Before & After: DIY Makeover with Small, Chic Changes

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Sometimes "before" pictures aren't disgusting nightmares that leave you horrified. Sometimes they are perfectly nice, but the owner was just sick and tired of looking at the same layout or piece of furniture. We've all been there and so was Bethany, who'd grown weary of seeing this dark brown trellis pattern first thing after walking in the door. She made a few crucial tweaks without spending a dime — including a mini IKEA hack — and wound up refreshed.

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Bethany's entry got a new wall treatment, using some leftover gold foil, which brightens up the hallway considerably. She also modified a standard IKEA storage unit with black electrical tape, and wound up with a custom and elegant look.

If you want more, you can find additional photos and more info about the makeover over at Bethany's blog, Dwellings By Devore.

Well done Bethany, and I applaud your efforts!

(Images: Dwellings by Devore)

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