Brooke, from the home décor blog Inside-Out Design, started with this run-of-the-mill old coffee table, and with some ingenuity and a lot of handiwork, she and her husband transformed it into a one-of-a-kind hand-tufted ottoman. More
There are so many good IKEA Rast hacks out there that it can be hard to finally choose one. I've spent five years with a plain, unpainted set as a pair of bedside tables because I just couldn't make up my mind about what to do with them. Should I age them? Add campaign hardware? Paint them to look like Transformers (my husband's suggestion)? I never did make up my mind. More
I love train sets, but we don't use ours nearly as much as we could — mostly due to the hassle of setting it up and the inability to leave it up (lest someone trip and fall.) This solution is the perfect answer to the sprawling train set dilemma! More
Wacky for washi? We can't blame you. This decorative Japanese masking tape has been everywhere lately, including all over our favorite bloggers' tech gear. If you want an easy way to add some personal style to your phone, laptop, tablet, or cords, look no further. And since this stuff comes off easy, you can change your style as often as you change your mind. More
You can't beat Ikea's LATT activity table. It's the kid equivalent of the Expedit and a staple for parents worldwide. It's always great to see how this simple furniture set gets customized from household to household. Click through to see three readers' takes on the staple.
The great thing about Ikea's Billy bookshelf is that it's an inexpensive, versatile storage unit for any age — the downside is when you'd like it to be a bookshelf for kids but the height and reach is too much for little arms. More
Is this "before" image intriguing, or what? Yes, you can see the top of the old crusty side table, but what's the point of showing it with all those paint sticks on top? This is truly a DIY project I would never have thought of on my own, and I love it! More
We've been showcasing a lot of Before and Afters here this month, and perhaps it's inspired you to do a few of your own. You may, however, still have doubts, and may find that you ask yourself "can I really do that?" Well, here are some simple beginner DIY's that you most definitely can do. Time to make your own Before & After. More