Karen's house looks like it was owned by the same couple for years and years and years...and it shows. You can see the tone of the wood paneling and guess when it was put up (sidenote: her husband won't let her paint or take down the paneling because he likes it....he's also colorblind so can we forgive him?). But take a look at that fireplace - it stuck out like a sore thumb in the room.
Tips: Use spray paint if you can get the insert to come out. We couldn't seem to get this one to come out so my second choice was the quart of paint and sponge brushes. If you're painting indoors make sure you can open up some doors and windows, this stuff smells like solvent. Yuck. I think I also would have preferred a teeny paint roller - I think it would have applied a little smoother. This paint is very thin so make sure you use thin coats so your paint doesn't run.For gratuitous cuteness I'm posting a photo of her daughter. Because she's adorable and I couldn't resist. :)