How to patch up a hole-in-the-wall living space

Small spaces prove no match for the Upnorthlive ReVibe crew!

Denine Dingeman, designer at

Charitable Resale

, shares her inspiration and teaches you to affordably style with ease! She's teaming up with Dan Brady, "tricks-of-the-trade" painter at

Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration

. He brings you time-saving tricks and products that are easy to find and use.

This week, it's part one of an apartment living room makeover. Dan and Denine ReVibe walls with tones and treatments that SUPER-size small spaces!

"Showcasing artwork and favorite photos doesn't need to be expensive," said Denine. "Illustrations, photos or prints of favorite art can be framed with creative materials. Miter the corners of lightweight, metal garden edging for an expensive-looking and totally hip industrial effect. The money you save is better spent on entertaining friends to soak up their compliments of your great sense of style!"

"Walls can get beat up and seem impossible to correct," said Dan. "You'd be surprised at how simple it is to find easy-to-fix-it products at your favorite hardware store. Ask the crew about patch screens and tools that are so quick and easy to use that you have time to catch the game and enjoy the weekend!"

More tips from Dan and Denine:

Repair walls instead of painting over the damaged areas.

Choose the right painting tools for textured walls.

Select colors that brighten up small spaces to make the room seem larger.

Warm, neutral grays are on trend, classic, and go well with standard "apartment beige" carpet and kitchens.

Click the video above to learn how to repair holes in walls and open up your small living space with colors and mirrors!

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, call 231-947-8522, or stop by Northwood Paint & Supply in Traverse City.

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