When it comes to DIY, dip dyeing is a great way to transform fabric for various projects. But, there are a couple of big downsides to this technique. It's super messy, it takes a while to boil the water to the right temperature, and you have to carefully mix the ingredients, etc. So, when I decided to dye plain pillowcases for a recent room makeover, I experimented with a couple ways to streamline the process until I found the perfect way to dip dye the faux way. Continue Reading
I found this inexpensive table side lamp on clearance at Target and thought it would be the perfect shape for a bedroom makeover I recently put together. After recovering the lampshade and embellishing the base, I was able to create a custom light for about $30. Here's how you can make your own. Continue Reading
Remember the before photos from this bedroom makeover? Well, it's time to share how the whole thing turned out. There was a lot of work to do, but after rolling up our sleeves, reconfiguring a few things, and buying some new furniture, the home owners are now able to enjoy a more relaxing space that feels like home. Click through to see how this bedroom makeover turned out.
Let's face it, a lot of furniture makeovers we see around here involve paint, even if the finish is in good condition. The finish of this antique wardrobe (aka chifforobe or chifferobe) that Tami picked up at a church sale for $15 wasn't. BUT! Did she paint it?? NO!Continue Reading
This master bedroom, while clean and perfectly functional, is completely devoid of any personality or drama, the exact opposite of the stylish, risk-taking homeowners that call this space theirs. Tired of retiring to a bedroom that just didn't match her taste, Erin from Suburban Bitches gave this boring room a much-needed dose of style and personality -- on a budget! Read on to get the scoop on this unique master bedroom makeover. Continue Reading
A friend of mine and her husband bought a house last year and have been adding decorative touches since they moved in. One of the only rooms they hadn't added many personal touches to, however, was the master bedroom. So I helped them update their space to create an environment that was more reflective of their personalities.
Before we get to the room's transformation, I'm sharing the before pictures, so you can get a better idea of where we started. Tomorrow, I'll be back with the room's reveal.Continue Reading
In honor of Halloween (which is fast approaching), I thought I'd share some examples of black interiors... rooms with gorgeous, dark walls that add character and interest that wouldn't be achieved with lighter colors. Continue reading for ten of my favorites.
Do you ever see a room and sometimes think, "OMG. If I were reincarnated, I would come back as this room!"? No? Just me? Well, this guest room -- by the always fabulous Emily Henderson -- is my next self, I just know it. Continue Reading
You've probably seen this basic BESTA shelf unit before, passing through the endless aisles and mock rooms at Ikea. And while it may not look like much here, this diamond in the rough is now sitting pretty. Turning this piece into what is now a custom floating credenza, with a simple wood top, makes this unit infinitely more stylish and expensive looking. Want to see what it looks like now? Continue Reading
(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply: "BecauseContinue Reading
I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them yourself.