If you follow me on instagram (dwellingsbydevore) then you saw my bon voyage to brown photo last week. It was a totally impulsive thing. I just woke up and decided the stripes needed to be gone. I'm kind of over brown and they have been there for about 5 years which is a long time for me to leave something the way it is.
And I knew I had touch up paint in the garage to make it happen. The sanding was the most time consuming/annoying part but once that was done it didn't take long at all. The walls are still taupe, which I hope to change in the next year or so, but it made such a difference in how open the room feels. And since most decor things are a domino effect I ended up throwing together a gallery wall to fill up the space better. I searched through my collection of frames and mirrors and mixed in some DIY art so it was a free update that made a big difference. I'll be sharing more info on the gallery wall and some easy ways to make your own art on Wednesday so check back for that.
So here's the before...
and after! I'm planning to switch up the light fixture in here too. I had plans for a DIY, but I think it's going to flop so I have to brainstorm some other options. Speaking of DIY fails (trust me I have plenty) I'll be sharing some of those soon too.
It's not as evident in pictures, but it makes such a big difference in person. I feel like the room just got a big breath of fresh air.