We don't really need to forgive the varying light conditions in this living room's before and after images to fully appreciate its dramatic transformation. Whether its blinds are closed or open, it's apparent that the layering ofContinue Reading
The IKEA Raskog cart. It's easy on the eyes, super versatile and best of all - it's cheap. Ringing in at $30, the Raskog fits in most people's budgets. It is sold as a kitchen cart, but it can be used for so much more. Here are ten great ways to use it in every room of your house.
Tania picked up this funky 1960's lamp at Goodwill for $2.99. Her original intention was giving it a makeover and then selling it. Only the first part happened. The second part didn't because she fell in love with it and decided to keep it for herself. As far as the brown and orange color combo...you may love itContinue Reading
Erica's sister had an old IKEA side table that no one wanted. Like the good DIYer she is, Erica adopted it knowing she could bring out its inner beauty. Some cleverly-applied painter's tapeContinue Reading
We have a lot of thrift store finds in our home - how about you? Firstly because we can't walk away from a good deal when we see one! And secondly, I just love a simple challenge to see what I can do to breath new life into an old and neglected piece. Take for example this hot pink stool I found for $3! I actually didn't mind the color too much, but what I really loved about it was how solid it was and the fact that you don't see a lot of stools with only 3 legs. So, I had to have it! I decided to convert it to a small side table for our daughters room, but she can still use it as a stool if need be. Continue Reading
There was nothing memorable about this living room. It was a mishmash of colors and styles, and the furniture choices made the space feel smaller than it actually was. But just wait until you see the amazing transformation.
Generally we see room transformations around here described with a simple "before" and "after." This is what it looked like yesterday, and this is what it looks like today. Those are great and all, but I find the most interesting makeovers are the ones that depict a transformation of style over years. People change as they live their lives, there's no getting around that, so it makes sense that their personal style reflect that. It saysContinue Reading
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 ourContinue Reading
So, I'll admit it. I have a really hard time throwing things away or letting things go. I'm not quite "hoarder" status, but I'm sure if I don't start getting rid of unused pieces in my home soon, my friends and family will start to talk. Am I the only one? (Please say no!!).
Take, for example, my neglected chair. It was my very first furniture purchase that I scored in the As-Is section of IKEA when I first moved out for college TWELVE years ago! And I almost gathered the courage to get rid of it until a light bulb went on in my head. This guy didn't need to get ditched, it just needed a makeover. So, I decided to go all out and have a little fun.
Sara and Charlie's Nashville house may not actually have been the "ugliest house ever", but it was certainly at the top of the goofy list, and it DID need a makeover. The remarkable part of this story isn't even how lovely their home looks "after." Really! The astonishing part isContinue Reading
Our basement family room was recently given a much needed makeover! The space was totally out of date, dark and uninviting. I started with giving the walls a fresh coat of white paint and brought in some new pieces for the room. Still, the space was asking for something a little more modern and one-of-a-kind. Since I love plants SO much and I try to have one in every room possible, I created a fun this super simple plant wall to show off my little green collection and add some serious life to the space! Continue Reading
Virginia and her hubby Jesse decided to transform their 1970's basement family room into a bright, relaxing getaway. But they started out on a really unfortunate footing, which was on 'poop brown' tile. They plunked down $1000 on the stuff that wasn't returnable. So Jesse spent two weeks installing the it, while Virginia silently freaked outContinue Reading
We can probably bet there was no DIY in this makeover. That's because the owner of the room makeover in question is none other than Gwyneth Paltrow.
The designer: Windsor Smith. The place: her Amagansett music room. (We need to stipulate the location of the music roomContinue Reading
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
This family room and kitchen space needed some serious help. It was dark, dingy and uninspired. But the open concept layout had potential... click through to find out what the creative owners did to transform it.