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
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 inspiration to...
Tiny home aficionado Derek Diedricksen built this off-the-grid, 8' x '8 "reading" cabin in Vermont for just $300. He was able to keep the price tag so low by using recycled parts. The front deck was made using an abandoned
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
When a larger unit became available in their condo complex, Lindsay and Taylor couldn't pass it up. But there was only one problem: The kitchen in the new space looked very much like the kitchen in their old space. Now, many people might find the "before" in this makeover perfectly acceptable, but the couple wanted to start afresh. Plus, they were very familiar with the shortcomings of this particular kitchen...
Have some old leaky garden hoses on hand? Grab some black zip ties and start coiling them up into a funky-cool outdoor rug. Yes, the result would probably be a heavy rug, but that also means it would stay in place! It would be a perfect companion to
My memories of NYC are wonderful. Plus, I live about 1200 miles west of the city, so I have no skin in this fight, but New Yorkers certainly do. When Curbed NY asked its readers to chime in on NYC's ugliest buildings they didn't disappoint. Here are just a few that made the list. After checking these out, visit the original list to see what other buildings made the list (#10 might shock you). Do you agree...
We've all seen our fair share of ugly ceiling light fixtures. We've also see our fair share of DIY ceiling light fixture cover ups. Here are six of our favorites, all of which can be adapted
Jenna's master bedroom makeover is proof that when looking at residential property to purchase, you need look beyond the style of the current owner. (It's surprising how many people can't do that.) If you don't, you might pass up the
Sure, your glue gun melts glue sticks, but does it drip glue all over the place when sitting on its "kickstand"? Does it seem to spontaneously tip over when sitting on said kickstand? Does it take forever to reach maximum heat?
If your glue gun does any or all of these things, it might be time to break up with it and find a new model. After hours and hours of testing 6 models—4 corded and 2 cordless—of wildly varying prices, we've pinned down our favorites. Let's introduce our contenders (and our recommendations):