Confession time: When I wrote the ultimate IKEA shopping list, the POÄNG chair was mysteriously missing from the bunch. Truthfully, I turned my nose up at this chair for way too long. It was just so quintessentially and so obviously IKEA. But you know what? Every time I see the $100-ish POÄNG in person or in photos, the damn thing always looks amazing.
Removable, peel-and-stick subway tile. The kind you can install over your existing tile in an afternoon, without any special tools or tricks. It sounds like the stuff legends are made of, doesn't it? But it's real, you guys. So real. Check out Smart Tiles.
This little exercise is part game, part advice column. We run through the same question over and over with several different dollar amounts in the hot seat, with the goal of figuring out what is the best investment you can make for your home with that sum of cash–anywhere from $5 to $100. The lesson, of course, is that it doesn't take a lot of dough to make a really happy home.
Leather working is easier than you think. The tools are relatively inexpensive, the tutorials are easy to follow along with, and the finished product always looks upscale, polished and–dare we say–not like a "DIY" at all.
My closet has descended into total chaos. Lazy summer weekends usually end in a mess of tank tops and shorts on the floor, and as the nights get cooler, I start dipping into winter storage boxes for a few sweatshirts and scarves that don't yet have a home in my seasonal wardrobe. If you're like me and need a little nudge to sort your closet, here are 10 projects that help make organizing easy and inexpensive.
I'd like to pretend that working for a design blog has meant that I've always made the best, smartest purchases for my home, but that hasn't always been the case. Here are three really good purchases I've made, and three not so good ones, in hopes that you can learn from my mistakes.
The smallest details can derail a whole design, sometimes. A little sliver of stainless metal peeking out between bathroom drawers might just be enough to take away from your quirky-colorful look. Maybe not totally. It is just a small sliver, after all. But if you have a bit of something peeking out where you don't want it to, and the the fix is just as easy as a roll of colorful tape? Why not do it?
I'm continually impressed by the quality of things that clever DIYers come up with, like these DIY lighting projects that look as good as, or even better than, something you would buy in a store. These 12 DIYs are just further proof that you don't have to spend a ton of cash to make your home look like a million bucks.
Just look at that incredible crib. It looks beautiful, doesn't it? It's hard not to want it. And it's hard not to imagine looking down at your baby asleep in it, and smiling. But let me put something out there for a moment. Let me be that friend. The one who says "have you considered not spending the money on it? Have you considered these reasons for not buying the crib of your dreams?"