The Best Resources for Upgrading Your IKEA Furniture

by Lexy Ward

The Best Resources for Upgrading Your IKEA Furniture
photo: PANYL

Some people look down on IKEA furniture. I can somewhat understand why - people can end up with the same stuff, the products are a pain to set up, the quality is so-so. But the cost and style pull me in! I don't want to sacrifice my savings for my home decor. And while I love IKEA, I love it more for the fact that it is easily customizable. A coat of paint, a backing of wallpaper, new legs, and you've got yourself a completely different piece of furniture! Here are a few of the best resources for upgrading your IKEA furniture to make it your own!        

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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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Five Easy Ways To Update Your Sofa

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Five Easy Ways To Update Your Sofa

The itch to switch things up is beginning to overwhelm me. The urge hits with the first fresh smell of Spring, the first crisp Fall day and the day after New Year's Day. With the back door open and a warm breeze blowing this morning,  I simply have to change the visual landscape of my living room. Today I'm looking at my trusty gray sofa. The fabric has worn

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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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Update ANYTHING with Googly Eyes.

by Chris Gardner

Update ANYTHING with Googly Eyes.

Marianne Kirby, the mastermind behind the button table, again proves that standard craft supplies en masse can add contemporary flair to anything with this googly eye handbag. This approach could be added to anything in need of an update of the unreal and unnecessary. And since you can buy them by the gross in any size for just a few dollars, you could convert anything to the googly eyes lifestyle. I'm envisioning an entire bathroom...think...

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