This kitchen was scary, and not in a good way. The matching floor and cabinets for that 'coffin' feeling. The fake brick backsplash reminiscent of a medieval dungeon. The enormous, dark range hood protruding from the ceiling readyContinue 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.
I'm a big believer of "DIY before you buy". If there is a project you can do yourself, why pay for it? That's exactly how the creator of this office chair makeover felt! She loves to make her own furniture and this office chair update looks great! Best part?
New furniture made out of old furniture doesn't sound very earth-shattering as far as do-overs go, but when you see what these tables, chairs, dressers, and etcetera looked like before compared to what they look like now, it'sContinue Reading
There are many ways to give an old piece of furniture a makeover, but one of my favorite techniques is stenciling. It can be very transformative, as you'll see... click through to check out ten inspiring examples.
This dated, bright yellow club chair was practically begging for a makeover. The shape showed some potential, but the fabric and bottom skirt just had to go. Continue Reading
This dining room was fine. It was workable. Decent. But the owners wanted to transform it from okay to amazing. So they made a few changes, and chose their furniture carefully. Check out the gorgeous final result after the jump.
Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing up. Continue Reading
Last Friday we had a roundup of eye candy that included some gorgeous outdoor dining spaces. In today's B & A, we have an existing porch dining room that was given a sweetContinue Reading
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 eveningContinue Reading
Inspired by an outdoor bench makeover she'd spotted floating around the Internet (you know the one), Alecia decided to recreate the idea with a more finished look for indoor use. The result? One of my favorite IKEA hacks to date! Continue Reading
After last week's upholstered chair makeover roundup, I still have seating on my brain. So, I thought I would share another cool chair DIY, only this one doesn't involve upholstery at all. Continue Reading
We can all slap a coat of paint on a piece of furniture or two and call it a makeover. When fabric and upholstery are involved, however, it's a bit more complex than a can of spray paint and some sandpaper. Luckily though, there are bunch of great DIY tutorials and before and after photos out there to help you get the job done. So, here are 12 amazing chair upholstery makeovers to inspire your next project. Continue Reading
One of the good things about IKEA furniture is its affordability; one of the bad things about it is it's readily ID'd as IKEA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes you just don't want to advertise for the big blue box store. If that describes you and your good/bad feelings about IKEAContinue Reading