ikea makeover


I’ve always enjoyed seeing how amazing a good Ikea hack can turn out and here’s a few of my favourites.

It’s amazing what a good touch of paint can do to any furniture piece!

Marble contact paper and copper spray paint transformed this side table into one very glamorous piece!

Personally my knitting skills aren’t great but for any of you who are talented why not give this a go?

I love the touch of black and pastels. These frames are immediately more interesting to look at. 

These drawers have been completely transformed and given that old vintage worn look. 

These chest of drawers have been given a new lease on life, the added brass label holders are a great addition. 

Bar stools are instantly modernised.

Very stylish drinks cart using an Ikea table!

I love this idea using Ikea cabinets to create a floating console,buffet or TV unit. The addition of the wood finishes it off beautifully.

This side table has totally benefited from It’s new look.

Shiny nest tables yes please. Amazing.

Ikea desk looking great in gold.

Ikea Dresser with added moulding’s and new handles. Great colour choice.

Add some colour into your living room. These bookcases look bright and cheerful now.

Spice racks into book shelves. Very cute and clever thinking.

There you have it a few very cool Ikea hacks. I hope I’ve inspired you to give one a go today. Best of Luck!

Photo Credit: www.pinterest.com


Welcome to the first of many Before & After home design entries!

We moved into our new house in the beginning of March, and we have a list of projects a mile long to get the house where we want it to be.

Our upstairs living room has come a long way in the last few weeks.
New carpet, fresh paint, a DIY built-in bookshelf spanning 14 feet across the far wall to hold all of my knick knacks and books, and tons of little accents to make it feel like home.
I’m in love with the marble rhino’s head we have hanging above the reading corner. His flower garland is the crown that my oldest daughter wore as a flower girl in our wedding last May, and I love that the marble accent ties into the table tops.

So far my favorite part of the house is the corner in this room with my entomology collection hung above the chaise lounge. There are blankets stored in the cabinets right next to the lounge and it really is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.
The other cabinets house the little ones’ coats and shoes, as well as all of the dog’s food and toys.

The world map in the center is not quite finished. I still need to paint in a Legend showing a color-code for push pins: where we’ve been vs. where we’re going.

I put so many hours into building this massive bookshelf and I’m so happy that it turned into a functional, beautiful centerpiece for our front room.

Next on the list is the master bedroom – if I stay on schedule with all the projects I have planned it should be completed this week!


Learn how to pick the perfect paint color (and accent pieces) for your apartment in this episode of My Room Makeover >>