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10.09.13

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to celebrate the women in our lives who have survived or avoided this deadly disease. In support of this special part of the year, Ray the Painter is offering $100 off anything over $600. Use this as an excuse to give mom that dream room makeover she's been hinting at for years now. Here are some tips to get started.

New Bedding, Pillows, and Curtains

Depending on the room you make over, you might change out the bedding or pillows to give the room a new look. These will act as your inspiration pieces for the rest of the room. A brown couch can go from boring to modern with the addition of some boldly colored pillows. A basic bed frame can come to life with throw pillows and an elegant comforter. Find matching curtains to tie the look together, and you will have a foundation to build on.

New Paint

The reason we bring up paint second is because you need something to pull the color from. You could go with a basic beige tone, but where is the fun in that? Maybe mom wants a rose colored dressing room or a pastel blue art studio. Use the fabrics you have already chosen to find a color that complements them well. Talk to one of our Oklahoma City painters, and we'll help you pick the right hue for the job.

Accessories

Paint and fabric will make the biggest difference in your room makeover, but it's the accessories that make a room feel special. Artwork, sculptures, rugs, and light fixtures can completely change the way a room is perceived. Most women like to be in rooms that feel full without being cluttered. Be selective in what you buy to accent the room, and don't be afraid to leave a little bit of work for your mom. She'll have fun adding to the amazing space you have created for her, and she'll try to make it her own in no time.

Cancer Affects Everyone

We wanted to end this post with a quick shout-out to all of the cancer survivors in Oklahoma. Ray Wolf, the founder of Ray the Painter, lost his battle with cancer a mere month after being diagnosed with it in 2009. He is no longer here to guide the team, but his lessons are carried on with all of us. He was a remarkable man who left a lasting impression on his community, and his memory will never be forgotten.

As a tribute to Ray's legacy, we want to wish the best for all families who are dealing with the difficulties that cancer brings along. Know that you are not alone in your fight.

If you would like to donate money to support breast cancer research, visit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.