Nate Berkus' latest assignment is a doozy. Step 1: Throw a neighborhood swap meet. Step 2: Redecorate four rooms with only $500 per home and some used furniture. Step 3: Watch as creativity comes to life.
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A few small additions—an old Tibetan table that once held a neighbor's TV, a re-stained side table from Ndu and Mary Ann and craft paper behind the bookshelves for accent color—give the once ho-hum living room a jolt of personality. An inexpensive stretch couch cover ("Spanx for furniture," Nate says.) breathes new life into an old sleeper sofa.
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