Have you ever bought a piece of furniture that you think is going to work perfectly and it just doesn't? No worries, we have all been there. You are in good company. The homeowners of this living room bought an antique cabinet to hold their television. They had a sectional and their "small cabinet" thinking was the right thing. When they brought it home and put it against the empty wall it just looked smaller. Here is how we solved the problem of making the cabinet and empty wall work for their living room.
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...
Kortiny wanted a mid-century modern credenza for her new house, but the cost of such was not in the cards. So, like any good DIYer, she set out to make her own with the help of an IKEA Mostorp TV Unit. Haven't heard of the Mostorp? That's because it's a new product, which just happened to be perfect for Kortiny's hack. Although it had the right overall vibe, its legs were
I have a tiny galley kitchen that will one day be fully renovated. I know you are wondering why I want to renovate it? There is much to love here with the yellow rounded countetop, the little desk area, the hard to clean textured vinyl floor, and multi-colored brick. Here is the deal...we are planning to renovate the kitchen from top to bottom in about three years. I had no shame in living with a 70's kitchen until then, but I only have three upper cabinets and three lower cabinets (not including the sink cabinet). I needed storage. And the cheapest place to gain some storage was right here on this wall.
Chris Heider, the handy dad behind the very popular YouTube video showing how he made a platform bed with storage using IKEA kitchen cabinets is at it again. This time he shows us how to use Billy and Brimnes Bookcases, which cost $49.99 and $119.00 respectively, to make a very cool "bed bridge"
I don't know if I can speak for everyone when I say that cabinets (especially closed ones) are hard to keep organized. The dishes stack up and can get put in the wrong place. Random knick knacks from around the house can be placed in that one cabinet in your home. And before you know it, the clutter overwhelms you. Here are a few tips to help you get rid of that clutter once and for all!
The IKEA Moppe series of drawers are plain and utilitarian, made of raw wood... almost inviting hacks and projects. But this particular hack transforms it drastically into a glamorous black quilted Coco Chanel-inspired set of drawers. Click though to check out the fabulous final piece.
Nancy nabbed this forlorn bar cart for $15 at a garage/estate sale. She saw its potential and gave it a glamourous makeover. It started with a good cleaning, then she covered the cool gold-speckled wheels
The reason Sabrina & Mike's bathroom makeover clocked in on a tiny budget is because they used leftovers from their whole-house renovation. The bulk of the cash went to replacing the toilet and sink. Leftover oak flooring replaced
James and Kristina's bathroom looks nothing--and I mean NOTHING--like this anymore. Gone is the 1950's blue wall tile and the 1980's (?) floor tile. Now it's sleek and
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
The size of the Grundtal kitchen cart from IKEA was perfect for the little nook in my bathroom, but I was not digging the plastic top at all. And the plastic casters weren't quite right for the bathroom either. So an IKEA hack was born. Continue reading to see how I transformed it into a beautiful bathroom shelving unit with a bamboo top.
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 before and after makes me want to to scour Craigslist for my own record rack. What a great idea for upcycling!
I am in love with the character, functionality, and coziness that built in bookcases and cabinetry can bring to a home. I live in, and am restoring, a 97 year old home. We have many types of built ins and are thinking of adding more, therefore I am always looking for ideas. Painted white built ins with colorfully styled decor has my heart, yet these boldly painted versions are lately making me swoon... maybe even stray from my first love. These stylish rooms can either inspire you to go bold with your built ins, or maybe give you new ideas for your store-bought bookcases or furniture.
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
Oh my goodness. If there was every a filing cabinet that I wanted in my home, it's this one. Far from boring (and on point for color!), this is one you have to see. Hint: take a look at that sketch in the bottom left of the photo!
This morning on Craigslist in my city, there are 489 listings for china cabinets and a whopping 1351 listings for hutches. Does that mean china cabinets and hutches have fallen out of favor? Not with these clever makeover artists! Take a look and then you tell us...have china cabinets and hutches fallen out of favor with you??
Serena spotted this impressive cabinet at her local thrift store for a measly $40. (Take that...
If you're hoping to wield a hammer at some point over weekend, this DIY project is the one for you. Make a wood storage bin (on wheels) from scratch with this minimal modern tutorial.