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10 IKEA Hacks Under $100 to Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for SummerProjects & Improvements
Read on to get inspo for your next outdoor project, and then grab an Allen wrench and roll up your sleeves to hack your way to a cozy and beautiful outdoor space.
Apr 23, 2023
3 Pro-Approved Tools You Need If You Hate Assembling IKEA Furniture
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Look beyond the Allen wrench.
Apr 18, 2023
B&A: A Bare Dining Room Gets a Big Jolt of Energy with a Little Paint Project
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Vintage furniture and a fresh light fixture help, too.
Apr 10, 2023
B&A: Custom Wall-Mount Shelves Turn a Reading Corner into a Bookworm’s Fantasy
“I love having my books all together on the wall; it really feels like a feature in the room instead of an afterthought,” this DIYer says. This one’s for the bookworms out there!
Apr 4, 2023
Nate Berkus Shares How He Makes a Bed Look Magazine-Worthy
“It’s not that hard to do,” he says.
Apr 4, 2023
B&A: This Bedroom Redo Ditches the Headboard for a Dramatic Botanical Mural
"In my opinion, there is no right or wrong way to style your space," this homeowner says. "As long as it brings you joy, it's functional, and it showcases your personality, then it's perfect! Your home is an outward expression of your vibe!"
Apr 2, 2023
B&A: A Massive 1970s Hutch Gets an Airy Upgrade Courtesy of a Clever IKEA HackProjects & Improvements
A mid-century piece became a modern and functional "flo-denza."
Mar 26, 2023
7 Smart IKEA Hacks to Make Your Entryway More Welcoming and Functional
Give this high-traffic spot an upgrade.
Mar 26, 2023
B&A: Solid Oak Heirlooms Are Refreshed With a Modern Touch for $100Projects & Improvements
This is what one DIYer did with her inheritance.
Mar 20, 2023
This Etsy Find Dresses Up Plain Glass Cabinetry — No Power Tools Needed
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It’ll give your doors a bit of vintage character, even if they’re builder-grade or brand-new.
Mar 20, 2023
B&A: A $60 Redo Gives This Plain IKEA MALM Dresser a High-End Custom Look
Looking to paint IKEA furniture? Get this DIYer's tips first.
Mar 18, 2023
B&A: A Charming $120 IKEA BILLY Facelift Makes for an Ideal First Furniture Flip
You'd never know it was this DIYer's first-ever furniture flip based on how sophisticated the "after" looks! Read for tons of great beginner-friendly advice.
Mar 16, 2023
This $28 Desktop Cord Wrangler Solves My Most Frustrating Technology Problem
Plus, it’s just about as chic as any cord management solution can be.
Mar 15, 2023
Before and After: A Non-Working Fireplace Goes from Bland to Glam in Under $200
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A can of paint and a little wallpaper went a long way to elevate the boring fireplace in our newly flipped home.
Mar 14, 2023
B&A: This $200 Rental-Friendly Hack Fakes the Look of Dramatic Built-Ins
By painting her walls and built-ins the same color, this DIYer created a seamless storage setup. Read more about her painting tips and takeaways.
Mar 10, 2023
The Secret to Fixing Scratched Wooden Cabinets Costs Less than $10
Here’s a facepalming-ly easy hack for repairing wooden kitchen cabinets — or any other wooden surface, for that matter.
Mar 10, 2023
B&A: A Plain IKEA RAST Dresser Gets a Mid-Century-Inspired Look with a $100 DIY
Tons of time-saving tips from a seasoned DIYer ahead!
Mar 6, 2023
Before and After: A “Buy Nothing” IKEA Bookcase Gets a High-End Look for $70Projects & Improvements
You’d never guess this piece of furniture was once a standard IKEA bookcase.
Mar 3, 2023
B&A: A Busted Bookshelf Transforms into a Show-Stopping Headboard for $100Projects & Improvements
With some clever DIY, this bookshelf is completely unrecognizable.
Mar 1, 2023
This IKEA Hack Hides Your Ugly Wi-Fi Router with Only 15 Minutes and About $20Projects & Improvements
This might be one of the easiest IKEA hacks we've ever seen.
Feb 28, 2023
B&A: A Muted Bedroom's $300 Refresh Brings in Color, But Keeps the Calming Vibes
"I have always had very colorful hair and clothes," this renter says. "I decided to surround myself in colorful surroundings."
Feb 25, 2023
This Is the Best Book Display Idea for Anyone Messy or Just Running Out of SpaceProjects & Improvements
This stacking method is both stylish and genius.
Feb 25, 2023
B&A: A $525 Bedroom Redo Has a Must-See IKEA Headboard Hack, Plus More DIYs
The headboard is a highlight, but this redo is simply packed with clever DIYs and hacks.
Feb 16, 2023
This Easy Home Decor Hack Makes Tablecloths Super-AffordableProjects & Improvements
It's so easy, it'll make you say, “Why didn’t I think of that sooner?”
Feb 7, 2023
This TikToker Made Her Oak Kitchen Look Fresh — Without Refinishing the CabinetsProjects & Improvements
“Great example of how oak works if done right.”
Feb 6, 2023
B&A: 6 DIY Projects Totaling $1,500 Give a "Blank Slate" Bedroom Cozy Character
Planning ahead was the key in this six-step transformation.
Jan 30, 2023
This Playful, Curvy Tableware Is the New "Gen-Z China"Projects & Improvements
Who is Gustaf Westman and why is his serveware trending on TikTok?
Jan 29, 2023
B&A: Mismatched Thrifted Nightstands Become a Smart-Looking Duo in a $50 Project
"Mid-century modern always catches my eye," this furniture flipper says.
Jan 27, 2023
11 Clever IKEA Hacks That’ll Help You Make the Most of Your Tiny KitchenProjects & Improvements
No matter how small your kitchen, it still has big potential.
Jan 27, 2023
B&A: A $120 Furniture Flip Uses an Unexpected Material
"I know this isn’t everyone’s style, but I just knew I wanted to do something different," this DIYer says. "I love that it’s such a statement piece for my guest bedroom. I wanted something bright and happy and a one-of-a-kind piece. I really do think I achieved that."
Jan 25, 2023
B&A: A $50 Hack Turns This Plain Glass IKEA Cabinet into a Luxe Statement Piece
This hack features an affordable DIY material you'll want to add to cart.
Jan 23, 2023
B&A: Boring Cabinets Become a Luxurious Coffee Station in a $2,000 DIY Redo
This dining room bar feature goes from too-small to totally grand.
Jan 21, 2023
B&A: A $46 Redo Gives "Cheap-Looking" 1990s Interior Doors Some Vintage Charm
"I'm lucky to have some amazing original features, like an exposed brick wall and cast-iron columns, and the doors felt really out of place," this apartment owner says of her dated interior doors.
Jan 20, 2023
6 Genius Ways to Hack IKEA's Newest Products in 2023Projects & Improvements
These new releases are some of the best IKEA has to offer in terms of affordability, practicality, and hack potential.
Jan 17, 2023
B&A: A 10-Year-Old IKEA BESTA Looks Totally New After a $200 DIY Project
When this homeowner's dream media cabinet was out of stock (and $5,000) she hacked her old IKEA BESTA to get the look she was after.
Jan 14, 2023
B&A: A $60 No-Power-Tools Hack Turns an IKEA KALLAX into a Luxe Media Console
All in, the project cost $120. Not bad for its sophisticated new look!
Jan 4, 2023
9 Space-Saving Drop-Leaf Tables on Sale at Wayfair Right Now
Check them out while they're still in stock!
Jan 3, 2023
B&A: A $60 Stripped-Down Makeover Helps a Secondhand Sideboard Go LuxeProjects & Improvements
Patience and sweat equity led to dramatic results for this 1970s sideboard makeover.
Dec 30, 2022
A Guide to Tablecloth Sizes (and How to Choose the Right One)Projects & Improvements
When it comes to tablecloths, one size does not fit all.
Dec 29, 2022
12 Incredible IKEA Hacks Everyone Will Be Trying in 2023Projects & Improvements
Grab your nearest Allen wrench!
Dec 22, 2022
B&A: A $40 Paint Hack Gives This Scratched-Up Table a Marble Look in 15 Minutes
When the marble table this DIYer wanted cost $600, she decided to create the same look with a $20 ReStore table and some paint instead. The results are shockingly good.
Dec 21, 2022
If You Only Buy One Coffee Table Book About the Home for 2022, This Should Be ItProjects & Improvements
It's a design book dedicated solely to celebrating black-owned homes, and we're showing you some of its inspiring images and sharing a decorating tip from it here.
Dec 21, 2022
B&A: The Secret to This $80 IKEA RAST Dresser Hack is a Shift in Perspective
The fresh upgrades include $15 furniture feet, edge banding, black paint, and some contemporary brass hardware.
Dec 18, 2022
B&A: This $0 Redo of an Old IKEA Rug Is Perfect Inspo for "Shopping Your Home"
This homeowner's project cost her $0 because she used what she already had. But even if you had to buy all new supplies, your project total will come in under $100.
Dec 15, 2022
The Brilliant Yet Mind-Blowingly Simple IKEA Hack Taking Over InstagramProjects & Improvements
You can pull it off for under $15.
Dec 15, 2022
The Best Dog Beds That You Can Buy Right Now
You *and* your dog will be able to tell the difference...
Dec 14, 2022
This Genius IKEA BESTA Cabinet Hack Creates a Daybed Out of Thin Air
Here's the easiest-ever daybed.
Dec 14, 2022
B&A: A $230 Redo Turns a Free Hutch into One Renter's Favorite Furniture Piece
The "after" serves as vibrant dish storage.
Dec 4, 2022
B&A: A $750 IKEA Hack Turns a Dining Space's Extra Doorway into Usable Storage
This couple used BILLY bookcases to cover an awkward door and add much-needed storage to their historic condo.
Nov 23, 2022
B&A: A $35 DIY Transforms Old Doors into a One-of-a-Kind Headboard
A great headboard instantly elevates a bedroom, taking the main focal point of the room — the bed — from understated to luxe.
Nov 19, 2022
10 Unexpected Holiday Entertaining and Decor Trends You Need to Know Now
According to top designers and creatives!
Nov 19, 2022
B&A: A Smelly Bathroom's Redo Looks Way More Expensive Than Its $700 Price
The secret to the budget-friendly project: buying secondhand, shopping around, and DIYing it all.
Nov 16, 2022
B&A: A Simple $60 Project Revives an Old Headboard, Saving This DIYer Thousands
A perfectly good headboard gets a new life with a fresh boho-inspired look.
Nov 14, 2022
Your Tabletop Is Missing This One Designer-Approved, Pinterest-Worthy Item
And it's currently on sale!
Nov 11, 2022
9 IKEA Hacks That Transform Plain KALLAX Shelves into Something Special
With a little effort, you can get big results.
Nov 10, 2022
This Is the One Bookshelf Styling Hack You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet but Should
It works with IKEA BILLY bookcases, too!
Nov 5, 2022
B&A: 2 Orange-Toned Nightstands Rescued from the Curb Get a Boho-Modern Refresh
The lessons learned here? New hardware can work wonders on old furniture, your nightstands don't have to match exactly (or at all!), and creating a custom stencil can be a great way to create a one-of-a-kind look.
Nov 1, 2022
B&A: A Built-In Bench Majorly Upgraded One Family's Entryway for Under $500
This built-in project helps keep a family of five highly organized.
Oct 30, 2022
B&A: A Goodwill Chair Gets a Cottagecore Make-Under in a 1-Day, $20 DIY
When one blogger found this chair at Goodwill, she could envision it in her daughters' bathroom — just without the red paint.
Oct 28, 2022
This Is the Reason You Haven’t Seen a Curio Cabinet in a While
What happened to them, anyway?
Oct 28, 2022
8 Clever IKEA Hacks Using Renter-Friendly Command Products
Perfect, temporary solutions for all over your house.
Oct 25, 2022
B&A: A $150 Entryway Project Has a Clever Trick for Displaying Photos and Art
"I got this project done within a week of thinking of it because I was just so excited about it," this DIYer says. "It didn't take long at all to install. I did it all by myself with no help — that's how easy it was!"
Oct 23, 2022
B&A: This DIYer Made an Unrecognizably Chic Coffee Table Out of a Wire Spool
For under $100!
Oct 22, 2022
How to Use Your Indoor Furniture for Outdoor Living
Want to try repurposing some indoor furniture for outdoor use? Here's how to do it right.
Oct 20, 2022
This Genius IKEA Hack Can Turn a Laminate Tabletop into a Wood Stunner
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A Redditor shares how a table with scratches and stains was saved.
Oct 20, 2022
This Bed Tent Takes Glamping to the Next Level
Finally, you can go camping with your bed.
Oct 14, 2022
This Whiteboard Desk Will Make Your Workday so Much More Productive
You can also hang it up on the wall.
Oct 13, 2022