$500 Room Makeovers

$500 Room Makeovers

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“Living in a home that doesn’t reflect your personal style is like wearing someone else’s shoes: They may do the job, but they will never feel right.” —Lisa Quinn

Our homes are a reflection of who we are and what we love. But many of us are full of creative ideas and don’t have the cash to see them through. According to television host and designer Lisa Quinn, you don’t have to break the bank to express your personal style.

In more than twenty fabulous room makeovers—each accomplished for less than $500—Quinn shows how to make the most of a room’s best features and how to spruce up the rest. There’s a theme for every decorator: Dramatic Rooms, such as the Surfer Chic Lounge and the Moulin Rouge Studio; Classic Rooms, like the Botanical Dining Room and the Peaceful Bedroom; Exotic Rooms, including the Mexican Living Room and the Moroccan Den; and Children’s Rooms, like Flower Power or the Cowpoke Nursery.

Quinn also offers creative ideas for easy, inexpensive home projects to overcome room-specific design challenges and add a personal touch to your room redos, such as:

•Realistic-looking “wooden” beams or a pressed-tin fireplace made with embossed wallpaper and silver spray paint

•Expensive-looking wall art made simply from framed swatches of fabric or homemade paper

•Whimsical details like a working fountain or a teddy bear topiary for a child’s nursery

Whether you’re a young decorator-on-a-dime or a habitual makeover fan, $500 Room Makeovers will inspire you to create a room that’s easy on the eyes, and even easier on the wallet.

Baker & Taylor
Explaining how to create a high-impact room makeover on a tight budget, the designer and TV host offers creative ideas for simple and economical home projects, with step-by-step instructions on how to transform everyday household items into design pieces, create architectural details, and address specific design challenges. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2006
ISBN: 9781400097791
Branch Call Number: 747.883 Qui
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Carden, Matthew


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