Before and After: Old World Living Room Makeover
Host Joan Steffend and designer Nadia Ramirez give a living room an eclectic Old World look.
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The Old World transformation begins with the ocher-colored walls being aged with a pre-mixed glaze applied with a dry brush. The fireplace is highlighted with a coat of white paint.
The coffee table is topped with a jute rug rimmed with dried moss while a cake stand is used as a simple centerpiece. A shaggy black area rug is placed underneath the table to add a touch of texture.
A candleholder dripping with crystals is set on the armoire for a touch of Old World elegance. A decorative finial is also set on the armoire to complete the vignette.
Before the makeover this room was boring and ordinary with little to boast about. Now the space has a beautiful Old World elegance that gives it character and charm.
Old molding is used to create a frame for the mirror over the fireplace. Postcard and wrapping paper cutouts are decoupaged onto the surface to give it some pizzazz.
An oversized chair is created out of porch posts and miscellaneous lumber and outfitted with door knobs to hold coats, hats and backpacks.
The homeowner's collection of family photos are grouped on the wall in new frames to complete the room.
$30 - Glaze
- glaze: Pratt & Lambert - Sagno Wheat Glaze, DG15 166Z77 0010
$28 - Paint
- paint: Pratt & Lambert - Silver Lining
- door knob plaque: Marshalls - #005621363
$20 - Cornice Boards
$15 - Fabric
- fabric: remnant store
$23 - Sofa Table
- sofa table: re-use it center
$87 - Rug
- area rug: Sam's Club - #667293
- dried sheet moss, four tassels and rug: Marshalls
$20 - Molding
$33 - Frames
- frames: Marshalls - #010943726, #010943702, #010938773, #006730767, #010938711
$38 - Table Topper
$20 - Cake Stand
- cake stand: Marshalls - #007113150
$42 - Planter
- planter: Marshalls - #002849692
$33 - Candleholder
- candleholder: Marshalls - #006263863
$15 - Wood Finial
- wood finial: Marshalls - #005099711
$55 - Chair
$459 - Total Cost
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