Show Your Colors

Whenever I am getting ready to paint something, whither its’ a room or a piece of furniture, I am always looking for a little inspiration. Sometimes it just makes it easier to take the paint plunge when someone else has jumped off the deep end of color already! So now instead of scouring the net for inspirational before and after paint projects, there is one place where you can not only get that inspiration but you can even upload your before and after photos to share with others.
This place is the My Colortopia’s new Show Your Colors before and after section! The super awesome part is the photos are uploaded by readers, aka: YOU!!! No superstar designers just super talented DIYers. Not only can you view all the amazing before and afters but you can upload your painted masterpieces to inspire others!!!

Here is a little paint project that I recently did, taking a huge color chance! This is how my old buffet table started out…..

Here is the after of my buffet table, now turned entertainment center….

And here is my living room all done…..

Head over to Show Your Colors to browse through all the great before and after photos and maybe share a few of your own!!!

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  1. I love the color and the reuse of this piece. Plus, now that it’s in the room it really doesn’t scream television. I’m drawn to all the fun items around it as well.

  2. This is soooo beautiful! I love the color you choose and everything looks so nicely framed around your tv (your shelves!) and I love the decorations you have on your shelves too 🙂

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  3. I came over just for that pop of color. Beautiful job!

  4. Wow, what a transformation!!! I’m a HUGE fan of the teal and it really pops. Love the teal picture frames as well:)

  5. Aqua love! Nice work! Thanks for the reminder that it doesn’t have to be labeled an “entertainment center” to be used as one!

  6. Found you through a link up today. I adore the colour you have chosen! I think it is divine! I love shades of blue too. Your newest subscriber right here!

  7. It is just beautiful! Love the color and love the shelves and the styling above. Well done! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Sundae Scoop. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. Great job! I love the color. Are those the original knobs/handles? They look great too.

  9. Beautiful! We have a similar sideboard that we keep going back and forth on about painting it (me!), or not painting it (my hubby!). Yours looks fantastic! {Came over from the Craft O Maniac Link Party}

  10. Anonymous says:

    I would love to try something like this, but I am wondering, where do you put the components (i.e. dvd player)? In a drawer with a ventilation hole drilled in the back?

  11. Love the color you used here!!!!! Following your page and pinned from your etsy shop:) Follow me too at and share a like to my face book box there:) I posted vintage chenille pumpkin to this party. Cheers

  12. Wow! It looks so great with the TV, and SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than the original! Great work! Congrats on getting that done!

  13. how very pretty love the blue

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