Kid-Friendly Contemporary Living Room

Everyone has a space that's overrun by something. Host Karen McAloon changes what these homeowners already have in a contemporary living room makeover that includes the kids.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionPaint expert Danielle Hirsch uses joint compound, some leftover wall paint and gold leaf to create artwork that mimics Venetian plaster.
A fireplace needs a large-scale item to draw attention to it and anchor it in the room. Hirsch mixes the paint and compound, which creates a textured, thicker paint. She rolls that onto a canvas and lets it dry. Then she applies some small pieces of gold leaf for an accent. To bring in some of the browns from the furnishings, she paints some squares with a brown, translucent glaze. Adding geometric shapes ties in a contemporary look to the abstract artwork.