One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She… Continue Reading
One of the good things about IKEA furniture is its affordability; one of the bad things about it is it's readily ID'd as IKEA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes you just don't want to advertise for the big blue box store. If that describes you and your good/bad feelings… Continue Reading
I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the… Continue Reading
Last week, we shared 10 amazing DIY projects that used copper, aka the hot material of the moment. If those projects were on too small of a scale for you, consider trying your hand at this DIY dining room table. I mean, go big or go home,… Continue Reading
I love a good desk DIY. So, when I saw this one I really went crazy for it because it's not only a great shape, it also has compartments for storing books, pencils, laptops, etc. And because of the size of this piece, it could easily double as a dining room table if you don't have a need for a desk quite this… Continue Reading
Equal parts industrial and rustic, this dining table would no doubt go for a pretty penny from just about any home furnishing company. But with about $150 worth of materials and a day of work, you can have your very own stylish, salvaged wood beam table -- and the bragging rights that go along with building… Continue Reading
Scott Valentine is an up-cycling genius. He takes old trunks, suitcases and other vintage things and turns them into something new and amazing. Enter into evidence the old Seapack suitcase pictured above. It was made by Hartmann circa WWII. Scott decided to… Continue Reading
You've had one. We've all had one at some point. The IKEA Lack sidetable. A popular (and affordable!) option to one of life's furniture problems. It comes in basic white and we love to see how others make it over. This one? Can't really tell it's from IKEA, now can you?
All you need is some amazing fabric and a few other supplies to make it glam. Head over to Lovely Indeed for the full how-to!
I spend a lot of time sitting at a computer, which isn't exactly the healthiest thing in the world. It would be great to have the option to mix it up from time to time, which is why I'm completely in love with this DIY standing desk… Continue Reading
We moved into our house in June. One of the unexpected treasures the previous owner left behind was this old pine bar.… Continue Reading