A Two-Room Makeover

How do you combine country, Zen and minimalism? Design on a Dime shows you how in this Living Room/Dining Room makeover.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionSnijders updates the bases for the travertine tables with layers of brown and copper paint. He starts with a chocolate brown color then sponges on a lighter shade of brown. Copper paint is lightly sponged over the top of those colors and used to accent some of the table details.
Paint and Supplies - $93

  • The walls are painted a light sage green. (paint: Benjamin Moore - 2145-40 Fernwood Green)

  • The existing blue TV stand is painted brown to make it blend in with the new color palette.

    Accessories and Lighting - $315

    • A runner in the entry gives the cream carpet more color.

    • Three tropical-influenced art prints are framed with copper-colored metal frames. Burbridge has the prints mounted on foam core before framing to give them more stability.

    • Lamp bases are given a copper look with spray paint. Balter sprays on one even coat of pewter paint to take down the silvery shine, they sprays on a copper color sparingly to give the finish an antiqued look. (lampshades: Target - 074080321, 074000819)

    • A round mirror is set on the dining table with candles for a reflective centerpiece. (candles, round table mirror: Marshalls)

    • The bar area is given design attention with framed wine labels and bartending accessories.

    • Two new mirrors over the TV reflect the light coming in the large window opposite them. (mirrors: IKEA - Kolja, 18717)

    Fabric - $168

    • A copper-toned fabric is used to make sofa pillows and seat covers for the dining chairs. She also adds a band of the fabric to the bottom of chocolate-colored window panels to tie the entire look together.

    Project Total - $995

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