Funky Living Room
Host Joan Steffend and designer Keri Beyer create a funky and bold environment in a condo living room perfect for hanging out with friends.
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$36 - Paint
The walls are given a creamy yellow base coat and a textured design created with squeegees and a darker yellow top coat. They cut the squeegees to give them a tooth-like edge, apply the darker top coat, then drag the squeegees through the paint to create random swirling stripes.
- wall paint: Menard's - Dutch Boy, #5509647 custom color
$70 - Window Treatment
The windows are framed with simple sheers swagged over ceiling hooks hung sideways above the molding.
- fabric: Jo-Ann Fabrics - #674186
$100 - Rug
A contemporary rug is placed in the center of the room to anchor the seating area.
- rug: Slumberland - Zig Zag Multi, 0612308RITO
$35 - Faux Fireplace
A faux fireplace is created out of molding and a garage-sale shelf that acts as the mantel.
$45 - Accessories
The faux fireplace is accessorized with two wrought-iron table lamps on the mantel and a paper Asian umbrella that serves as a fireplace screen.
- paper umbrella: Cost Plus - #339186
$10 - Plant Stand
$24 - Table
A flea-market find is used for a coffee table.
$10 - TV Stand
A wooden bench is used for a simple TV stand. They paint the bench black, staple a Roman shade to the sides and top and cut off the excess.
$30 - Baskets
Two wicker baskets are placed under the TV stand for extra storage.
- baskets: Target - #2070120
$15 - Paint
The existing dining table is given a fun new look with a coat of paint.
$20 - Light Kits
Two lanterns are hung over the dining table to add some design flair to that side of the room.
- hanging bead accent lamp: Cost Plus - #346871
$34 - Lamp
A new floor lamp is placed near one end of the couch.
- floor lamp: Menard's - #3478056
$30 - Pillow
A colorful new pillow is placed on the sofa.
- pillow: Anthropologie - #454508969 09064734
$14 - Votives
Votive candles are set in jars filled with coffee beans and placed on the pass-through shelf that opens into the kitchen.
A living room goes from lifeless to luxurious with paint, fabric and funky accessories.