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After: Principal Bedroom

Ticking stripe fabric over an Ikea headboard is an affordable way to customize a bed.

H&H style editor Michael Penney decided to wallpaper all four walls for a traditional farmhouse style, so he kept other patterns to a minimum. Instead of buying new nightstands, he painted the ones from his former apartment taupe and added classic hardware to suit the room. For art above the bed, Michael framed seaweed images found online in $3 frames from Value Village. The dressing table (left) was purchased new, but was only $300 from Ikea. Read more about decorating his second floor.

Read all about Michael's new house — including before shots and DIY projects — in his blog, tour through each floor on Online TV, see the full story in our June 2011 issue, and browse all before and after photos in the online gallery.

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