Boring BedroomJoe and Delores Loiancono's bedroom has remained the same for the past 40 years. Their daughters want to rid the room of its unadorned walls, outdated furniture and dull colors to create a warm, inviting sanctuary for their parents.
The Loianconos' bedroom is stuck in the past with outdated furniture, dim lighting and a hodgepodge of accessories.
Trendy Art WallThe glamorous ebony wood suite combined with deep red and green fabrics turn this tired bedroom into a richly decorated luxury retreat. Previously barren walls are brought to life with fresh colors, textures and canvases.
Disorganized BathroomSince the cluttered sink area is visible from the bedroom, it is also incorporated into the design plan. The Loianconos' daughters want to transform the stark, hospital-like vanity with color and style.
Modern InfluencesThe bland vanity is reconfigured creating a unique elegant space that complements the adjoining luxurious bedroom. After lowering the mirror, an above-the-counter sink and sleek faucet is added for a contemporary twist. The new wood countertops give a natural element to the space.
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Belt ChairAdd personal touches to a room by reusing old items such as a worn chair and favorite belts. Remove the chair seat and cut the buckles off of 15 to 20 belts. Turn the chair over and starting in a back corner, use short upholstery nails or tacks to hammer one end of a belt to the underside of the chair. Continue attaching belts across the back support, spacing them about 3/4 inches apart. Flip the chair over and starting in the center, weave the remaining belts together with those already attached, and then turn the chair over again to secure the loose belt ends in place.
Fabric WallTo create a soft backdrop to any wall, start by cutting two 1x2s to the wall width. Cut fabric to length, being sure to include extra for stapling. Pleat fabric as desired, stapling it to the top 1x2 until the entire board is covered. Turn the 1x2 so that staples are in the back and attach it to the wall using finish nails. Pull the fabric taut and staple it, fold by fold, to the wall base to create a pleated look. Hot-glue fabric over the second 1x2 and nail it in place along the wall base to cover the staples for a finished look.
Word ArtSince Delores loves working crossword puzzles, a large puzzle made of names and places that have special meaning to the family was included.