This is the after: We painted the brick and the door and changed out the glass on the front door too. And trimmed the trees and added grass. It's amazing what grass can do for a house.
The entry before:
We took down the green railing and now part of it is hanging on either side of my t.v. in my current house. You can see them here.
I wish I had a better picture, but we took off the closet doors in the entry and made it more of a decorative space.
Yes, it's painted black with purple trim.
The dining room after:
The before to the after took about 3 weeks! No kidding. We had to be in the house in a hurry, since our house sold. So we hired a contractor and he whipped it out quick. He took a little over 2 weeks to complete the house and I decorated it right away.