Introduction

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Step 1

Tools & Materials

Interior wall paint
Brushes
Paint tray
Paint roller
Painter’s tape
Drop cloth
Sandpaper
Woodblock
Staples & stapler
Peel-and-stick wallpaper
Straight edge
Pencil
Scissors
Power drill
Wood screws
Bamboo shades

Step 2

Tips for a Quick Room Makeover

1. Patch and sand walls.

2. Paint three walls.

3. Wallpaper fourth wall.

4. Paint door gloss or semi-gloss; it will be easier to keep clean.

5. Hang bamboo shades.

Pro Tip

Small projects equal big differences in the look of a room.

Staple sandpaper to woodblock to make sanding easier.

To prevent built-up edges, roll on paint in 3x3 W; then fill in without lifting roller.

Use peel-and-stick paper and you won’t need paste.

Precut and number panels; you can reposition them if they don’t match.

Protect hardware with rubber cement; cut edges to remove when paint is dry.

Slip cardboard under door to catch drips.

If door is solid, roll on paint; if door is paneled, use brush starting with panels, then verticals, then horizontals and edges.