I bought the 3 canvases (20" X 20") at Michaels at 50% off - the three cost $21. I got a quart of paint at Lowe's ($12 - Martha Stewart's Cranberry something or the other). The blue paint was a sample size of Olympic that someone didn't buy -$1. Cool whip container and little round container I had in the kitchen - free. Fleur de lis printed off computer, traced on canvas and painted - free. So for $34 I got this new look. Very David Bromstad-ish, I think. The sofa has been moved to the wall that once housed the chair and is under the red paintings.
The chair has been moved to the wall where the sofa was. Under the chair I put my new rug from Lowe's (on sale for $60). Love the rug and the new placement of the chair. The paintings really tie everything together. I am still looking for drapes/panels for the windows since they still look blah. I plan on painting the coffee table black, too.
Working with a 'neutral' color scheme is hard. It's easy to make it very boring. The red and bit of blue really help add some excitement. I still have a way to go but for less than $100 I think I made some dramatic changes.
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