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22 Decorating Ideas: Move Just One Thing To Give A Room Some New Wow Appeal

A recent squidquest asked lensmasters to share their home decorating skill by moving one thing in a room to make a big change.  All of the following lenses contain awesome ideas and a visit to each one just might help you find a new way to spiff up a room at your house.  Browse the list and before you go, tell us which one you’ll be visiting first.

DIY Painting A Dresser to Give It A Fresh New Look

1. DIY Painting A Dresser to Give It A Fresh New Look

For the past month, I have been on a journey with my two daughters to give each of the bedrooms a makeover. They are both teenagers and it was definitely time to get rid of the Disney Princess lamp and the Pepto Bismal pink paint on the wall. However, the…

How a Shadow Box Table Can Add Pizazz to your Living Room

2. How a Shadow Box Table Can Add Pizazz to your Living Room

My daughter loves to decorate her house and she comes up with very unusual things to make her home more interesting. One of my favorites is the shadow box coffee table that she added to her living room as the main focus of the theme for that room. Her tabl…

How Do You Turn A Spare Bedroom Full Of Junk Into A Profit

3. How Do You Turn A Spare Bedroom Full Of Junk Into A Profit

Now granted not everyone can live with people that they don’t know, but sometimes especially in today’s economy there’s not a lot of choices. My husband and I moved a year ago from a small 900 square foot home with two bedrooms, we decided t…

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4. The ‘Internationally Flavoured’ Pallet Ottoman

I searched and searched for the perfect ottoman or bench for in front of the fire, but could find nothing that suited, so I just decided to make something myself, because I knew it would be just what we needed, and it was! I know you are probably all sick…

A Room For A Princess

5. A Room For A Princess

My spare room is rather blah. OK, so blah is an understatement, it nears monastery starkness but nobody cares. The usual occupants are family members itching to feel the Florida warmth before returning to Chicago’s deep freeze. There is a bed, a dress…

Wall Decor: Some Simple Ideas

6. Wall Decor: Some Simple Ideas

We moved into a home with a beautiful finished basement. At the time we didn’t have the furnishings for both the basement and the living room upstairs, so we had some decisions to make. We decided to furnish our new basement with the furniture that we…

A Book Lover's Guide To The Best, Totally Free Way To Make Over Just About Any Room

7. A Book Lover’s Guide To The Best, Totally Free Way To Make Over Just About Any Room

I have a lot of books. Not as many as some, perhaps, but enough to double- stack four bookshelves and still have to hide boxes (and boxes) of books under my bed. For those who share this blessing- slash- affliction, you know that books can take up quite a…

Multipurpose Tea Trolley for Sewing Table

8. Multipurpose Tea Trolley for Sewing Table

Sometimes furniture just lends itself to multi- purposing, and this was one such occasion. A friend gave us a tea trolley at about the same time as I was thinking of making a bespoke sewing table. Instantly I saw the potential of the tea trolley becoming a…

Bright Veranda - cheap room makeover

9. Bright Veranda – cheap room makeover

With a little creativity and paint you can turn your veranda into a warm area, where you can enjoy with your family and friends. When my sister- in- law and brother bought their apartment, it was not in a good shape. Fortunately my brother is handy, so the…

Easy, agreeable furniture for kids, teens and adults like me!

10. Easy, agreeable furniture for kids, teens and adults like me!

Recently I went through some storage to discover possessions belonging to my 17- year- old self. This was an adventure of diaries, stuffed animals and books, but one article stood apart: in the bottom of a box sloppily labeled ‘Gina’s Stuff…

The New Couch

11. The New Couch

A couple of years ago, we scrounged a couch from one of our sons. We wanted to replace one in the living room that is badly worn. But we hadn’t gotten around to it, because it would be a major undertaking just to get the two couches moved. This is the…

Decorate Your BBQ Area

12. Decorate Your BBQ Area

For us, barbecuing is something we do every week. We live in northern Brazil and for us, every day is nice weather. Most of our meals are eaten outside and it is this area which I would like to discuss with you today. Changing the decor this area doesn…

Desktop Storage with Washi Tape Accents

13. Desktop Storage with Washi Tape Accents

Fairly recently I was displaced. I used to have an entire room that was my craft room and my office. Then son #2 was born, and my craft room turned into his bedroom. The only place for my office to move to was into my bedroom. It was the only room with any…

How to give your bedroom a modern makeover

14. How to give your bedroom a modern makeover

I gave my daughter’s bedroom a contemporary makeover simply by moving furniture, changing the color theme and redoing the old furniture set. Just by changing the color theme, you too can give a room a modern look. Her choice of color was grey and blac…

Step by Step Lamp Repair

15. Step by Step Lamp Repair

Building or repairing a lamp for your home is not hard to do. The principles are easy and all you need is a screw driver, wire clipper and some sense on putting a parts puzzle together. Measuring, a vision, and where to buy lamp parts helps the process mov…

Angle the Couch, Gain an Office

16. Angle the Couch, Gain an Office

If you’ve ever downsized, you know It takes some adjustment to ‘fit’ into your new, smaller space. When I moved from southern California to Oregon I was actually looking forward to it. Even though a smaller home was the goal in an effort to…

Showcasing My Spice Tin Collection

17. Showcasing My Spice Tin Collection

Over the years, I collected decorative tins, particularly from the Tindeco Company of Baltimore, Maryland. At some point, I branched off into collecting spice tins. It wasn’t just any spice, it had to be ginger. The reason for that is my nickname is G…

How Zig Zag Corner Shelves Brightened My Living Room

18. How Zig Zag Corner Shelves Brightened My Living Room

For a while my husband had been saying that we should replace my dark CD towers in the corner of the living room with ‘something’ different. Since I didn’t really mind the two towers from Ikea I wasn’t rushing about looking for alternat…

Cheap chic: Brighten a drab hallway in 30 minutes

19. Cheap chic: Brighten a drab hallway in 30 minutes

In the ‘before’ pictures coming up, you will see how drab and unwelcoming our entryway was before I stumbled across a piece of art paper that inspired me to give it a mini facelift. It was a few days after New Years. I was passing time in my favo…

Adding a Bit of Shabby Chic to the Bitty Craft Space

20. Adding a Bit of Shabby Chic to the Bitty Craft Space

It was a writing challenge to ‘move one thing’ that motivated me to finally get the old spice rack that I had painted in distressed ivory mounted and off the floor. not onto the wall, but onto a walled- up door. The craft space and day bed togeth…

Making Rearrangements - My Reading Nook

21. Making Rearrangements – My Reading Nook

Where do you do the majority of your reading? Do you have a special place you like to go? When we renovated our small cottage last summer I knew I would need a little bit of space inside where I could lose myself for a few hours enjoying one of my favorite…

Create a Cozy Book Nook

22. Create a Cozy Book Nook

I have always loved curling up with a good book in the comfortable little nooks in bookstores and libraries. Despite the hours I spend reading at home every day, I have never really had a cozy space designed for just that purpose. Though it had been starin…

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Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/veryirie veryirie

    Two of us wrote about book nooks! That is so cool and I’m going to go read the other one now and see how their book nook was done. :)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

      I love that we were both inspired to create a reading nook. And I love that it was you, my DIY Soul Sister, who created the other one. We are always very simpatico. Love what you created.

      • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/veryirie veryirie

        Back at ya kid! :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    Looking forward to checking out more of the make-overs. Pip and I thank you for including our book and catnapping nook. Appreciated!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    Thanks for including my angle the couch lens! Sweet!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/favored1 favored1

    I got so many ideas from these. Looking forward to trying some of them. Really good stuff.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    Some great suggestions in these lenses. Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/raveonstudio raveonstudio

    Thanks for including my lens! These are all so great – and did someone say washi tape? Yay!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/king-ismail2 king-ismail2
  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Piper950 Piper950

    Great inspiration , I will pass this onto to a friend who was thinking about giving her bedroom a make over.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Wednesday_Elf Wednesday_Elf

    I’d already read ‘Create a Cozy Book Nook’ before this list came out. RenaissanceWoman2010 is a very creative and clever DIY renovator and I admire her ability to build & refinish. Now off to read veryiri’s reading nook, as I have my own little space where I love to read. :)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/veryirie veryirie

      I love RenaissanceWoman’s outlook and talent. Inspires me daily!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/linggageni linggageni

    i love it, that’s give me inspiration

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