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Hi!

Welcome to PARO HOME. I'm Sarah, and this is where I document our renovation projects, our flip houses, our decorating finds, our madhouse family, and everything in between. Click the "Properties" tab to see our most recent projects.

We live in the sunny desert city of Phoenix, AZ, and my secret goal is to make everyone else love Phoenix as much as we do! Feel free to reach out and ask anything. I'm glad you're here!

Painting Loyal's Nursery

Painting Loyal's Nursery

As Loyal's nursery just went live on A Beautiful Mess on Friday (see it here!) I thought I would share a little about the process of painting his statement wall!

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I started by taping off everything. Since I knew the paint was going to get drippy, I was sure to lay plastic down. Keep in mind - this whole thing took probably an hour! It was super fast, and that's why I didn't really bother moving his stuff out of the room before I got started. Hah!

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I purchased two sample size paints from Home Depot - Behr's Shasta Lake and Opera Glass. So for a grand total of less than $6, this statement wall was born!

I used a disposable bucket and combined a little paint with just a little bit of water, until it was runny enough to have some drip to it. As this whole thing was inspired by Salvation Mountain, I wanted it to feel very carefree and unconcerned with drips! :)

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(The lighter blue shade I didn't end up using.) After I did this process with the drippier, darker shade, I went back with the next shade and just painted a little bit over each "blob" to add a little dimension. It's subtle and not really noticeable until you're up close!

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And there you have it! :) It was really fun to step outside of my comfort zone and go for something SO bold, but it seems like it really suits who Loyal is, and I love that his space is bright, cheerful, and creative. Feel free to ask any questions below! :)

Home Staging on a Budget

Home Staging on a Budget

Talking (GULP) Finances

Talking (GULP) Finances

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