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Over a month ago I had written about how we bought our first house, as some of you may remember. We moved into it on April 1st. I also said that I was the most excited about being able to paint the walls any colors I want! :D Some asked to see what colors, after I had finished painting. We aren't done with every room, and even below the decorations are not fully done. But this shows what colors I chose and the different styles in each room. I've been having tons of fun decorating!!!! Also we got new pieces of furniture for the house, all very cheap at thrift stores. :star::star::star: The white hutch/cabinet in the dining/family room was only $45.

Sorry if the pictures are not fully clear, but here are some before/after pictures of what is done so far. Prepare to see color!!! The pictures do not fully capture the colors, they are slightly brighter than represented:

Dining/family room in the back of the house, somewhat Indian decorated...not done yet. Before/after:

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The Living room, at the entrance of the house. The shelving unit against the green wall was only $5! And I made the curtains for the windows. Before/After:

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The kitchen, bright RED! We also painted the cabinets all white. That room ws the hardest to do because of painting all the cabinets. Before/After:

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the 1st bathroom, I love the shower curtain I got from Target. Before/after:

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A side wall that goes from the kitchen to the back room, not really decorated much yet. Before/After:

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We still need to paint our bedroom, and we are not sure what to do in the 2nd bedroom and bathroom.

Anyway just wanted to post these for those who had wanted to see! :D

I should mention that I like really unique style..not the typical things. I love a mix of traditional with ethnic and funky.

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The colors we used were Kilz brand "Jovial orange" in the back room, "Mangrove yellow" on that connecting wall, and "avacado dip" in the living room. The kitchen is "apple red" but I'm not sure what brand it is, my mom had it left over and I used it. Also the bathroom color I'm not sure of, it was an "oops" color at Lowes.

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yay!!!

i love the colors! and i also love bargains! you are doing great!


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I love your colors. I love color. We too just bought our first place, actually today, I am excited about painting too. My husband likes nuetral colors but he said if I gave him the back room for his music room he wouldn't make a big fuss. I don't want to go too too bold but i like making one main wall in a bedroom an accent wall so I want to paint em a bold color to kind of make the room pop. Your colors are beautiful and bright. Glad your having fun.


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Great job on the colors. They looks lovely! :yes:


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Looking Great !!!

We move in to our new place also April 12.

Have Fun decorating!!!

Cheeers

Those are really cute colors! I especially like the peachy/melon color..
yay!!!

i love the colors! and i also love bargains! you are doing great!

Thanks all! :)

I love your colors. I love color. We too just bought our first place, actually today, I am excited about painting too. My husband likes nuetral colors but he said if I gave him the back room for his music room he wouldn't make a big fuss. I don't want to go too too bold but i like making one main wall in a bedroom an accent wall so I want to paint em a bold color to kind of make the room pop. Your colors are beautiful and bright. Glad your having fun.

Thanks, and I am sure you will have a lot of fun painting/decorating too! :yes:


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Some nice colours there! We're repainting our apartment with (light) colours... the landlord said we could have whatever colours we liked as long as they weren't too lurid, and I like nice bright rooms so I wasn't going to complain. The bathroom is blue with white fittings, the bedroom is going to be a sage green, my craftroom is buttercup yellow, and the livingroom/passage are a pale cream that was supposed to be peachy but it's more like eggshell. It's nice and light and airy though...


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Looking good and I love colors too and think they lift your moods. You also found some marvelous bargains.

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Somebody has been busy......looks great! Love the red....excellent choice.


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Looks good!!!

I really like that "Mangrove Yellow" color - that's almost exactly like the color I was trying to describe to my husband for what I wanted for our bedroom :)

Good job - painting's so much work!


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How amazing, what a fantastic job you have done and done it so cheap aswell! Loving everything apart from the red walls in the kitchen, I thought the before picture looked better, but hey, just my opinion!


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Some nice colours there! We're repainting our apartment with (light) colours... the landlord said we could have whatever colours we liked as long as they weren't too lurid, and I like nice bright rooms so I wasn't going to complain. The bathroom is blue with white fittings, the bedroom is going to be a sage green, my craftroom is buttercup yellow, and the livingroom/passage are a pale cream that was supposed to be peachy but it's more like eggshell. It's nice and light and airy though...

Sounds nice! That's very nice that you were able to paint your apt! Many landlords won't allow it. :(

Looking good and I love colors too and think they lift your moods. You also found some marvelous bargains.

Mary

Thanks and yes I love bargains!!!

Somebody has been busy......looks great! Love the red....excellent choice.

:thumbs: I knew I needed red somewhere and was ready to be bold

Looks good!!!

I really like that "Mangrove Yellow" color - that's almost exactly like the color I was trying to describe to my husband for what I wanted for our bedroom :)

Good job - painting's so much work!

cool, and it's good paint in my opinion! It was from walmart, Kilz brand and one coat covered very well I only had to do a few touch ups, not a whole second coat. And it's not very expensive either.

You have done a lovely job....

thanks!

How amazing, what a fantastic job you have done and done it so cheap aswell! Loving everything apart from the red walls in the kitchen, I thought the before picture looked better, but hey, just my opinion!

Thanks! Well most of my life I have lived in rentals where we couldn't paint our walls(with my family before marriage and then where Sujeet and I lived before buying the house), so I was all about splashing color everywhere and couldn't bare to leave the kitchen white. :lol: I made a quick decision to make it bold with the red after painting the cabinets white. :)


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