4 Stylish DIY Projects to Help Make Over Your Living Room

Spruce up your living space with these simple, yet stylish, DIY decorating projects from HGTV Magazine.

Blue Living Room

Blue Living Room

HGTV Magazine shows you how to completely make over a barebones living room.

Photo by: Annie Schlechter

Annie Schlechter

Gilded Mirror

DIY Gilded Mirror

DIY Gilded Mirror

HGTV Magazine is sharing 4 DIYS to make over your living room.

Photo by: Lara Robby/Studio D; Crafting by Thomas Eberharter

Lara Robby/Studio D; Crafting by Thomas Eberharter

Gold leaf transformed this mirror’s ordinary wood frame.

Instructions:
Apply gold leaf to a wood-frame mirror following the gold leaf package's instructions.

Stenciled Pillows

DIY Stenciled Pillows

DIY Stenciled Pillows

HGTV Magazine is sharing 4 DIYS to make over your living room.

Photo by: Lara Robby/Studio D; Crafting by Ashley Page Norton

Lara Robby/Studio D; Crafting by Ashley Page Norton

An all-in-one pillow cover and stencil kit makes it easy to design your own throw pillows. DIY Accent Pillow kits (each kit includes paint, a stencil, a pillow cover, and an insert), $45 each, cuttingedgestencils.com.

Instructions:
Stencil the pillow covers following the pillow cover stencil kit's instructions.

Twine-Wrapped Lamp

DIY Twine-Wrapped Lamp

DIY Twine-Wrapped Lamp

HGTV Magazine is sharing 4 DIYS to make over your living room.

Photo by: Lara Robby/Studio D; Crafting by Ashley Page Norton

Lara Robby/Studio D; Crafting by Ashley Page Norton

All you need is a hot-glue gun, some twine, and a steady hand to cover a lamp base.

Instructions:
1. Remove the lampshade and set it aside. Place strips of double-stick tape around the base of a gourd lamp.
2. Wrap twine around the lamp base, hot-gluing it to the shade as you go.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to wrap the finials at the top.

Gold Trunk

Gold DIY Trunk

Gold DIY Trunk

HGTV Magazine is sharing 4 DIYS to make over your living room.

Photo by: Annie Schlechter; Crafting by Thomas Eberharter

Annie Schlechter; Crafting by Thomas Eberharter

We refashioned this old trunk with metallic contact paper (Metal FX self-adhesive paper in brushed brass finish, $18 for 2 rolls, contactbrand.com), faux-leather trim, nailheads, and new hardware.

Instructions:
1. Remove the hardware and any extra wood molding, to make the trunk’s surface flat.
2. Cover all sides of the trunk with gold contact paper.
3. Affix faux-leather trim to the borders with spray mount.
4. Hammer in the nailheads, spaced equidistantly apart.
5. Attach new latches and corner hardware.

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