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Family Room Redesign: Shanghai Lounge

DIY Experts give a '70's family room a Shanghai twist with red walls and a wood-paneled bar to in evoke the look of bamboo.

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DIY Experts reinvent a '70s family room with a Shanghai twist to fit the way people entertain today. Red walls add sophistication and the wood-paneled bar is updated to evoke the more contemporary look of bamboo. We'll also alter a few of Granny's pieces, bringing them into the current century and lending them an Asian flair.

Transform your family room into a Shanghai lounge

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    Two Days

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    $100 - $250

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    Easy to Moderate

How to Apply a Red Textured Wall Treatment

What can you do with paint, a few dollars and a little creativity? Turn an outdated family room into an Asian-inspired lounge with red textured walls and more.

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    Two Days

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    $100 - $250

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How to Apply Detail to a Coffee Table

With a little creativity, the coffee table gets a decorative paint job.

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    Two Days

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    $100 - $250

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    Easy to Moderate

Give Painted Bar Paneling the Look of Bamboo

Say goodbye to wood paneling and hello to an exotic wet bar. A wet bar from the '70s is lightened with paint and given the look of bamboo.

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    1 hour

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    $1 - $50

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    Easy

How to Rejuvenate a Fireplace

Learn how to update a fireplace by applying a lime-pigment paint treatment.

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