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completed family room makeover

Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over

Updating a dingy den with color, pattern, and collections creates a space where people love to spend time.   Built in 1973 and virtually unchanged since that time,…

Detail of painted projects

DIY Paint Makeovers: Easy Accent Ideas

From sunny chevrons to sassy stenciled blooms, these decor accent paint projects are guaranteed to make you pattern happy.   Bright without going neon, the fresh juicy colors…

Painted accents and furniture

DIY Paint Makeovers: Furniture Fix-ups

Got some spare time? Upgrade dated furniture with fresh, fun colors of paint.   Stencils, stamps, stripes, and sunny colors turn plain pieces into pretty patterned ones.  …

Painted dining room table

DIY Paint Makeovers: Dining Room Redo

A few rescued pieces of furniture, several pots of paint, and some creative stenciling add up to a jazzy redo for a lackluster dining room.   If your…

Stenciled dining room in green, blue and yellow

DIY Paint Makeovers: A Color Happy Dining Room

Color blocking, floral motifs, accent hues. and vintage silhouettes bring life to a formerly uninspired dining room.   Dining rooms often end up being pass-throughs between the living…

Country style dining room detail

Designer Secrets: Mix Pattern Like a Pro

Pattern is the easiest way to add character to a room. The important thing is to ensure a visual rhythm.   It’s always easiest to start with one…

Living room filled with Burlap projects

Easy DIY Ideas: Burlap Projects

Rugged, chic, and versatile, nubby burlap fabric has earned a well-deserved place in home design. Utilitarian and economical, burlap comes in many weaves and colors. Use looser weaves…

Trios on storage shelf

Simple Storage Solutions: Be Shelf Savvy

Make a basic shelf unit the starring storage solution in your home. Then, jazz them up with lively pattern and colorful accents to give your room a new…

Midcentury style living room

DIY Paint Makeovers: Mad About Midcentury, part 1

Add a little midcentury modern to your pad with painted projects that salute starbursts, boomerangs, and all things sleek and chic. Midcentury styling is all about organic shapes…

Painted room projects

Easy Paint Projects: Geometry Lessons

A whole new look for walls, furniture, and accents is often just a paintbrush away. For our mini makeovers we chose a primary palette of sunny yellow, deep…

Geometric painted projects

Easy Paint Projects: Geometry Class

Rejuvenate your walls and furnishings with paint, tape, and fabric in a perky palette of primary colors and geometric shapes. Here’s how we added playful pattern and punchy…