Moving on to Mexico

A couple gets help selling so they can plant new roots south of the border.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionA fresh coat of paint and new floral window treatments completely transform this dining room.
Before, buyers wouldn't have given this dining room a second glance, but now it could be the talk of the town. All it took was fresh warm paint and window treatments to define and cozy up the space. Updating the adjacent door was the final touch.

Cost breakdown:

landscaping $1066
door $375
window treatments $210
decorative accessories $277
paint and supplies $60

Total: $1,988

Products from The Home Depot:

living and dining room paint, Behr's Quiet Veranda, 300-F-4
36" x 80" slab door for the front, 30151087261
front-door hinges, brushed nickel, 044074585940
front-door hardware, brushed nickel, 042049363425
front-door stain, 3 qts. Minwax mixed China Red, Mandarin Orange and American Walnut

Products from Target:

dining-room drapery panels, Waverly's Garden Room Vintage Rose
dining-room curtain rods, Home Window Hardware, 068070018 and 068070019
living-room throw pillows, Waverly's Garden Room Vintage Rose

Products from Lowe's:

12" Majesty palm and pot

Front yard plants:

(from Lowe's, Home Depot, Valley Sod Farm and Big Seven)

sugar maple tree
red flax
green flax
fescue mix sod