I always wanted a red room when I was younger (and older). Roughly ten years ago, I thought my apartment walls would look great in this amazing hue, so I gave it a try. Let's just say that it looked so bad that my boyfriend at the time fixed it for me. Yet, I thought I would brave it again!
I learned that when painting red over a light colored wall, it is best to use tinted primer before slapping on the other coats of paint. Who knew? I went through two gallons of red paint in one room because it felt like I did like 6 coats and it still does not look even.
I painted the fireplace white, slipcovered my old maroon colored couch, and bought new accent pillows from Tuesday Morning. The glass table (now being used as a desk) was our old kitchen table from our loft in Omaha. The thing is so massive that I feel kind of stuck with it down there, so I thought I could repurpose the space and make it into a little writing nook.
I also learned that when slip covering a couch can look really horrible if not done right. As you can see in the pictures. I broke out my good ole' staple gun and went to town on this little project. It looks much better now, well,at least I am not totally embarrassed from it.