Whatever you call them alcoves, niches or cubby holes, they can give rise to some major decor conundrums. What proved to be the perfect way to fill this empty alcove was a faux mantle. It started with some lumber at Home Depot and about a half hour of construction. Some caulk and paint later, this
In just four days, Yamini turned her sad and uninviting guest room into a prize-winning retreat. Besides the lovely room, the payoff also included recognition by Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine and $1,000. An old Craiglist find, wall lights, an art-piece headboard
It's always fun to see how someone transforms a piece of furniture, but it's especially interesting to see how that same piece is reinvented multiple times throughout its life. Take this little stool, for instance!
When is a blank slate not good? When it's a house that looks like Camille's before she and her family took over ownership. The bones were there, they were just covered up by some unfortunate paint and carpet colors that created a rather cold and
What do you get when you take a plain IKEA chair and attack it with a Sharpie? Something totally awesome.
This 1949 sleeper car may be all vintage on the outside, but inside it's a modern home complete with a fully-functioning kitchen and incinerator toilet. Located in Portland OR, the train-car-home was
Ah, the Melltorp table. It's a great start to a modern dining table, but the melamine top leaves something to be desired (especially in the scratch-resistant and quality materials departments). What to do? DIY your own concrete tabletop, of course!
Granted, this makeover courtesy of the House of Smiths started with a generous front closet, but even smaller closets could be turned into 'mudrooms.' I used quotations marks here, because the space really isn't a mud room, but it does give a mud room vibe with
Kelly spied some cute, striped suitcases at PB, but the $140 price tag for the pair wasn't pleasing. So, Kelly did what any clever DIYer would do, she made her own using an old $6 suitcase, some
'Tis the season to get your gourd on. As evidenced by these savvy DIYers, who used a bit of paint, newspaper, and etcetera for their pumpkin makeovers, it doesn't take much to turn a cheap, funky, faux gourd into something special.
Heidi used Mod Podge and pages from old encyclopedias to turn foam pumpkins into....
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I'm guessing the first inhabitants of this 17th century home would have been thrilled with any indoor bathroom facilities. Although a far cry from using a chamber pot, its current owners
What do salad bowls, bed frames, and shelf brackets have in common? They've all been turned into stylish, DIY lamps! Oh, and they're all readily available from IKEA. Here are ten of our favorite IKEA lighting hacks -- enjoy!
Ahh, folding chairs. Typically ugly and generally uncomfortable, they're usually a must-have around the holidays when our homes reach full capacity and our seating situation is on the brink of shambles. Alas, you CAN make them a bit more festive with this simple DIY makeover (no promises on the comfort factor, though)!
This attic space, the shared bedroom of two sisters, was almost depressing in its starkness. These are teen and pre-teen girls, we're talking about: let's get some personality and life in here, STAT!
Do you have an attic that's just waiting to be finished, and although you'd love to take on such a project, you're just can't quite imagine what said attic would look like after all that trouble. I mean, would it be worth it? Would you like the living with a slanting ceiling and knee walls? Take take a look at Shaunna's attic reno; it just might alleviate all your qualms. Before the attic was a typical, dark
After completing their closet-turned-bathroom renovation earlier this year, the Chao family has been hard at work transforming their master bath from this...
The family that belongs to this dining room didn't used it that often. (Holidays and special dinners, like many people.) When designer Stephen Saint-Onge heard that, he suggested they turn it into something that they'd use every day. Namely, a family room. Stephen is all about encouraging people
From incredible small space makeovers to the best of the best, we've shared quite a few amazing bathroom re-dos. But wouldn't you know it? People just seem to keep renovating! If you're on the edge, looking down at your own bathroom remodel, we've got ten new makeovers that are sure to inspire that leap of home-renovation-faith!
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!
In the spirit of back-to-school season (sorry, kiddos; cheers, parents!), we're sharing this cool and colorful classroom makeover!