Make sure to set aside a generous amount of time for staging a house in phase two. It is by far the most labor intensive part of the process. The canvas – or backdrop of the home is being prepared for new furniture and accessories. Therefor, it requires removing everything from the walls, the china cabinet and from the book shelves so they can be painted.
Since much of these items will not be going back in their original place it also requires organizing space to place them so they remain in tact, but not visible to buyers touring the house.
Here is Staging a House – Phase Two:
Before – Beige Walls That Had Yellowed Over Time
During – Painted the entry and the hallway going up and including the second floor hallway
Living Room Before – Same Color as the Entry
The Stagers chose AshleyGray
Living Room During – The color is deeper than the entry way and much richer than the original color
Dining Room Before – Same color as the entry and the living room- barely any contrast with the molding
The Stagers Chose Iron Gate which is the deepest of the three color choices
Dining Room During
Den Before – Pale green paneled walls
The Stagers Chose Benjamin Moore Cumulus Cloud # 1550
Den During – very hard to see
Painting Advice – Benjamin Moore makes paint that has the primer mixed in. It gives great coverage and also doesn’t dry too quickly so you can even out brush strokes if necessary. You can order colors on line at Benjaminmoore.com or go to Ricciardi Brothers on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood where they can mix it for you.