Astral Riles

Living/Dining Makeover - Using Sofa Covers to Save Furniture.

Living/Dining Makeover - Using Sofa Covers to Save Furniture.

If ever a room needed a “color-correction”…it was these TWO rooms!!! These two bright red & yellow rooms with eccentric furniture were SCREAMING for a redesign!!! At first, I thought my client was going to want to keep the paint color, but I was sooooooo relieved when she asked to see me paint swatch book!   rhsr-smith-living-dining-before-2     rhsr-smith-living-dining-before-1     CONFESSION…I truly wanted to take all of that red and yellow furniture to the backyard…make a huge pile…and set it ALL ON FIRE!!! I hated it. LBVS The newly chosen color was GREEN, which made me happy b/c I love green. My biggest mistake was painting the swatches on top of the yellow paint. It was impossible to see the true colors of the green paint swatches since there was a glare of bright yellow everywhere! I actually ended up painting the swatches on a totally different wall in the house that was white. After painting about 6 different shades of green on the wall…finally the perfect shade was chosen. This calming green paint color, toned down the previously retro-ish walls and made the two spaces feel more cozy and inviting. The carpet was also replace with eco-friendly bamboo flooring from Lumber Liquidators. New furniture was purchased for the dining room and to save money, neutral colored slip covers were used on the sofa & arm chairs in the living room.   rhsr-smith-living-dining-5     after-living-sm-1       LIVING ROOM  Sure Fit Stretch sofa covers from Bed Bath & Beyond)   rhsr-smith-living-dining-18     rhsr-smith-living-dining-20       DINING ROOM (Counter-height Dining Room table & chairs purchased from Value City Furniture.)  

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