Does the very idea of reupholstering a chair cause you to panic? Does painting seem like a painstaking process? You're in the right place to begin your DIY education -- and lose your fear. These easy yet impressive decor projects each have five steps or less -- and the results will leave guests gasping.
Trompe l’oeil translates to “deceive the eye” in French, and the artistic mode that uses illusion to imitate three-dimensional objects on a one-dimensional surface translates beautifully to interior design. Try your hand at aesthetic trickery by mounting a trompe l’oeil image onto a simple bureau using spray-mount adhesive and decoupage glue. In five quick steps, you can lend your decor daring depth.
In lieu of painting the town red, why not simply try painting your bed? A single coat of high-gloss paint in cutting-edge crimson or crisp cobalt blue can metamorphose a bland piece into something breathtaking.
Metallic accents can make the difference between a dull and dazzlingly decorated room. To bring opulent ornamentation into your home, paint the back of a beloved China cabinet silver. The mirror-like shine will draw attention to your china collection and disguise signs of wear and tear.