2.26.2008

101 Easy Home Makeovers

Ran across this article in House Beautiful magazine, and it has some great tips. I won't list all 101 (duh) but here are a few that I'm going to be trying:

1. Buy something Lucite. One piece will make any style room tastier — it's like adding salt.



11. Buy a photography or botanical book, take a razor blade, and cut it up. It's not sacred. Put a dozen pages (the more, the better) in matching inexpensive frames, and hang them in a row or a block. Wow. (Saw this done on an Oprah episode recently with Nate Berkus and wanted to try it)

21. Take a white garden bench and paint it the color of your favorite flower.

35. Buy a big modern shallow bowl, fill it with photos, and put it on your coffee table. An instant conversation starter.

47. Paint just the front edges (the "piping") of your bookshelves. Or tack on a fabric trim. (Thinking of doing this in the nursery)

66. Cover the books in your bookcase with white or brown kraft paper, and write the titles on the jackets with a fountain pen in a really personal handwriting.

76. Upgrade your desk: Buy two dozen of one color pencil and fill your pencil cup.



84. Take the doors off a closet, tuck a dresser into it, and frame it with curtain panels. (I always wanted to do this, but my closet has built-in organizers)

Check out the full list here and let me know what you are going to try.


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