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Simple And Affordable Ways To Make Your Ikea Stuff Look Expensive

With a little wood stain and a miter saw, you can make the Lack shelf ($19.99) look like floating reclaimed wood.

Get the directions here.

Swap out the legs of any Ikea sofa.

It makes a huge difference.

Spraypaint your Ekby shelf brackets ($22.99) a metallic gold or copper.

These brass corners ($5 for a set of eight fromAmazon) will jazz up a Lack table ($10).

Get the full directions here.

You can use the same hack for the Lack coffee table as well ($39.99).

Cover the Klubbo coffee table ($49.99) with marble contact paper.

Get the directions for a similar project here.

Paint a Norden sideboard ($79.99) to look dip-dyed.

Get the full directions here.

Floating kitchen cabinets are low-profile enough to be used as a hallway or dining room console.

The trick here is to add painted wooden planks on top and use non-Ikea knobs. These brass knobs are from Get the full details here.

Turn cheap Norrlida frames ($12.99) into cork boards.

Get the directions here.

Paint and add a decorative drawer pull to the Rast nightstand ($14.99).

This Ikea hack comes from Redbook.

Gold spray paint comes to the rescue again if you own the Bygel utility cart ($29.99).

Get the directions here.

Sew two Rens sheepskin rugs together to create one giant one.

TBH, the Rens is kiiiind of a bizarre shape. It looks much better doubled up.

Lay an Ikea kitchen cabinet frame on its side and add a wooden plank for a low bench/media console.

You can get the wood planks cut to size in your local hardware store and easily paint them.

Nail some leather pulls to a boring Malm dresser($79.99).

Get the directions here.

Or to a set of Bestas.

Use a vintage belt to hang the Bondis wall clock($19.99).

There’s no tutorial, but you can read more about it here.

Create a built-in bookshelf wall in your living room by mixing together Billy and Besta.

Get the tutorial here.

Add tufting to your sofa cushions.

Make your Karlstad look like an expensive mid-century modern sofa. Directionshere.

Wrap the cord of the Foto pendant ($29.99) with three-ply jute twine.

Get the directions here.

Silver-leaf the inside of an oversize shade($29.99).

Full directions here.

Make a Bekväm foot stool ($14.99) less generic by staining it walnut and dip-painting the top.

Now it actually passes as a side table or nightstand. See the tutorial on Yesterday’s Sweetheart.

Make a Förhöja cart look like a custom piece for your kitchen.

Get the directions here.

Remove the wrinkles from your IKEA slipcovers.

No ironing involved, just a spray bottle filled with hot water. Intrigued? Get more info here.

Transform a Tarva dresser ($149) into a kitchen sideboard.

It can beautifully hold tons of dishware and all of the bits and bobs to entertain a big dinner party. Get the tutorial here.

Turn the Antonius laundry hamper frame ($9.99) into a nightstand.

You would never guess that nightstand used to hold your dirty underwear. Get the tutorial here.

These storage boxes look like you paid 10 times as much for them at Kate Spade.

Directions here.

Cover a Malm dresser ($79.99) with O’verlays.

Not super crafty? Just buy O’verlays and call it a day.

Turn a Grundtal mirror ($34.99) into a Restoration Hardware-worthy piece.

Get the full directions here.

This laptop table ($39.99) actually makes the prettiest bar cart.

Get the directions here.

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Grandma Transforms Her Shed Into A Cozy Cabin

Monica Smith decided to transform her small  shed into a tiny cabin so she could give her daughter and her five grandchildren, who lost their home.

She was able to transform an 8×10 toolshed into a livable home.

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The resulting “cabin” had 2 stories.

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It had an adorable full kitchen.

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There was even cupboard space.

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On the other side of the cabin is the living room. It’s hard to believe that a shed could fit so much furniture.

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Anna Wallace

There’s even a small dining area downstairs.

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Anna Wallace
Anna Wallace

Once you go upstairs, you’ll see a bedroom.

Anna Wallace

Inside there is room for a bed, plus a built-in table and closet.

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Anna Wallace


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11 Natural Remedies‎ That Actually Work…

Motion Sickness.

Part of what contributes to motion sickness is the production of excess saliva. Eating olives or sucking on a lemon can dry your mouth out and help with queasy feeling.

Better Teeth.

Fruits and vegetables that you have to bite into act as sort of toothbrushes as you eat them. Apples in particular are great for this. They also have an enzyme that helps to naturally clean teeth. (That apple-a-day thing is apparently solid advice.)

Clear Skin.

It may sound weird, but smash a tomato and then spread the pulp on your face. Let it sit for an hour. Then wash it offer with tepid water. This a great cure for oily skin.


A new studying found that duct tape is exceedingly good at getting ride of warts. Just take a piece and cover the wart with it. Every three days file down the dead skin and replace the tape. Your wart will be gone in no time.

Killer commutes.

According to recent studies, chewing peppermint or cinnamon gum improves your perception of your daily commute. It doesn’t work for everyone, but it beats sitting there in traffic cursing the world. 

Disinfect Cuts.

Sprinkling powdered cloves on a cut can prevent it from becoming infected. If that wasn’t enough, clove powder can also kill some of the pain. 

Foot odor.

Have stinky feet? Then wipe them down with vodka to get rid of the smell. It’s weird, but it works. (In fact, vodka can remove a smelly scent from many surfaces and materials.)


Fight back against that nasty headache by putting a pencil in your mouth. It prevents you from subconsciously clenching your jaw when you’re stressed, thus preventing more headaches.


While Listerine is meant for teeth, it can also be very helpful for blisters. Just dab the area three times a day with Listerine until it no longer hurts.

Foot aches.

Give yourself a free foot massage by rolling each foot over a tennis ball. You can also use a tennis ball to relieve back pain by placing it between you and a wall, then pressing up against it. 


Looking to stop hiccups dead in their tracks? Swallow a teaspoon of dry sugar and it can stop the hiccups in minutes.

Sources: Viralnova, Prevention