Win $100 and Check Out My DIY Home Makeover Painting Project!

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A while ago I asked you guys to help me pick a paint color for my “dining room” — which for the last zillion years has actually been a play room. I just spent two days moving furniture, boxing up old toys, and painting (with the help of an awesome friend, who not only brought her own edging brush but a bottle of wine!) … and I am THRILLED! I can’t believe how much difference a fresh coat (or two) of beautiful paint makes!!

Is there a room in your house you’d like to paint? Tell us in the comments below and enter to win $100 Visa gift card! Details on the next page!

Let’s take a refreshing gander at the “BEFORE” shots of what had turned into a fairly chaotic mess in the middle of my house:


YIKES, right? Here’s what it looks like now:


I still have a lot of work to turn this playroom into a dining room, but I am SO INSPIRED by the beautiful start. I absolutely love the color, Lavender Cloud. It looks a little bit girly with that dollhouse bookshelf, but soon that item will be moved upstairs along with the rest of the kid stuff, and I think the color is going to make a beautiful palette for a cheerful but sophisticated dining room. Especially in the winter, when it gets so dark and dreary out!

I found the whole process to be really quite simple, from choosing the color, to buying the supplies and getting the room painted. One thing that totally shocked me once I got started was realizing how dirty the WALLS were. Once I took down all of the drawings that my daughter had taped all over the place I was horrified! Look at these before and after shots…

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68 thoughts on “Win $100 and Check Out My DIY Home Makeover Painting Project!

  1. Mami2jcn says:

    I'd like to paint my family room.

  2. Elena says:

    I want to paint our living room

  3. courtney b says:

    i would paint my baby's room but i can't because we are currently renting :( bummer!

  4. amy pugmire says:

    I would love to pain my sons room.

  5. tcarolinep says:

    I would like to paint the laundry room
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  6. stephanie says:

    i wanna paint my room

  7. Neeharika says:

    Our Kitchen needs anew paint so bad!

  8. Luanne says:

    Our guest bedroom needs to move from generic white to….who knows?

  9. @kapakai says:

    Bathroom really needs a new paint job.

  10. amanda assencoa says:

    my kitchen needs a new paint job

  11. Tamra H says:

    I'd love to paint my living room, we haven't gotten around to doing so yet!

  12. livivua says:

    Man i want to awaken my dining room walls and get rid of the chocolate that is suppose to be awesome. Well it was when there was no furniture in the home when i first bought it but now it's drab

  13. d schmidt says:

    I would love to paint my downstairs bathroom, I am just struggling to decide what color

  14. Angela Y says:

    I have been wanting to paint my kitchen.

  15. Kerry says:

    I'd love to paint our bathroom.

  16. lisa bown says:

    i would like to paint my dark bathroom.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo com

  17. Harmony B says:

    I really need to paint my living room, but I cant decide on what I want.

  18. Olivia Hamilton says:

    My bathroom and daughters room need painting really badly! Daughter thought it would be great to color her walls. Poor kid loves color lol. Thanks for the chance!!

  19. jeccica simpson says:

    Yes I would like to redo my kitchen, in a grape color so want to!!!

  20. steff says:

    id like to paint our kitcheN!

  21. Nicole Larsen says:

    I'd like to paint my daughter's room!

  22. rachel says:

    I want to paint our guest bedroom. We just haven't done it yet.

  23. aimee74 says:

    I would like to paint my bathroom

  24. Amy Tong says:

    Lovely room. Love the color you picked. I wanted to paint my little boy's bedroom. You post really help and I'll check out Colortopia!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  25. Debbie B says:

    i need to remove some old wallpaper and paint my kitchen

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Amy says:

    I want to redo my bedroom! For the last year I've been thinking about painting my bedroom white with one big wall red. I want to de-clutter it and creat a mediation space. You just reminded me I need to get working.

    Thanks for the chance!

  27. Susan Smith says:

    I want to paint my family room. It's white and I'd love to add some color on the walls.

  28. Betty C says:

    I'd like to repaint every room! But the one I want to do most is the living room. It is so bland and has no personality.

  29. maria cantu says:

    I would like to paint my kitchen.

  30. meredith says:

    I would paint my bedroom!

  31. Ellie W says:

    I would like to paint my bedroom. It's all white and has not been repainted since we first moved in 21 years ago. A touch of color would really bring it to life.

  32. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Id love to paint my bedroom

    pokergrl8 at

  33. Angie Lilly says:

    I would love to paint my guest room. 7 years ago I loved the all white with one black wall but now I find it cold.

  34. Tabathia B says:

    I would like to paint my kids bedroom

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  35. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would like to paint my bathroom.

  36. slehan says:

    My bedroom hasn't been painted in years. It needs an update.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  37. Whitney says:

    I would love to repaint my kitchen!

  38. Neutral colors are always been the best option to chose. I just love to go with them too.

  39. joyce says:

    Great makeover you have done. i want to paint my kitchen.

  40. I'd love to win a $100. Anyway, you could never go wrong with the Lavender Cloud. It's a refreshing color and I bet it'll look perfect for the room. My bedroom also needs a fresh coat of paint. It hasn't been repainted in years.

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