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.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe kitchen is expanded to allow for more counterspace and working room.
The circus-themed kitchen is a thing of the past. The archway that divided the kitchen space is torn down making two small spaces into one big, functional kitchen. A bar-height table is cut in half and placed against the wall to provide an additional countertop and seating. The freshly painted white cabinets are dressed up with new hardware and the homeowners purchased all new appliances.

Before, the master bedroom’s (not shown) crimson walls and peeling paint would have sent up a red flag for potential buyers. Now, warm colors and a wood-paneled alcove make the space feel like a romantic mountain retreat.

Kitchen makeover
paint: Benjamin Moore - Spanish Olive 1509 (eggshell)
chandelier: Lowe’s - three-light nickel 121608
brushed-nickel fixture and white bell shaded: Lowe’s - 44-inch Weston 115451 and114421
cabinet hardware: Lowe’s - 1 ½" Euro Cont Knob - 224632
corner shelves: Lowe’s - 109817
valance: Bed, Bath & Beyond - Marlin Blue 89114100430
baskets: Ikea - Bran 77439212, 90028066
shelves: Ikea - Mossby 46-inch 20031289
brackets for shelves: Ikea - Bjrnum10032411
pendant lamp: Ikea - 70038132
pitcher: Ikea - Brygo 70063536
glass: Ikea - R-ttvik 50031283
artwork: Kirkland’s - ARSB Turquoise VESS - 072347
towels: K-mart - 07200084371, 07946567542
tension rod: Target - 068050283
blue bottles: Ross Dress for Less - 400021162617, 400021143166 and 400021162587
candle: Ross Dress for Less - 3x6 parchment 400021282414
vinyl tile flooring: The Home Depot - 088969993793

Bedroom makeover
paint: Benjamin Moore - Roasted Sesame Seed 2160-40 (eggshell)
bronze star light: Lowe’s 12-inch Monrovian 224270
bedding: K-Mart - 07665779618
toss pillows: T.J. Maxx - 9335425, 933407, 994972, 994969
serving tray: Target - 068050283