If you're a serial host (or even a regular guest!), you'll appreciate Ursula's "guest corner"— a bookshelf in her hallway that houses all the necessities for her visitors. Though it was always practical, she gave it a pretty update to really welcome those out of town-ers.
Krista hunted for an inexpensive desk for about six months, with no luck, until her husband found a small one on the curb that was destined for the trash. It was in really bad shape, but it was free, so the price was just right. See what Krista did with her furniture roadkill after the jump.
I've been looking at our rain water barrel which has been staring back at me for the past couple of years. It's such an eye sore in our tiny urban garden. Practical and environmental, but oh so ugly. When I mentioned that I really disliked its look the other day, the kids yelled at the same time: "LET'S PAINT IT!!!!!"
Little Tikes playhouses have been around for decades and, man, some of them look it! I'm glad that they are passed from family to family and are popular items at garage sales and on Craigslist rather than taking up space in landfills, but sometimes they can really show their age and wear.
After coming across a bold and expensive wall treatment online, Chrissann hedged for weeks about doing something similar and cheaper in her own bedroom. It turns out what she needed was the free time (and painkiller-induced courage) from a wisdom tooth extraction to take the plunge.
For her first ever IKEA hack, Katie turned to the ever-popular Malm dresser. In love with the piece's affordability but not its modern look, she transformed two Malms into Art Deco-inspired nightstands for her glam bedroom. Check out the dramatic results after the jump.