Drop-leaf and gateleg tables are a godsend for small homes. Keep the leaves down and conserve valuable space, or raise them up and squeeze additional people in at the dinner table. The holidays are just around the corner, so explore these ten great picks for 2014...
I've been having a bear of a time finding a set of side tables that fit next to my couch and don't look terrible. I also love a good DIY project — especially one that can be finished over a weekend — so I was pretty excited to see this cool set of DIY side tables made from IKEA cutting boards and plumbing pipes.
If you were perusing our shopping guide for kids' desks and thinking "too big!", you've found yourself at the right place. Whether your whole home is small or just your child's room, here are some small-scale desks - some narrow, others shallow - that are big enough to do the job, without taking over the room.
Dark and old, this TV tray was less than inspiring, but DeaAnna saw potential in it, and bought it for only $8. It was a small afternoon project with only a few materials, but the result is impressive and affordable!
In our neighborhood, it seems you can hear both the collective groans and cheers as the children in each home receive their teacher assignments for the upcoming school year. Whether or not your children snagged the teachers of their dreams, you can make heading back-to-school a positive experience.
Do you lack a fabulous focal point for your living room? Or — is your current focal point just plain lacking? Picking one element in your living room design to grab the most attention and be the thing that the rest of your design revolves around can have an uplifting effect on an entire room (and makes for more sophisticated spaces). But don't let a small (or no) budget get you down — there are plenty of DIY things you can do to create a stunning focal point in your space (or better the one you already have!). Here are solid ideas for four powerful, attention-grabbing spots in your living room!
My son is starting first grade this year and it's time to think about getting him his own desk to work at. For now he'll have minimal homework, but he's at the bottom of a very big homework hill that is going to get steeper every year. Is this the year you're setting up a dedicated workspace for your child? If so, here are ten desks to consider:
Featuring a color palette of pale yellow, navy blue and salmon, this desk was a mess of colors. Many people not on the hunt for such a mix of hues would probably have taken one glance and moved on. But Brittney saw past the palette to this desk's beautiful bones, and set out to restore it back to its mid-century modern glory.
As upcycled projects go, this one is pretty impressive. Using recycled wooden pallets, Jack created a piece of DIY furniture that barely resembles its former life as industrial supplies. It also has a special feature that's as surprising as it is inventive!
With summer comes seemingly endless days spent lounging in the sun, napping in the shade, and later hanging out by the campfire. Here are some great DIY ideas and projects to take the outdoors to a whole new level, and make you enjoy it so much more....