Freshen Up Your Furniture

imodifyikeaIt’s nice to switch things up every once in a while. If you’re tired of looking at the same old surroundings in your house or apartment, maybe it’s time for a refresh!

The books listed below will help you spruce up your home’s furniture, whether you want to build something from scratch or improve what you already have. All of these titles are available from the JMRL catalog:

I Modify IKEA: Furnishings From Everyone’s Favorite Store, Customized For Your Home by Elyse Major & Charlotte Rivers – Step-by-step instructions for customizing and personalizing furniture, decor, and storage solutions from IKEA.

Shaker Furniture Projects by Glen Huey & the editors of Popular Woodworking – Provides instructions for completing 31 furniture projects inspired by Shaker designs, including tables, cabinets and chests, seats, clocks, hanging shelves, and a firewood box.

Handmade Interiors by DK Publishing, Inc. – This inspirational guide shows stitch by stitch how to make beautiful pieces – from blinds and curtains to cushions and slipcovers – to revive your furniture. Learn how to choose the right materials, measure, create, and install each project.

Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home & Garden by Chris Gleason – Offers instructions on upcycling salvaged pallets to create truly one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories, including a coffee table, birdhouse, and ukulele.

The Handbuilt Home: 34 Simple, Stylish & Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects For Every Room by Ana White – Demonstrates how to build inexpensive, quality home furnishings through woodworking projects that can be made with off-the-shelf materials and basic equipment, including home accessories, tables, kids’ items, and storage solutions.

Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects: Great Looking Furniture Anyone Can Build by Spike Carlsen – Blending the practicality of IKEA with the creativity of Martha Stewart, this is a collection of innovative projects designed to be easy to construct, practical, and good-looking.

Easy Upgrades: Built-Ins, Shelves and Storage by the editors of This Old House – Offers advice for upgrading your home storage, including how to create custom looks with trim.

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