Great Room Makeover
An unused and outdated formal living room and dining room is transformed into one large family room, suitable for entertaining guests and children.
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How-to: Portable Child-Size Craft Table
- Cut down the legs on a card table to a height appropriate for your child (cover the rough edges with rubber leg caps). Stitch fabric tubes to hide the metal legs.
- Attach a piece of plywood cut to size and decoupage a paper tablecloth to the top. Seal with three coats of polyurethane.
- Cut wood pieces to frame the table (use a jig saw to create a curvy shape if desired) and attach, leaving a lip that'll prevent art supplies from rolling off the table.
Itemized Design Elements
$81 - paint (Hirshfield's: Heavy-duty Wash & Wear II - #8215D, #88909310)
$18 - shelves
$34 - columns
$65 - window treatment
$64 - curtains
$65 - desk unit (re-use it center)
$6 - chair (garage sale)
$21 - craft table (The Home Depot: rubber leg caps - #39003091265)
$18 - stools (garage sale)
$28 - bench (fabric: outlet)
$20 - button-covered ceiling fixture (Michaels: buttons - #16318904022, #78117210071; wire earring hoops - #1631839581)
$33 - prints
$16 - floral arrangement (Michaels)
$6 - pillow covers
$20 - throw
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