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Living Room - Before and After!

Along with the girls' room that I finished this weekend, I also finished painting all of the hand me down living room furniture we received. I painted both of the end tables with my black interior paint, primed first by Kilz. It did take a while, just because there were so many nooks and crannys. I also took time in between each coat, so total, it took me random minutes for about two weeks. I was dreading the coffee table by this point.

I was reading a blog about a woman who paints all of her furniture in chalkboard spray paint (she uses all kinds of colors). She just swears by it, says that it goes on better and thicker than regular spray paint. I thought, why not? So I lined my patio with a drop cloth and got to work. Including dry time and putting on two coats, it took me two hours to start and finish, and get this thing back in my living room. And you can't even tell the difference in the tables. And I figure if one of the kids writes on it, it would be pretty easy to fix....

The only thing at this point that concerns me a little is Avery leaning and putting her mouth on it. I don't know if it's toxic, although, I don't know if any of the paint is? So I guess we will just have to keep a close eye on her.
 Here are the tables before:

And here they are after!

This picture doesn't make it look as shiny as it really does look in real life...

And here are some before and afters of the living room!







(The main difference in this picture is that I got rid of that rug. It just didn't go anymore!)

Next on the agenda - new couches!! Whenever that might actually happen. Maybe a new rug. Something to go over our window (I have something for that, just need to get it framed.)
Otherwise, I'm thinking this redo is really awesome. Guess how much the whole thing cost me. Just guess.
Can of black paint: $5
 Two cans of Spray paint: $8
Materials for the curtains and harware: $15
Redoing your entire living room for $28, priceless.


i am loving your gallery wall! and your "new" tables look great!

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