Here’s proof that you can have champagne on a beer budget.
BEFORE: BORGSJO CABINET
This line of shelves allows you to mix and match cabinets to create different looks.
AFTER: REFINED OFFICE STORAGE
Lining a wall, a row of these cabinets seriously impresses. This blogger used glass doors on top and solid doors on the bottom, so there’s space above for pretty things and plenty of hiding spots below.
BEFORE: BEKVAM KITCHEN CART (TROLLEY)
The no-nonsense kitchen island is convenient, if a bit spare.
AFTER: VINTAGE-INSPIRED ISLAND
A fresh coat of gray paint, a chic marble top, and a shiny towel bar makes this kitchen helper as stylish as it is functional.
BEFORE: RAST DRESSER
It might be a little rough around the edges, but you can’t beat the price
AFTER: CAMPAIGN-STYLE NIGHTSTAND
A little bit of leather and brass brought character to the piece. (Of course, adding paint and removing the round knobs helped, too.)
BEFORE: RAST DRESSER
Sure, this warm dresser is durable — but it’s also really plain.
AFTER: CRAFT ROOM DESK
A plexiglass-covered core door now sits atop the dresser and a pair of table legs, creating the perfect stylish workspace. The bare dresser got a coordinating upgrade with a fresh coat of paint and new pulls.
BEFORE: SEKTION CABINETS
This is but one component from this series, which allows you to mix and match pieces to create floating cabinets and standing units. (Previously, it was known as AKURUM.)
AFTER: A FLOATING CONSOLE
New knobs pop against the sleek white doors, but the real star is the black shelf that give the units an unexpected sleekness.
BEFORE: OTTAVA LAMP
We like this industrial-style light just fine, but it doesn’t provide a luxurious look.
AFTER: BARN-STYLE KITCHEN PENDANTS
A quick coat of spray paint makes the shades look like vintage copper.
BEFORE: VASTER LAMP
The LED light has a globe silhouette that lends itself well to customization.
AFTER: A MODERN PENDANT
This makeover was inspired by Thomas O’Brien’s Hicks pendant light. The black upper, gold trim, and “rivet” detail channel the original quite nicely.
BEFORE: BILLY BOOKCASES
These classic shelving units are the starting point for many makeovers.
AFTER: ELEGANT “BUILT-IN”
A little architectural molding brings a refined sensibility to the shelves. The addition of the rolling ladder furthers the library look.
BEFORE: EKBY BJARNUM BRACKETS
The simple brackets cover the ends of shelves for a clean look.
AFTER: GLAM KITCHEN SHELVES
Just a little gold spray paint adds a ton of style to the functional accessories.
A slim metal frame, glass shelves and graceful proportions make this series easy to love (and easy to transform).
AFTER: A CHIC ETAGERE
A coat of primer, gold paint and shellac finish makes the shelves glamorously gleam.
AFTER: PREPPY CLUB CHAIRS
Each was trimmed in a faux welt made from black rope, which beautifully contrasts the cream-colored covers. It’s a small change, but completely changes the chairs.