Sarah Everett's Recent Articles
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This Paint Color from Small/Cool NYC Can Be a Neutral or a Statement
Seafoam subtlety or seaglass statement wall? You'll love both!
May 6, 2022
B&A: A 1970s Dresser Gets a Statement-Making Two-Toned Redo for $150
"One of my favorite finishes to create is giving a piece a 'dipped' look," this furniture flipper says.
May 5, 2022
B&A: A Practical $700 Hallway-Turned-Home Office Created with an IKEA PAX
A weeklong project created by best friends.
May 4, 2022
B&A: A 1977 Camper Gets a Fresh Redo Inside and Out for About $8,500
This DIYer was inspired by fond memories of the passed-down camper from when she was a child.
May 3, 2022
Before and After: A Bright, Botanical Redo Modernizes a Dim Hallway
This homeowner brought plant-filled atrium vibes to a small-but-often-used space in his house.
May 3, 2022
B&A: A Southwestern-Style Living Room Redo Lovingly Restores a Cracked Fireplace
This little New Mexico home had "gorgeous, classic bones," its owner says.
May 2, 2022
Before and After: A Basic Brown Vanity Becomes a Textured Teal Beauty for $85
The mid-century style vanity was listed for super cheap on Facebook Marketplace because it had a crack in it before.
May 1, 2022
B&A: A $10 Redo Turns a Gloomy Brick Fireplace into a Cheery Focal Point
Bookworms and plant parents alike will love this redo.
Apr 30, 2022
This Is the New Way to Do Wainscoting
A genius architectural detail from Small/Cool NYC.
Apr 30, 2022
3 Retro Landscaping Trends That Are Making a Comeback Today
According to pro landscapers and a historian.
Apr 30, 2022
B&A: A Boho-Glam Patio Redo Includes a DIY Chandelier, Succulent Wall, and More
"I have always dreamt about having a beautiful backyard that feels like an oasis," this DIYer says. See how she made it happen.
Apr 29, 2022
The 9 Best Retro-Inspired Redos on Apartment Therapy
These Before & Afters will transport you to another decade. No time machine necessary — just DIY skills.
Apr 29, 2022
Before and After: New (& Old) Furniture Transforms a 1918 Farmhouse Living Room
The vintage touches make this living room feel timeless.
Apr 28, 2022
Before and After: A $100 Redo for an Early-2000s Media Cabinet
Adding cane backing to glass fronts on a cabinet is a GREAT way to disguise clutter. Take it from this simple one-week project.
Apr 27, 2022
How to Create a Conversation Pit in Your Home That'll Amp Up Cozy Vibes
Make it happen in six steps.
Apr 27, 2022
B&A: A Colorful, Beachy Bathroom Redo Keeps Its Original Pink Tiles from 1954
From the frilly 1950s to a colorful '80s Miami vibe.
Apr 26, 2022
"Inspiration But Also Escapism:" Why Retro Interiors Are Taking Over Instagram
This phenomenon, it seems, has everything to do with nostalgia and discovery.
Apr 26, 2022
B&A: A Laundry Room with Wire Shelving Gets a Cozy, Functional $500 Upgrade
DIYer Karen Sloan added form and function over a six-week project.
Apr 25, 2022
B&A: A 1954 Kitchen Keeps Its Checkerboard Floors But Adds Chic IKEA Cabinetry
"Real estate agents cannot tell that this is an IKEA kitchen and refer to it as 'very luxurious'" this homeowner says.
Apr 24, 2022
B&A: A Gray Builder-Grade Bathroom Gets a Luxe-Looking Overhaul for $5,300
The new tile shower is a total game-changer.
Apr 23, 2022
No-Buy Groups: The 7 Secrets to Furnishing Your Home with Free, Secondhand Finds
It's Green Week at Apartment Therapy and Earth Day, which means it's time for a reminder that online no-buy groups are a great, sustainable, and community-oriented way to furnish your home.
Apr 22, 2022
B&A: A 1940s Fan Found in the Trash Gets a Groovy Orange Redo for Just $20
"I knew this cool piece of history needed to be saved," the DIYer says.
Apr 22, 2022
Before and After: A Dated '70s Rental Kitchen Gets a $180 Fresh Boho-Style Redo
See how one DIYer achieved this budget-friendly, rental-friendly, landlord-approved new look.
Apr 21, 2022
B&A: A Yellow Meditation Space Becomes a Dramatic, MCM-Inspired Dining Room
It all changed with a coat of black paint.
Apr 20, 2022
Before and After: A Renter-Friendly $67 IKEA Hack Rescues a "Dreaded Boob Light"
"There is life after the boob light," this DIYer says — and there's proof in her super contemporary, streamlined "after."
Apr 19, 2022
B&A: A 1950s Bamboo Furniture Set Rescued from Craigslist's "Free" Section
It's polished (literally) and looks new again, but still honors its vintage roots.
Apr 18, 2022
B&A: An $800 Closet-Turned-Nursery Proves the Powerful Potential of Small Spaces
It's packed with DIYs and great small-space IKEA finds.
Apr 17, 2022
B&A: A Beat-Up Vintage Buffet Shines After a $100 Stain and Paint Job
The buffet was was an inexpensive Facebook Marketplace find that now looks like it could cost thousands.
Apr 16, 2022
Before and After: A $130 Project Helps Make a Bland Bedroom Layered and Cozy
This DIYer wanted to try this wall accent after seeing it on social media, and she was surprised by how easy it was to pull off.
Apr 15, 2022
Before and After: A Groovy '70s Trailer Squeezes in a Kitchen and Sleep Space
The whole project — trailer included — cost $4,000.
Apr 14, 2022
B&A: A Moldy '90s Bathroom Gets a Luxe Redo with a Bonus Laundry Space
This professional bathroom redo includes great advice for seeking out the pros and living with ongoing construction.
Apr 13, 2022
B&A: An Uninspiring White Kitchen Gets a Cheery Southwestern-Style Makeover
The new terracotta-and-blue color scheme is like instant sunshine.
Apr 12, 2022
B&A: This $2,300 Living Room Makeover Features a Gorgeous Brick Fireplace Redo
The homeowners kept their budget under $2,300 by selling their old furniture, sourcing budget-friendly new finds, and doing some of the work themselves.
Apr 11, 2022
Before and After: A 97-Year-Old Bathroom's $280 Redo Blends Old with New
This renter decided to spend a small bit of money to make a big change in his bathroom.
Apr 10, 2022
B&A: Thrifty DIYs Turn an Empty Kitchen Corner into a Prep Space for $1,000
This once-useless kitchen corner now has a new purpose.
Apr 8, 2022
B&A: A "Complete Eyesore Stuck in the '90s" Bathroom Gets a Stylish, $1,000 Redo
The project only took one week.
Apr 7, 2022
B&A: A Basic Office Space Gets a Luxe-Looking Redo That's Actually IKEA
Those custom-looking built-ins are IKEA shelves totaling about $1000.
Apr 7, 2022
B&A: A 1910s Broom Cupboard Becomes a Beautifully Tiled Art Deco Powder Room
The preservation of tile in this historic home is impressive and seamless.
Apr 5, 2022
Before & After: $130 Takes Two IKEA IVARs from Boring and Basic to Art Deco Glam
This DIYer created a glam pattern on the plain doors using easy-to-find materials.
Apr 4, 2022
8 Impressive Kitchen Redos That Keep Old Counters, Cabinets, and More
These kitchen redos prove that you don't have to replace the expensive stuff to make a major difference.
Mar 31, 2022
Before and After: A Dated Kitchen Gets a Dramatic Purple-Toned Redo for $3,125
The bold paint color makes the kitchen look super sophisticated.
Mar 29, 2022
B&A: A Stylish But Unused Dining Room Gets a New Life as a DIY Exercise Space
"I am a big advocate for using your home however suits you best," says this intrepid DIYer.
Mar 28, 2022
B&A: An Impractical Bathroom Gets a Bold-Yet-Functional $500 Refresh
"The room felt cold and was lacking any style or personality," this renter says of her builder-grade bathroom before. Now, with a fresh coat of a bold paint color, it's personality-packed.
Mar 27, 2022
B&A: A Two-Tone Paint Job Breathes New Life into a Once-Lackluster Kid's Room
"Our son cried the day we moved in as he thought that’s how his room would always look!" this homeowner says of the before.
Mar 26, 2022
B&A: A Dingy Vintage Kitchen Gets a Charming Teal-and-White Redo for $2,000
This retro kitchen redo keeps the cabinets but switches the color scheme.
Mar 25, 2022
B&A: An IKEA Entryway Piece Loses Its Office File Cabinet Vibes with a Quick DIY
A piece of furniture made in a day for less than $350 total? Yes please.
Mar 24, 2022
Before and After: A 1911 Entryway Refresh Has Great Tips for Hanging Artwork
"The before was really 50 shades of beige — very uninspired!" this homeowner says. Her colorful refresh has great artwork and tips for hanging it.
Mar 20, 2022
Before and After: A Boring '90s Powder Room Is Now Unrecognizably Chic
It's all thanks to added paneling, new brass accents, and a soft green paint selection.
Mar 19, 2022