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Rhapsody in Blue Living Room Makeover

Take a simple living room from blah to beautiful with three shades of blue paint. Wagner tools make it easy and the result is truly stunning.



If you aren’t sure your personalized paradise is just a spray away, this living room makeover will make you a believer. A mix of colorful paint hues in blue take simple thrift shop furnishings to new heights as personalized and coordinated pieces. A well-worn coffee table, multi-cubby wall unit and decorative side table were all culled from a thrift shop for under $200. Fabrics and botanical prints collected along the way inspired the paint scheme. Using Wagner products like the SMART Edge Roller and the Home Décor Sprayer transformed this ho-hum living room into a dreamy designer space. In little more than a day from inspiration to completion, this living room found its own style statement with paint. Color sets the mood, and now the light dances over engaging shades of blue. A subtle area rug in blues and grays and curtain panels from a thrift shop give this room contemporary elegance.


Living Room Makeover Before


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Set up Wagner spray tent and prep furniture

Since your whole room is getting a face lift, start your efforts by painting your furniture. Set up the Wagner Paint Tent and vent the space by opening a window or outside door. Then begin by giving your pieces an even coat of paint.

These room furnishings were coated with California latex paint in a flat finish. Primer in the paint means a smooth, opaque finish. You may choose either the Home Décor Sprayer or the FLEXiO® 5000 to upcycle these pieces. Remember to keep the nozzle only three inches from the surface and glide low and slow in an even pattern.

Once you get started, any surface can be revived with paint. This living room makeover is a prime example of how versatile Wagner paint tools are and how many different furnishings can be painted with an array of paint treatments. Projects become more about creative personal statements than simply painting a room.

spray paint table

Paint coffee table

With an even coat of paint from the Home Décor Sprayer, this beat up, brown coffee table is reborn as a luminous focal point for Wagner Home Décor Sprayer displaying flowers, books and personal collections. Painting with a paint sprayer is economical. It efficiently coats each piece using about half the paint required with a brush.

Coffee Table Makeover Final

Paint side table

A castoff table with turned legs and intricate edging is a challenge to cover well with a traditional paint brush. With the Home Décor Sprayer it only takes a matter of minutes to coat all of the intricate parts with an even coat of paint.

End Table Before Painting

Paint underside of table

For something like a table, start with it upside down and paint those areas first. Then, flip it upright to paint the rest. Achieve coverage on all surfaces and keep adjusting the nozzle for horizontal or vertical spray.

Painting and end table blue with a sprayer

Move to the bookcase

Shy away from painting a bookcase or cubby NO MORE! Wagner spray tool products make it a cinch to paint the inside of any piece of furniture.

Bookcase Makeover Before Photo

Spray inside of bookcase

Paint inside a bookcase with amazing ease. We used the Home Décor Sprayer to paint the inside of this unit a reflective shade of blue. What would take hours and hours with a brush takes only minutes.

Home Decor Sprayer for Bookcase

Roll outside panels

On the outside and cross bars of the front of the cubicles, we used the SMART Edge Roller and a periwinkle shade of blue to finish the piece. Paint any interior of any furniture piece in seconds with a Wagner sprayer.

Bookcase makeover with Smart Roller

Paint walls

Color can transform and so can Wagner paint tools. A simple brown living room holds all the potential to be something more with the right paint and the right tools. We picked three shades of blue to make this space personal and beautiful. The wall was sprayed a colorful shade called Parrot Head and then was mottled using the Wagner SMART Edge Roller filled with diluted white paint. Simply pass the roller over the semi-wet wall and wipe away excess paint with a sponge. Repeat until entire wall is softly mottled with white paint creating a fresco-like finish.

How to Paint a Living Room Wall

Enjoy your new living space

There will be no singing the blues in this beautifully transformed space; just sit back and enjoy.

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