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This reupholstery magic will have you hunting for garbage furniture

It's been a while since we had some good DIY before and afters from our readers. And then, boom! Offbeat Homie Heather, aka. TheCathedra, uploaded some of her handy reupholstery work to our Flickr page, and… well… WOW. These before and afters are going to have you eyeing every piece of cast-away furniture for their potential.

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Bathroom renovation: From jungle to under-the-sea

Although I loved the monkey accessories that Matt had since we started dating, after five years of living with it, I wanted a change. I have difficulty with early mornings, especially in the dark Canadian winter, so I wanted the bathroom to be so incredibly fucking cheerful that I couldn't help but wake up and be alert in the morning!

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Apartment balcony container garden: before and after

Last year, I tried planting some simple herbs for the first time; this year, I decided to get serious and do some real vegetable container gardening! To fuel my motivation, I even took a workshop on organic balcony gardening through one of our local CSAs, Fresh City Farms. But first, I needed to clean up the rust and ugly of our apartment balcony…