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Makeovers, room by room

November 10, 2005|David A. Keeps and Adamo DiGregorio | Special to The Times

IF you want to make over any space, be it breakfast bar or boudoir, mix thriftiness with craftiness. The first part is easy: Inexpensive furnishings come in a world of periods and styles, from modern Scandinavian to ancient Moroccan. The keys to a dramatic transformation -- strong colors and powerful patterns -- can be cost-effective as long as you're willing to make friends with a staple gun and a paintbrush. Prices and availability are always subject to change, but the following vignettes -- four rooms fixed up for less than $700 total -- should provide inspiration for budget-minded makeovers of your own.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday November 12, 2005 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 44 words Type of Material: Correction
Room makeovers -- An article in Thursday's Home section about low-cost redecorating misidentified the source of some merchandise for a children's storage area. The article said the storage box, clock and mirror that were pictured were from Linens 'n Things. They were from IKEA.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday November 17, 2005 Home Edition Home Part F Page 5 Features Desk 1 inches; 45 words Type of Material: Correction
Room makeovers -- An article in last week's section about low-cost redecorating misidentified the source of some merchandise for a children's storage area. The story said the storage box, clock and mirror pictured with the article were from Linens 'n Things. They were from IKEA.

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