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

Functional Art: A Garage Sale Find Gets a Painterly Makeover!

created at: 07/11/2011

We’ve all seen them; they’re at every yard sale and garage sale across the globe: plain, boring, or otherwise uninteresting pieces of furniture.  But if there’s one thing to be learned from our many Makeover Monday posts, it’s this: think twice before you pass them up!  With a little creativity and skill, the potential to transform those forgotten pieces is virtually limitless!  

created at: 07/11/2011

You may remember this festive vinyl furniture revamp from a while back.  Reuben Munoz, the man behind that fantastic makeover, is at it again!   Continue Reading

Before & After: A Festive Vinyl Furniture Revamp

created at: 05/03/2011

With the weather finally, maybe, starting to warm up it’s just about time to start scrubbing off winter’s dirt and grime and sprucing up that outdoor living space.  If your vinyl furniture looks like it’s seen better days, consider this colorful revamp!  

created at: 05/03/2011

After a recent cleaning of his garden deck, Reuben Munoz (of the fabulous blog Rancho Reubidoux – read it!) decided his flea market sofas were too bland and lacked presence.  Armed with a creative mind and a few bottles of Createx paint, he transformed their blocky “marshmallow nothingness” into a bold, one-of-a-kind statement piece! Continue Reading

Tool Box Makeover

created at: 01/03/2011


Not our usual makeover fare to be featured here on Curbly, but what a makeover it is!  John (last name ‘Park’) spotted this grody old Park Manufacturing Co. toolbox at a local flea market and was smitten. He took it home and gave it the makeover lover once-over. Check it out now….

created at: 01/03/2011

If you’d like to refurbish a toolbox yourself, here’s what John used to get the job done:

  • Dremel Multi-Max or other oscillating tool/sander with sander attachment, and sanding pads.
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