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  • Prescott View Home Reno: How to add legs to Ikea couches

    Ever wondered how to add legs to ikea couches? …or pretty much any couches or any furniture?  Since I bought these Ikea KIVIK sofas (mine are Isunda Gray but I’m not sure if they have that color anymore…), I wanted to add legs to them to raise them up higher. In our last house, the low height didn’t bother me but for whatever reason, they felt so bottom heavy and too low for this space. Today I’ll show you a super easy way to add legs to ikea couches! I loved the set up we had in the space but it really felt heavy and the couches felt so bulky. I found these legs on Amazon and after inspecting the bottom of the couches, I found that it’d be super easy to raise them up and make them look a bit lighter in this space. First, I removed the legs that came with the sofa. Next, we install these industrial strength furniture brackets and screwed them over the existing hole, lining up the hole where the bolt of the leg screws…

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  • How to paint a nightstand with chalk paint

    You guys I am super excited about my new nightstands that I got from AVE Home. I am in love with them. They have amazing storage and the detail of the hardware is just perfection. The campaign style nightstands come in raw wood form so they are pretty much just primed and ready for a coat of paint. I painted the nightstands with Annie Sloan chalk paint and I finished it off with the clear coat of Annie Sloan wax. Painting them is extremely easy. I was able to finish two nightstands from start to finish including drying time in about 2 hours or so but that time is mostly just waiting for the paint to dry. I made this easy video to show you exactly what I did. You can find the AVE Home Nightstand HERE and be sure to check out all the rest of their amazing products HERE.…

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  • DIY Star Wars Dresser

    Today I’m excited to share all the details on how we did this DIY Star Wars Dresser. Okay, so my little guy Ryder LOVES Star Wars so much! When I was redoing his room from his circus nursery into a big boy room I knew that Star Wars going to be the ticket. I love theme rooms because I feel like they tell a story about the person or in this case the child. I knew this phase and love for Star Wars would not really last forever and that is why I did not do anything to crazy expensive. You can read all the details about the room HERE. Now let’s talk about this cute Star Wars dresser. Its so crazy how we changed a simple and inexpensive dresser from Ikea into key element in Ryder’s new room. First, we stained the whole dresser with a light coat of grey stain. Next, we used the Silhouette Design Studio to create the tie fighter ship. Since the Silhouette Cameo cuts only up to 12 inches we had to cut it…

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  • How to paint a dresser (inside the house!)

    I’m finally showing a project in my new house! A lot of our house feels like a reno zone but a few spaces feel “done” over the last week or so. We still have a few things to do in the completed spaces but at least it it is starting to feel like our home. Today we’re teaming up with DecoArt to show you another makeover using DecoArt Satin Enamels. This little dreamboat dresser was a yard sale find back when I lived in New York and has had a couple different makeovers. It has been used in my boys’ room and now they’ve outgrown it a bit since they’re bigger and have more clothes. (The drawers are not very deep so it doesn’t hold a ton of clothes, especially for two kiddos sharing a room.) The pulls are built into the drawers so I had to spray paint them first. I gave it 3-4 blasts of spray paint per handle to brighten the gold that was already there. Next, I used DecoArt Satin Enamels in Pure White. This paint…

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  • How to Stain a Wood Table + a Dining Room Update!

    You might remember for our last furniture makeover, the pink campaign dresser, that we have teamed up with an incredible furniture company, Ave Home. Ave Home is an interior furnishings company based in New Orleans. They specialize in producing curated collections of both raw wood and finished furniture. We got to choose an amazing piece from the AVE Raw collection and I chose this insanely awesome Jax Pedestal Table. It came in two boxes (the base and the top) and completely raw wood. I sanded it slightly on the top to make it as smooth as possible and got to work. Supplies: Ave Home Jax Pedestal Table  Pre-Stain Classic Grey Stain Polycrylic Gloves Face mask Staining pads or cloth Drill or screwdriver (to attach the pieces together) First, I used a pre-stain conditioner and wiped it on the entire piece. Follow the directions on the can but you can usually start staining around 5-15 minutes after the pre-stain is applied. It helps avoid blotchy staining and gives you a more consistent look when you apply your stain. I applied one coat of the Classic Grey…

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  • Amazing Hot Pink Campaign Dresser Makeover

    This BEST tutorial on how to paint furniture quickly and efficiently! This amazing Hot Pink Campaign Dresser Makeover is so fun! We are so beyond excited to share this new partnership with you guys. We have teamed up with an incredible furniture company, Ave Home. Ave Home is an interior furnishings company based in New Orleans. They specialize in producing curated collections of both raw wood and finished furniture. Today’s tutorial is giving your dresser a makeover. we will show you how to finish one of their raw wood pieces, the Harper Campaign Dresser. Ave Home has a line of furniture called, AVE Raw which is their line of unfinished furniture. This line was created for the DIYer (thats us!!!) or designer who wants high quality pieces with their own custom finishes. Isn’t that amazing!?!? How cool is that!?  This gorgeous piece arrived at my house ready to finish! It was complete primed and ready to paint! Supplies used for the dresser makeover: Ave Home Larger Harper Campaign Dresser Screwdriver Paint Sprayer Paint – I used an interior Semi-gloss Polycrylic First, use your screwdriver or drill to…

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  • DIY Live Edge Headboard

    This DIY Live Edge Headboard is so cute and an easy DIY project! Great project for beginners and can be completed in a couple hours!I’m so excited to finally show you the tutorial for my little dude’s headboard. We use this room as a guest room a lot so it was important to give my three year old a big enough bed to accommodate guests. Luckily, we gave him our queen bed when we switched to intelliBED (best decision ever!). This headboard is super easy, inexpensive and makes a HUGE impact. I had all of the supplies on hand except for the plywood so it ended up being extra inexpensive for me! Supplies: 1 sheet of plywood – pick a quality piece with a pretty wood grain jigsaw with wood cutting blade sander or sanding block 2 D-rings stain color of your choice staining pads rubber gloves (for staining) eye protection First, place your plywood on a high surface with the edges hanging over so you can cut them without cutting your supports. I used old barstools but if you have…

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  • 11 Fabulous Projects to Spray Paint Gold

    It’s no secret that we are major fans of gold! Mainly gold metallic, gold foil and gold glitter! I mean, what else is there? Here are some of our favorite projects that we spray paint gold to give them a makeover!  Personalized Faux Mudroom By Classy Clutter – This project was so fast and easy and made a huge different when you just spray paint gold. DIY Nesting Coffee Table By Classy Clutter DIY Herringbone Stenciled Table By Classy Clutter DIY Homework and Art Station By Classy Clutter – Adding a new element is what we love! By adding a little gold it changes the look of these cute desks. Mallory’s White Kitchen Makeover Reveal By Classy Clutter Buffalo Check Vanity Stool Makeover By Classy Clutter – A plain stool turned into a fabulous piece of furniture in just a few steps check them out! Embellished Faux Pumpkins By Classy Clutter  Coral and Mint Living Room Reveal By Classy Clutter – Can you believe how gorgeous that chair is? I’m in love! Craft Studio Reveal with gold clip boards By Classy…

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  • The Best Ikea Rast Dresser Hacks

    One of my favorite things from Ikea is the Rast dresser. One of the greatest things about this dresser is that it is very affordable and it can be redone in many different ways and different styles. Here are a few different hacks for the Rast dresser that I love. DIY Campaign Style Nightstands – Ikea Rast Hack Mid Century Modern and Bright Ikea Rast Hack Tribal Rast Dresser Hack    Navy Ikea Rast Dresser Hack  Ikea Rast Dresser Hack Anthropologie Inspired Ikea Rast Dresser Hack DIY Wardrobe using a Ikea Rast Hack Rustic Industrial Night Stand Pink Ikea Rast Hack  Craft Table Ikea Rast Hack Rolling Craft Cart Ikea Rast Hack Leather and Brass Campaign IKEA Rast Hack…

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  • Easy DIY Octagon Table and How to Paint Laminate

    I’m super excited to share my new, easy DIY Octagon Table and how to paint laminate with you guys. When I say new, I mean, like I got it 6 months ago. I got a hexagon claw foot table from craigslist and gave it a full makeover. The table top is laminate so I’m going to show you my fool proof tips for painting laminate! Supplies for painting laminate: Krud Kutter Sander Sandpaper Tack Cloth Sherwin Williams Multi-Purpose Latex Primer Sherwin Williams Pro Classic paint Minwax Polycrylic – Semi Gloss I don’t have a full before photo but it looked like this. First thing I did was take the table legs off and prop it up on some old barstools. I wiped the entire thing down with an old t-shirt and Krud Kutter. This stuff cuts down the glossy finish and gets it all prepped for sanding. It claims to increase adhesion without sanding but when you’re painting laminate I feel like, you still have to sand. All the prep work ensures great adhesion of paint.  Next, I sanded the table with a…

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  • The BEST Ikea Hacks on Pinterest

    Remember when I lived in New York and I had to drive 2 hours to the nearest Ikea that in Canada by the way? Try convincing the border patrol guards that you spent $600 in an hour shopping in Canada. Good times peeps. Anyway, I love Ikea so much. Half of my house is from there. No joke but you’d never guess it because I usually customize or “Ikea hack” all of it! I love it so much! Here are some of my favorites from the blog world and my favorites from our blog!  Ikea Large Clock Makeover Ikea Billy Bookcase hack from The Makerista DIY Dip Dyed Pillow Ikea Rast Nighstand Hack Easy DIY Tribal Dresser (Ikea hack!) DIY Gold Ikea Coffee Table DIY Ikea Rast Hack from How to Nest for Less – This is stunning!!! DIY Checkers Game Table DIY Pallet Backed BILLY Bookcase from Over the Big Moon DIY Ikea Fur Rug Ottoman DIY Bar Cart from Style Me Pretty DIY Floating Credenza from Sugar and Cloth…

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  • Buffalo Check Vanity Stool Makeover + How to recover a seat cushion

    When I did my bedroom makeover, I had the hardest time finding the perfect chair, bench, or stool for my new vanity (tutorial coming very soon!). I decided against a chair with arms or a back because I wanted it to be stored completely under the vanity without obstructing the walkway.  Yeah, obstructing. 😉 I finally found a great little vanity stool that was the perfect height at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It’s the Madison Vanity Bench and you can find it here. I wanted to customize it a bit so I grabbed some cute fabric (Buffalo Check from Ikea) and some of my favorite spray paint (Rustoleum Gold Metallic). This made the piece of furniture my own and make it the perfect fit for my bedroom!= Supplies: Madison Vanity Bench Gold Spray Paint Buffalo Check Fabric Staple Gun Staples Drill or Screwdriver First remove the screws underneath the bench and place in a ziplock bag. Spray paint the frame and allow to dry. While the base is drying, cut a rectangle with about 5-6″ larger than the cushion. Place in the…

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