Home Makeover on a Budget
From Sunset.com , see how a budget-concious couple transformed their small, early-1900's Seattle house into a colorful home with recycled materials and a little imagination.
Breakfast Nook Details
With no proper dining room, the Steen's use the breakfast nook as such, and also as an art table for their two daughters. The vinyl cushions are specially treated to resist ink and other stains. The benches provide hidden storage under their hinged lids. Bold wallpaper adds a touch of whimsy, accenting a single wall. "In a small house, sometimes touches have to be small, like with patterned wallpaper and fabric," Leah said (Chinatown Toile by Flavor Paper; $150/15-ft. roll; flavorleague.com).
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