Carolyn described her 1980's kitchen "yucky." It's certainly far from that now. Confined to a tight budget, she and her husband did all the work themselves except for the installation of the countertops. The DIY mostly happened in the evening
This tiny New York City kitchen was cluttered and closed off from the rest of the space. But check out what it looks like now that the wall has been removed and new cabinets have been installed.
There are some nights I just want a quick, healthy meal. I don't want to be fighting with pots, pans and dishes. This delicious recipe is one of those 'one pot wonders' that makes for a quick 'set and forget' dinner: 20-minutes, 1 pot, let's go!
I love succulents, even the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors to suit your decor. The trend these days is to create 'living walls', bringing the outdoors in, and this project takes that approach in modular fashion using DIY geometric cast concrete planters. Full instructions and template on how to make your own are at the link below.
These cuban style black bean fritters put a vegetarian spin on traditional crab cakes, served here with a delicious zesty pineapple and cilantro rice.
Jenna confirms that the hardest part of her DIY kitchen island was figuring out how to construct it. Once that was done, the island took about an hour to build. That, however, doesn't include
There are loads of great fabric projects out there, but if you're a little bit challenged in the sewing department, most of those DIY ideas are, unfortunately, off limits. Luckily though, you can fake it until you make it with this roundup of 15 DIY no-sew project ideas for the home. Don't worry, they're just as cool as the ones made for your sewing machine lovin' friends.
This kitchen was dated. Ancient wallpaper, old cabinets and dingy floors all contributed to the not-so-modern feel of the space. But the situation wasn't hopeless; you'll be shocked when you see the incredible overhaul that happened.
One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She started
This is another one of those smack-my-forehead, why-didn't-I-think-of-that deals. A paper plate turned basket?? Yeah, it's perfect for when we take treats into the office or give them as a thank-you gift to teacher, but they would also be great for backyard BBQs for serving
This kitchen was dark and dingy, to say the least. The brown cabinets and backsplash made it feel like it came straight out of the 1970's. But what a difference some paint can make... check out the drastic makeover after the break.
Ahh, the Expedit* bookshelf. One of IKEA's most ubiquitous products and the springboard for many a creative DIY hack, including this Scandinavian-inspired/minimalist kitchen storage solution.