We're going to have to take Coastal Living's word for it on this one. The only thing that is familiar in the 'after' in the 'shack' makeover is the window placement. Now it's an inviting living space:
Yes, you read that right. This den was transformed from its pale blue existence into something stylish and full of personality for just under $50. Don't believe me? Read on!
In the final days of our "Work_____" series, we thought it was only fair to give you a tour of the offices, studios, and desks of the folks that make Curbly happen. So, have a peek at the spaces where our articles are researched and written, photos shot and edited, mistakes made, things learned, and the DIY community built.
Those are big words, I realize, but this really may be the brightest, happiest, most perfectly colorful space I've ever laid eyes on. Don't believe me? Read on!
Either you love natural brick, or you don't. There are exceptions, but this brick was brown, speckled, and hideous. One day. left to my own devices, I ventured down the path of no return and painted it ALL. Even though it's a lot of painted brick wall, I've never regretted it. So, how do you successfully paint a brick fireplace wall?
Lisa and her husband have done most of the work on their Oakland, CA bungalow themselves, including this living room remodel, which bolsters my argument that all wallpaper should be outlawed immediately. (Yeah, I don't even care if they're cool
I tried. Really, I tried. Some clever alliteration. A pun perhaps. But...nothing. No thoughtful titles or commentary on this tiny living space set up in a PC tower. So, I'll leave the task to you good people as you absorb the adorableness.
Real Simple lives up to its name with these 40 Decorating Tips for Your Living Room. From adding inexpensive punches to varying textures, everything's covered. Inspirational to be sure!
Whether you're re-doing your blah bedroom or trying to add some pizzazz to your uneventful living room, here are some tricks of the trade that will certainly help you work magic by creating visual distractions and/or attractions to fool the eye.
My wife and I have lived in our 3-bed, 2-bath home since we got married a little over 5 years ago. Despite a lack of a basement or garage, it's worked for us for the most part. But last summer we had our first baby, and the house is suddenly a lot smaller. Unfortunately, we probably need another year or two before we'll be prepared to move to a bigger place. So, we've decided the best way to make the house less crowded without doing anything...