How to make a Big Impact While Spending very Little Money!

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Real Estate Agent with Dove Realty Inc.




T
his is a conversion of a Historic Garden Home project. Unfortunately, the seller did not call me in until after they had painted everything white. White walls, white molding, white everything! What's a girl to do? Why, add some inexpensive window treatments,of course!. The panels from JC Penney's (on close-out) were less than $15 a piece. The rod was a 3/4" dowel that I cut myself and put up with large hooks.


I painted this one in-set wall myself with the ever-popular Latte by Restoration Hardware. I wish they would have painted the whole unit in Latte and left the molding white. Oh well.





I used a lot of red to infuse some color and drama.




All-in-all, I spent less than $150 on window treatments and I installed them myself. This is also a another case for using a professional photographer.

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Kathy Riggle
STAGING SMART N SOLD - Houston, TX
Houston Home Staging

The window treatments frame the whole classy picture! Very nice

Kathy

Jan 29, 2008 09:43 AM #31
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Dane: Thanks and it's my pleasure.

Kathy: They can be a little time consuming but I think they are worth it. Thanks! 

Jan 29, 2008 06:03 PM #32
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
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Jackie,

i forgot to respond to you. Thanks and yes feel free.  

Jan 30, 2008 05:33 PM #33
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Julianna Hind
eXp Realty - Tacoma, WA
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Susan, it was great to see you at the Roundtable - you are contempo-classy! ;-)
Feb 03, 2008 03:40 PM #34
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Hi Julianna:

Thanks you so much for hosting it. I like that comtempo-classy! 

Feb 14, 2008 05:15 PM #35
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Yes you did a great job.  I love using red and orange for those pops of color. 

Sep 30, 2008 07:47 PM #36
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Andy Capelluto
International School of Staging - Seattle, WA

Susan I'm so impressed with your work, especially as you are a staging agent (stagent) that includes staging as part of your service.  I bet you're popular, busy and successful...

Oct 01, 2008 09:55 AM #37
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Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Susan, Beautiful job.  I love the red accents too.  It really does add life to all the white.  Don't you love when you find a great deal on great things?   Wonderful job. 

Oct 01, 2008 10:45 AM #38
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Susan - This is incredible!  I always admire your work and this go around is no exception.  Great job.

Kathy

Oct 01, 2008 12:14 PM #39
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Andy: Stagent...I lke that. Thanks.

Chrissie: I do! In fact I live for bargains.

Kathy: And I do yours! Thanks.

Oct 01, 2008 12:51 PM #40
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Kate Hart
Hart & Associates Staging and Design - Radnor, PA

You always amaze me with what you do!

Btw- I love latte- I used it in my own living room and I also use Kilim Beige which is 2 shades lighter for all my staging clients. it is timeless and not to opinky or peachy. Just the right shade. Thanks for sharing kh

Oct 02, 2008 01:00 AM #41
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Wonderful work Susan -- love what you did!

Oct 02, 2008 01:11 AM #42
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Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor
Susan- You did a wonderful job! Love your work :)
Oct 02, 2008 09:30 AM #43
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Kate: Thanks! I'll have to check out that Kilim Beige. It sounds perfect.

Karen: It's good to see you back.

Wendy: Thanks! I never get tired of hearing that.

Oct 02, 2008 03:55 PM #44
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
Very inviting and warm! Red is magical!!
Oct 02, 2008 05:07 PM #45
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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
Very nice work. If all homes were properly staged the world would be a much better place! $$$$ spent on staging is $$$$ well spent!
Oct 02, 2008 05:46 PM #46
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Jill Schmit
Micoley & Company - Green Bay, WI
ABR, ASP, GRI

Great transformation - you made a tremendous style impact at a very low cost. Really impressive - good work and thanks for sharing your expertise.

Oct 03, 2008 01:27 AM #47
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Marianne Sweet
Home Sweet Home Staging - Rochester Hills, MI
Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI

Love those barstools!

Oct 03, 2008 10:53 AM #48
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Cathy: Red is a great attention grabber.

Janna: One of these days....

Jill: You are welcome!

Marianne: I got it at a close out sale. They are just the right size.

Oct 26, 2008 02:33 PM #49
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KO Designs
KO Designs, LLC - Kansas City, MO

Beautiful...Love what you did with the space and the use of red!

Apr 26, 2009 01:25 PM #50
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