Diy And Furniture In Projects
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Change The Fabric, Change the Look: Upholstery Magic
Apple green plush or tweed linen? Each one gives a different lookwhat they can do…It’s true that even a simple change of fabric can change the look of a piece. Take this sofa, the Chet from CB2, which we’ve blogged before. In apple green velvet, the sofa reads nouveau 80s, modern and sleek. In linen, the look is softer and would easily fit in amongst the simple wood pieces we’ve been seeing a lot of.A good upholsterer can: change a straight arm to a rounded or flared arm.
Oct 12, 2022
Great DIY Desks with IKEA Countertops and Legs
This is a pearl of wisdom that I received years ago and wanted to bring back right now. When in need of a really simple, nice, natural material desk, use IKEA butcherblock countertop (which is cuttable, sandable, stainable and paintable) and some cool legs (like the Vika Inge style seen here, which has been replaced with Vika Runtorp).
Oct 12, 2022
Quick History: The Parsons Table
The Parsons table is one where the square legs have the same width as the tabletop, regardless of its other dimensions. Its history is characterized by contradiction: created to be a simple canvas for exceptional materials, its design is simultaneously credited to the famous designer Jean-Michel Frank and to anonymous design students. But is the real story even more muddled?
Oct 12, 2022
Before and After: See an Outdated Dining Room with a ‘Yellow Hue’ Get a Plant-Infused Refresh
During Meredith Svoboda's final walk-through of her Nashville home, she photographed the dining room, "dreaming of the life I could bring to this room," she writes.
Oct 12, 2022
We’re Calling It—Sauna Beds are the New Weighted Blankets
'Tis the season to be snug as a bug—in a sauna bed?
Oct 11, 2022
B&A: A Blank BILLY Bookcase Gets a Bespoke Textured Treatment for $300
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"There's nothing like that instant gratification feeling of completing a project like this over a weekend," this YouTuber and DIYer says of her two-day project.
Oct 11, 2022
Statement Murals Transformed These 5 Rooms, Starting with a Fun $10 Refresh
Home Projects
These five spaces embrace eye-catching murals to give you just the inspiration you need. 
Oct 10, 2022
B&A: A $24 Peel-And-Stick Project Makes an IKEA Vanity Look MUCH More Expensive
HOME PROJECTS
"We were in the process of renovating our whole bathroom and really wanted a wooden vanity, but the ones we liked were all out of our budget," this homeowner says. IKEA hack to the rescue!
Oct 5, 2022
B&A: A Useless Entryway Spot Gets a Practical, Storage-Packed Redo for $300
HOME PROJECTS
"I love the classic look and the added closed storage," this DIYer says of her innovative railing swap.
Oct 2, 2022
B&A: A Bare Bedroom's DIY Overhaul Includes a Must-See Vintage-Style Headboard
HOME PROJECTS
From chair rail moulding to a custom headboard, this dreamy bedroom redo has tons of DIY projects to copy.
Sep 28, 2022
B&A: A Secondhand Dresser Gets a New Life as a Functional Kitchen Feature
HOME PROJECTS
A dresser in the kitchen?! This DIYer proves it's absolutely a good idea.
Sep 27, 2022
B&A: An Easy $100 Hack Gives This Plain IKEA Dresser a Timeless Look for Less
HOME PROJECTS
The end result looks like a much more expensive piece of furniture that would fit in with a ton of different home styles, from traditional to modern farmhouse.
Sep 26, 2022
B&A: A Bare Living Room is Transformed with a Unique IKEA BILLY Bookcase Hack
HOME PROJECTS
The new scalloped shelving is a must-see!
Sep 25, 2022
B&A: An Old Armoire Gets a Totally New Life with a 10-Hour, $180 Refresh
HOME PROJECTS
What was old is new again.
Sep 20, 2022
B&A: A $1,300 Bedroom Redo Has a DIY Headboard and a Low-Cost Luxe Light Fixture
HOME PROJECTS
This primary bedroom has luxe-looking details for less, thanks to some ambitious but well-executed DIY projects.
Sep 15, 2022
B&A: A $70 DIY Cabinet Redo Effortlessly Blends Art Deco and Mid-Century Style
HOME PROJECTS
It was inspired by a clever IKEA hack.
Sep 13, 2022
B&A: This Beginner-Friendly IKEA BESTÅ Hack Was £225, But Looks Way Pricier
HOME PROJECTS
This homeowner duplicates her dream sideboard using an inexpensive IKEA hack.
Sep 8, 2022
We Got Three Drastically Different Upholstery Quotes for One Sofa
Turns out there's more than one way to skin a couch.
Sep 8, 2022
B&A: A 45-Minute, Tool-Free Redo Gives an IKEA MALM a Trendy New Look for $30
HOME PROJECTS
This one belongs in the IKEA Hack hall of fame.
Aug 29, 2022
B&A: Wood Filler Rescues 2 Free Facebook Marketplace Nightstands in a $125 Flip
New paint and new hardware also helped give this nightstand duo a more modern look.
Aug 23, 2022
This $7 IKEA Hack Replaces More Expensive Floating Shelves
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Spice racks are surprisingly versatile!
Aug 21, 2022
B&A: An IKEA MALM Headboard Becomes a Glam Tufted Masterpiece for Just $70
HOME PROJECTS
Staple gun + stretchy velvet fabric for the win.
Aug 10, 2022
A Shapely Trend Is Taking Over Side Tables Right Now
Here are eight of the best ones on the market right now.
Jul 27, 2022
B&A: A 1954 TV Cabinet Gets a New Life as the Coolest MCM Home Bar for $150
"Cheers" to a vintage-inspired home for vintage glassware!
Jul 23, 2022
12 of the Most Colorful IKEA Hacks We've Ever Seen
Neutral? We don't know her.
Jul 23, 2022
This Cat “Igloo” Is Cleverly Disguised as a Stylish Side Table
A lot of cat beds stick out like a sore thumb, so to remedy this, one designer has turned it into something else: a side table.
Jul 22, 2022
Mindy Kaling Has a Restaurant Booth In Her Kitchen
And it’s far from kitschy.
Jul 20, 2022
B&A: A Tired Side Table Got a Vibrant, Retro-Inspired Makeover
Sometimes it just takes a little bit of upgrading for a furniture piece to be functional and presentable in your home.
Jul 12, 2022
B&A: This Planter Revamp Cost $20 and Took Less Than an Hour
Home DIYer and blogger Kristen Johnson upcycled her recycling bin contents by giving a plastic planter new life.
Jul 13, 2022
Before and After: This Beat-Up Dresser Is Unrecognizable After a Sleek $75 Redo
The former owner of the piece loves the new look, too.
Jul 7, 2022
B&A: A Mid-Century Console Gets a Colorful Redo Using an Unexpected Material
HOME PROJECTS
"I love the contrast of using a vintage piece and adding a really modern design," this pro furniture flipper says.
Jul 1, 2022
Before and After: A Dresser from 1964 Becomes a Black and White Beauty
With a little love and DIY, this vintage dresser has a whole new look.
Jun 24, 2022
I Waited Nine Months for My Bed Frame to Come — Here's What I Learned
Rule #1: Don't get rid of ANY furniture prematurely.
Jun 24, 2022
Before and After: 2 IKEA BESTAS Become a Beautiful Blue Desk (for $450 Total!)
HOME PROJECTS
This cheerful desk redo came together in just a few steps.
Jun 20, 2022
Before and After: A $30 Cabinet Hack That's Purr-fect for Cat Owners
Both human and cat are pleased with the outcome of this simple DIY.
Jun 19, 2022
B&A: A 130-Year-Old Furniture Set Looks New Again in a DIY $1000 Bedroom Redo
Thanks to budget finds and DIYs, the bedroom looks totally different — all for under $1,000.
Jun 15, 2022
This Iconic 1970s Chair Is Finally Back in Production
Interior designers' go-to vintage dining chair relaunches today!
Jun 15, 2022
B&A: A $150 DIY Gives This IKEA KALLAX a Luxe, Clutter-Concealing Look
HOME PROJECTS
A two-day DIY adds major style and hides clutter, too.
Jun 8, 2022
These Are The Top 10 Most Popular Bed Styles Right Now
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According to Google.
Jun 6, 2022
These 9 Nature-Inspired Projects Bring the Outdoors In
HOME PROJECTS
From leafy wallpapers to other, more unexpected choices.
May 31, 2022
B&A: For $105, a Secondhand Cabinet Becomes a Multifunctional Litter Box
Do you love everything about your cat — except their litter box? The cumbersome, smelly eyesore can throw off the aesthetic of any home.
May 27, 2022
Before and After: A $70 Paint and Stencil Redo Totally Revives a Tired Dresser
HOME PROJECTS
The revamped piece has a bone inlay look for less.
May 26, 2022
B&A: A $250 Natural Wood Coffee Table Project Brings the Outdoors In
HOME PROJECTS
DIYers Faith and Julia found this slab of wood on Facebook Marketplace.
May 25, 2022
5 Practical Decor Items Tia Mowry Can't Live Without
A tour of the actress's home is a showcase of comfort and family.
May 24, 2022
B&A: A Coffee Table Headed for the Dumpster Looks Shiny & New Again for Just $10
HOME PROJECTS
"I asked my neighbor why was he throwing it out, and he said it was just old and worn," this DIYer says. "I saw a table that I could restore."
May 18, 2022
B&A: A Dinged-Up 1960s Nightstand Becomes a Statement Piece for About $50
This cute nightstand started out with dings and chips, but a bit of DIY gave it a surprising (and bold) new look.
May 15, 2022
B&A: An "Awful" '80s Bookshelf Gets a Scandi-Style Upgrade Using IKEA Shelves
This reading corner revamp features a genius IKEA solution.
May 14, 2022
Before and After: A Childhood Dresser Gets a Grown-Up New Look for $60
"Why spend a ton of money on a new dresser when a little paint is all it needs?" this DIYer asks.
May 10, 2022
11 Stylish DIY Pallet Bed Frames to Suit Any Kind of Bedroom
This affordable DIY is more versatile than you think.
May 7, 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
HOME PROJECTS
A weeklong project created by best friends.
May 4, 2022
Before and After: A Two-Piece Cabinet Gets a Charming Two-Tone Painted Makeover
Starter Packs
Woodworking skills came in handy for this DIYer's redo.
May 2, 2022
10 of the Best Furniture Flipping Accounts to Follow Now
Starter Packs
Get the ins-and-outs of flipping directly from these pros.
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
3 Brilliant Furniture Makeover Hacks You Need to Know (and 2 You Should Skip)
Make your next project a little easier.
Apr 29, 2022
6 Things Pro Furniture Flippers Wish They Would Have Known Earlier
Starter Packs
They're letting you in on their findings so you can skip to the good stuff.
Apr 29, 2022
Before and After: A $100 Redo for an Early-2000s Media Cabinet
HOME PROJECTS
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
20 Creative Furniture Redo Ideas to Help You Turn Basic Pieces into Masterpieces
Starter Packs
These DIY projects are packed with ideas for you to steal.
Apr 25, 2022
7 Surprising (and Easy-to-Find) Materials to Help You Transform Your Furniture
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These products, suggested by pro furniture flippers, start at just $2.
Apr 26, 2022
8 Things You'll Need if You Want to Stain Your Furniture
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This guide from the pros covers everything from prep to a finishing top coat.
Apr 26, 2022
7 Things You'll Need if You Want to Paint Your Furniture
Starter Packs
You don't have to spend a ton of money to get a great look — you just have to spend it wisely.
Apr 26, 2022
The A-to-Z Glossary of Furniture Terms You Need to Know
Starter Packs
From "antique" to "zebrawood," this list has you covered for your next furniture hunting excursion.
Apr 25, 2022
Pro Furniture Flippers' 8 Favorite Sources for Secondhand Furniture
Starter Packs
Whether you want to buy online or in person, you've got options.
Apr 25, 2022
7 Things Pro Flippers Always Look for When They're Buying Secondhand Furniture
Starter Packs
Consider this your shopping cheat sheet.
Apr 25, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Deciding on Your Next Furniture Makeover
Starter Packs
Got a secondhand furniture piece in hand, but not sure what to do with it? Start here.
Apr 25, 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 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: 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
Aldi’s Fan-Favorite Accent Cabinet Has Returned to Stores
Run, don't walk.
Apr 16, 2022