Sometimes "before" pictures aren't disgusting nightmares that leave you horrified. Sometimes they are perfectly nice, but the owner was just sick and tired of looking at the same layout or piece of furniture. We've all been there and so was Bethany, who'd grown weary of seeing this dark brown trellis pattern first thing after walking in the door. She made a few crucial tweaks without spending a dime — including a mini IKEA hack — and wound up refreshed.
Coltography's closet home office was already a space efficient and streamlined affair, with cables and wires thoughtfully routed through the wall from PC to a trio of wall-mounted screens. But with improvement in mind, this industrious gent set out to eke out even more usable desk space with an impressive modification merging desk with computer...
Would you pay $100 for this old entertainment center? I probably wouldn't, but Kim had a vision and a motivation: "Our two year old daughter was taking over the house with all her toys. I had to come up with a toy storage solution."
Dana of MADE wanted to spice up her daughter Lucy's boring bedroom. Living in the suburbs in a "cookie cutter" home, the space was seriously lacking in character and personality. With paint, accessories, and a lot of creativity, this room went from white to wow!
I've been trying to hack an IKEA chandelier into a serviceable, modern, Sputnik-style chandelier for over a year now. Successful IKEA chandelier hack tutorials abound on the Internet, but mine has been been pretty slow going between the spray paint, origami, and the fact that I ordered completely the wrong size chandelier. But apparently a really good IKEA Sputnik is easier than I ever thought.