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Inviting Living Room Makeover: Before

Who: Jessica Bruno
Where: Sutton, Mass.

Unadorned beige walls and the lack of a focal point made the living room feel blah and haphazard.

The Project Tally:
• Added wainscoting made from 6½-inch-wide tongue-and-groove pine planks $222
• Painted the wainscoting and the walls above $110
• Made a media cabinet using pine boards for the frame, hinged cabinet doors made to look like apothecary drawers, and a barn-wood top $72
• Customized a room divider with cabinet doors left over from a kitchen reno, new hardware, 
and pine shelves $31
• Built wall-mounted shelves using leftover pine and home-center corbels $12
Total: $447
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