For example our first project, repainting our living room - just the prep (taping, laying down the rosin paper, sanding the wainscoting) took us 5 weekends, priming another 2 weekends, painting 3 more weekends.
By the time we were done - we didn't look at painting another room for at least a year.
OUR TEMP LIVING ROOM in the foyer for 3 months
It looks like we didn't change the color scheme but we did! The old trim used to be dark beige, and the walls used to be lime green.
|BEFORE we moved in|
|AFTER we painted|
Just this weekend, my husband finished turning our china cabinet into a entertainment center. We don't have any fancy china but we do have tons of electronics. We got that idea from the previous couple. They had their TV placed into the built in cabinet.
We decided to do the same, saves us money - no need to buy a TV stand. We started off with this :
But of course it was very unattractive - we can see every wire that was in there, yet we couldn't put the cabinet doors back on mainly because the heat produced by everything in there was crazy and also because non of our remote controls would work ;)
And finally here it is completed ... TA DAH!