Instead a preview of what I've been up to the past week:
Here's what my kitchen has looked like for the past 6 years:
Not a bad kitchen, but the red was definitely a little dated and probably made the space look smaller than it already is.
Here's the after: (Forgive my craptastic photography. That noise you hear is Stacey weeping.)
Stacey helped me pick a light neutral grey color for the walls which I LOVE. I used Behr paint and did it myself because my husband thinks all of this house staging business is complete nonsense, so I'm on a strict budget.
For the curtains I bought a Dwell Studio shower curtain from Target ($27) and cut it in half. I hung it on the existing curtain rod using shower hooks. I loved the colors and the linen lets tons of light in.
Instead of curtain hooks (or whatever the hell they're called) I bought two spoons at Target for $1.99 and bent them. We had Yavuz (the best handy man on the planet) over to fix a broken window and he drilled holes in the spoons and mounted them for me free of charge!
I'm stealing a lot of these ideas from Pinterest. Click here to follow my board. I'll post more pictures as I finish staging the dining room and complete some wall art for the kitchen.
Lucky (or not so lucky) for you guys, there will be a lot more where these came from because I'm tackling the living room and family room this week!