Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Room for Improvement: Updating '80s Bedroom
When you buy good furniture it can last for years. But keeping it well past it's prime can make your rooms old and dated. On tonight's Room for Improvement, Martin Amado works his magic for the 100th time on Seven news. This time he takes an '80s bedroom and turns it into 21st century fabulous.
WSVN -- It's out with the old and in with the new on today's Room For Improvement. As we transform an '80s formica bedroom into a more modern style. And, of course, it's all happening in one day.
Martin: "Room for Improvement."
Leslie: "Hey, Martin. How are you?"
Martin: "Good, Leslie. Let's see that master bedroom."
Leslie: "It's really boring. I need more excitement."
Although black is a very modern color, and I have it with the existing furniture, I can't possibly make it work with the formica and its dated style. So that means we're starting from scratch. And in the end we're going to refresh the entire look of the bedroom with more clean and contemporary lines perfect for 2007.
Need I say more? Let's clear the room.
I went shopping inside Leslie's home, and I found this beautiful bed. So let's bring it into the other bedroom.
If you remember, Leslie had her flat screen on the headboard to the old bed. This is a big improvement.
It's important to keep an open mind while shopping and, of course especially if things are on sale. This is an end table you would find in a living room. But I love the clean lines and the modern style. So I'm going to use it as a night stand in the bedroom.
Another way to add color to the wall without paint is through fabric. So I'm going to take a simple curtain panel and hang it on the wall behind the night stand. It will give me the effect of a bold stripe and play up the modern theme we're going for.
Framing wrapping paper that I found on clearance in these 11 by 14 matted frames adds a graphic element in the room because of the print and, at the same time, instant wall art. Love it.
The final touch is this beautiful vase. Let's take a moment of silence and look back at how the room used to look this morning.
Talk about walking back in time, huh? But, by starting with a clean slate, we incorporated modern and graphic elements that reflect a simple design with a lot of style, all for a budget under $1,000.
Martin:"One, two, three."
Leslie: "I love it. Wow."
Martin: "What catches your eye the most?"
Leslie: "The candles and the curtains. They look nice."
Martin: "Isn't it amazing? Why are you going to cry?"
Leslie: "Because it's so nice."
Martin: "Her mom has been dying to see it all day. Come over here, beautiful.The 100th makeover on Seven News. I'll see you guys soon."
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