If you ever sat in your living room and looked around and thought I need to do something in here but you’re limited on time and you’re limited on money, well as a professional designer let me tell you the smartest thing you can do that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Paint your walls. It’ll give you a freshness and it’ll change your entire color scheme. Guess what I’m going with. Ready, drumroll, white.
White will give me unlimited opportunities to accessorize and decorate my home. It’s fresh it’s clean and as far as I’m concerned white is always in style. Do you know how many people leave me comments telling me I can’t paint, I live in an apartment and I’m ranting I only have white walls. Well guess what; repaint those white walls. Give it a fresh feel and I’m going to show you how to make it look fabulous. Alright mr. mousse or whoever you are it’s time to go to bed. First step I had to get all the furniture into the center of the room or out of the house. You need to always remove your switch plate covers. Who uses an actual phone jack anymore so the date in my house and meet probably when you’re fixing holes you can either sand it or you can scrape it and when you get it nice and smooth and you go over it. listen touch it’s a good idea to go over your baseboards look filthy now that I clean the walls I’m gonna put some blue tape.
This is special painters tape and it comes off really easy. Tear it in about 12 inches at a time. I’ve partnered in this video with Behr paints and I’ll tell you why they make a paint called Marquee. It’s their luxury line.I t is a primer and painter in one. There’s a thousand colors to choose from the block stains it’s easy to clean and you can do it all in one coat. To determine how much paint you’re going to need you’re going to probably want to figure one gallon will cover two hundred and fifty to four hundred square feet. First I’m going to cut into the walls around the edges. The marquee color that I’ve chosen for my walls is called Cameo white. Brush out and feather out the edges so you don’t see any brush lines and once you’ve got your perimeter on your next step is to apply paint to a roller and use what we call the W. I’m working up a sweat here boys and I can’t seem to keep my pants up.
Working in about a 36 by 36 inch area roll it W onto the wall now this will help place an even distribution of paint onto the wall and then you can continue rolling from the top edge of the wall to the bottom rolling in a W as you go. I got my coat of paint on and I’m ready to pull off my tape let’s see how it looks. Well the paint is dry and everywhere I look I see white, white, white. Now to you, you might be looking at this thinking that’s a little boring for a professional designer. Oh hell no no no. Let me just tell you I can visualize and I can see things like mmm this. Look all of my accessories and colors that I already had look amazing with these fresh white walls but I can add different touches and just change it up a bit. Still very serene, very beachy and very California casual and then there are times when I might feel a little more glam II and I could see something more like this pretty swanky huh. Even in my imagination I kind of think in this I should put on a strapless gown and pour myself something bubbly but you know what I like the best. I like thinking about the holidays because in my mind I’m thinking it could look something like but that’s just me planning ahead.
What do you think. And to think all of this was done in one coat and in one day. Pretty simple. I can’t think of a better way, a faster way and a bigger bang for your buck and to paint your house if you’re not a subscriber to this channel please click on the subscribe link below we love it when you join us every week for our uploads which we upload every single week.