This has been a long winter for most of us, and it's still hanging on up here in the northeast. But spring should be right around the corner. So I'm prepping my house for the change in seasons ... and here's why.
If you're currently renting an apartment or studio, you might feel limited in the projects you can undertake. Not true! There's no reason let the homeowners hog all the fun. While extreme renovations like tearing down a wall are definitely out of the question, there's no end to the amount of landlord-friendly do-it-yourself projects out there. For those of you wondering how to decorate an apartment, we've rounded up 70 of our favorite rental-approved DIYs. From temporary transformations to space-saving projects, there's lot of DIY to go around in the world of apartment decorating.
This living room had good bones, but it wasn't living up to its potential. With mismatched furniture and no real style, it left something to be desired. But just wait until you see the space after the makeover!
Our Front Porch Was in Seriously Bad Shape ... Now, We Can't Spend Enough Time Out There
When my wife and I bought our first home earlier this year, we opted for a few pretty rigorous inspections. The house is ninety years old, and we plan to stay here for the rest of our lives. It was a major investment, and we wanted to make sure it was a wise one.
This fall, with the help of
We'd had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy's Kitchen Makeover.
So, you’re tired of your outdated kitchen and you have a small budget? No problem! We can totally relate to those familiar feelings. Our kitchen truly is the heart of our home, so we wanted to find a way to make it the our favorite room in the...
Kristi admits that this particular makeover isn't the thriftiest, but compared to the $1,300 West Elm Inspiration pictured above, it is. To get the look, Kristi started with an IKEA Stockholm walnut veneer sideboard like
We've seen filing cabinets, and dressers turned into kitchen islands, but this is the first time I've seen a console table turned into one. And the outcome?? Gorgeous! And PERFECT for small spaces. The idea comes from
We've rounded up one hundred IKEA hacks that prove you can have champagne tastes on a beer budget. Each of these hacks illustrates the power of transformation - basic warehouse pieces are cleverly altered in beautiful ways that make them feel custom. This round up has me feeling like Aladdin on a magic carpet ride - so come along with me! I can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder, over, sideways and under on a magic IKEA hack...
IKEA has long been a great source for inexpensive home wares, and people have been creating hacks out of those products for almost as long. And some of those hacks are so unique that it's difficult to tell they're even IKEA products. Click through to check out ten of our favorite such hacks.
Susan's experience of flipping a house was--in her words--priceless. And even though she didn't make a lot of money on the home in which this kitchen is located, she had a buyer within 5 days of putting it on the market. It's not surprising, considering the transformation
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
If I had to pick the most versatile IKEA product, it would definitely be one of the stools. The Marius, Frosta and Bekvam are three of the most popular... and boy do they ever have a lot of uses. So today we're sharing ten of our favorite IKEA stool hacks with you. Keep reading to check them out.
The IKEA Lack is the one table to rule them all. It comes in a series of colors, and is known as a chameleon! The Lack is highly customizable and, for ten bucks, you'd be crazy not to purchase one of your own! If you're in need of inspiration, check out this roundup of unrecognizable tables!
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...
IKEA's FROSTA Stool has become a staple item for the retailer. Why is the design so popular? Probably because they're incredibly versatile as they can work in a living room as easily as a child's bedroom; they're stackable so they
Have you ever been in a pickle when it comes to window shades? Not all window sizes are the same, and it can be tricky to find a shade to fit your space perfectly! Cut them down to size the right way!
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
We've been into industrial-style DIYs lately over here at Curbly, so today we thought we'd share some gorgeous industrial furniture projects that you can make yourself. These DIYs are filled with weathered wood, pipes and metal accents, giving them an oh-so-trendy look. Keep reading to check them out.
Today, we're adding 10 more dining tables you can build yourself to our original 5, which you can see here. In this roundup, we're covering a variety of styles and DIY capabilities. (Although it might help to have a certain amount of DIY temerity to fabricate the last one
Can we talk about spray paint for a minute? I love all the possibilities that it creates including getting the look of granite for less! These pretty granite airplant holders actually aren't granite at all! But you wouldn't know it! See for yourself!