I have a slight obsession with textiles: pillows, tea towels, rugs (especially rugs)... you name it, I love it. So when I spotted this tutorial for making your own woven rug, I got pretty excited!
These colorful crates can be painted and assembled in a day and will help you store your accessories in a fresh way. Can you guess what is holding them together?
This month's Makeover Tour is a super colorful and inspiring mudroom -- proof that even tiny spaces can have loads of personality! Read on to get the full scoop on this fun space.
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I've always been drawn to the simple, modern lines of Swedish design, so naturally, I'm a frequent shopper at Ikea. But since their products are now so ubiquitous, sometimes I crave more of a custom look... which is why I've become obsessed with IKEA hacks. Below are ten easy DIY projects using a variety of IKEA tables.
7. Karen made a stylish pedestal sink using the Ikea Bekvam. [Via: Apartment Therapy]
I love this spin on the traditional upholstered headboard and, as it turns out, it's a shockingly easy DIY project, too!
We've all seen them. Scary unfinished basements and the dreaded dungeon basement bedrooms. No wonder they provoke nightmares. In this roundup we've found five basements and basement bedrooms that went from spooky to spectacular.
First is this space that looked more like a box (coffin?) than bedroom. THAT is alotta wood. Melissa from I Still Love You is the genius behind its makeover.
The after is nothing less than a resurrection.
This next transformation is a little hard to put into context without seeing the blueprint. For that, head on over to BHG. (Looks like it's a walkout.) Basically, the homeowners had 700 square feet of unused space that looked like many unfinished basements out there.
The entire space was finished and now includes this sweet bunk bed set up.
This bedroom before wasn't so scary, but it was purple. So purple it could have very well provoked nightmares. Candace Olson is the designer behind its gorgeous makeover.
Crazy beautiful and not one drop of purple to be found after. Click here to see more pictures of its transformation.
Oh, those tiny basement windows. In a perfect world, they'd all be removed and replaced with an egress window. But the owners of this bedroom performed a little window magic without any construction.
They simply put two panels on either side of the bed to create the possibility of windows.
This teen's bedroom had a lot going for it, but it was hidden by very dark brown walls, which made it feel like a dungeon when it really wasn't.
Yes, there was a big, beautiful window hidden behind that raised bed! For more information and pictures about this amazing makeover, visit Tatertots and Jello.
For those of you wondering about building codes pertaining to basement bedrooms, check out this article on Bob Villa, in which access is discussed.
I love projects that mix different materials in unique or interesting ways. Lately, I've been on a big concrete and wood kick (like this stool we shared recently). The combination of warm wood and cool concrete has a really nice aesthetic and textural balance that I can't resist. My newest DIY obsession is this concrete and wood table lamp!
This dining room already has a lot going for it: gorgeous floors, great light, and a beautiful Mid-Century sideboard. So, what could make it better? Even more wood!
We've all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:
Forgo the typical fabric option and re-cover that bad boy with some shaggy, Flokati goodness. Morgan used an old IKEA rug (similar to this one) that she had on hand and, after an hour or two, she had herself an awesome Scandinavian-esque bench! Check out how she did it over on The Brick House.
What do you think of this makeover? Have you seen any other unusual materials used for upholstery?
This DIY project has it all: affordability ($5, people!!), simplicity, and a whole bunch of style. What more could you possibly ask for??
After 7 years with the same bedding, I recently got the urge to switch things up in the bedroom textile department. In my search, I came across quite a few fun, stylish, and affordable options! If you're looking to add some color or pattern to your bedroom, check out these 16 duvets under $100!
1. Magical Thinking Triangle Chain Duvet
3. Organic Chevron Duvet
4. Floral Watercolor Duvet
5. Dazzling Chevron Duvet
6. Shibori Duvet Cover and Shams
7. Watercolor Stripe Duvet
9. Stamped Scallop Duvet
10. Nepal Chevron Duvet
11. Marimekko Kivet Duvet (this is the duvet I ended up getting!)
12. Between the Lines Duvet
13. Hexagon Duvet
14. Bauhaus Stripe Duvet
15. Stripe Duvet Cover and Shams
16. Polka Dot Duvet
Yes, you read that right. This oh-so-classy and minimal light is made from a decidedly not classy material: used up toilet paper rolls.
Whether you need some inconspicuous extra seating or just a place to put your feet up, this DIY upholstered ottoman is the project for you!
Admittedly, the 'before' in this makeover looks better than a lot of 'afters' I've seen. But this budget-friendly makeover idea is one that anyone suffering from the "bad tile blues" might appreciate!
Back when I still considered myself a painter, I constantly studied patterns for inspiration - wallpaper, fabric, you name it. I guess you could say, it became an obsession of mine, since my focus as a painter was planted firmly in the abstract world. Naturally, some of those interests carried into my adult life, and I'm still a huge fan of pattern, especially in unexpected places.
So today, I thought it would be fun to explore interesting ways that patterns and prints can be used in the bedroom. Shall we?
For most of us the entryway or mudroom is the first insight that guests have into our homes. While many choose function over form, there is no reason you can't have both.
We're at that point in our office makeover where we're
desperately searching for trying to find functional accessories that fit our aesthetic and our budget. Lighting is always a challenge in the affordability department it seems, so I made it my mission to hunt down 10 modern/minimalist/Scandinavian-esque desk lamps that don't break the bank!
I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!
This DIY clothes rack is an awesome--and so, so simple--solution to small space or no-closet woes!