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
Before and After: HGTV’s “Rock the Block” Maximizes Individual Curb Appeal on Identical Houses
In the latest episode of “Rock the Block,” four HGTV all-star teams finally turned to the outside of their identical houses after several weeks of indoor work.
Mar 29, 2022
B&A: An IKEA Entryway Piece Loses Its Office File Cabinet Vibes with a Quick DIY
HOME PROJECTS
A piece of furniture made in a day for less than $350 total? Yes please.
Mar 24, 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
Before and After: HGTV’s “Mash-Up Our Home” Creates a Hotel Suite Feel In a Once-Messy Garage
Husband Jeff favored “risky patterns,” while wife Sara was an “aspiring minimalist.” In the premiere episode of HGTV’s “Mash-Up Our Home,” design team Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia helped the couple find balance in their differing design styles.
Mar 16, 2022
B&A: A $25 DIY Gives a Beat-Up Dresser a Fresh Modern-Meets-Vintage Look
HOME PROJECTS
See how this woodworking DIYer created a totally new silhouette by bending wood around an existing set of drawers.
Mar 12, 2022
Before and After: HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous” Supersizes This Small ‘70s Ranch
In the latest episode of “Fixer to Fabulous,” the Marrses renovated Rob and Angie’s cramped 1,100-square-foot Arkansas ranch into a modern two-story dream home.
Mar 9, 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
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
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
B&A: An Old Shabby Chic Dresser Becomes a Modern, Fluted Beauty for Just $85
This DIYer got a high-end look for less.
Jan 26, 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
See How Flippers Enlarged This “One Butt” Kitchen Without Knocking Down Walls
This cramped condo become a bright and modern space.
Jan 20, 2022
Before and After: Airbnb Turned a Decaying Italian Home Into an Airy Oasis — and You Can Live There Rent-Free
The Italian design team let existing tones and materials shine through the renovation.
Jan 20, 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
See How a Dated Long Island Kitchen Became a Stunning Seaside Cooking Space
BEFORE & AFTER
A real estate developer married tradition and modernism.
Jan 16, 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
See How a Designer Created Distinct “Zones” in This Open-Concept NYC Apartment
BEFORE & AFTER
The renters had struggled with the layout.
Jan 12, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
See How Seattle Flippers Transformed a Dated Bathroom into a Stylish En Suite
They got rid of wallpapered walls, linoleum floors, and an old oak vanity.
Oct 11, 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
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
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
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
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
B&A: A Vintage Record Cabinet Rescued from the Trash Gets a $22 Refresh
This record cabinet got a second chance with a stylish new look.
Aug 4, 2021
Before and After: A Stylish and Practical DIY Transforms this Drab IKEA KALLAX
It uses a trendy material to make the old piece look brand new.
Aug 2, 2021
The 5 Best Makeover Ideas from Before and After Projects We Saw in July
There were a lot of great projects last month, but five bright ideas stood out.
Aug 1, 2021
B&A: A Custom DIY Doormat Brings This "Underwhelming" Entryway to Life
This is an easy curb appeal project you can copy for your own home, too.
Jul 20, 2021
Before and After: A $10 Goodwill Dresser Gets a Revamp with Million-Dollar Style
All in, the project cost just $25.
Jul 12, 2021
B&A: The Secret to These Under-$500 Bespoke Built-Ins? IKEA, of Course
The room was fine before, but a bit boring. A few BILLY shelves and a bit of DIY changed that.
Jul 11, 2021
Before and After: A $20 Redo Revives a Decades-Old Vintage Telephone Bench
It was covered in nail polish and scratches before, but some TLC cleaned it right up.
Jul 10, 2021
Before and After: A "Piece of Junk" Table Becomes a Stylish Centerpiece for $50
It took a little patience, but this DIY is totally copyable.
Jul 9, 2021
5 of the Coolest Before and After Projects We Saw in June
These stylish makeovers are full of smart ideas, from easy DIY projects to money-saving hacks.
Jul 1, 2021
Before and After: Basic Brown Bookcases Get a "Harry Potter Vibe"
HOME PROJECTS
$125 Facebook marketplace bookcases get a moody (and magical) purple upgrade.
Jun 30, 2021
B&A: A Few Basic Changes and About $42 Make This IKEA Nightstand Unrecognizable
The whole project's DIY-friendly.
Jun 25, 2021
Before and After: A Family Heirloom Cedar Chest Gets a Fresh New Life
This piece can now be enjoyed by a whole new generation.
Jun 23, 2021
B&A: A Free Facebook Marketplace Shelf Becomes a Stylish Centerpiece
There was a hiccup along the way, but it made the end product all the better.
Jun 20, 2021
Before and After: A Decades-Old Chair Gets a Loving $18 Makeover
Best part: It was all completed over a lunch hour.
Jun 15, 2021
B&A: Curbside Garbage Gets an Artful and Stylish New Life for Just $12
"I love that it was literal trash that will now be on display and admired," the DIYer says.
Jun 7, 2021
Before and After: This $115 DIY Fridge Makeover Is for Smeg Lovers on a Budget
This easy and clever DIY completely transforms the look of this boring white fridge.
Jun 5, 2021
Before and After: A $10 Used IKEA Table Gets a Trendy Concrete-Infused Glow-Up
This Facebook Marketplace find just needed a little DIY love.
May 30, 2021
Before and After: Just $15 Took This Thrifted Bench from Basic to Bold
“As I was choosing pieces for the home, that I wanted to see bright, African-inspired textiles that would speak to my heritage and identity as a Caribbean-American woman,” this DIYer says of her colorful bench revamp.
May 25, 2021
Before & After: Low-Budget, High-Impact Updates Make a 21-Year-Old RV Way Cozier
Simple changes did a lot to make this RV more modern and more comfortable.
May 24, 2021
B&A: Old Lockers Found in an Alley Become a Cute, Totally Free Bathroom Cabinet
This old-school (literally) find looks cool and vintage in its new space.
May 22, 2021
Before and After: A $40 Secondhand Cabinet Gets a Modern, Colorful Second Life
This peeling, dingy cabinet just needed a little TLC.
May 14, 2021
Before and After: A $40 Vintage Desk Chair Gets a $7, 3-Hour Glow Up
One clever DIYer saw the hidden potential in this Craigslist find.
May 12, 2021
B&A: A $300 IKEA Hack Gives A Living Room the Look of Pricey Built-Ins
This DIYer was quoted nearly $2,500 for built-ins but was able to create something she loved for a fraction of that.
May 8, 2021
The 11 Best Upcycled Furniture Redos We've Ever Seen
Need inspiration for your next Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace furniture flip? We've got you.
May 3, 2021
Before & After: A Thrifted Bookcase Gets a Third Life with a $90 Redo
Here's proof that you can make furniture last even longer with some creativity.
Apr 28, 2021
Before and After: A 1953 Cape Cod's Cheery Facelift Brings Curb Appeal
The "After" regularly gets compliments from neighbors.
Apr 23, 2021
Before and After: A $40 Thrifted Console Table Becomes a Glam WFH Desk
It's simple but stunning.
Apr 19, 2021