Before and after pictures

Home Stager with Ready Set Stage

Wow, this was such a fun project.  For the first time I actually did the painting instead of hiring someone to do it.  I painted the master bed, master bath, master sitting, family room, dining room, and stairs.  Then I did a lot of cleaning and staged it.  I'm going to share one picture with you, the rest will have to wait for Andrew Mayon with Triad Real Estate Photograpy.  He will be photographing the house Friday! 

Before, there were renters in here.  You can't see it but they painted the accent wall and didn't cut in around the molding, so it was jagged on top. 


here is a better before view


Comments (20)

Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Very pretty Chrissie.  That's a lot of painting to do.  Looks great!

Jun 30, 2010 03:02 PM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Chrissie, the room looks great - the new paint color brightens the room and brings out the crown molding.

Jun 30, 2010 03:05 PM
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

You did a wonderful job painting that room.  I love the color.  I just wish something could be done with the creosote on the fireplace.  I hate when I find that in a house.

Jun 30, 2010 03:32 PM
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

What a difference in opening up the feeling of the room ~ great painting job! Can't wait to see the rest.

Jun 30, 2010 03:50 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Chrissie - can't believe the people before left that messy, jagged line where they painted!  The living room looks much brighter now.  All that painting sounds like a lot of hard work, but well worth it.

Jun 30, 2010 04:40 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Renters can really do a number on a house.  The first thing I noticed in the Before pic was the black stairs and handrail.  I'm so glad you changed it to white.  Looking forward to seeing the rest of the pics.

Jul 01, 2010 01:52 AM
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Wow, what a ton of work but it was worth it. Looks great!

Jul 01, 2010 02:23 AM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Wow, Chrissie - what a great difference!  Are you a licensed painter too?  I'd be concerned about these new regulations re: lead.  Julie

Jul 01, 2010 03:09 AM
Julie Davis, Amy Blank - Rediscovered Interiors, LLC
Rediscovered Interiors, LLC - Andover, MN

That was a lot of work!  It would have bugged me to no end to live there and look at those jagged lines all day, Ugh!!!  Great paint choice!


Jul 01, 2010 03:13 AM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Love that paint color and I know how much work there is to do. You did a great job and the molding really pops now.

Jul 01, 2010 04:54 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

I  couldn't have lived there with the jagged edge either. You did a great job. I am not allowed to paint as my husband says I paint like a mouse. I'm not sure what that means but I do know I am not allowed to paint. Love your selections. The paint colour makes the room look serene. Most people paint dark colours to make a room feel cozy but I like this look much better.

I agree the creosote on the fireplace needs to be addressed. I was told once that this means the fireplace is not drawing air properly. Is there a home inspector that could confirm this. My parents always said when starting a fire, to  open a window a tad first and that would prevent this problem from occurring. Anyone know for sure?

Jul 01, 2010 07:04 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Painting the stairs and rail added so much visual square footage-great job Chrissie!! 

Jul 01, 2010 11:43 AM
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Thanks so much for all your nice comments.  I tried to clean the fireplace myself, but that was about as good as I could get it.  They spent a lot of money getting this house ready.  They had to replace the ceiling in the dining room, redo all the landscaping, all the indoor painting, change out a few light fixtures,  fix the front door lock, and, of course, the staging.  There were a lot of little rooms that were very undefined and really needed to be staged.  It is a beautiful house.  You will see the rest of it soon!!!

Jul 01, 2010 12:11 PM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Chrissie - your home staging looks incredible!  Can't wait to see the "rest of it."


Jul 02, 2010 01:35 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Chrissie the staging is great! Too bad they didn't let you paint the brick.

Jul 02, 2010 04:02 AM
David O'Doherty
Raleigh Realty Inc - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC

Holy Cow! That is a wonderful job Chrissie, complete transformation.

Jul 02, 2010 05:56 AM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

What an amazing transformation and great paint job :).  Can't wait to see more.  I always love looking at your before and after photos.

Jul 02, 2010 11:01 PM
Debra Landy
StageTwoSell LLC - Horseheads, NY
PA and NY Home Stager

Nice job.  Thanks for sharing!


Jul 05, 2010 03:45 PM
Nancy Maurer
Whitehall Interiors & Home Staging LLC - Sparta, NJ
Home Stager - Serving No. NJ

Beautiful transformation, Chrissie!  Love the color -- what is it?

Jul 10, 2010 01:40 AM
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Hi Nancy~  the color is called Baja by Behr.  I love it too.  Behr has some beautiful colors.

Jul 10, 2010 05:17 AM