Monday, April 18, 2011

Easy Decorating Projects


Try Better Homes & Garden's do-in-a-day decorating projects that deliver big-time personality without a lot of effort.

Create an Artistic Assemblage 
Cover a variety of different-size artist's canvases or canvas stretchers with the fabric, stapling it in place on the backs. Be sure to cut the pieces so that you are displaying your favorite parts of the fabric's motifs.

Paint an Accent Wall
Wake up a wall with brightly colored paint. A cheery color such as this vivid yellow goes a long way in a small space so limit it to one wall in a room. Ground your saturated color with furnishings in neutral colors such as the white sofa.

Wallpaper an Accent Wall
Add pattern to your walls without visual overload. Choose one accent wall in a room to cover with wallpaper that shares at least one color with your other walls. An accent wall injects an artistic touch while saving decorating time and dollars. 

Cheap and Chic Coffee Table
Craft an easy and unique coffee table from two shipping pallets. Secure the pallets together, one atop the other, using wood screws. Cut a top and base to size from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and screw to the top and bottom of the pallets. Frame the top MDF piece with lattice strips to finish the edge. Paint the entire piece and let dry. Cut a decorative rug to fit inside the top, then secure with an appropriate adhesive such as Gorilla Glue. Attach casters to the bottom.

Swap Out Cabinetry
Add elbowroom to a small or galley kitchen by adding open shelving to a bare wall. Match the shelf materials to existing cabinetry for consistency then paint the wall behind the shelving in an energising color. Stack your favorite pieces on the shelving for instant decor.

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