not, I’d like to introduce you to this wonderfully economic makeover.
house is in Miami Lakes, Fla., and is owned by interior stylist Maria Fernanda
Molinari and her husband, Rafael R. Lopez.
can see the room after (top photo) and before (bottom photo).
When the couple bought the house, this
space was little more than a bland covered patio with a tile floor.
the transformation, the space exudes an exotic classiness, yet done on a budget. Of particular note:
The seating platforms are simply plywood boxes topped with bed
mattresses. Isn’t that so amazing? You have places to sit, with the side tables
built in, and also places for guests to sleep if necessary.
note the coffee table. It is likewise made of plywood covered with seagrass
mats on the sides.
Where the money went for platforms and coffee table
and molding used to make daybeds and coffee table – $232
stain – $30
mattresses – $110
fabric – $70
mat (inset on coffee table) – $1
see the whole article and a full list of costs, go here.
Plus, Maria has made the building plans for the platform seating available for
purchase for $5. Go here to buy the plans.
(Photos: Home magazine)