Kids’ Art Table for Only $20

kids art table for $20

Brit from House Updated needed a kids’ play table that was big enough for large coloring books, Legos, and for two kids to sit side-by-side when the table was pushed against the wall. Her existing table was too small and had seen better days. Brit decided it was time to make a new one to [...Read More]

IKEA Dresser Cityscape Makeover

ikea rast makeover with cityscape

Mary from At Home on the Bay needed some extra storage in her spare bedroom and decided the Ikea Rast dresser would work perfectly. Mary wasn’t quite sure how she would paint it until she was inspired by the black and white design on a chest from Anthropologie. Plus, Mary says she knew it was [...Read More]

No-Sew Pom Pom Pillow Cover

anthro inspired pom pom pillow

Becca at From Gardners to Bergers shows how easy it is to take a plain old pillow from dull to darling in no time! All Becca did was glue (yes, glue!) pom pom trim onto a cheapo IKEA cover. Becca says, “Start to finish the whole project took less than 30 minutes and cost less [...Read More]

Antique Finish Pharmacy Lamp in 3 Easy Steps

faux antique finish task lamp

Taryn from Design, Dining, and Diapers has been revamping her master bedroom, toning down the glam in favor of a modern farmhouse look. She loves the look of antique pharmacy lamps and knew it would be perfect for her updated space. Taryn shares at Tatertots & Jello how she refabbed an IKEA lamp with spray [...Read More]

Rustic Wood Wall Shelves with Metal Brackets

diy wood shelves with metal brackets

Carissa of Carissa Miss finished off her son’s nursery with a set of custom shelves above the changing table. Thanks to metal brackets from IKEA and a wood board from the home improvement store she was able to do it at a fraction of the cost of her West Elm inspiration. I love the combo of the rustic wood-stained shelf and glitzy metallic brackets and can’t think of a room (or even an entryway) where these wouldn’t add style and function!

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Faux Fur Stool for a Teen Retreat

Jonathan-Adler-Inspired-Stool

Last summer Therese from Fresh Idea Studio got to spend quality DIY time with her oldest daughter updating her bedroom. One of the things her then soon-to-be high schooler wanted in the space was a beautiful Mongolian lamb fur stool like Jonathan Adler’s $1,595.00 one. Yikes! Of course, Therese worked her magic to make a similar vanity stool for less than $50 using supplies from IKEA.

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Hammered Metal Pendant Light for Less

ikea-hack-pendant-light

While looking for a pendant light for her dining room, Mary from At Home on the Bay fell in love with Crate and Barrel’s Rodan Pendant. With the industrial yet sophisticated style, hammered antique pewter on the outside, and warm glow of gold on the inside, there was a lot to love! It was the price that had Mary looking for alternatives. She found the perfect starting point in IKEA’s Brasa light. With a few DIY touches, Mary got a look similar to the Crate & Barrel pendant for less!

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From IKEA to West Elm Dresser Makeover

west elm stria dresser knock off

Corinna from For My Love Of needed a real wood dresser for CHEAP. She didn’t want to wait around for one to materialize on Craigslist, so instead Corinna took the two-and-a-half hour trek to the nearest IKEA for their Rast Dresser. She doctored it up by gluing wood pieces on the drawer fronts to look just like the dresser she’d been eyeing from West Elm. Talk about a simple update!

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