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You can achieve the pricey shabby chic look at home on your own. After applying primer, a few thin coats of white paint, let dry completely, then gently sand away some areas to create a distressed, aged look.
After a few coats of milk paint, I transformed this IKEA daybed into a chic one-of-a-kind piece. It's my favorite spot for lounging in our home.
daybed in nook
A thrifted TV console lends a vintage look to what can sometimes be an awkward living room piece.
family room next to fireplace
family photos all in sepia up the wall
Here, hopper-style windows are used as transoms to provide ventilation without compromising security. Before ordering windows, think about how you will install the transom above the door. Will there be a space in between, trimmed out as in this picture?
With a casement window, the entire one-piece sash rotates out by twisting a handle. It can be difficult to open a double-hung window when leaning over cabinets in a kitchen, so the casement can be a good choice there. Think about the exterior implications, though. Will the open sash obstruct a path when people walk by?
If you want the look of a painted wood window, consider aluminum-clad wood. There are many color choices, and the paint job will last much longer. Trim pieces like brick molding are also available in the same material, so the entire assembly is low maintenance.
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