IKEA Hack: Transform a Basic Cabinet into a Gorgeous Nightstand with a Geometric Design

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Everybody loves IKEA, right? The simplicity of the designs, plus the sense of accomplishment from putting furniture together yourself... this combo makes IKEA a standard go-to when shopping for the home. There are lots of ways to hack IKEA furniture - however, would you like to customize these basic designs to set you apart from the thousands of other people that have the same piece? Turns out, it's a pretty easy transformation to make. Today we're taking a look at how easy it is to upgrade your IKEA furniture, thanks to Norse Interiors' system. You can style up a wide variety of IKEA furniture using prefab cabinet designs and knobs. Everybody will be asking, “Where did you get that?"            

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Painted Paneling is a Budget Friendly Room Changer

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Painted Paneling is a Budget Friendly Room Changer

Photo:Sunset

We've had our share of wood paneling (good and bad) to deal with in the past. It can pose a huge  design problem to many people. If you've ever seen wood paneling redone right, it adds an interesting textural surface to the walls of a  room. For the mere cost of high gloss white marine paint and an ebony stain for the floor, the room takes on an entirely different look and feel.

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DIY: Not Knotty Pine Anymore

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/03/08

Here's a sneak peak of the Knotty Pine re-do.  Cleanup and reorganization is so tedious until you get immersed in feeling all smug and self-righteous with your tidiness and order.  There was much to be learned from this DIY undertaking.  Complete planning instead of impulsive diving in was the best move I made.  Perseverence using new equipment (the spray painter) was well worth it in time saved.  Not quite perfectionism, but pretty darn close...

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How-to: Plotting the Knotty Pine Demise

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 08/31/08

I did it! A brain dump of everything necessary to complete this project in the most efficient and successful manner gave way to a tidy little To Do list.  This morning I did my research on paint sprayer rental vs. paint sprayer purchase and the decision to purchase won.  The promise of a $50.00 rebate on a $199.00 sprayer enticed me to buy instead of borrow.  I may bemoan this decision, but I knew I would have to rent a sprayer for at least two...

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How To: Wake Up from a Knotty Pine Nightmare

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 08/29/08

Help!!!! My sewing studio (basement) is a knotty pine nightmare.  The room where I teach sewing is large, low ceilings and KNOTTY PINE everywhere.  In two weeks the ladies will return to make their children's custom Halloween costumes.  They prefer sewing in my studio, don't ask me why, but it's got to get better than this for me to get excited about it.  I reviewed online comments this morning about painting the paneling and, from what I read...

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