One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She startedContinue 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
You guys... it's almost camping season!!! In preparation for the greatest time of year, I'm thinking I might try my hand at one of these DIY folding camp stools. Continue Reading
What a neat, inexpensive makeover! Watch as the ladies from The Merry Thought makeover this $1 rummage sale buy. If you're not as lucky to find one Ikea have similar stools for $5, then using their tips and instructions get to work on customizing your own.
I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the block.
Last week, we shared 10 amazing DIY projects that used copper, aka the hot material of the moment. If those projects were on too small of a scale for you, consider trying your hand at this DIY dining room table. I mean, go big or go home, right? Continue Reading
I love a good desk DIY. So, when I saw this one I really went crazy for it because it's not only a great shape, it also has compartments for storing books, pencils, laptops, etc. And because of the size of this piece, it could easily double as a dining room table if you don't have a need for a desk quite this large. Continue Reading
Equal parts industrial and rustic, this dining table would no doubt go for a pretty penny from just about any home furnishing company. But with about $150 worth of materials and a day of work, you can have your very own stylish, salvaged wood beam table -- and the bragging rights that go along with building it! Continue Reading