Blogger Lisa Dickinson of Gettin' By transformed a dresser with quirky knobs.
Do you have a piece of furniture that is perfectly functional but could use a little makeover? I think we all agree that paint is probably the master of transformation in this department, but if you don't want to get your hands dirty, consider a hardware update. Maybe both if you're really ambitious! Hardware is like jewelry for your furniture, and like your favorite little black dress, you can easily change the look of your furniture with some new accessories.
Life is all about the details, but sometimes, those details aren't pleasant. If your toilet is running, you're potentially wasting gallons of water a day. But don't despair! Most often, it's just a simple fix, no tools — or plumber — required.
We're a bit unhinged over these stunning images of artist Klemens Torggler's door designs we saw over at Fast Company's Co.Design. Part sculpture, part divider, these graceful panels seemingly float open and closed with a light touch. Suddenly, traditional doors seem clunky and outdated.
I have a confession: out of all the things I have a tendency to over buy, tools are right up there with kitchen towels for me. Walking around a hardware store is an exercise in self control as every drill, screwdriver, and wrench seems to call my name. While I do own many tools thanks to this predilection for acquiring them, the one I return to time after time is my Dremel.
Butcher block countertops with stainless open shelves, seen in a kitchen from A Couple Cooks.
Even though I've been trying hard to convince people otherwise, here in Houston at least, granite countertops are still king. But if the dark, speckly stone leaves you cold, fear not! There are alternatives. Here are 8 of our favorites.