DIY LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER ON A BUDGET | REALISTIC + EASY REFRESH FOR ANYONE!

Oct 30, 2020
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We went from wanting to open up the walls to changing up our minds and working with what we have currently since Holly liked having some separation of rooms after I did the fireplace. This DIY living room makeover is "extreme" but insanely doable for all levels of DIY’er’s. I love how although this makeover is so drastic …it costed me less than $100.
D E E T S + L I N K S
"Jungle Camouflage" by Behr in a flat finish
Holly already owned the couch, side table and coffee table
Round arch mirrors DIY’ed by Shmoxd: usworlds.info/slow/video/equTiGipaml5jmo
“Everyday I Love You” print picked up in Sundance, Utah when I was visiting Mr. Shmoxd
Custom Blend “Dusty Terrarium” by Behr Stain for the art ledge
Pumpkins from Ralph’s
Beaded garland from JoAnn two years ago in their Christmas Decor section
Beatle beaded print from Target
Pillows picked up at Home Goods
Fake plants from Home Goods
Glass pumpkin from JoAnn
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1 x 2's used for framing: homedepot.sjv.io/xKBYx
Glass used for framing: homedepot.sjv.io/X6jK3
Glass cutter: amzn.to/37Vztyz
Glass cutting oil: amzn.to/2HMH8nU

Comments
  • Tip for cutting glass: you have to break it right after you cut it. If you wait longer, you get a "cold cut" and the tension in the glass makes it break where it wants. So you should prepare each side separately and then break it immidedly

    Pi MPi M3 months ago
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      Laura BrownLaura Brown2 months ago
    • I’ve also seen that holding the glass under water helps reduce the amount of energy needed to cut it and helps to make a cleaner cut.

      Crystal WhiteCrystal White2 months ago
    • Don't forget to pin this comment 🙂

      LIVE AND LOVELIVE AND LOVE3 months ago
    • Oh wow - pinning this comment.

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  • such a handsome makeover ;-)

    Just BecauseJust Because19 days ago
  • Hey we miss you

    Olga OrtizOlga OrtizMonth ago
  • What is the red tool you add to the drill to get those angle screws in? What is the hidden screw drill tool? The blue one

    Renata SteinkrausRenata SteinkrausMonth ago
  • I'm on day 4 of painting my bedroom...I hate painting rooms, but love the transition...!

    Milkweed DreamsMilkweed Dreams2 months ago
  • You have the most smoothest transitions into advertising your sponsor

    Hume108Hume1082 months ago
  • In Modern Living Room Everyone Using "SoundProof Curtains" That Stops Outside Noise by 80% (25 Db) Tested. Check Here: livesoundproof.com/best-soundproof-curtains/

    Laura BrownLaura Brown2 months ago
  • I love the wall color ! It's " there but not there " ... a very calm mood

    rvsp89rvsp892 months ago
  • Get it girl !!!!

    Laura ReyesLaura Reyes2 months ago
  • god i love your channel so so much it’s so satisfying watching you transform a space with all the diying and you never miss. is there nothing you can’t do??

    Kaylee EnoKaylee Eno3 months ago
    • None of what I do is perfect but I love sharing what I'm learning.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • 💕💕💕

    Rae CassAtRae CassAt3 months ago
  • beautiful!!

    Jill Sarah GJill Sarah G3 months ago
  • On a budget,but more than thousands of dollars...

    Dark ShadowDark Shadow3 months ago
  • Okay soooo I deadass went all the way to his Ig to get his name and girllll Bryan is a good name👀 I was thinking about Brychel as your ship name😂🤣

    KBALMOKBALMO3 months ago
  • when i get old enough to get a job i actually always wanted to be an interior architect and your videos inspire me so much!! (im sorry if my spelling is wrong i am not an america or from an english country)

    Chiara MoarbesChiara Moarbes3 months ago
  • Woooww 👌

    zihadofficialbandzihadofficialband3 months ago
  • WOW the wood glue and sawdust trick is super smart

    Elly MacRaeElly MacRae3 months ago
  • I love the art ledge and the colours

    Carly HCarly H3 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • That circle hack is exactly what I did when I created my circle painted wall. It makes sense if you know math, it’s essentially a compass.

    La’Glamour TwinsLa’Glamour Twins3 months ago
    • 🖤

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Ooo I appreciate the into. Very, james bond ish/peter McKinnon ish

    Move Happy With MeMove Happy With Me3 months ago
    • 🖤

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  • Also do you have any videos showing how to caulk? The line I got is wonky and the thickness varies too much also can you touch up caulk?

    Jalleah ReyesJalleah Reyes3 months ago
  • Do you have to trim? When I paint I feel like you can tell the trim from the inside part or touchups

    Jalleah ReyesJalleah Reyes3 months ago
  • Rachel you are so good at designing and knowing what to match

    Elizabeth RiveraElizabeth Rivera3 months ago
  • Where did u get ur hand-ring from?

    Helene SmedHelene Smed3 months ago
  • Okay cute boy.

    cheybuttaacheybuttaa3 months ago
  • Tip - Remember safety first. Always wear protective gearing.

    Eliza GaskellEliza Gaskell3 months ago
  • Best of luck with your new friendship with a fellow DIY USworldsr. Making new friends without any expectations is part of the fun of being single. You are free to spend time with anyone you like and it doesn't have to go anywhere!

    Annalisa KiteAnnalisa Kite3 months ago
  • So peaceful..😍

    Nina SNina S3 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • withwendy and shmoxd in a Rachel video! 👍❤️ yassss

    arawaraw3 months ago
    • @Living to DIY with Rachel Metz omygosh you answered 😂 I love your videos by the way! it's very inspiring - inspiring me to be creative and all 👍😁

      arawaraw3 months ago
    • 🖤

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • paint tip!!! clark and kensington paint, or royal paint (they’re both made by the same company) are the BEST PAINTS!!!! it saves you so many coats because it covers so evenly and so well! i’ve painted probably a thousand times with at this point probably every brand, and after much trial and error, i’ve found these paints are the best best best!!! also so much more affordable than almost all others!!

    emma cateemma cate3 months ago
  • Dude I’m actually obsessed with the 3 little arched mirrors! They’re so cute!!

    Happy Home MamaHappy Home Mama3 months ago
    • They are my favorite.

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  • Cute boyyyyyyyy Yay

    Abigail SkaggsAbigail Skaggs3 months ago
  • It looks stunning!!! Obviously lol. Also, I couldn’t agree more; painting is the worst! I recently moved to Wisconsin and I’m in the process of painting my place and I hate it ha. Unfortunately I have no friends here to help 😭👎🏻.

    DylanLanham1091DylanLanham10913 months ago
    • You got this - I believe in you xx.

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  • What camera do you film with?

    nancy.whonancy.who3 months ago
    • I have three - this was mainly filmed with a Canon t3i Rebel

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Love the color

    Li GLi G3 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • If you ever have to cut glass again, a tip for going around any big curve like those arches! instead of making those off shoots like you did after tracing the whole curve, you can cut out the arch in smaller sections by tracing a bit of the curve and then trailing off to the edge of the glass in a straight line. That way you can break off smaller pieces instead of doing that whole curve at once, and you can sand any rugged edges like you did (:

    Daniella StatutiDaniella Statuti3 months ago
    • Oh thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Shout Out to the “cute boy” for the help! 🤭 I see ya Ms. Metz 👀

    Mosaic LyfeMosaic Lyfe3 months ago
    • 🖤🥰

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Shmoxd x Rachel Metz?! HERE FOR IT.

    Natalia LeiNatalia Lei3 months ago
    • 🥰

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Love the way this turned out. Absolutely beautiful. 💕💕💕

    Denise SDenise S3 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Watching your videos and I always wondered why you hated painting so much until I decided to paint my entire house 🥴. Taping out a room to getting the lines completely even (The Virgo/perfectionist) are going to be the death of me. When I got to my living room, I completely stopped caring and my lines are wonky af 🤷🏽‍♀️

    Shante TaylorShante Taylor3 months ago
  • Lol you’re more than welcome to come live at my house and flip whatever you want to whenever you want to!!

    Grace HongGrace Hong3 months ago
  • I own a glass shop. You tried to cut an inside curve which is really high level glass cutting skill. Cut off as many straight edges as you can and then slowly going around the curve in small sections.

    Lana Cease Watercolor ArtsLana Cease Watercolor Arts3 months ago
  • Your videos are really great. I would love to see some series from you on how to avoid annoying mistakes, like when you're painting, drilling and such. Mistakes people that only fix something in the house once a year do, but can cost time / money and frustration. Also, I just realized it's so good that your face is not showing a lot during the videos. That realization came just after the previous one during your other "best friend call me out" video that I couldn't do much of anything else than breath looking at that face, so it would've been a pity to miss any part of your great work. So, yeah...

    Dimi AslanDimi Aslan3 months ago
  • Cute boi is cute

    Capers BeddoesCapers Beddoes3 months ago
  • Hi 👋 CALI!!!!!

    TheBunkerbunny5TheBunkerbunny53 months ago
  • omg love shmood, more collabs pls

    usagififiusagififi3 months ago
  • That mirror diy is absolutely gorgeous! Here I am going to find myself a good quality glass cutter and give it a go! Also love that you and Shmoxd are friends, such a great match of chill :)

    Kelsey BucknellKelsey Bucknell3 months ago
  • Man...I would've been like....Bump that mirror LOL. Kudos to you! I love the ledge.

    MsSassyMTMsSassyMT3 months ago
  • The three mini arch mirrors look awesome on that shelf! Like better than the large single mirror would have I think. Nice save!

    Alyson LofgrenAlyson Lofgren3 months ago
  • A dado blade would be clutch for that frame.

    Amber EppersonAmber Epperson3 months ago
  • Curved cuts on glass are so stressful because there is a always a risk of cracking. I’ve done a few stain glass projects and the techniques we use could avoid that big crack that happened. I would suggest checking some videos out if you’ll be doing something like that again !

    Leanne ThielLeanne Thiel3 months ago
  • Love when I get notifications of your videos! Makes my day! 😍❤️🙌🏻 also I’m so glad that glass broke because those three staggering arched mirrors are EVERYTHING 😍😍😍😍 need those in my life!! Also glad you are having “cute boy” help you out! You deserve it!

    Julia Beth LarsonJulia Beth Larson3 months ago
  • I reached out to give Cali scritches :D

    Emma BinghamEmma Bingham3 months ago
  • I actually enjoyed painting the wall myself. Being the perfectionist , I prefer doing it myself :D. Painting walls calms ke down and silences my overactive brain. As usual, tq for making videos that is inspiring and honest, your videos are always straight forward and your journey is always real be it successes or mistakes during diy, tq so so much.

    May LeeMay Lee3 months ago
  • I love your work, you made me want to go college for interior design ❤️💜 thank you

    Aniya McNeilAniya McNeil3 months ago
  • So u and cute boy gg date ?

    StarfireStarfire3 months ago
  • I just luv ur videos and how u explain things to us u make it soooo easy , can u please do a terrazzo DIY ?

    Lamya MLamya M3 months ago
  • My favorite creators on USworlds always talking/collabing, With Wendy, Shmoxd, Rachel Metz, Lone Fox.. 🖤🖤🖤

    Amanda de OliveiraAmanda de Oliveira3 months ago
  • Great Video. Thank you for sharing ^_^

    ZE KENZYZE KENZY3 months ago
  • The mirror came out even better than I expected! Amazing job

    Nicole OgbuaguNicole Ogbuagu3 months ago
  • Girl I just painted my entry wall dark hunter green,I was like I will get done in like four hours just like my fav diywoman, NOOOOPE took my husband and I three days WTH! Thanks for telling me that I’m not alone and it takes you forever as well lol

    katie Moorekatie Moore3 months ago
  • Rachel, CA doesn't have seasons! Please move to east coast!!! Anywhere near NY/NJ~ please!!!!!~~~!!~~~!

    Yao LuYao Lu3 months ago
  • Rachel, my love...I am sure Holly loves what you have helped her home become. If you were my roommate I would say "please...do what you would like and if you would be so obliged help me make a luxe pet condo for Callie and my cat kids."

    britegrl03britegrl033 months ago
  • “Hands on” RACHEL U LITTLE MINX 😌

    Alley OopAlley Oop3 months ago
  • Adorei 🤩

    Aninha MatosAninha Matos3 months ago
  • This is amazing! What I love is how you are refining a space and elevating someone’s personal taste. This can be applied to anyone which is great!

    Darkhorse3211Darkhorse32113 months ago
    • Thanks so much! 😊

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  • The space looks fenomenal but ..... i see spaaaarks **---**

    HYZ LifestyleHYZ Lifestyle3 months ago
    • @Living to DIY with Rachel Metz omg you replied !!! I love you Rachel ❤️🙏🏻

      HYZ LifestyleHYZ Lifestyle3 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • I love how the mirrors came out. It looks like an artistic interpretation of “signal strength.” Something we see all the time on our devices up in the corner and something we all need in life.

    Brown YounginsBrown Youngins3 months ago
    • Love it.

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  • Just carelessly runs fingers over top of table saw blade... Eeeekk!!

    ez_D'Juanez_D'Juan3 months ago
    • I know I know!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • I saw what you did at the beginning with the editing. Nice touch!! And maybe just maybe one of your videos you'll start off bye saying "This is how weee dooo it"!! Hoping all is well, Dirty Jersey out!!

    Money Making Mike G.Money Making Mike G.3 months ago
  • With glass you have to go about cutting it very slowly, meaning you should’ve just cut the two vertical straight cuts and THEN gone back in and made a third cut that did the rounded part on one side, and then a fourth cut that made it rounded on the other side, and then maybe a few additional cuts to get in closer to your curve. You always have to approach curves or circles from far away and make a lot of cuts to slowly get to the curve. *i make stained glass*

    Carson O'KeeffeCarson O'Keeffe3 months ago
    • Thank you for this!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Can’t help but love the coffee table Rachel did you make that or where can I get that table

    Maria GarciaMaria Garcia3 months ago
    • Always detailed in the description xx.

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  • It’s amazing to me how something so simple can transform a space. Love that art ledge.

    Uncle jHolioUncle jHolio3 months ago
    • Isn't it fun?

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  • I realize the mirror didn't turn out as planned but the alternative is simply brilliant. love the room!!

    Lisa SchreiberLisa Schreiber3 months ago
    • Isn't it the cutest?

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  • Freaking LOVE seeing other females in painty pants!! This is my look..thank you for showing that women can learn amazing skill sets from from our fathers❤️

    KRISTEN MARIEKRISTEN MARIE3 months ago
    • Don't need to learn them from our fathers. Self taught since my 1989 divorce & first home purchase = 31 years.

      Mary ConnollyMary Connolly3 months ago
    • Yes we can!

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  • Shmoxd!!

    Heidy RamirezHeidy Ramirez3 months ago
    • My favorite.

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  • I loved the three mirror trio, it’s a cute idea!! I would definitely want to see another collab soon!

    Okalani LeoOkalani Leo3 months ago
    • It's so cute. There will be a lot of collabs xx.

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  • Love how it turned out! Nice work Rachel. 🖤

    Alisha LauritAlisha Laurit3 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Rachel is so T A L E N T E D !!!! S H E 'S R A R E! 🥰

    Marielle 24Marielle 243 months ago
    • @Living to DIY with Rachel Metz Awww 😍 I love you and your masterpiece! More subscribers to come 🥰

      Marielle 24Marielle 243 months ago
    • You're far too kind.

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  • I am so surprised you have never collaborated with article! This space is screaming for new sofas!

    Jessica NicoleJessica Nicole3 months ago
    • I've collaborated with them three times (got to dig deeper in my channel). I'm saving new couches for my house! Kinda tired doing everyone else's spaces so saving that for me.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Those mirrors are so cool 👍🏼

    Kathryn PKathryn P3 months ago
    • They are!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Ooooh Rachel got herself a little DIY bae 🤣 loved this makeover as always!

    CiciTravelsCiciTravels3 months ago
    • 🙃

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  • great job. looks beautiful. I love that green.

    Kimberly AkersKimberly Akers3 months ago
    • Thanks for the love!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Happiness is waking up to one of your videos!

    RelaxedRelaxed3 months ago
    • @Living to DIY with Rachel Metz I think it's safe to say that we ALL have your back 💕

      RelaxedRelaxed3 months ago
    • Thank you for love!

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  • Another successful space, Rachel! Love your ideas; however, you must be careful! You coulda’ poked your eye out with that stick😂😂😂 (Didn’t all Moms say that to their kids)?😉☺️

    Judy FlynnJudy Flynn3 months ago
  • I actually think painting in an odd way is therapeutic 🥰 In high school, I was in a class called Stage Craft, where we built sets and props for the Drama department and I was always given the detailed work cause I did pretty well at it and enjoyed doing that myself 🥰👍🏻

    J. LynneJ. Lynne3 months ago
  • Do you have any tips or tricks for painting the corner of your accent wall that adjoins the main color? I’ve tried painters tape, but the line isn’t crisp.

    Bee Happy Attic FindsBee Happy Attic Finds3 months ago
    • Precision tip brushes.

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  • Thank you for being so honest about the time it takes to paint! When you watch someone else do it, it looks so easy. I painted our small living room and it took me forever & i now hate painting! But it looks great!

    Liz MartinezLiz Martinez3 months ago
    • Thank you for watching!

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  • i've said this before, but... sometimes i just.... read through the comment sections of your videos for the instant mood boost all this love and support give me :^)

    aquaaqua3 months ago
    • You guys are the best.

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  • Are moving? What about the shed and bedroom? WHY????☹️🙁

    Monica PilgreenMonica Pilgreen3 months ago
    • Because this isn't my home? You should know if you're following along I'm just roommate and I want my own space.

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  • What is the green you used for the kitchen cabinets again?

    Kylie NagelKylie Nagel3 months ago
    • @Living to DIY with Rachel Metz thanks girl!

      Kylie NagelKylie Nagel3 months ago
    • In that video xx. Can't remember off the top of my head.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Yeessss when my two favorite DIY’ers work together to make something that wasn’t planned but super cool. So happy seeing you guys work together. Love you guys

    Taylor LorinTaylor Lorin3 months ago
    • Love him.

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  • Omg! My eyes nearly popped out when I saw that this new video was out😆

    kevi linyukevi linyu3 months ago
    • Thanks love!

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  • Love that transformation.😍

    Celia RosaCelia Rosa3 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Hello friend. As per usual Metz you knocked it out of the park. Beautiful. OneLove.

    Natural Gal NicholNatural Gal Nichol3 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • It's insane how talented you are! Thanks for your videos. Hugs from Paris, France

    Sienne DelmasSienne Delmas3 months ago
    • You are way too kind!

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  • I always "shop my house" when I want to redo a room, and use stuff I already own....❤️

    Reflexology52 WelshReflexology52 Welsh3 months ago
    • It's the best.

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  • Just a tip I’ve learned from years of painting... invest in a good quality artist angled paint brush (Michael’s coupon) to use for crisp clean cut-in’s and small bowl/cup of paint. I promise it will save you time and money on the back end i.e. less time/money on Painter’s tape and cleaning up wonky lines. 🤷🏽‍♀️ just a suggestion.

    Victoria _LuzuVictoria _Luzu3 months ago
  • It looks so good🖤 I love how you styles the picture ledge & I love how the mirrors turned out.

    Fn it up with Ericka Fn CutlassFn it up with Ericka Fn Cutlass3 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz3 months ago
  • Great job with this wall, simple, chic, and adaptable for growth. Rachel you never disappoint. 💛From Texas

    LEDLED3 months ago
    • Thank you for your love and support!

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