d*s reader erin riddle sent in this lovely laundry sink makeover. when erin moved into her home she used this space as a storage space for tools and cleaning supplies, but erin wanted a space that would serve as a cute spot to work on laundry. working on a budget, erin took off the cabinet doors, sewed curtains to the front (hung on a basic rod) and painted the formica in a black melamine paint. the pegboard was swapped for hanging storage buckets and a light was painted white and brought over to gvie the corrner some warmth. the difference is really fantastic and is such a great reminder that a cuter room is only a few weekend days of handiwork away. thanks for sharing, erin!
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CLICK HERE for tanya’s designer living room makeover and allison’s diy crib upgrade after the jump!
this elegant living room reno comes from designer tanya jonsson. tanya and her husband recently purchased two tiny tenement pre-war apartments and combined them to create their dream home. in the process they created this beautiful living room on a budget. thanks to ebay and vintage shops tanya created a luxe look without breaking the bank. great work, tanya!
last but not least, i was really impressed with allison’s crib/bassinet makeover. i know that if i saw that ruffly before version sitting in a room i’d probably wimp out and opt for a brand new version. but allison saw potential and made over her son’s bassinet. she picked up the original for $12 at urban ore in berkeley and used an old cover to create a pattern. then she picked up some colorful fabric and created a cover that brought the bassinet from fussy and outdated to cute and modern. great work, allison!