Home design shows on a budget always rely heavily on spraypaint. Got a light fixture in gold that you want in sliver? Spraypaint. Need to update some lampshades? Spraypaint. Want to create a painting for above your couch? Spraypaint! Refinish some chairs? SPRAYpaint! Change the color of blinds? SPRAYPAINT!
But, in reality, it doesn't work like that.
I know because I tried to spraypaint the guest bedroom blinds from canary-guts yellow to white in hopes of saving a little cash on our room redo.
And the one accordion blind I was able to transform with the three cans of muted white I purchased, is now solidified in a permanent closed position. Sure, it looks great, but it's stiff and hard and unable to function. All for the low, low price of $9.
So now I have one working canary-guts yellow blind in that room. And another white blind that doesn't work and fades to yellow where I ran out of spraypaint at the bottom.
I'm not positive, but I think this is what you would call a home-improvement disaster.
So, as you're looking through the "after" pictures that I've now posted, try to ignore the crazy mismatched blinds.
Or I'll come to your house and spraypaint your eyelids closed.
Here are three of my favorite shots: