Do you have a mudroom-laundry room space in your home? Whether the two are combined in one space or separate, this mudroom-laundry room makeover will give you both mudroom ideas and laundry room ideas that are pretty, but most importantly, functional. This is one of those projects in which I eat my words. Full on crow….
There is one thing I really wish I could make happen when a person walks into our den. Either Guns N’ Roses Welcome to the Jungle or an Elvis song would start playing automatically. Alas, my skills aren’t capable of such an epic event. Either way, welcome to the jungle room, otherwise known as our den….
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ran across DIY headboards on Pinterest.
I’m confident DIY headboards could run Pinterest all by themselves.
Now, I’m not bashing on DIY headboards at all.
If you have patience and an insane amount of upholstery and tufting skills, then by all means make your own headboard.
However, I don’t.
I’m in favor of using what I’ve got.
This could also mean that I’m cheap. That’s cool too. I’ll own it.
I can paint a headboard faster than I can build one and cheaper too.
No, it might not look as chic as a velvet upholstered one would, but if it looks like any of these bed makeovers, I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it.
Yes, I did try to make that title sound like a soap opera on purpose.
Because these furniture makeovers deserve a title that is just as dramatic as they are.
Because they are bold and beautiful.
The Bold and The Beautiful Furniture Makeovers
Add a punch of color to your headboard.
I watched reruns of I Dream of Jeannie when I was a kid. It wasn’t one of my favorites, but I thought Barbara Eden was so pretty. And while Larry Hagman will always always always be J.R. Ewing in my mind, he was still pretty great in I Dream of Jeannie.
Well over a year ago, I found a lamp that screamed “I Dream of Jeannie” at a yard sale.
It was $2.
It came home with me.
And as most things do around here, it sat for a while until I had a great idea for it.
And finally I did.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this image where I asked YOU to tell me what to do with the lamp…
I dream of marble countertops.
I dream of having them in my kitchen and bathrooms.
The dream is cut short when I realize two things:
1. The high maintenance that is required to keep marble counters pristine.
2. Their cost.
New countertops, particularly stone counters, are expensive.
Here are 9 DIY Countertop Makeovers that will be nice to your pocketbook.
If you follow me on Facebook, you may remember a month or so back when I posted a picture of an unfinished three drawer chest.
HomeRight offered a challenge to their brand ambassadors.
They offered to send us one of the IKEA Tarva 3 drawer chests and then have at it.
There are three things I have never passed up in life:
1. A Good Challenge
2. Free Furniture
3. Cheap Beer
My fingers and toes and arms and legs were crossed in hopes that I would be one of the five chosen ambassadors drawn from a hat for this challenge.
And I was.
*Insert 7th grade girl squeal here, along with fist bumps.*
So what did I turn my chest into?
A drink bar.
A green one.
With pretty gold accents.
I never intended to makeover my entire bathroom.
I just wanted a bit more color.
It started with the ceiling.
I thought to myself, “Self, you should scrape off the popcorn and paint the ceiling pink.”
Self responded with a very enthusiastic, “YES.”
So I did.
But then the gray paint on the walls didn’t go with the pink very well like I thought it would.
So I painted the walls.
And then I realized the vanity had these weird yellowy patches on it.
So I painted the vanity.
And then I looked at the old shower curtain – it could be a bit more stylish.
So I made a new shower curtain and cornice.
And then I thought to myself, “Self, what about some new artwork?”
You can guess what Self said.
That non-makeover escalated quickly.
Friends, welcome to my new Preppy meets Hollywood Regency Bathroom that wasn’t supposed to be.