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My Mismatched Crap + X = Beautiful Bedroom. Solve for X.

We're putting down new wood floors in our bedroom. We've got lovely curtains, terrific bedding. And I just painted the walls a pleasant grey/purple tone. But our dresser and headboard are two different shades of cheap light-colored IKEA wooden stuff. The new floor is yet another light wood tone. Is there some kind of wash or paint treatment I can apply to my headboard and dresser that will pull them out of the light wood range and into the other colors in my palette, so that our stuff can finally match? [more inside]
posted by Comrade Doll on Jul 26, 2014 - 12 answers

Looking for a particular sink.

This one. Any ideas about where to purchase one? [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Jun 1, 2014 - 3 answers

Build Me Up / Bedframe Baby

We have a king-size bed (Mattress, boxsprings) that is just sitting on the floor of our bedroom, taking up a big chunk of real estate and looking sort of shabby. To free up space, I would like to move the bed into a narrow alcove-like part of the room. This means we wouldn't have room for nightstands and so need a headboard w/ shelves. For aesthetic reasons, I would like a frame to cover the sides of the boxsprings. No need for the bed to be raised, it will still rest on the floor. For money reasons, I would like suggestions on how to build such a thing myself, or recommendations for good but economical products. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Jul 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me spruce up a coffee table in a magical way.

Bought a cheap wooden coffee table. Want to decorate it in a weird way. Any suggestions? It's your typical rectangular shape, nothing special. Some scratches on top. Design style: eclectic. [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Jan 3, 2013 - 27 answers

What should I do to make my "aquarium stand" look nicer?

I'm in the process of setting up a planted aquarium and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the furniture it will be sitting on from an aesthetic standpoint. [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Oct 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Choosing between sectional couches

Please help me decide between two couches: a chaise sectional, and a two-piece sectional! [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Jul 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Decorating a tiny, square studio

How should I arrange and decorate my new teeny studio apartment to make it feel homey but not cramped, and not like I'm spending all my time in my bedroom? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Oct 7, 2011 - 21 answers

I need the ottomans to nest.

I want to buy this awesome adjustable height table/nesting ottomans. They have it at Macy's here in NYC, but the catch is I'd really like to have it tomorrow and they can't deliver for another week. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Feb 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me with the basics of furnishing my new bedroom!

I now am the proud leaser of an apartment, and more pertinently, of an unfurnished bedroom. Before I go out and say "this looks nice, I'll buy it," what are some good resources, tips, threads, or hacks for furnishing and decorating a bedroom or living space or the like? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Aug 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me design and decorate a retro dining space!

Help me find a high table, solid high chairs, and assorted furnishings for my retro kitchen table / sidebar nook in San Francisco! [more inside]
posted by markkraft on Aug 18, 2010 - 3 answers

IKEA budget, boutique hotel taste

Decorating a small flat in London on a budget without resorting to IKEA? I'm tired of having my place looking studenty and would like to pick up some nice, unique furnishings and accessories. I don't have a lot of space or money to work with, however. I know about Gumtree, but can you recommend some stores I can visit to get ideas as well as buy cool stuff? I live in W2 (which isn't exactly budget-friendly, I know.)
posted by jetsetlag on Apr 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Mad Men is a nice place to visit, but I don't want to live there!

Single guy needs to furnish and decorate an empty apartment. Completely lost -- please help! [more inside]
posted by coelacanth! on Feb 8, 2010 - 41 answers

Please tell me about the coziest, softest, and most comfortable things in your home.

Please tell me about the coziest, softest, and most comfortable things in your home. [more inside]
posted by lalex on Dec 3, 2009 - 65 answers

How do I decorate my mirror wall?

How would you decorate a living room with a mirror wall? [more inside]
posted by unsupervised on Nov 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me modernize this old space

How can I introduce some color in my very brown apartment - AND - can you recommend some cheap sources for cool/hip furnishings & paintings? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Hack my table, please.

I need advice on changing the color and leg length of an IKEA table. [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Jul 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me decorate my dining room

Help me decorate my 1920s craftsman bungalow dining room. I have my grandmothers kinda beat up table, hutch and buffet from the 1940s. They are veneer medium wood and either need to go or need paint. I donated the chairs because they were rickety and not comfy. [more inside]
posted by seekingsimplicity on Feb 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Where are good places to buy inexpensive office furniture?

I've already checked out officefurniture.com, IKEA, Office Maxand Staples. Can you recommend a place to get modern type office furniture, particularly desks for around $500 or less? I'm looking for either a corner desk or L-shaped.
posted by fracturing on Apr 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Can our apartment be functional and still look nice?

Is there any aesthetically pleasing way to arrange two computers (and desks, office chairs), a TV (and table), and a big comfy couch in a single room. I'm always embarrassed at the ugliness of my functional apartment when people come over. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Feb 12, 2006 - 20 answers

How to paint sans asphyxiation

HomeImprovementFilter. Also, RiskOfBrainDamageFromPaintFumesFilter. I am purchasing two unfinished wood bookcases, and plan to paint them a glossy red. However, they are so heavy that once I get them delivered (4th floor walkup) I'll need to paint them in my apartment. I'm afraid that painting them in the apartment might be dangerous, fume-wise. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 13, 2005 - 13 answers

small apartment ideas

I'm moving into a new apartment this week, and it's pretty small by most standards. Does anyone have any decorating tips for tiny apartments (studios in particular), and suggestions for cheap places to get a new bed and other necessities? [more inside]
posted by Kellydamnit on Jun 2, 2005 - 18 answers

Rowe furniture reviews?

I have a friend who is getting ready to furnish his new condo. He has a potential sweetheart deal on picking up some Rowe furniture, but neither he nor I know anything about it. Has anyone had any experience with it? Alternately, is there anywhere he can go to get comparative ratings of different brands of furniture?
posted by Irontom on Jan 27, 2004 - 1 answer

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