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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How GliddenDuo and a Living Room Makeover Changed Our Life

We moved into this house in the fall of 2005.  We had great plans to change things in this old house.  Other rooms were unusable and needed the attention.  So the old adage, "if ain't broke, don't fix it" applied to our situation.  Life gets busy.

Living Room Makeover

Committing to a color was the biggest obstacle for me.  Sasquatch wanted to try a different paint maker due to the number of coats required.  We've gone through most of the brands of latex paint and had one more left to try, Glidden.  We picked up two cans of GliddenDuo in Deepest Aqua.

Living Room Makeover

GliddenDuo is a paint plus primer.  We've done the paint and primer deal with other brands like Behr.  The coverage is a little better than standard paints but never seemed work it until GliddenDuo.  This paint had a thick creamy texture with great coverage.

Living Room Makeover
no ladders required

Sasquatch painted the entire room with one coat of Deepest Aqua and only used 1/3 of the can.  He ended up doing a second coat which personally, I didn't think it needed.  Made him feel better.  Since he's coming from a history of having to do 3 to 4 coats to get the look he wants, this was a big accomplishment.  One huge room, one can.

Living Room Makeover
frames helped with cementing wall placement

To secure the cabinets to the wall, we could have easily purchased the rails.  At 15 rails at $10 each, I figured framing the cabinets and screwing them into studs would be secure and cheaper.  Premium wood with a straight edge plus a compound miter saw, biscuit joiner, sander, glue, and paint.

Living Room Makeover

IKEA's Besta cabinets provide a large amount of covered storage.  Surfaces to display art, play with toys and games, and to work.  We use the room more and enjoy it.  Plenty of space to dance.

The moment you realize the living room make over was more than with it. #IKEA #paint #Glidden #Gliddenduo

4 comments:

  1. Jennifer and Paul - I LOVE what you have done with your living room. The color is so vibrant and the cabinets are genius! Thanks for the walk through on how you accomplished it all.

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  2. looking great Jennifer. I love the picture of your husband reaching without a ladder. Stay warm.

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