change it up a bit.  So of course I told her to paint, paint, paint!  It truly is amazing what a little paint and some serious time commitment can do for a room!

Remember here is her before:

And here is her after!

My mom is currently working on a runner for her which will give a great pop of color and artwork is to come too.  I know she worked her fanny off painting after work and on weekends and I think it totally paid off!  Looks like a completely different room! 

Here are the deets "Diane" gave me on some other suggestions I gave her and some of her own finds!

Lamp (49.99), Mirror (59.99), Cork Holder/Vase thing (12.99): Home Goods

Fabric for Chairs ($14), Found it at Joann's, on mega clearance, plus found a 20% coupon as i was waiting online on my phone. Major score :)

For the paint, I used oil-based, benjamin moore in jet black. It was $45...

The chairs i did the Rustoleum 2X in satin black.

I bought new pulls and knobs for the cabinets ($80, home depot). I bought new brackets as well, but realized I could spray them with the rustoleum (the kind for metal and stuff) instead, so i was able to return those woo hoo!

The spray paint, poly spray, etc. all came to about $80 as well at home depot.

Curtains ($266): You all know I tried to talk her out of these pricey curtains!  These were a splurge, but the texture of them is gorgeous, and they are so so heavy, and have great blackout capabilities. I justified the purchase because we'll save in heating costs...right?? :)

So....everything for under 1000! (989.97 to be exact!!!)


  1. Holy Moley!!! I can't even believe that's the same room! GORGEOUS!!! Why, oh why don't you live closer to me!?! Hahaha!

  2. gorgeous! the black updates that room and makes it so sophisticated!

  3. It's gorgeous!! Amazing what paint can do! I love her new chandelier too.

  4. Whoa! I love it! It is so fresh and beautiful. And that chandelier - oh be still my heart. It's a dead ringer for one I've been loving at Pottery Barn. Nicely done!

  5. What a difference the paint made! It looks great and so fresh.

  6. Holy Smokes! crazy pretty! Love the color and that chandy is to die for, what a fabulous room :)