Austin member uses smartphone app to select remodeling paint color

Austin member uses smartphone app to select remodeling paint color

Austin, Texas, member Mary Crawford and her husband, Don, wanted to spruce up their dining room and bathroom with new paint. Mary says they had been planning the work for about two years. She says they got tired of the plain look and wanted to change it up. “I wanted to get colors that matched the décor in the rooms,” she says.

To complete the paint project, the Crawfords hired highly rated Southern Painting of Austin. Mary says the company did exterior painting for them in the past. She says they offered to touch up some spots in a room they weren’t contracted to paint. “They are very meticulous,” she says.

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Mary says they also expanded the size of the dining room during the project. “The space was the dining room and a sitting room,” she says. “We eliminated the sitting room and made the whole area a dining room.”

In the bedroom, they added matching drapes, pillows and a new bedspread. Their main concern in the dining room was finding a color to liven it up.

The cost of the project came in at about $2,000. Mary says they’ve had rooms painted in other houses and this job’s price tag was comparable to past paint projects.

Mary says she used a smartphone app to take a picture of the rooms and visualize what the colors would look like. It helped her pick the perfect pigments. “I love the way it looks,” she says. “It’s just what I wanted.”


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