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Monday, March 30, 2009


Lindsay is hosting a 5$ redecorating challenge. You won't believe some of the great ideas for decorating with 5 bucks. I have linked up at Living With Lindsay to show off the $5 re-do of my living room.

Actually, I came in Under Budget! (I WILL be reminding Bill of this frequently!!!)

When we first moved in 7 years ago I loved the Ralph Lauren red...
But I was ready for a change!
I had an old bucket of paint from when we had first moved in. It has been stored in the garage, so was still in perfect condition in it's original paint can. I took it back to Home Depot and asked them to shake it up (I will admit that I didn't mention that it was 7 year old paint) I had brushes and a roller from a previous project.
I like the lighter color so much.
All it cost was $3.00 for a new bottle of Aleve to get me moving in the morning.

That is what you call Free-Styling.
Now, my next project may not be so under budget!


Patti Cakes said...

Looks very good. I like it!

Gone Overboard said...

Nothing like a fresh coat of paint

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Thanks y'all!

marty39 said...

Oh, I love the lighter color. It looks beautiful. I have used old paint so many times and love going to the garage to see what I can find. I even mix colors together and usually get something that looks really good. Only problem is I can never match it. lol Thanks for showing the great makeover. Hugs, Marty

nanny said...

Very Pretty Sandi! All this painting makes me want to grab a brush!

Small House said...

Very pretty and inviting room. It's a room you would like to sit and relax!
Have a great day.

Tommie Jo~TJs Sweet Home said...

That's so funny~~about the Aleve! Pretty color!

Stephanie said...

I love it!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Marty~ I'm glad you like the lighter color. I do miss my red.
Nanny~ I love to paint. I'll come help.
TommieJo~ I was serious about the aleve...It must be my age.
Sandra~ I can sit and relax almost anywhere!

JyLnC said...

OK - I'm in the minority because I love the red in your before living room. The lighter color is a pretty shade but I still love the red. BTW my walls are a neutal bone white but I would love red if I didn't have such a small home.

Leigh of said...

I LOVE IT~! It really opened up the space! You cracked me up with the $3 aleve! It really looks great!

Living with Lindsay said...

Woo hoo! That's some cheap decorating for sure. I love the color.

Kathleen said...

Lovely home..
We have an historical home in Plantersvile that we have renovated.
I have enjoyed looking at your blog!

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