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Before & Afters {Show Your Paint Colors!}

by | Sep 28, 2012 | Before and After Home, Decorating Inspiration

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Before & Afters {Show Your Paint Colors!}

In the past year or two, we have painted our living room, dining room, a bathroom, hallway and this spring, we painted my home office. This is really the YEAR of painting and other projects for me and my home is finally starting to come together!

Before & Afters {Show Your Paint Colors!}

The right paint colors make all the difference in how my home looks and feels! Before and afters are so fun to see, don’t you think?

Before & Afters {Show Your Paint Colors!}

If you’ve been following along here, this summer we’ve been working on our kitchen, bedroom, a guest room, my kitchen, family room, powder room, pantry, entry and another family room, among other things.

That collage of pictures, above, represents just a few of the areas of my home and how they looked over the summer. Yay me for living in voluntary chaos, right? {faints}.

Before & Afters {Show Your Paint Colors!}

I’d have a heart attack right now, except that many of those torn apart looking rooms or before shots are now closer to done and pretty than the before or in process shots! Perseverance is paying off  and I’ll be able to show you more before and AFTERS very soon!

I can’t wait to share all the AFTERS of the rooms I’ve been working on with YOU because I know you all love this sort of thing as much as I do!

One of the sites I write for, My Colortopia, has recently launched a Show Your Colors section that features Before and After photos submitted by readers! Cool, eh? It is nice to be able to show off all YOUR hard work and paint projects. Not only do you get the opportunity to show off your awesome newly painted spaces, but your colors and ideas will also serve as inspiration for others who are considering painting—other readers can see your transformations and then find Glidden paint colors that match any photo in the Show Your Colors gallery.

Go check it out! I’m going to be uploading my own projects to Show Your Colors soon and I hope you will too! I’d love to be able to see what you’ve been up to!

I have been sponsored by Glidden® brand paint to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Lisa

    You have done so much work to your house and it’s so pretty, Melissa. You’re right, the hard work and living in voluntary chaos does pay off eventually!!

  2. Maria

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I love My Colortopia! I have picked several color schemes for rooms in my home using that site! :-) I cannot wait to see your Afters. But I can’t lie — I am loving the in-between suspenseful updates, too! ;-) Happy Friday!

    • Melissa

      Glad you like the in-betweens too :-) And I’m so happy you have used My Colortopia!

      Happy Friday to you, Maria!

  3. jessica

    Looking forward to seeing what you have coming down the pipeline :) You are a very inspiring chic!

  4. Tracey

    I can’t wait to see what life after swine looks like, bring on the after photos!

  5. Diane

    I can’t wait to see the “afters”!!
    You ARE a tease!!!

  6. lois munn

    Your home and your colors are wonderful. May I suggest that you paint the cool air vent cover the same as your walls? Just makes them fade away. Love your blog!


    it looks awesome!Good post!

  8. Rebecca

    You are very brave to reveal all your in process work. I went hardcore into colors about ten years back. Have spent the last year painting everything white and beige. My paintbrush is getting a little itchy. Thanks for sharing myColortopia, maybe I can make better choices!

  9. miss s

    Hi, I love your room makeovers, especially your kitchen.. it´s adorable
    (and it´s a wonderful blog you have)
    Best wishes
    Miss S

  10. Lana

    The makeovers are just amazing…
    Every at the right place ! Thanks to you I discovered Show your colours… Perfect to get inspired !


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