Tone Down the Colors

The Designed to Sell team changes overly crimson walls and a circus-themed kitchen into a neutrally-colored, buyer-friendly home.

After: Open and Calm

Before, an old chandelier, a dead plant and too much red distracted the eye away from the room’s rich details. Now, a lighter color opens up the area and showcases the curved archway and crown molding. Peel-and-stick film on the window provides a frosted-glass look that conceals the view into the bathroom. The dead plant is given new life when it is mounted and framed to make a trio of unique wall art.

Cost breakdown:
kitchen upgrade $769
art project $48
bedroom furniture $615
wall covering $276
paint $123
accessories $169

Total $2,000

Dining room makeover
paint: Benjamin Moore - Concord Ivory HC-12 (eggshell)
chandelier: Lowe’s - rust-iron bowl pendant - 224377
frames: Ikea - Ribba 30014977
plants and pot: Ikea - 30108485
basket: Ikea - Alkov 20071077
table runner and candelabra: T.J. Maxx - 950776 and 257913
glass frost and applicator set: The Home Depot - 045161487443 and 045162501385

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