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.
I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy! Continue Reading
Yesterday, we told you all about our plans to make over our little boy's bedroom. Before we get to the big reveal, let's do a mini recap.
We moved into the Curbly House when our son was two weeks old. Because we were insane people who purchased, gutted, moved into, and attempted to furnish and decorate a whole house with a brand new baby, his room was left looking fairly generic.Continue Reading
I've seen dresser makeovers involving paint, but NEVER have I seen one involving fabric! This is a new take on covering up the dings and scuffs! Check out the after photo!
When we found out we were having a baby boy, my vision of a neutral nursery of ivories and golds came to a crashing halt as I suddenly wanted the room to feel very boy like- with strong greens and dark blues and unmistakably boyish features. So I changed the natural taupe wallpaper to the hunter green safari, and charged on.Continue Reading
When we moved into our first home about a year and a half ago, I had every intention of making our guest bedroom into a place for, well, guests. I tried to muster up the energy and enthusiasm to make this empty space into a place for people to come and visit us, but alas, no inspiration came and the room remained empty.
And by empty, really what I mean is a place for all of Al's things to go and die. Continue Reading
Is the idea of a furniture makeover daunting to you? Do you live to DIY? Or would you rather just buy? Sometimes when I see a piece of furniture on a curb or at a thrift store, it looks like it's in too bad of shape to make it over, but this before and after is proof that a little elbow grease works! I especially love the deco design up top!
There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.
When it comes to refinishing furniture, I would sometimes rather paint than stain. It seems like the lesser of two evils, but I may have to change my tune after seeing how great this dresser looked using the two methods!
Every nursery needs a dresser/changing table/statement piece, am I right? When putting together our daughter's nursery, I knew that I wanted something unique, but still simple. I found an old white dresser at a local flea market, and gave it a few coats of coral paint. Instant gratification, but it was still missing something.
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
I need to gush a bit here folks, because this makeover absolutely blew me away. So much so actually that I've gone back to look at the full post a few times now. No shame, right?Continue 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.
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.