This isn't the first time Anika's IKEA IVAR cabinet has undergone a transformation. The first time involved a can of white spray paint and knobs that matched those in her kitchen, as she used it as an extension
Is there anything more rewarding in the DIY world than using reclaimed materials to make something? Seriously. A dejected object on a layover to a landfill is spotted by a keen eye. The object is swooped up and turned into something marvelous, getting a second chance on life and love. (We should all be so lucky.) The reclaimed materials featured in these 20 projects were the main characters of such fairytales. They now act as...
We've all seen our fair share of ugly ceiling light fixtures. We've also see our fair share of DIY ceiling light fixture cover ups. Here are six of our favorites, all of which can be adapted
My son is starting to take piano lessons and we're trying to figure out how a piano fits into our home. Here are some inspiring interiors with pianos that prove a piano can be quite stylish in a home.
Laura's living room was a "basic builder's beige" when she and her family first moved into her home. It is a lovely space and seemed to have nice natural lighting thanks to a couple of long windows that flank her fireplace, but that "builder beige" seemed to act like a sponge, sucking it up
This living room had lovely architectural details, but like many older homes, the finishes felt dated and the whole space needed some creativity. And boy, did it ever get it! Keep reading to check out this beautiful living room makeover.
When Lindsay's dad spotted this end table at a garage sale, he knew he had to buy it for Lindsay to resurrect. To be sure, the little table was in rough shape. The veneer on the drawer fronts was peeling off, and the top
Designer Rebecca Robeson was up against some tricky constraints when designing her client's family room in their Spanish/Mediterranean-style Carlsbad, CA home. Those restraints came in the form of non-negotiables and included an existing red, white, and blue Persian rug, two nautical-themed art pieces, and the family dog Vesper's favorite well-loved leather chair. Oh, yeah, and the client...
This living room had some major issues, both design-wise and organizationally. It functioned more as a playroom than a living room. But not anymore. Continue reading to see the incredible transformation that occurred, thanks to some motivation from the One Room Challenge.
The front wall of our living room needed something. It was just begging for an accent wall, but we weren't sure what sort of material. Until we found Timberchic, a company that creates reclaimed wood specifically to be placed on the wall. It would lend a bit of a rustic feel to a space desperately searching for an identity, and some much-needed textural interest. Click through to find out how it turned out - and to learn how to do it yourself.
I don't know about your favorite thrift store, buy mine is LOADED with wooden bowls and canisters and stuff. Honestly, I don't spend much time in that aisle. After seeing Amy's wooden bowl makeover I just might be making a beeline for that particular aisle on my next visit. Some inexpensive gold leaf, glue, Martha's patterning tape, and a soft-bristle brush is all you need. And...
Cassie had the fantastic opportunity to partner up with the IKEA Home Tour Squad recently in an effort to breathe new life into her bonus room (aka: kids' space). The room was already anchored by her IKEA sectional. A LIATORP t.v. storage cabinet was added to tame the entertainment area (featured in the video
Makeover stories are usually uplifting. This one is too, but it didn't start out that way. You see, Lucy's home didn't feel like home anymore as she had recently lost her husband. Lucy's sister Jo brainstormed with her interior designer friend Jenny Kmoenda and came up with a plan. They decided to
This living room was dark, closed and uninspired. And after losing her husband to cancer, what owner Lucy needed most was a bright, inviting fresh start. Click through to check out the inspiring makeover that designer Jenny Komenda did to help Lucy embark on a new chapter in her life.
Sandra lives in an 1871 farmhouse, so when it was time to furnish her formal living room she decided to keep it refined--as formal living rooms quite often are--but she also kept true to the room's historical shell, populating it with rustic elements as well. Since she's only lived in her home for under a year, the before didn't look very lived-in, but from the photo above, you can see what