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Room for Two Single Moms Converted Into Contemporary Classic

Two single moms get a living room that's all grown up for less than $500.

Designer Keri Beyer and host Joan Steffend design a contemporary room that is all grown up for two single moms.


This boring living room desperately needed a color makeover.

$83 Window Treatments
Cornices with an antique finish were added to handmade window panels to give the room a modern finesse.

  • brown fabric: Jo-Ann Fabrics – 6581250

$30 Paint
The room was brightened by adding a blue gray tone to the walls.

  • wall paint: Pittsburgh Paints - Ultra Interior Paint, 5511031

$21 Ottoman
The homeowners’ ottoman was re-covered with a fun animal print, which added an unexpected twist to the room.

  • leopard print fabric: Jo-Ann Fabrics – 7639705

$4 Coffee Table
A suitcase stand and a suitcase make a creative and inexpensive coffee table.

$10 Seating Area
The homeowners' existing furniture was rearranged to create a cozy seating area. A chair cushion was re-covered with a soft blue fabric to match the walls.

  • blue twill and fabric: Jo-Ann Fabrics – 6582167

$65 Cabinet

$59 Console
To hide the TV, an existing unit was covered with a textured rug and embellished with wooden knobs.

  • area rug: Target – 030032726066041627

$25 Kids Table and Chairs
A kids table and chairs was created using a wooden top, an animal print tablecloth and durable plastic to guard against spills.

$15 Display Shelf
A display shelf was mounted on the wall to create an artistic approach to displaying accessories.

$77 Artwork

  • jazz club painting: Cost Plus

$111 Accessories
A blue throw tied in perfectly with the cool tone on the walls. A decorative wall vase was used to add a splash of color to the room. Several inexpensive accessories were painted with few coats of bronzing paint for a quick, elegant look.

  • blue throw: Target – 067100118

$500 - Project Total

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