8 Furniture Leg Kits You Can Add to Your IKEA IVAR Cabinet (IKEA HACK)

Adding a furniture leg kit to a IKEA IVAR cabinet turns a $70 pine storage item into a eye-grabbing piece of furniture. When I first planned on adding legs to my IVAR cabinet, I was surprised at how many different furniture leg kits are available at home improvement stores. Also, you can hunt down some unique or vintage legs by visiting local antique stores and estate sales. Continue reading

How to Select Small Space Furniture

Showing how vintage table works well with Ikea stools

Whether you live in a small space by chance or by choice, shopping for furniture can trip you up. Even if you wander the inspiration rooms of Ikea, it can be hard to figure out how to make the most of the little space. Continue reading

5 Plants to Propogate as Gifts

Bamboo leaves

I love giving plants as gifts, even when they are misguided. One summer, I had two friends who were both pregnant with similar due dates. The first, Meg, was a free spirit. She had a soft, cozy home and we often talked about our furniture restoration projects. The one, Jess, was a settled-in city girl. She stored clothes in her oven because she didn’t like to cook and enjoyed traveling.

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