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LIVING ROOM

BEFORE

AFTER

This room is eternally “in process” but a lot of white paint brightened it up immeasurably, and the wall of bookcases I built a few years ago is one of my favorite DIYs ever (one of my first major carpentry projects!)

The coffee table was refreshed with a limed finish – an easy DIY!

A refinished coffee table top

Built in bookcases with old and new books and black and white photos.

We couldn’t GIVE our old TV armoire away, so I made it into a bar cabinet for our living room – one of the most functional furniture makeovers I’ve done!

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LIVING ROOM PROJECTS

Refinished coffee tableBuilt in bookcases  • Armoire repurposed into a bar cabinet • Black interior doorsFinding the right paint colorBookcase styling tips 

A FEW MORE DIYS IN THIS ROOM THROUGH THE YEARS

• Changing table turned bar cart  • How to make mercury glass shelves  
• Curtain rods made out of PVC piping   • Bamboo chair makeover  • TV armoire repurposed into hidden office  (the first time around) • Wine cork tray


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PAINT COLOR:  Benjamin Moore Simply White