It is finally time to reveal Erika's new Industrial-Chic apartment!
Denine Dingeman, designer at
, shares her tips for making your small living space appear larger! She's teaming up with Dan Brady, "tricks-of-the-trade" painter at
Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration
. He shows you how to touch up a wall with ceramic matte paint from Northwood Paint.
"You're not going to see the glare you get if you try to touch up a normal eggshell paint," Brady said.
Denine focused on finding ways to make use of Erika's small living space.
"Erika had a sofa, chair and ottoman that we were working with and they just seemed like they were really overpowering the room," Dingeman said.
They got rid of the ottoman to free up some space.
Dan and Denine turned an old hutch into an entertainment center. They also turned an old trunk into a functional table.
Dan and Denine wanted Erika's space to be a comfortable place for her to entertain when friends are over. They made her a bar with bar stools and dressed it up with a cool industrial lamp.
To go with the industrial-chic theme they hung a bicycle rim under a lamp to make a retro chandelier.
Denine said many of the pieces they used to decorate were found items. They repurposed an old burner and camera to decorate the entertainment center.
They dressed up an old coffee table with zebra print Frogtape.
Denine found carpet squares at a dollar store and Dan taped the squares together with carpet tape to make a chic rug.
"We think it just pulls the room together," Denine said.
Need some paint? Call 231-947-8522, or stop by
Northwood Paint & Supply
in Traverse City.
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