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!):