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Visualizing your paint colors before a room makeover….

You know how some rooms are just ready for a change? My girls’ are growing up. The last time I did their room makeover was back in 2010, when I had 3 little ones under the age of 8 sharing one rooms.Flash forward to 2014 and now I have an almost teen and a grade-schooler in one room and they keep begging me to change their room, it’s too baby-ish. Plus Oldest now has a loft and doesn’t like it when anyone touches her “stuff” and keeps close tabs. You want to hear someone shriek like a crazy banshee? Sneak up there when she’s not home and move a few things around just slightly and sit back and wait. It’s almost like she has these magic powers of knowing when someone has breathed just the wrong way near her side.
So they are ready for a new space that shows how grown-up they are becoming.

You know I love Sherwin-William’s paint, we used to extensively over at the Oak house and I get asked all of the time what colors I used.For thier room I am going for a fun, modern look with color to update their space. They are excited to get some new drapes and something less as they termed it “Old Lady”. What can I say? I liked the sweet floral’s then.

Here is their space before.

Girls room wth butterfly walls

At least the clean side.

DSC_1777So I started with the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer to try out different colors in the HGTV Home collection. I even was able to use it to see if I wanted to paint the furniture again! I thought I would show you 3 examples of what I was playing with before we make the finial decision. Of course the “queen” has to give her input.I used the color visualizer to pick various colors from The HGTV Home color collection line.


SHerwin williams color visualizer 3The first one I painted the walls SW 7005 Pure White and the furniture SW 6478 Watery,it was pretty, but I don’t know if white is going to hold up in their room too well. And it may not be grown up enough.

SW color visualizer2 This last one I went way crazy with,and so out of my comfort zone but it was fun to try.I tried the walls in SW 6821 Potentially Purple and the furniture in the 6979 Verve Violet.

I loved using the color visualizer! It made it so easy to try out different colors with no risk – just like they say, ‘Picture it before you paint it.’

The best thing about the Color Visualizer is you can upload a photo or use one of their scenes to explore option and visualize the finished space, no masking required .

You can also share your scenes on social media and once you have found the perfect palette, you can print out the color information along with a coupon and bring it to your local Sherwin-Williams store.

In a few weeks, I get to show you the finished result! I can’t wait!

Now for a chance to win a $50 Sherwin-Williams gift card, tell me what room will you make-over using Sherwin-Williams?


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  1. My whole downstairs needs to be refreshed. My family room is looking especially dingy and blah! I love SW paint!

  2. Jen,
    What a great tool to figure out what color you want. This is a wonderful giveaway too. I would love to freshen up my guest room with a new color. Have a great start to the new week.

  3. New paint would be wonderful in my master bedroom. I didn’t pick the right color, now I am stuck with it!

  4. What a wonderful way to visualize new colors in our living room. After painting literally 10 samples on our kitchen/dining room walls and still choosing the wrong one, this tool will be very helpful!
    Blessings, Karen

  5. Oh how exciting! I LOVE SW paint! I started using it after winning a gift card 4 years ago… it is truly a dream to use! What would I paint? Ha ha! funny you should ask because…. we are currently in the process of doing a few “makeovers.” The youngest as a freshman in high school has decided he room might be ready for a bit of updating (it was his eldest brother’s room), then there is the laundry/utili-corridor, and our kitchen (highest priority.) So we have a LOT of painting ahead of us. 🙂
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  6. I would paint my kitchen or the master bedroom. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!!

  7. Really need to paint my master bedroom. Looking forward to trying the SW Color Visualizer.

  8. I know what you’re saying– my 13 year old is asking for lavender walls, but I’m hoping I can steer her more toward Watery. Definitely need to use the Visualizer for this project. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  9. I have so many rooms DYING to be painted, including my living room that’s still a sponge painted mustard yellow!

  10. We are empty nesters now, I would make over the two bedrooms that were our son’s and daughter’s when they lived at home and they now use with their families when they come home.

  11. This room is so pretty!! What a great tool with Sherwin-Williams. I have some rooms I need to paint soon, I will definitely be using this!

  12. Love Sherwin Williams paint! My next project is painting my spare bedroom since my grown son has recently bought his own home and moved out and I now have a spare room to ‘girlify’!

  13. I have so many rooms needing paint, it would be hard to choose! This would be wonderful to win.

  14. I’ve just finished painting one bedroom; am now trying to decide on colors for the second bedroom.

  15. I would love to makeover my living room. I just moved into a new apartment and the walls are bare and I have no paint on the walls. I need some new furniture too!

  16. I love this tool! It helps a lot in deciding colors and this is so timely! I’m planning to paint a few rooms in the house – time for a change here too!
    I appreciate you hosting this giveaway!

  17. The SW Visualizer is way cool!!! Thanks for sharing! Hoping I have a chance at the gift card! ; )

  18. I would love to make over my children’s playroom, it’s a very bland color and just not an inviting space for them to play in!

  19. I would love to get more color in my kitchen. I have always loved the look of yellow in it.

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  20. I would makeover my bedroom. The white walls are driving me nuts! neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

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