Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Room for Improvement: Dining Room
If you're a great cook and like to entertain, then listen up. Our makeover maestro Martin Amado is creating a designer dining room by taking it from simple to chic in tonight's Room for Improvement.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "Today we're getting a plain dining room ready for its next dinner party by giving it a facelift, Room for Improvement style."
Martin Amado: "Room for Improvement."
Martin Amado: "So this is your dining room, Yanitza. I love the size, the scale of the space, but you're not happy with the way it looks right now.
Martin Amado: "And why is that?"
Yanitza: "It's so simple. It needs something that I don't know what it is."
Martin Amado: "The reason the dinning room is looking very simple for Yanitza, and I dare say a bit cold is because we need some extra layers in the room. Right now we have a lot of hard surfaces, but adding window treatments and even an area rug will totally change the room. Let's get to work."
Martin Amado: "Now we have a blank canvas."
When you add sheers along with panels, you normally need a double-rod system. Now, in this case, we just want the look, so we can get away with only using one rod.
Martin Amado: "There we go, a bit more contemporary than the fruit painting we had before."
Displaying a series of artwork or photographs on a big wall gives a more visual impact, as opposed to a hodgepodge of many different things.
Martin Amado: "So now that we've created this beautiful backdrop for Yanitza, of course the fabric on these chairs for comparison has seen better days."
But we're going to give it a brand new look just by reupholstering the seats.
Martin Amado: "There we go, we have a brand new chair."
Martin Amado: "These decorative pillows help to dress up the chair even more."
Martin Amado: "The finishing touch, some candles, and I hope Yanitza loves her new dining space."
Martin Amado: "This morning the dining room was nothing special, but now its a beautiful space to dine and entertain in all for a budget of less than $1,100."
Martin Amado: "One, two, three, open your eyes."
Yanitza: "Wow, I love it."
Martin Amado: "What do you think?"
Yanitza: "I love it, I love it. It looks so beautiful. I'm speechless, I don't recognize my dinning room anymore."
Martin Amado: "So, you guys at home, thank you so much for watching. This is another Room for Improvement."
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