Expert advice to smooth the way, from San Francisco interior designer Kimberly Ayres and New York City wallpaper master Al Hoxha.
Have you ever been in the middle of a DIY home decorating project and just stopped? For whatever the reason–insufficient supplies, shortage of funds, lack of motivation, sheer exhaustion–your work just came to a halt. Sounds familiar, right? Whether a DIY home makeover involves major renovations or minor redecorating, it still requires your time, energy, and money. The following Real Simple readers were caught in the middle of six very different room makeover projects that they never finished. That is, until our team of experts–armed with paint brushes and fresh ideas–came to the rescue.