Build a striking passageway wall with inexpensive Ikea, Chinatown and Craigslist finds.
In the same apartment, Michael turned a lifeless spot in the living room into a chic arrangement with a wood console table he found on the curb and a baroque-style mirror he painted from gaudy gold to chic black. Cheap blue and white plates from Chinatown provide symmetry and reference the blue upholstered chair from Craigslist. Red Ikea storage boxes were gussied up with ribbon attached by a glue gun. Michael also swapped the original long and skinny shade of the Ikea glass lamp with an Asele shade for better scale and a more sophisticated look.
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