Contemporary Living Room Makeover for Less Than $500
Watch as this living room and entryway are transformed into updated contemporary spaces for under $500.
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The stark white walls in the living room are painted a golden color. A brown stripe is painted the perimeter of the living room walls.
A 1x8 and 1x4 is formed into a box shelf for the mantel and painted with textured paint to mimic the mortar in the fireplace.
The TV cabinet is given an interesting finish with gel stain. The stain is brushed on then small circles are created with a craft brush.
A brown and gold-colored linen is stitched together to create a striped effect at the top of the windows, which blends in with the painted stripe on the wall. Natural fiber shades replace the existing mini-blinds.
Sculati creates do-it-yourself chenille pillows out of four layers of fabric. Choose four fabrics with ends that fray easily (wash and dry a small piece to test it first), then cut the fabric into 22-inch squares. Layer the four fabrics and sew them together on the diagonal in one-half inch rows. Next, cut through the top three layers only. Finally, wash and dry as normal.
A changeable photo gallery is created with a metal plate attached to the wall and magnet clips to hold the photos. New accessories int he living room include wooden trivets used as wall art and a vase on the mantel.
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