IKEA Hack: TARVA Nightstand Gets Tech-Friendly

IKEA HACK: Tarva nightstand gets tech-friendly with built-in charging station

Hide ugly cords by your bed with this IKEA nightstand hack!

Before I bought this nightstand, I had never stepped foot in an IKEA (gasp!). It wasn’t for lack of wanting to, I just never had the opportunity before. As a former small-town gal, I haven’t lived within driving distance of an IKEA up until I moved to the big city (more specifically, the Twin Cities) about a year and a half ago. Since moving, I’ve been putting off a trip to the IKEA because I know myself too well. Continue Reading

IKEA Hack: Transform a Basic Cabinet into a Gorgeous Nightstand with a Geometric Design

Norse Interiors IKEA custom fittings
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Everybody loves IKEA, right? The simplicity of the designs, plus the sense of accomplishment from putting furniture together yourself… this combo makes IKEA a standard go-to when shopping for the home. There are lots of ways to hack IKEA furniture – however, would you like to customize these basic designs to set you apart from the thousands of other people that have the same piece? Turns out, it’s a pretty easy transformation to make. Continue Reading

IKEA Hack: The Tarva Nightstand Gets Naked

IKEA Hack Nightstand Edition - A Tarva nightstand with cutout handles

One of the easiest ways to change up a piece of furniture is to switch out the hardware – but what happens when the hardware is abandoned completely? When my wife found this nightstand during a recent trip to IKEA, she immediately drew inspiration from a different piece of furniture in our house – our hardware-less credenza. Could we replicate the cutout drawer handle on her new nightstand? Turns out, we could! Trading a little extra work for the extra cost of new hardware, here's how this IKEA nightstand hack worked out.                      Continue Reading

Make This: Minimal Stud Earring Organizer

Minimal stud earring organizer you can make from a strip of leather

There's no shortage of organizers for earrings on the internet – that is, if you only wear dangling earrings. Me? I'm more of a stud woman. And since stud earrings are so tiny, it's even more frustrating when they get disorganized! Oh, the hours I have lost trying to find the other half of a pair of earrings. There aren't a slew of attractive organization options out there for purchase, which is exactly why I set to work making this stud earring organizer myself – and you can too!         Continue Reading

67 Furniture “Before and Afters” That’ll Totally Inspire You

I love a good before-and-after, don't you? There's so much satisfaction in taking a sad roadside find or cheap garage sale rescue and totally transforming it into something new and different. We've rounded up some of our favorite furniture makeovers to inspire you to either start that upholstery project, get out the spray paint, or hit up this weekend's local yard sale scene. From dressers to dining tables, here are some of our favorite furniture makeovers.            Continue Reading

Easy DIY Nightstand Upgrade

Easy DIY Nightstand Upgrade
Photo: Faith Towers

I’ve wanted to upgrade my nightstands for a long time. I love the raised pattern on the drawer fronts, but the pale blue doesn’t work well with the existing colors in the room. So I decided to give them a couple of coats of white chalk paint and add some leather pulls to lend a more sophisticated vibe. Click through to check out the final look, as well as a tutorial.   


Easy DIY Nightstand Upgrade
Photo: Faith Towers

The white looks much better in the space, lightening up the area next to the bed and eliminating the random blue color that didn’t correspond with anything else in the room. Continue Reading

Before and After: 8 Easy Tips for Styling a Nightstand

Does your nightstand look anything like this one, almost completely bare except for a few remotes and a weird light? Guilty as charged, over here. Until, that is, I took the time to actually style it. Now it looks like a grown up’s nightstand, as opposed to a college kid’s. See how I styled this mid-century nightstand, along with 8 tips for styling a nightstand perfectly.   


What a difference a few new items and a couple of changes will make, huh? Continue Reading

Before and After: Geometric Nightstand Makeover

This nightstand was in pretty poor condition when Reeves took it home and, after realizing that wood stain wasn’t enough to fix some of the blemishes, she opted to paint it. Check out the final result below and let us know what you think!        

Reeves has this to say about her project:

I love simple furniture, and usually just paint pieces with one color, but lately I have been wanting some pattern to make the piece different and unique.

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Before & After: A Minty Fresh Nightstand Makeover

created at: 06/18/2012

I love seeing how people interpret more expensive furniture in their DIY projects! Check out how these nightstands get transformed — and the inspiration behind the makeover.   

After spotting a $150 nightstand (yes, for ONE nightstand) at Urban Outfitters, blogger and DIY extraordinaire Meagan French knew what she had to do: create her own version for a fraction of the cost, of course!

created at: 06/18/2012

She took a couple old IKEA pieces and gave them a minty fresh update, complete with their very own cane webbing. Continue Reading