Hi all, Casey here. I want to welcome Rene from Cottage and Vine. Rene is so creative and has succeeded in transforming her home project-by-project into a fresh, inviting environment. She's also one of the warmest, supportive bloggers I've been lucky enough to "meet" and call friend these past few months. Thanks, Rene, for coming over to share your talent with us.
Thanks so much to Casey for inviting me to guest blog. Because we all like to see before and after projects, I thought that I would share some of the before and after photos from projects that I have finished over the last year. To back track a bit, our home was beginning to feel dark and a bit stodgy, so I have been adding white and touches of color/pattern to liven up our decor.
A fresh coat of white paint on the wall lamps and the bright green on the nightstand gave this little nook the injection it needed.
Before, we had a dark cabinet hanging over the banquette. Once it was removed, we added thrift store plates and painted the chairs and banquette white.
The pattern was made using happy tape and the addition of the mirror gave the space a more open feel.
living room before
living room after
Believe it or not, the walls are the same color and weren't painted. Adding a lighter sofa that was more to scale with the living room and lightening up the window treatments, which are drop cloths that I painted, gave the room and instant uplift and a much brighter appearance.
Thanks to Casey for inviting me today! For more before and after photos and DIY projects, I invite you to stop by my blog Cottage and Vine.