Honestly, would you take a second look at these two dining side chairs if you came across them on CL or at the GW? If you think they looked rough on the outside, they looked even WORSE on the inside. Check
The kitchen in Allie's 1978 home looks nothing like this anymore thanks in large part to some strategic demolition and IKEA. The demo bit came when she and her husband knock down the wall between their kitchen and dining room to create one open space. The wood flooring was removed and replaced with something that unified the expansion. When it came time to furnish the area, IKEA cabinets...
Not your typical outdoor cooker, this biomass stove, which the maker calls a "rocket stove," could be a perfect addition to a small backyard. It has a lot going for it including the fact that it smokes very little, it's virtually indestructible, it only needs a tiny bit of fuel (aka: biomass,
If the name of this dish hasn't caught your eye (and your tastebuds), then there may not be hope for you! We kid. This recipe might just be the perfect breakfast to make when family comes to town for the holidays!
Christmas decorations do sneak into my kitchen this time of year, but not like these kitchens. I am completely inspired by them. Fun, festive and completely inviting. I can imagine drinking a hot cup of cocoa in any of them. How about you?
Admittedly, white kitchens have an advantage at
When Jen needed a cost-effective kitchen island for her rental, she turned to pallets. She'd had success before using them to re-do a bookcase, so this was familiar territory for her. First in the island's creation was building a frame--the wood for which, Jen notes, was the only lumber that was actually purchased for the project.
The lovely thing about IKEA's Tarva dressers--besides their low sticker price--is their blank-canvas quality. They can easily be painted and stained to make them one of a kind creations. Katie, from Addicted 2 DIY can attest to this, as she not only (eventually) painted and stained her Tarva 3-drawer dresser, she took its makeover to the extreme by breaking out the power tools and turning it into a bar cabinet, complete
Remember these things?? About ten years ago, everybody had one. Then televisions grew skinny and started popping up on walls. Nobody needed big old cabinets--excuse me, entertainment centers--anymore and they started appearing in thrift stores and on Craigslist in every city in the country. But Jann kept hers, figuring
Hate oak cabinetry? Most people these days seem to, or feel that they are expected to hate it. However, the people who own the kitchen pictured above didn't and weren't afraid to admit their preference. They liked oak's "refined rustic/craftsman style." So, when it came time to
This looks like just the right soup for those cool autumn days. Maybe we start this weekend off right with a bowl or two? Coconut curry forever!
When stylist Peter Dolkas decided to re-do the kitchen in his rental, he had no qualms about painting the cabinets. As for his landlord? She didn't know what was happening until after the makeover was
Liz's kitchen island was driving her bananas. Its stained honey oak top just wasn't jiving with the new industrial stools she snagged awhile back. So Liz forked over about 4 bucks and 5 hours of her time
Nineteen thousand dollars doesn't go far when you hire someone else to do the work. That's why this kitchen makeover is considered a budget job. When the owners of the kitchen went to Design Edge, they had a check list that included replacing the cabinets, buying new
So you have a kitchen that you plan to gut and redo when the funds are available. But that day isn't here yet, and you don't want to invest a lot of money in a kitchen you can't stand but also can't stand to live in either. Then you do what Ms. Squirrelly Mind did and
National Cheesecake Day was a few days ago and I'm still celebrating at my home. This deliciously simple Greek yogurt cheesecake is perfect for a light summer dessert that you don't have to feel guilty about!
Sisters Elsie and Emma, the duo behind A Beautiful Mess, partnered up with Habitat for Humanity and Real Simple to make over a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom bungalow in their town of Springfield, MO. The focus of the makeover today
If the title of this recipe alone doesn't make you want to run to the store and snag all the ingredients to make it immediately, well then I can't help you. Nutella? Love it. Berries? You bet. Crostini?! Oh my.
Just in time for tomorrow! These rice krispie treats are definitely more sophisticated and adult than the usual kind we see at barbecues and parties!
If there's a food that I could eat for the rest of my life, it would be the avocado. Those things are the tastiest and why have I never thought to use the shell to serve the prepared food IN?!? This shredded Cajun chicken looks fantastic and even tastier served up in avocado shells!
Katie assures us that these adorable drink koozies are super-simple to make. Although they do involve a little sewing, she says the bulk of the work involves cutting and pinning fabric. The effort pays off big time as the koozies would