Monday, June 10, 2013

DIY Living Space Enhancement Ideas

Here are some This Old House type ideas for adding some pizzaz to your living spaces at bargain basement prices.

1.  Try stenciling a medallion around a ceiling fixture.  You can get pre-cut templates that make you look like a pro!

2.  Do you have an entry without a closet?  Create your own wall rack for hanging outerwear.  You could even customize it with baskets for mail, gloves, dog leash, etc.  Can be easily created out of 1x lumber and door casings.

3.  Hardwood stairs?  A splash of color can be added with a runner or stair treads.  Adds a little yet still exposes so beautiful hardwoods.

4.  Use wallpaper in SMALL doses, such as on stair risers, backs of bookcases, closet doors to boost the personality of a room or area.

5.  Boring bed?  Try flanking it with tall bookcases that have nightstand like drawers in the base.  You can finish it with wainscot and swing arm lamps for a real cottage retreat look and feel.

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