Q: I have a table that I'd like to redo. The top looks like butcher block but it's very light in color. I'd like to stain the top a darker color and paint the legs. Got any tips on how to redo the top?
You know we can't resist a good, stylish IKEA hack. I'm talking about the ones that help your furniture become what the Scandinavian gods truly intended, fulfilling its destiny as super stylish decor. Multiply that by ten and you have today's post: 10 regular IKEA products that have been tweaked and wrangled into a different, more magnificent existence.
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I have a fondness for all things Hay, so I was super excited to see Joyce of My Dubio's take on their Colour wine glass. That pencil-thin stripe is enough to take any old glass and make it sophisticated, modern and more special.
This is an oldie, but a goodie. We thought that this would be hard. It wasn't. And yet it has totally changed the rusty, scalding pipe in our bathroom into a *decor moment* that we are very happy with. If you ever want to cover up a pipe and provide some minimal insulation, this is a far nicer fix than insulation foam.
I have a non-problem: I had so much free time over the long Thanksgiving weekend that I was able to tackle all of the holiday cleaning and decorating around our home. Without a spare inch of mantel space to add another sprig of pine, my sights have turned to find anything else I can get my hands on to add some glittered or gilded holiday cheer. Nothing is safe.