September 2012 Featured Before & After

This living room is from the same home as the dining room in the last post.  Notice in the before picture that the fireplace and trim were painted the same color as the walls.  By changing them to white, these amenities of the room become beautiful focal points!

living a

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To save the homeowners some money, we reused their existing occasional tables, but replaced the sofa, chair, art and accessories. We also added a rug to soften the room. Removing the draperies and furniture that blocked the windows completely opened up the room!

September 2012 Staging Tip

We have not talked about painting paneling yet, so this a great before and after.  Please don’t be afraid of painting over the wood, you will not regret it!  It will take a little more time, because you need to use a primer and sometimes have to paint the cracks with a brush, but it is worth it.
Paneling a  paneling b