Roman shades reused in home office renovation

Aug 12 2010

Roman shades reused in home office renovation
Roman shades reused in home office renovation
Kathy McCleary, from Home and Garden TV, recently documented the renovation of her home office in the Chicago Sun-Times. These fixes were all on a tight budget, so other savvy homeowners looking for quick remedies may be interested to know how she transformed this space without breaking the bank.

First, her husband and she stripped the old wallpaper and replaced it with pine trim and painted everything by themselves. They also used old pine bookcases which she claims had sat in the basement for years, bringing them back to life with some sanding and a touch of new color.

McCleary also reused old furniture when arranging the particulars of the office - these included a pine trestle table, rolling chair and drop-leaf desk. She suggests that the key to redesigning any home is to reuse pieces of furniture that may otherwise still languish in basements or attics, and avoid hiring any outside contractors for painting or other maintenance jobs.

For window treatments, she hung a pair of Roman shades that had lasted from a previous house. This is a prime example of the versatility of this dependable and fashionable window treatment, as Roman shades, with their simple and elegant beauty, can enhance any room and guarantee years of use.
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