Friday, June 18, 2010

Painting a house

Yesterday I discovered a great application that I just had to play with. Sherwin Williams has a tool where you can upload a photo of your house and then paint it. If you find this as exciting as I do you can go and check it out here. So last night I painted a house and what better way to demonstrate what paint can do then to use before and after photos. Fortunately I had just the right house to paint! You may remember this house from my post earlier in the week - Would you buy this house? I used the application to transform the rooms that I showed you with some new colours. I only painted what could realistically be painted if you were to paint in real life. The walls, ceilings, architrave, skirting boards, cupboards, doors and wall tiles were painted. Floor tiles were left as they were, carpet remains unchanged but I did install new benchtops! These were changes that I felt if we were to buy the house we could realistically do ourselves for minimal cost and big impact. So working with the exsiting colours in the carpet and floor tiles here are the results (excuse my messy painting job but I think I need more practise): Before - After -
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What do you think?
Would you buy this house now?
Having painted our house before we moved in I know that it is not easy and not for everybody. I remember many evenings sanding the walls in our house to remove the navy blue suede effect paint in order to repaint the wall. My son's room was hot pink, not just one wall but the entire room! We had family help us paint and it took us over two weeks to get the whole house done! It was well worth it and doing it ourselves saved us a lot of money that we just couldn't afford to spend.
Hope you enjoyed my before and afters.
Have a great Friday everyone and a great weekend!
xx

32 comments:

  1. That is fantastic Nellie! Wow, what an amazing tool, I can see I'm going to have a lot of fun with it!

    The house looks transformed!!!
    Do you think you will buy it? The kitchen looks awesome!

    Keep us posted on your plans and thanks for sharing the painting thing :)
    Jxx

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  2. Wow - hot pink!? yikes. Painting can be a lot of work, but it's such a huge change. Thanks for pointing out the Sherwin Williams tool! I'll have to go check it out.

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  3. What a massive improvement!!
    Have a great weekend Nellie!!

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  4. wow looks fantastic......i know it sounds weird but i quite like the tiles in the bathroom are they green or mustard???? {mustard is one of my fav colours at the mo} thanks for sharing lisa

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  5. That's so cool. I knew that kitchen could be gorgeous with a bit of neutralisation! Thanks for sharing Nellie.
    Kristine
    xx

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  6. What a useful application -- especially for those that don't have an eye for 'potential'! This is my first time to your lovely blog but I will be returning. I am a fellow McCarthy!

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  7. If only the application could actually paint the house...And I'd probably buy the house now!

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  8. What a great way to be able to envisage the potential of a space. That house obviously has plenty going for it!
    Angex

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  9. Hi Nellie,
    I'm glad you have taken advantage of the Sherman Williams tool I wrote about. It's such a great feeling of comfort knowing, I'm being read. Isn't it great? Thank you for your sincere comment.

    I love your colorful blog!!
    Best Laurie

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  10. See what a little paint can do!!
    The kitchen is a color I am fond of now and what a total change :)

    Beauty is in the hands of an artist! be that artist Nellie...

    Find it's beauty and it will take your heart!
    xx
    Dore

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  11. What a cool idea... it can really show such a difference, as it is tricky to see past such gastly colours sometimes... vision for the future! You did a great job, of course the kitchen was the best transformation... much better!
    :) Flick

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  12. definitely more into the home after the makeover...looks great! :)

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  13. Wow Nellie, I am going to check out that link, it looks like lots of fun!!!
    Laura currie xx

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  14. WOW Nellie, Im impressed, that kitchen made my toes curl earlier in the week, witha flick of the paint brush you have made it a space to desire. What potential that home has, love it!!! Thanks for such a great link as well.
    Cheers

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  15. I love these painting programs... they are great fun when you are procrastinating!! I love how great the kitchen would look.

    I'm lucky my fiance is a painter by trade, so when the time comes for us to renovate that will make that job painless!

    Hope you have an absolutely fantastic weekend, fingers crossed it isn't too cool!

    :) Hazel

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  16. Amazing! I can't believe the transformations, especially the kitchen. Paint never fails to surprise me with it's ability to completely change the feel of a room. Have a great weekend
    Janice

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  17. Ooh...now that's a tool I could get into some trouble with:)
    It is amazing how a little paint can really change things!!!

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  18. Oh my!! It does miracles!! I would need one of those to paint my bedroom and bathroom....Good to know!! xx

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  19. Wow, those were some seriously bright colors. The afters are so much improved. More neutral for everyones taste. You did a great job and a big job.
    Brooke

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  20. What a fantastic tool! I knew this house would look great with a little paint.... the questions is - are you going to buy this house now?? Have a great weekend. Michelle

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  21. now that's more like it...well done Nellie, have a nice weekend!
    flory

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  22. Good improvement but it still seems to be oddly laid out.

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  23. DEFINITELY paint the kitchen.

    I have lurking fondness for the lime green, so don't expect any sense from me...

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  24. What a great little tool! I'll have fun playing around with this!! That house looks so much better just with your new choice of paint colours :)

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  25. My goodness Nellie! Just catching up on your posts. Congratulations on your buyster voucher, so many fabulous things to choose from, enjoy!! I also have to say WOW...what a difference this paint program made to the pics of this house! The kitchen looks totally different and lovely! Fabulous program that I had never heard of before. Thank you for sharing:) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend dear friend ~ Tina xx

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  26. Love what you did with the kitchen, what a cool app, Have a sweet weekend!

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  27. OMG that kitchen ... I had to read a few posts to make sure that wasn't yours .... hee hee ... major improvement :) thanks for stopping by the third ... best le

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  28. Wow, I am going to check out that painting tool. I could always look past the colours in that house and we have even painted tiles with great results but to actually be able to visualise it, certainly helps! Good luck with the purchase, I hope it is now what you are after.

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  29. I love that tool! Really makes it so you can invision a room without lifting a finger hee hee enjoy your Sunday!
    XO

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  30. Very clever, I love applications like that! I'll have to have a look. You did a great job with the house! Rachaelxx

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  31. It's amazing what a bit of paint could do to a home! Such a fun tool to play with!

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  32. good points and the details are more precise than somewhere else, thanks.

    - Norman

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