A Musical Makeover

The Designed to Sell take the dingy and dull out of a colonial-style home making it ready for a profitable sale.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionCustom shelving above the fireplace and a touch of color make the fireplace stand out as the focal point in this living area.
This once-colorless living room used to feature a dirty fireplace and a lot of mismatched furniture. Now, blue walls help the coordinating furniture stand out. The room’s focus is now on the beautiful fireplace. By cleaning off the soot, adding white trim, and creating custom-built shelves, a buyer’s eye will be immediately drawn to the cozy hearth.

Before, the dining room (not shown), was filled with garden furniture and its best features were barely visible. Now, a new dining set and light fixture make the room a sophisticated place to entertainment. A tone-on-tone wall treatment with textured wallpaper below the chair rail gives the room a seamless and elegant look.

Dining room makeover
dining table: Sears - #2008 10560
parsons chairs: The Home Depot - #166799
live palm tree: The Home Depot - #703287101995
bowls: Ikea - Blanda stainless #30081467 and #20057255
Roman shades: Ikea - Iris #40093969 and #60093968

Kitchen makeover
cabinet hardware: The Home Depot - hinges #885785984741 and pulls #781266337528
paint: Behr - Simple Silhouette #790B-5 (eggshell)
café rods: WalMart - #004243755804