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Bright Living Room Corner

Update furniture with paint.

HGTV star and designer Thomas Smythe suggests freshening old pieces with paint. "You've watched Sarah Richardson and I do it a hundred times; now get off the sofa and do it yourself!" This side table painted a cheerful yellow adds a fun element to his own living room.

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