10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

By: Faith-towers Jan 05, 2015
10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.   

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How To: Completely Transform a Basic Folding Table with Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 22, 2014
Photo: Jared Smith

Folding tables are typically all function, no form. They're usually pretty ugly, but they get the job done and can be stored in a closet when not in use. But this DIY idea aims to bring style to the basic folding table and the results are pretty great. You'll have to click through to see what I mean.   

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How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Pouf or Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Dec 22, 2014

When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading

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Before and After: Thrift Store Table Gets a Modern Makeover

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 15, 2014

Modern Thrift Store Table Makeover
via Francois et Moi 

When it comes to furniture makeovers, it seems that more often than not, the simplest changes can have the most impact. The idea of buying a less than perfect piece in hopes making it over to use in your home on a daily basis can seem overwhelming at times, but like Francois et Moi's thrift store table makeover, sometimes all a piece needs is a fresh coat of paint and an easy hardware change. Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Simple Wooden Boxes into a Colorful Rolling Storage Unit

By: Capreek Nov 24, 2014

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, like in the case of this too-clever-for-words storage project from French decor blog Heju!     Continue Reading

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10 Clever Ways To Make Over Your TV Tray Tables

By: Faith-towers Nov 20, 2014

10 Clever Ways To Make Over Your TV Tray Tables

Most TV tray tables are boring by nature - they're made to be functional and affordable, not attractive. But they don't have to stay that way! Here are ten genius ways to transform them.   

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Before and After: An Inspired (And Inspiring) Bedroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Nov 17, 2014

Before and After: An Inspired Bedroom Makeover

This bland bedroom had tons of unrealized potential - moody dark walls, lots of light and beautiful wood flooring. But it just wasn't there yet. But with a number of small, do-able changes, the space was transformed into an inspired urban retreat.   

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From Lackluster to Lovely: Joy's Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2014

Most people with a "lackluster" bedroom might punch it up with tons of color. Not Joy. She used black and white--with just a touch of gold--and luscious textures to bring on someContinue Reading

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Decorating Your Thanksgiving Table With Items Found In Nature

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 05, 2014

Natural items for thanksgiving tablesIt can be stressful planning out what your Thanksgiving table is going to look like. Do you want fancy? Do you want simple? Natural? The possibilities are daunting. Make your life a little easier by incorporating items found in nature! Small amount of work. Big impact. Everybody wins! Here are a few tips for getting the most of nature this Thanksgiving season!      

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Paint and Sharpie Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 03, 2014

Jen, from Girl in the Garage, made over a vintage Leick Furniture Company side table using latex paint, an overhead projector, a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, and a black Sharpie. The outcomeContinue Reading

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Before and After: Thrift Store Desk Makeover

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 31, 2014

Desk Makeover by NorthstoryChances are that you've walked past this style of desk a dozen times before at a thrift store without even pausing for a moment or batting an eye. I know that I have. After seeing this makeover by Northstory, however, I can tell you that won't be making that mistake again.Continue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Fresh and Functional Home Office Makeover - THE BIG REVEAL!

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2014
Photo: Capree Kimball

Earlier this week, I introduced you to the small converted attic that functions as our home office. It was a mishmash of furniture and stuff and things that we brought over from our previous home. Stuff and things and furniture that just didn't fit the space. Oh, and don't even get me started on the horror show that was the existing paint job... because I can't. I can't even.     Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Is Dip-Dying (And 9 Other DIY Trends) REALLY Past Its Prime?

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2014

Has dip-dying overstayed its welcome? Yes, according to Elle Decor. They say its meteoric rise in popularity has put it firmly on the 'cliche' list. If you DO want to do the dip, they suggest keeping the subjects small, like bowls and wooden spoons. (Although they laud the project pictured above as having been 'done properly.') The other 9 DIYContinue Reading

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It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

By: Alicia Oct 02, 2014

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

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Roundup: 7 DIYable Steampunk Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2014

In addition to holding my favorite holiday, October is also STEAMPUNK MONTH. So in celebration, I thought I'd round up some of our favorite steampunk decor projects. All areContinue Reading

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