Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine, incredibly
Sweetie Pie and I are putting the finishing touches on a pergola which we've incorporated onto our existing deck. It's looking great as is, but I'm thinking I might want to add some outdoor curtains to the space. I'm not sure what kind of a hassle they are. You know, damp, mold, bugs, etc. (If anyone has experience with outdoor curtains, PLEASE share your experiences in the comments below!) Even though
Have you heard? Jules, the driving force behind IKEAHackers received a not-so-subtle visit from The Mother Ship in the form of a Cease & Desist letter. What was the letter asking her to cease & desist from doing? Using the name IKEA in her website's domain name. Jules admits when she started
Brown and beige. It has to be the most popular color combination for older kitchens. I see it everywhere. And not in a tasteful way, either. Check out how different this kitchen looks with its new IKEA cabinets and crisp, clean accent pieces.
Try your hand at this simple picnic box. All it takes is a little plywood, dowels and copper pipe. Paint it or leave it raw, then pack your sandwiches and hit the park.
Whether for a kid's room or a quirky corner, this DIY cloud night light will add a playful touch to any space!
Inspired by an outdoor bench makeover she'd spotted floating around the Internet (you know the one), Alecia decided to recreate the idea with a more finished look for indoor use. The result? One of my favorite IKEA hacks to date!
Benches. They're just so dang handy, ya know? In mudrooms, dining rooms, entryways, or even outdoors they're always there for you when you need a little extra seating. In the case of this DIY version, they're even dressed for the occasion, too!
I love succulents, even the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors to suit your decor. The trend these days is to create 'living walls', bringing the outdoors in, and this project takes that approach in modular fashion using DIY geometric cast concrete planters. Full instructions and template on how to make your own are at the link below.
Okay, kids. This is it! My big, bold, dramatic bathroom makeover is finally ready to face the cameras (and the Internet). So, in the words of Samuel L. Jackson, "hold onto your butts" -- I'm about to drop some serious style up in this room.
Last fall, with two little dogs in tow, my husband and I picked up and moved to Portland, Oregon to fulfill our lifelong dream of living in the Pacific Northwest. (Yes, we left our light and airy dream kitchen back in Utah -- I think about it often. RIP) We were quick to get our roots planted in our new city, though, and have started transforming our 1920s bungalow into a Scandinavian-inspired dream home, starting with a full-blown, down-to-the-studs bathroom makeover!
Earlier this year, we shared a hanging cement table project that was minimalist-meets-industrial perfection. But, what if concrete isn't your thing? Well, take a look at this amazing wood slab version!
If you have a little time for DIYs this weekend, I've put together another list that I think you'll enjoy. I've included a little bit of everything - from lighting and art projects to DIY gifts for Mother's Day and more. Here are 7 DIYs you might want to try this weekend.
I love how this cheap cage light gets a 'Nordic' make-over. Detailed instructions and a step-by-step guide can be found at the link below.
Ahh, the Expedit* bookshelf. One of IKEA's most ubiquitous products and the springboard for many a creative DIY hack, including this Scandinavian-inspired/minimalist kitchen storage solution.
With a can of copper spray paint and some fabric trim, Kata gave a Villstad chair a personality makeover. Before it was dark and more than a little sad. After, it's all smiles and opulence. Now for the bad news
What a neat, inexpensive makeover! Watch as the ladies from The Merry Thought makeover this $1 rummage sale buy. If you're not as lucky to find one Ikea have similar stools for $5, then using their tips and instructions get to work on customizing your own.
Adding a few new accessories to a room is a great way to inexpensively change the look and feel of a space. So, if you're on a tight budget but want to give a living space in your home a mini makeover, this might be a good route to try. Here are ten unique home accessories that will give any room instant interest.
From designated dumping ground to serene, Scandinavian-inspired retreat, this master bedroom and bath combo recently underwent a seriously stylish makeover. See how a whole lot of elbow grease and some cleverly thrifty design choices transformed this space in this month's Makeover Tour below!