Friday, September 17, 2010

Fresh Coat Friday!

Welcome back for another Fresh Coat Friday! For the next several months unfortunately my Friday posts probably won't be until the late afternoon or late on Thursday evening because Wren and I have dance classes, which we like to follow up with coffee or lunch together. It is kind of our special day~
This Friday is a special Fresh Coat Friday because it is the Family Edition! My sister, Torri (check out her blog here), and her fiance recently bought their very first home together and while it looks pretty as can be, it soon turned into a house of horrors as far as paint is concerned. We are talking horrible patches of paint falling off the walls! Thanks to the help of an expert they determined it was the Behr Premium Plus paint the previous owners just applied (I have had bad experiences with it on furniture too, and will never buy the stuff again!).

The solution? sanding the walls down to the sheetrock. Which is a pretty lengthy job if you've ever dealt with something similar. So I really wanted to congratulate them on finally getting the first room they tackled all sanded, primed and finally painted.
Here is the mess after applying light blue paint over tan walls...
and then stripping it all...


But now they are ready for guests to stop by!

The best part about this transformation is that it cost less than $100 (all in paint and supplies), because we wrangled up loose ends and items from various family members to make it happen.


Torri already had the cute lamp, books, nightstand and bedding.

I donated another night stand from my college days.

As well as this chair that had been sitting in a half finished state in my garage for close to 5 months.

But we think the biggest effect came from the drapes! We chose to use a full length rod that spans the whole wall for a little drama.

I have since scored her a really darling spidle-y headboard (only $4!) so it should be fully complete in the coming week.
Their big project is their fabulous master bedroom which has been in progress for a few months now. We are just waiting for a picture window to be installed this month and then we can put the finishing touches in, I cannot wait to show you all the cool things we've got lined up in there!
Now we are looking forward to a little getaway at your place, if you'll have us. Share your guest rooms right here (we promise we'll be good guests!):

18 comments:

Laurie Jones said...

This makeover turned out so pretty! What a mess with the paint situation though, I have never seen anything like that happen! Thanks for the heads up! Love, love, love your blog!!!

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

I didn't post a guest room (we don't have one!) but I did link a dresser that would be pretty in a guest room :)

Such a lovely space for your sis and her fiance. Love the drapes! And thanks for the heads up about Behr. I've only every heard wonderful reviews, but hadn't tried it myself yet.

Thanks for hosting :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a beautiful room! All the more gratifying after all that hard work! I'm glad to know which kind of paint not to buy. :)

Torri said...

WOW! Thanks for the feature!! What a wonderful surprise today! YAY!

Andrea said...

I have so much respect for them in tackling this project...especially after doing this dresser that I linked! Thanks for hosting again this week!

MadameMim said...

Oh, no. I just painted with the behr premium plus ultra stuff. I so hope this doesn't happen to me...

I'll spend the extra for the good brands the next room and hope for the best on the ones already done.

The room looks beautiful!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~Looks so peaceful and relaxing~*~* ;)Rachel

Anji Johnston said...

What a gorgeous transformation - this room turned out so pretty and light. Great job! I actually work for Benjamin Moore and not to brag (!) but it truly is the best quality paint around. It may be more expensive but in the long run saves you so much heartache!

Giggles said...

Funny thing about that paint, many years ago my friend used that brand on her kitchen back splash which turned into a nightmare too!!I remember asking if she painted over enamel but that wasn't the case. Needless to say she got her money back...but still had to sand and repaint!!!

Kudos to your sister for all the hard work...lovely makeover...can't wait to see the rest!

That one girl said...

WHAT?! NOoooooooooooooo!!!! I'm using Behr Premium for my kitchen cabinets right now. TELL me you are joking...

Andrea said...

What a lovely room! I love the light from the window.

Amanda said...

that room is just the way i like a guest room... simple, serene, and so comforting. it's BEAUTIFUL.

i linked my guest room, although i must admit i've already made changes in there. i should blog about the updates because it really looks even better now! funny how that happens once i post pictures of it. :) hope some of your fab readers enjoy it asmuch as you seemed to... you must come stay sometime!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Such a relaxing space. They are so lucky to have you as their design consultant. (I agree, I think Behr Paint and Primer is for the birds.)

Kristen said...

oh my gosh! that is crazy. i guess we haven't heard many bad reviews for the new behr paint, since it's fairly new and people haven't painted over it much yet? eeks! i'll stay away from it...i don't really like home depot much, anyway! behr paint is not my fav.

the room looks great, though!

Pudel-design said...

The room looks so pretty.
And all the links to these awesome furniture revamp`s are great!
Thank you for hosting!;)

Lovely greetings...

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

It looks great! So light and airy.

I linked up a few projects from this week, a chair and a couple of accent tables. Thanks so much for hosting!!

XO
Lenore

Revamped French Maison said...

Beautiful transformation! I despise Behr paint and refuse to purchase it for anything. The people at the paint counter are always trying to push it on me. I tell them flat out.... Complete rubbish! I can't imagine all the work it took to get it off the walls. But in the end it's very pretty and fresh.

Blessings,
Shanna
www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

Kelly said...

I've used BEHR paints forever and absolutely love the new BEHR paint & primer combo. I've used it on walls, furniture ~ you name it and it's been fantastic every time! No worries! Usually paint peeling off the wall is from someone using an oil based paint and then trying to paint latex over it...

 
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