I'm torn. I kinda love the rough, pirate-y personality of this steamer trunk before its makeover. But I also love it after its makeover. Shannon, to whom the trunk belongs, taped out the leather straps, the wood cross beams and metal parts and… Continue Reading
This mid-century dining set had a lot of cosmetic issues, but good bones. And priced at just $40 at a yard sale, it was worth trying to bring it back to it's former glory. It's amazing what some sanding and a whole lot of elbow grease can get… Continue Reading
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My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother.
It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.
For being 60+ years old, it's in pretty good shape, and, thanks to box nails, it's still super sturdy. All it needed was some… Continue Reading
Yes, maybe this color palette was on trend... at one time. But its owner decided it was time for a change. A drastic one. See how this dining room was transformed into a light, airy and inviting new place to… Continue Reading
Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of the 'before' version of this Heritage table, from Amazon. It feels a little bulky and lacks personality. All that is about to change though because this table just got a face lift. Check out the… Continue Reading
Why paint a dining room 'Friends' purple? Its owner has no idea, but lamented having that particular color on the walls. After saving up some cash, she put a weekend aside and transformed the room into something rather spectacular. Total cost for the new furnishings was… Continue Reading
I don't know about you, but I tend not to organize anything that can be hidden behind closed doors. But when it comes to a home office, organization can boost productivity and simplify daily tasks. This closet makeover is the perfect example; continue reading to see the dramatic transformation.… Continue Reading
I've always been drawn to the simple, modern lines of Swedish design, so naturally, I'm a frequent shopper at Ikea. But since their products are now so ubiquitous, sometimes I crave more of a custom look... which is why I've become obsessed with IKEA hacks. Below are ten easy DIY projects using a variety of IKEA… Continue Reading
Having gone through a recent office makeover of my own, DIY tables and desks just seem to jump out during my Internet browsing sessions these days (which go something like "cute puppy, cute puppy, AWESOME DIY IDEA, cute puppy"). … Continue Reading
Yesterday, I rounded up bold, bedroom eye candy; and I'll be honest, I'm still on a bedroom kick today. I know you love makeover projects almost as much as I do, so let's explore the world of bedroom dressers and nightstands today, with a before and after twist. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how easy (and awesome) many of these makeover projects actually… Continue Reading