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B&A: A $7 Thrifted Cabinet Gets a Gorgeous Floral-Themed New Look for $200
This sad-looking cabinet got a delicate and sophisticated makeover.
Apr 9, 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
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
14 DIY Coffee Tables to Suit Any Skill Level
From beginners to experts, there's a DIY coffee table in here for you.
Apr 4, 2022
6 Easy Renters Fixes for Ugly Ceiling Lights
For many renters, it isn’t the blank walls or the basic carpets, or even the neighbors that can disrupt that feeling of home sweet home. Instead, it’s the lighting. Whether your rental sports flourescent light bars that cast a jarring light, or those much-hated flush mount lights that seem dated and unoriginal, ceiling lights in rental units aren’t exactly envious. But there’s a rental hack for just about anything.
Apr 4, 2022
B&A: Black Paint and Strategic Storage Make This Tool Shed Look Chic
Starter Packs
Let’s face it: A tool shed is usually all about functional storage, not about being the prettiest spot on a property.
Apr 2, 2022
Before and After: A "Shabby Chic" TV Stand Gets a Fresh and Modern Look for $125
Finding a media console or TV stand that's the perfect size and style in mint condition is kind of like striking gold.
Apr 1, 2022
10 of Our Most Impressive Brick Fireplace Transformations of All Time
We can’t help but get excited when we see a fireplace reno done right.
Mar 30, 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
How This Adjustable Bed Became an Easy IKEA Hack
Now I sleep so much better.
Mar 17, 2022
B&A: A $130 DIY Turns an IKEA HEMNES Shoe Cabinet into a Sophisticated Console
"People can’t believe it’s IKEA," this DIYer says of her expensive-looking "after."
Mar 16, 2022
B&A: A $25 DIY Gives a Beat-Up Dresser a Fresh Modern-Meets-Vintage Look
See how this woodworking DIYer created a totally new silhouette by bending wood around an existing set of drawers.
Mar 12, 2022
B&A: An Old Table with Office Furniture Vibes Gets a Chic Upgrade for Under $100
If you want to refresh laminate furniture to look like wood, read on.
Mar 6, 2022
Before and After: A Family Heirloom Lamp Is Renewed and Re-Loved with an $87 DIY
“I hated having this family piece just sitting in storage," this DIYer says. "Giving it new life feels like I’m bringing my Nana back into my home.”
Mar 4, 2022
This $14 Amazon Frame Is One of My Most Luxe-Looking Desk Accents
Small but mighty, it's one of my favorite home purchases to date.
Mar 4, 2022
Before and After: A $40 Redo Turns a Scuffed-Up Dresser into a Statement Piece
This DIYer put in lots of sweat equity to create her modern-meets-vintage custom dresser.
Mar 1, 2022
17 Stunning IKEA Hacks that Make the Most of a Plain RAST Dresser
Paint! Trim! Wallpaper! Mirrors! These hacks have it all.
Feb 28, 2022
B&A: An $8 Facebook Marketplace Chair Gets an Unexpectedly Glam Glow-Up
Sheepskin chairs are on-trend this year, and this one is extra glam.
Feb 22, 2022
B&A: I Revived a Trashed Dresser Using Scraps from My Kitchen Reno for $74 Total
Think beyond paint when it comes to redoing your next furniture piece.
Feb 14, 2022
9 Materials You Need to Give Your IKEA Hack Built-Ins a Pro-Level Finish
Yes, you know you need paint and screws — but these extra items are the key if you want a high-end look.
Feb 9, 2022
8 Smart IKEA Hacks to Pack More Storage into Your Tiny Closet
You don't have to knock down a wall to get a bigger closet—you can fake it!
Jan 28, 2022
B&A: A $50 IKEA Dresser Looks Unrecognizable —and Expensive — After an Easy Hack
"I have seen several cane nightstands and dressers like this online, but they are so expensive! So I made my own affordable option," this DIYer says.
Jan 21, 2022
B&A: This $40 IKEA HEMNES Dresser Flip Brightened up a Whole Bedroom
Sanding, painting, and sealing was all it took to breathe new life into this dark brown IKEA HEMNES dresser.
Jan 18, 2022
B&A: A $90 Vintage Hutch Gets a Seriously Expensive-Looking $20 Makeover
This vintage hutch was a diamond in the (gummy, painted over) rough.
Jan 17, 2022
5 IKEA Hacks We Can't Wait to Do in 2022
These new products feel made for creative customizations.
Jan 14, 2022
B&A: A Quick Under-$10 Project Gives a Plain IKEA HEMNES Some Character
If you need inspiration for an easy, done-in-a-day furniture refresh, read on.
Jan 12, 2022
Ashley Tisdale Shows How to Expertly Style a Console Table
“You know how much I love interior design,” she said.
Jan 5, 2022
B&A: A Colorful $185 DIY Rescues a Poorly Painted IKEA HEMNES Sideboard
This DIYer was on the hunt for a sideboard with a pop of color, and was able to make it herself for a fraction of the cost of store-bought.
Jan 4, 2022
Apartment Therapy Editors’ 6 Favorite Before and Afters of 2021
Editor's Picks
These are the home makeovers that surprised, inspired, and delighted Apartment Therapy staffers.
Dec 28, 2021
Before & After: A $152 Refresh Breathes New Life into a Drab Secondhand Wardrobe
The secret to this DIY project was just a little bit of raffia cloth.
Dec 27, 2021
Before & After: A Dingy Basement Becomes a Functional Space with 4 Zones
The basement is now home to a TV and gaming area, a ping-pong zone, a workout corner, and a utility room.
Dec 26, 2021
10 of the Best IKEA Hacks We Saw in 2021, Starting at Just $20
From vintage-looking to colorful and modern, these IKEA hacks are the best of the best.
Dec 23, 2021
Before & After: A Dated RV Becomes a High-End Cabin on Wheels for $8,000
The bold green kitchen is the star of the show.
Dec 23, 2021
7 of Reddit's Favorite IKEA Hacks of 2021, Featuring BILLY, HEMNES, and More
These hacks were some of the top-voted of the year.
Dec 21, 2021
6 Times CB2's Stairway Bookcase Stole the Show in Rooms All Around the House
Bookcases aren't just for living rooms!
Dec 17, 2021
B&A: A Plain IKEA HEMNES Gets a $66 Rustic Apothecary Redo in Just 2 Days
This one-of-a-kind DIY totally transforms the look of the original piece.
Dec 8, 2021
Before and After: This Sophisticated IKEA MALM Dresser Hack Only Cost $20
The once-basic piece is unrecognizable now.
Dec 5, 2021
7 of the Best IKEA Hacks to Do if You're Hosting for the Holidays
These IKEA hacks are practical additions to your home any time of year — but especially if you have extra people roaming about.
Nov 30, 2021
Before & After: A 2-Hour, $25 Redo Makes the Most of a Damaged Secondhand Table
Not every project needs to be a days-long ordeal — sometimes, all you need is a little time to make a big change.
Nov 29, 2021
Before & After: A Faux Fireplace Makes a Boring Living Space Cozy for $500
Plus, it serves as the perfect divider between the living and dining rooms.
Nov 28, 2021
Before & After: A $50 Facebook Marketplace Find Gets a Sophisticated DIY Update
The piece was falling apart when this first-time DIYer got her hands on it.
Nov 19, 2021
B&A: A One-Day, $94 Hack Gives a Basic IKEA MALM Dresser a Style Boost
No power tools required.
Nov 17, 2021
Kate Hudson’s Vintage Boucle Chair Looks So Cozy
Thankfully, the resting-on-a-cloud trend isn’t going anywhere.
Nov 15, 2021
B&A: A $20 Garage Sale Dresser Gets One Fun and Fresh Redo — and Then Another
Solid pieces of furniture like this one can be made over again and again.
Nov 12, 2021
You’re Going to Need a Zebra Chair After Seeing Reese Witherspoon’s Latest Photoshoot
Reese Witherspoon appears on the December-January cover of InStyle, and “fierce” doesn’t even begin to describe how incredible she and her surroundings look. In her cover spread, Witherspoon poses in several dramatic locations, including on a zebra print couch that almost — almost — stole the spotlight.“Now I’m gonna need a zebra chair to go with my zebra couch *sigh*,” Witherspoon captioned her post.
Nov 12, 2021
Ciara Is Bringing Back the Brass Bed in a Big Way
According to Ciara, brass is back.
Nov 10, 2021
B&A: A Leftover IKEA KALLAX Gets a $40 Redo with High-End, Minimalist Style
This IKEA classic shows its versatility once again with a gorgeous, expensive-looking transformation.
Nov 3, 2021
9 Brilliant IKEA Hacks for Baby Nurseries
These are also so helpful, and so very cute to boot.
Nov 1, 2021
These IKEA Wooden Bowls Are Hacked Into the Perfect Planter for the Holidays
This is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday hosting.
Oct 28, 2021
The 15 Best Bookshelf Makeovers We've Ever Seen
We’ve rounded up 15 of the best bookcase makeovers we’ve spotted on Apartment Therapy, from painted Facebook Marketplace finds to newly-crafted built-ins and more.
Oct 18, 2021
Before and After: This Bland and Tan Front Porch Got A Pink Front Door and An Amazing Transformation
This porch is lighter, brighter, and better than ever.
Oct 17, 2021
Before and After: A $58 DIY Turns Vintage Heirlooms into Functional Furniture
They bring tons of character to this DIYer's bedside area.
Oct 11, 2021
Reese Witherspoon’s Bar Stools Bring an Industrial Twist to Her Classic Kitchen
And you can buy the same exact ones.
Oct 6, 2021
Sur la Table’s Warehouse Sale Has Ridiculously Good Deals on Staub Cookware Right Now
Cozy season is here, and with that comes all the best kinds of cooking opportunities (IMHO). From rich, braised meats and hearty stews to soul-filling chili and baked mac and cheese, nothing hits you right in the feels quite like fall cooking. Luckily for all us home chefs, fall also ushers in some of the best cookware deals of the year, making this the time to splurge on those heavyweights you’ve had your eye on for months.Case in point?
Sep 24, 2021
These Stylish Floating Shelves Add Storage Without Taking Up a Ton of Space
Not only do floating shelves free up precious floor space (especially when several are hung together), but they serve as a pretty focal point in a room, too.
Sep 22, 2021
Before & After: An Antique Hutch Becomes Two Brand-New Pieces for $100
These DIYers started with found furniture and ended up with a beautiful new console and a faux fireplace.
Sep 21, 2021
Before and After: Boring Closet Doors Get a Glam, Geometric Glow-Up for Just $10
As expected with such a precise pattern, the hardest part of the project was taping and measuring.
Sep 11, 2021
Serena Williams’ Kitchen Island Has an Extension That Makes It a Dinner Table
This concept doubles her serving and eating space.
Sep 7, 2021
Before & After: An Old Freebie Cabinet Becomes a Modern Statement Piece for $200
You know the saying: One person's trash is another one's DIY project in the making.
Sep 2, 2021
How to Transform a Plain IKEA KALLAX into a Groovy '70s-Style Burl Wood Piece
This DIY takes just a few tools and a bit of patience.
Sep 1, 2021
How to Turn a Plain IKEA KALLAX into a Funky 1980s Memphis-Style Centerpiece
An '80s-tastic makeover gives this simple shelf a whole lot of personality.
Sep 1, 2021
3 Easy DIYs to Turn a Plain IKEA KALLAX into a '60s, '70s, or '80s Masterpiece
This simple shelf sets the stage for three distinct vintage styles that bring a whole lot of character.
Sep 1, 2021
How to Turn a Basic IKEA KALLAX into a 1960s Brutalist-Style Display Piece
The real deal can cost thousands, but you can make this replica in a day.
Sep 1, 2021
This “Spidey” Chair Isn’t Just a Halloween Decoration
The “Spidey” chair from Indian designer Namit Khanna is a Halloween-y home piece that is actually designed to stay relevant all year, and yet it’s the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween decor scheme.
Aug 27, 2021
B&A: An Easy Glow-Up Brings Out the Best in This $17 Goodwill Dresser
Some smart changes give the old piece a new lease on life.
Aug 24, 2021
IKEA’s New Manual Teaches You How You To Upcycle Old Furniture Like Brand New
Via:’s iconic assembly instruction manuals have helped millions of customers around the world. Now, the company is reimagining it to help the environment.The Swedish flatpack company has launched new, free-to-download manuals that teach customers how to upcycle the furniture they’re planning to discard.
Aug 16, 2021
Before and After: An IKEA HEMNES Gets a Colorful, Botanical Upgrade for $40
A summery, stylish IKEA hack done in a day? Yes please.
Aug 12, 2021
These Beanbag Chairs Were Designed To Feel Like You’re Being Cuddled
The set allows users to return to the feeling of being held and protected.
Aug 12, 2021
Meghan Markle’s WFH Desk Is a Dining Table That Can Seat a Family of 6
It features hand-turned legs and a rough farmhouse-style finish.
Aug 9, 2021
B&A: A $40, One-Day Project Turned a Plain Pantry Door into a Style Statement
When kitchens are being renovated, most of the attention goes to cabinets, floors, countertops, and backsplashes. But that doesn't mean that some of the quieter parts of a kitchen — like, say, pantry doors — can't have a moment to shine.
Aug 7, 2021