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I’ve Been Busy Painting…… Thanks Lisa LaPorta!

As most of you know last Thursday Lisa LaPorta from HGTV came to my house and did a consultation with me and helped redesign my living room and dining room! We had a budget and went to Walmart.

The picture to the right is the room I showed Lisa and asked her to help me create (with what I had and our budget).

The first thing we did was stop and get paint! We picked out a really fun color called Tahini by KILZ Paint. We got primer and paint and tons of tools for making painting easier for me!

So today I decided to brave it and try painting a few of the walls by myself! When Hubby came home he was surprised at how well I did the two walls and hallway. (OK, Lisa I know you told me to do the Hallway last but I wanted to get that whole side done first.)

I can’t wait to finish painting and to get the rest of my furniture! Hubby and I plan to also go shopping and pick up some wall art and nick knack stuff.

Lisa and I also talked about me buying canvas and buying paint (red, blue, yellow, white and black) and making my own wall art!

Here are some pictures of me painting:



Of course after I am done painting I’ll need to go around and scrub all the baseboards.

I also can’t wait to share with you the GIVEAWAY!!!

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  1. WooHoo! I’m excited to see your new room. You can’t believe how jealous I am that you got to work with Lisa!!
    .-= Cindy B. in Montana´s last blog ..We’re back…… =-.

  2. Oh wow, I can’t wait to see the finished product!
    It looks like you have quite a head start though 😀
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Did You Win?! =-.

  3. I think the before picture looks like you don’t need Lisa LaPorta!! 🙂 I hope I can remember where this is so I can come back and see your finished room–the fulfillment of the finished project done by your own hands is . . . priceless.
    .-= Laurie´s last blog ..I can’t sleep . . . therefore I post =-.

  4. Ooooh–can’t wait to see! That color is beautiful–elegant. Can’t wait to see your art creation, too!!!
    .-= Denene@MyBrownBaby´s last blog ..Tuesday SmackDown: We’re Cleaning the 7-Year-Olds’ Rooms (Heaven Help Us). =-.

  5. OMG, my mom would absolutely die. She keeps HGTV on all day long and absolutely loves Lisa. Good luck and keep us posted, can’t wait to see the finished product.
    .-= Rhonda´s last blog ..Tackling the Garage =-.

  6. How cool is that…know what? I actually loved the room before! I’ll wait to see the end result… excited as you sound, I think I’ll like it. BUT I’m going to be honest…because I really did like the room..LOL

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