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This living room in a pink-and-green color scheme is kept subtle thanks to the monochromatic walls and sparing use of color. To dress up the room, ready-to-assemble cabinets were raised up; custom doors were added and topped with a bridge to make them look like a built-in masterpiece.
Punch up open-front bookshelves by lining the back with wallpaper. To avoid permanent application, cut foam-core board to fit the shelf back and apply the paper to that. The shelves keep the board in place.
Add dressmaker's details such as covered button and ribbon trim to store-bought curtains to give them a custom, pricey look. Don't sew? Attach ribbon using fusible web and an iron.
Using elements from the living room, the bedroom has the same fresh color scheme. But to kick it up a notch, a bold pink paint was added below the chair rail along with a heavier dose of colorful accents.
Using fabric scraps from your room, this shade gets an instant makeover. Here is how to do it:
1. Lay out your fabrics leaving varying widths.
2. Hot glue the pieces into place.
3. Cover the fabric's edges with ribbon.
4. Finish the shade by gluing a ribbon trim around the top and bottom of the shade.
The scrapbook paper art gets a face-lift with family photos glued over the papers.