Before & After: Paint Spices Up a Stylish Dining Room

updated May 4, 2019
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(Image credit: Rafaela Fajardo)

Want to see what just a few coats of paint can do to a room? Rafaela’s dining room wasn’t bad-looking before — great furniture and fun art made for a stylish space. But as a renter, she hated the beige walls that seemed to cast a dull look on the entire room. It was time for a wall paint change as well as a new coat of color on a pair of shelves she had had for years.

(Image credit: Rafaela Fajardo)
(Image credit: Rafaela Fajardo)
(Image credit: Rafaela Fajardo)

From Rafaela:

I rent this place and all walls were beige-yellowish (urgh!) so the major thing was to change the wall colors. This new palette make much more sense now with all my decor!

The bookcase was painted with a water based paint Kilz2 Latex Primer, four coats total always sanding (fine sandpaper number 220) between each layer. The blue wall is
Peacock Blue from Glidden. The gray wall is
Twilight Gray from Behr. Oh and the bridge poster was purchased at IKEA! For lots more photos (not in English but still plenty to look at!) visit Rafaela’s

Thank you Rafaela!