MINI RENI – A TIMELESS RENOVATIONAugust 21, 2023
Welcome back to the KILZ® Perfect Finish blog. Today we are going to talk about Joanna Gaines’s first Mini Reni project, where she renovated a house without undergoing a major demo day. The home featured in this mini reni belongs to a couple who just welcomed a baby into their family and were looking to refresh their space under a budget. Watch as Joanna is able to transform this family’s living and dining room by using some primer, paint, and new décor.
With less than $5,000 to spend in the living room, Joanna chose to embrace the space and make it modern with some fresh paint and key design elements.
The home’s original living room had shiny wood paneled walls and a white tiled ceiling with wooden beams, which really dated the area. To update the room, the wall panels were sanded and primed using KILZ® Original Oil Primer, which covered up the knots in the wood grain, creating a flat surface that was ready for paint. Once the wood was prepped, the walls and ceiling were painted in one of Joanna’s favorite interior paint colors, Cottage Grove (in eggshell finish) from the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® Castle Collection.
“A rich blend of navy and green, this color can take on either tone in different light, which makes it both dramatic and cozy all at once.”
By bringing the paint up to the ceiling and decorating the living room with a large area rug, plants, and tonal furniture, Joanna was able to transform the entire space into an elevated yet cozy room ready for entertaining guests or fun family nights.
The home’s original dining room started out as a plain white box, which allowed for lots of opportunity, but with a small budget in place, Joanna had to get creative. By bringing in fresh colors and textures, she was able to completely update the room.
To create some visual interest, crown molding and wood panels were installed on the ceiling and painted in the interior paint color Drawing Room, a soft gray from the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® Castle Collection. The plain wood door also was renovated, turning it into one of the focal points of the room, by adding some trim and painting it in the same Drawing Room color.
A soft French gray.
The walls were painted with a coat of One Horn White, making the room feel fresh and new again. In order to create contrast with the soft paint colors, the lighting was updated from an old fan to a new modern light fixture with black accents. Final decorative touches included dark dining table and chairs, along with long velvet curtains and an ivory rug to ground the area.
One Horn White is a warm white with a light beige tint.
This home was brought back to life and elevated by a few simple changes, adding KILZ® Primer, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® Paint, and new decor. You don’t always need a large renovation to make your home look and feel new!
Encouraged to tackle a project using one of the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® paint colors? Check out the link below to explore more.
Step Stool Green
“Where can I buy Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Paint?”
These paint colors are now available at Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, and Magnolia.com/shop.
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