(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply: "BecauseContinue Reading
When I first saw a recent collection of home remodels (tear downs, really) on HuffPost Home, I was impressed by the level of their transformation, not necessarily style. So, to see what other's were thinking, I scanned the readers' comments, and my eyes trained on the words 'ostentatious' and 'pretentious.' Overwhelmingly, respondentsContinue Reading
Yesterday, Sweetie Pie and I were strolling through a classic car show when we spotted a 1957 BMW Isetta covered in wine corks, which just might be the ultimate wine cork craft. Why would someone do this to a car? Maybe because the car looked likeContinue Reading
Leggings into lampshades?? Kinda brilliant if you ask me, especially with the wide range of colors and patterns available these days! Continue Reading
HGTV Design Star season 7 winner Danielle Colding made over a Park Avenue apartment in which these 2 bedrooms are located. Before they were stuffy and rather gloomy. After, they're bright and brilliant. In this bedroom, the addition of orangeContinue Reading
You guys... this kitchen makeover is EVERYTHING. But, to truly appreciate it, you need to take a few minutes to soak in these 'before' photos: Continue Reading
Y'know... sometimes when you're working on a project, you accidentally saw a big line down the middle of an unrelated piece of furniture. Sometimes. When that happens, rather than tossing it to the curb, you put your big "think out side the box" cap on and come up with this idea: wrapping the whole thing in leather. Continue Reading
My friends tease me about my love for the color mint green. I have a phone case that's mint green, and I even recently got a manicure of the same color. So naturally, I fell in love with this dresser makeover immediately. Click through to see what it looks like after its minty fresh makeover.
Ah, yes. The ubiquitous "crummy old side table" that you see at just about every yard sale/garage sale/estate sale on the planet. Chances are you've passed by one without even noticing. After you see the makeover this side table got, though, you might just decide to bring one home! Continue Reading
New furniture made out of old furniture doesn't sound very earth-shattering as far as do-overs go, but when you see what these tables, chairs, dressers, and etcetera looked like before compared to what they look like now, it'sContinue Reading
Kitchens are typically one of the most expensive home renovation projects you can undertake. That's just the way it goes -- well, most of the time! In this case, the kitchen you see here underwent a total facelift for under $2000. Continue Reading
I'm a big animal lover, which may or may not be a big part of why I love this animal shelter makeover (besides the fact that it's just plain awesome)! Continue Reading
This is one of those dramatic makeovers that you have to see to believe. This beat up old piece was transformed into a glamorous console table for the dining room, no paint involved. See how it went from grungy to chic using just a few carefully chosen materials.
This dated, bright yellow club chair was practically begging for a makeover. The shape showed some potential, but the fabric and bottom skirt just had to go. Continue Reading
Cladding is our friend. Especially when we want completely erase one style for another. In this case we go from IKEA to Pottery Barn. The project started out as a $45 scratch and dent IKEA cubby but ended up an Pottery Barn apothecary-styleContinue Reading
What do you do with an old, warped cabinet? Fix it up, broken door and all of course! Continue Reading
This home office looked like so many other home offices - dark wooden furniture and mismatched accessories. But with some white IKEA furniture and a whole new color scheme, this room was transformed into a creative oasis.
Most people think of potential storage space when they think of crawl space. Not the owners of the home with the second-story pictured above. They decided to take out the wall, open up the three-foot deep crawlspace andtuck a bed in it. Adding striking white tongue and groove and removing the window air conditioner brighten things up considerably. They also added a curtain between the bed and the working space to delineate the owners'Continue Reading
Rustic and industrial were meant to be together, kind of like Jon and Tiffany, the couple that owns the huge blank canvas master bedroom pictured above. Design bloggers and hosts of Knot It Off!, Monica and Jess, decided to blend the styles of both Jon (rustic farmhouse) and Tiffany (industrial loft) whenContinue Reading
With a sander, a t-square, some masking tape, and Minwax, Jamie was able to give a traditional, nondescript picnic table some needed personality. The processContinue Reading