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.
Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looks
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.
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.
Caitlin made a major Craigslist score when she found this Mid-Century dresser in pretty decent shape. With a little bit of elbow grease, though, she took its function out of the bedroom and into the living room by transforming it into a modern entertainment console:
A few years ago, designer/maker Christopher Stuart hit the ground running with his book DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide. I reviewed it for Curbly, giving it a glowing shout-out. When Christopher's followup book appeared in my mailbox last week, my first thought was, "more of the same?" The answer to that
This makeover is kind of a cheat. The previous owners used it at as an office, so that's our 'before' picture. However, that doesn't undermine its lovely makeover. Brecklyn's mommy painted the walls grey three times because she couldn't get the color quite right. When she finally did
This nightstand was in pretty poor condition when Reeves took it home and, after realizing that wood stain wasn't enough to fix some of the blemishes, she opted to paint it. Check out the final result below and let us know what you think!
I don't know what it is about polka dots that's so attractive, but I just think they're lovely. They're an ever-growing trend on the blogosphere, and it's easy to see why - they're easy to create, and they pack a big punch. Here are ten of my favorite DIY ideas.
The problem with rounding up a bunch of images of great-looking dorm rooms is many on the interweb aren't real. I mean, they're real in that there are walls, windows, beds, bedding, etc. in the vignettes, but they don't look like most you'd see in the real world. For instance, take a look at this image courtesy of IKEA. Pretty, yes, but an actual dorm room
A plain, wood dresser gets a whole new look with today's before and after furniture makeover. This would make for a great weekend project!
What do you do with a rogue dresser drawer? Take the front off and turn it into a stylish wall hanger, of course!
Painting furniture is an easy and affordable way to give it a quick makeover, but after decades of facelifts, sometimes you gotta get rid of the paint and start as freshly as possible. This mini-dresser has been mine for an eternity, but now it's time to pass along to my daughter Eleanor for her new adopted bedroom on the 3rd floor.
I've always wanted to live on the ocean; there's something so calming about the beach. But it hasn't happened yet, so instead I'm filling my home with nautical, beach-inspired details... and sharing my inspiration with you!