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Making a Makeover- The BIG REVEAL!

So, without further adieu... And finally, there's this: Thanks for joining me this week! It's been a blast doing the makeover, meeting so many cool people, seeing the beautiful country side of Pennsylvania, and telling the story. I love my work. So, until the next makeover... see ya next week :-)   (to see what others are saying about the makeover, go to #certaprofoyer)

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Making the Makeover- Finishing Touches

Back in the day, I worked at Shabby Chic (way way back when it was on Sacramento Street in San Francisco). I had the best job there- I was in charge of shopping for flowers at the Flower Mart every Saturday and arranging at least 5 bouquets every week. I loved it. Entries and dining rooms and are perfect rooms for flowers- they add a splash of drama and color. I like fresh contrasting colors in simple arrangements. The flower shop near Macungie had a gorgeous selection. See for yourself...

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Making a Makeover- Choosing the COLORS and creating the plan

Looking over the rooms, I decide to go with a simple plan- a modern Colonial look with fresh versions of traditional colors, clean lines, and cheerful accents. Here's the color palette: [caption id="attachment_6389" align="aligncenter" width="493" caption="This will be the entry color. I could use more colors to divide the space, but this fresh green will keep everything feeling wide open. I like that. I'm going to paint the front doors and all the trim on that wall in this color too. It's a great way to tidy up all the shapes and windows on this wall and draw the eyes towards the stair rail and chandelier"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6388" align="aligncenter" width="494" caption="I'll go with this softer green for the dining room....

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CertaPro Painters Makeover- Take 2

So, it all starts here with the 'before' photos of the rooms... [caption id="attachment_6366" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Entries like this can be tough to navigate when it comes to color..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6370" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="I'm not sure why people don't think to paint their stair rails- I can't wait to get my hands on these!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6373" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The homeowner creates beautiful vignettes, but they'd look better against gorgeous paint colors..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6367" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The dining room has a pretty eclectic mix of styles... I especially like the Windsor chairs."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6368" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="And while CertaPro Painters do the heavy lifting painting the two-story entry I'm going to tackle this cute little heirloom cabinet..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6380" align="aligncenter" width="500"...

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CertaPro Painters Makeover- Take 1

BIG NEWS! Last month CertaPro Painters sent me to Macungie, PA to re-do a dining room and 2-story entry for their Envision magazine. And I'm posting a few times a day this week to share details about the makeover AND spill the beans about the obstacles we faced, the colors we chose, the team that made it all happne- the behind the scenes stuff! Check in often, here, on my blog, my facebook page or at CertaProUSA's facebook to see the story unfold! We're getting the word out about how to choose the perfect paint colors to personalize your home, so share the posts with your friends and let me know what you think about the whole darn thing. I'll...

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