Roman-Inspired Bedroom

The Double Take team re-creates a $38,000 Roman-inspired bedroom for less than $1,900.

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The two side tables in the designer room are high-end Chinese reproductions with trompe l'oeil designs and iron legs. The combined value is $1,600. For the makeover room, two side tables done in a mahogany finish were found for $165. To give them the same aged finish and intricate gold detailing as the designer room versions, Jamie starts off by removing the mahogany finish with a sander and some medium-grit sandpaper. After wiping off the dust, a light coat of black latex paint is applied to the tables. Once the paint is completely dry, electric sanders are used on the edges and the corners to give the tables a distressed look. To mimic the gold detailing on the designer tables, Michelle lays out the design using a soapstone pencil and then fills in the outlines with gold acrylic paint.

For all available product information, click on the After photo of the room.