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New Use for Old Drawers: A Laundry Room Re-Vamp

by Craftmel

New Use for Old Drawers: A Laundry Room Re-Vamp

We recently moved into a rental condo where, among a bazillion other rules, we can't paint our walls.  Which is unfortunate, because the last tennants "touched up" with flat paint over the existing eggshell finish.  It makes for an interesting pattern on the walls, but I digress.  Our drab laundry room not only was white beyond all sterile imagining, but it had zero shelving or storage.  The solution to our blah laundry room was found in a few castaways.  

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Inside and Out Dumpy Dresser Makeover

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Inside and Out Dumpy Dresser Makeover

It's not Monday so I hope Curbly doesn't ground me, but I just HAVE to share this makeover with you. Why the hurry, you ask? Because on Tuesday I read a comment left on a big important design blog in which a disgruntled commenter got his undies in a bunch over not being privy to the writer's step by step re-do process. To soothe some unnecessary DIY angst, I hope he finds his way to this very thorough tutorial by Mrs. Adventure.

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Dresser Re-Do

by DIY Maven

Dresser Re-Do

This is one of those pieces of furniture that I might overlook because of the turned legs and that applied molding on the drawers. However, Barb from knack studios subdued those overwrought elements with a delicious painting

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Ikea Hack: Rast Dresser Makeover.

by Chris Gardner

IKEA Hack

Ikea's Rast dresser/side table/nightstand is a solid wood gem at only $39.99 USD. Lindsay from Penny People upped its knotty pine finish up a whole heap of notches with this simple update. This is what Ikea Hacks are all about...or, in this case, a thorough un-Ikea-ing.

"I was flipping through my latest issue of Style at Home Magazine last week I came across a set of side tables that were PERFECT for our bedroom. It had a little hint of glam...

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Curbly Video Podcast: Give Old, Shabby Furniture a Fresh, Modern Facelift.

by Chris Gardner

Curbly Video Podcast: Give Old, Shabby Furniture a Fresh, Modern Facelift.

My three-year-old niece just moved from the nursery to her first “big girl room,” and the only thing holding back her new space’s style is this worn dresser from the 1960’s. It’s in good shape, but the finish is tired, and there are several broken pieces that are simply unacceptable for a toddler’s room. So, as a birthday gift, I wanted to turn this tattered piece into a sparkling pop bureau that suits her personality perfectly.

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Hardware: Locating Hot Knobs and Pretting Pulls.

by Chris Gardner

"What's the perfect way to spruce up cabinetry and furniture? Knobs and pulls, baby! Terrific hardware is where [it is],, especially if you're in the mood for a fast, inexpensive way to breathe new life into a tired piece." So begins Decor8's Holly Becker on the vast world of cabinet knobs and pulls. Her article for Real Simple details some of the resources for both new and vintage hardware, as well as matching to the piece.

Hardware: Locating Hot Knobs and Pretting Pulls.

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