Erin and her husband were taking steps to lighten up their Colorado home. Their kitchen had good bones, so smaller projects done over time helped transform it from lovely and not their style, to the light and bright space they now love.
Have you ever seen a closet with steps? This weird feature made it less useful as a storage space, but Aimee's toddlers were enthralled. So she decided to turn it into playroom, for just a little over $100:
Meredith had picked up a floor model of this nightstand years ago, and then forgot about it. When she redid her entry and couldn't find the perfect table, out came the old cabinet, just waiting for a new look (and a statement color).
This cottage kitchen had a lot to overcome: a less-than-functional layout, old cabinets, dated floors, and popcorn ceilings. Sarah from The Estate of Things gave it a whole new look (and usefulness, too):
This plastic thrift store cactus was covered in sawdust and broken Southwestern dreams. When Naomi and Sage were tasked to turn it into something amazing, weaker competitors would've folded under this nearly impossible challenge. The after might just send you on a hunt for horrible Goodwill cacti:
Lisa's kitchen was in need of an update. Realizing the faux terracotta tile wasn't working, but not wanting to commit to a full retiling of the whole space just yet, she came up with this graphic Greek solution.
This area of Leslie's backyard where her grill lived was lacking. But not wanting to pay exorbitant custom kitchen cost, she found functional and stylish workarounds to create that custom look— with a lower price tag.