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.
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
Been looking for the perfect sideboard for your dining room? Hack together your own with DIY version that utilizes the Ikea Besta tv unit and door knockers. Yep, door knockers.
It's almost as if IKEA designed the Tarva dresser specifically for creative DIY types to transform. It's made of raw wood and has very little personality. But just wait until you see how Ashley transformed the Tarva into an unbelievably glamorous piece.
We threw out the "are white kitchens becoming passe" question three years ago. Now, three years later, they're still going strong. (The two makeovers featured
IKEA hacks are always a hit here on Curbly, and it's easy to see why. They're creative, affordable and completely customizable for your own home. So here are ten fantastic ones that I've been ogling recently.
This makeover might be a head-scratcher for some. I mean, there wasn't anything necessarily wrong with the kitchen "before." And, as a matter of fact, I'm sure it was some peoples' idea of a dream kitchen. It wasn't, however, its owners' idea of a dream kitchen. With the help of designer Becki Owens, they ditched the Tuscan vibe completely. Professionally sprayed
Over the years, we've seen countless furniture makeovers done with nothing but paint and a lot of creativity. Today we give you the ones that top our all-time most memorable list...for good and, yes, some for ill too, based upon the collective conscious of our
Okay, confession time. I have a lot of random junk in my garage. I love to thrift, so when I come across furniture that has "potential", I buy it and save it for a rainy day. This ugly little metal drawer cabinet has been in my garage for a couple years now collecting dust. I bought it at the Pasadena Flea Market and paid about $20 for it. It was very rusty and had a lot of holes and chipped layers of paint.