Think you've got to rearrange all the walls and rip out everything to have a completely brand new kitchen? Designer Leslie Price shows in this small kitchen that smart choices and fresh paint make a huge difference.
Tired of seeing stinky stacks of recycling take up residence in the corners of your cramped kitchen? So was Claire. In fact she had been dreaming of finding a structure that could contain her recycling bins stylishly. So when she came across this kind of rough but sturdy and free cabinet in an alley a few blocks from her apartment, she got creative to give it a new modern and functional look! Even more impressive? She made this transformation for exactly ZERO dollars. See how after the jump.
Amy's home office functioned just fine before. But, being located in a corner of her living room, she didn't want it to feel temporary or look blah. So she tackled a considerable amount of mini and large DIY projects to add some stylish detail to this small corner.
This table with its great and unique shape was destined for the trash. It had a water-damaged top and was definitely taking the description "shabby chic" a little too far! But a clean-up and a refresh makes it a perfect addition to any stylish room.
After some clever bundling (genius Craigslist strategy alert!), Elaine scored this all-wood dresser for just $5. She wanted to give her 5-year-old son's bedroom a grown-up update and so she got to work making this dated dresser little-boy worthy.
This table is beat-up for a very charming reason: for years it was the well-loved stage for Denny's girls to dance and play on. He tells us they really helped with its "rustic patina." Well, the girls have moved out so this table got a well-earned retirement makeover.