Before: Living Room
Before: Dining Room
After: Living Room$60 - Paint
The living room walls are painted lavender and the dining room walls a slightly deeper shade.
- living room wall paint: Benjamin Moore color Blue Orchid mixed in Behr paint
- dining room wall paint: Sherwin Williams color Vesper Violet mixed in Behr paint
$115 - Sofa
The sofa is reconstructed for a more updated look and the back cushions are replaced with large, colorful dupioni silk pillows.
- silk fabric: outlet
$5 - Chair
A thrift-store chair is left in its original flecked, yellow fabric, which helps to balance the gold fabric on the sofa pillows.
After: Dining Room$75 - Ottomans
Round ottomans are situated in two corners for additional seating. To make them, a drum-shaped wood frame is constructed with a top and bottom wood disk and support pieces in between. The top is covered with 1-1/2-inch-thick foam and secured with spray adhesive. The foam is then covered with quilt batting and fabric and each layer is stapled to the top edge. The more labor intensive step is creating the piping and bottom "sleeve," which is sewn onto the top with a round upholstery needle in order to hide the stitches.
$36 - Curtain Sheers
A fuzzy, shimmery fabric is used to create window sheers.
- sheer fabric: outlet
Adding Artwork$28 - Artwork
Winship creates art out of leftover paint and tissue paper. He applies a layer of polyurethane to protect the finish.
$30 - Slipcovers
The dining set is updated with slipcovers on both the chairs and table.
- fabric: outlet
$2 - Fabric Panels
The hutch is updated just by removing the doors and setting fabric-covered panels inside.
$2 - Art
$11 - Painting
$29 - Sconces
The existing Colonial-style light sconces are updated with aluminum leaf to cover the brass finish; a light shade is suspended from the ceiling to shield the bulb.
Graphic Lampshades$14 - Lamps
Graphic shapes are cut out of a regular lampshade and the spaces are covered with tissue paper. Layers of varnish are applied to make the shade heat-safe.
Decorative LightingThe same tissue-paper concept is used for another shade, however a balloon is used as the form.
$88 - Accessories
- glass bowl: IKEA - Stril, 16795
$495 - Total Cost