A So-So Bathroom Gets A Serene & Spa-Like Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward May 28, 2015
colorful bathroom makeover
photo: Four Generations One Roof

Who doesn't enjoy a good before and after? This bathroom is no exception. It started out as a space that was lackluster and plain. And now? It couldn't look more different - not to mention how much BIGGER the space feels! It gives off a very serene and spa-like vibe.    

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Eye Candy: 10 Bedrooms Made Over With A Bit of Color!

By: Lexy.b.ward May 21, 2015
colorful bedroom makeovers
photo: Style By Emily Henderson

You spend almost 1/3 of your life in the bedroom sleeping. So why not make that space something colorful, cheerful, and down right fun to spend time in?! Here are 10 colorful bedrooms that range from soft and sweet to bright and bold!      

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Before and After: A Cookie Cutter Living Room Goes from Boring to Built-Ins

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 21, 2015

Photo: You Are My Fave

If you've ever thought about adding built-in shelves to an existing space, this might be the before and after that convinces you to finally take the plunge. You'll have to click through to see what a difference wall to wall shelving can make. It's quite the transformation. 

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How To: Make a Custom Epoxy-Topped Desk

By: Capreek May 19, 2015
A Beautiful Mess

This is, hands down, one of the coolest DIY desk ideas I've seen in a while. Sure, industrial pipes, trestle legs, and the occasional hairpin-leg-plus-plywood desk are all great projects. But what if you could up the ante with a custom epoxy tabletop? Here's how to do it -- the easy way!      Continue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Colorful Master Bedroom Makeover Part II - The BIG Reveal!

By: Capreek May 14, 2015

We started from the bottom, now we're here: the 29th Avenue master bedroom makeover REVEAL! As a refresher, this is what we began with. Blech. Just... no. Obviously this dark and dreary and totally lame bedroom wasn't going to cut it. Fast forward a few weeks and THIS is where we are now:    Continue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Dark Master Bedroom Gets a Colorful Makeover - Part I

By: Capreek May 12, 2015

We bought the 29th Avenue house at the end of 2013 and have been slowly giving this 1920s bungalow a facelift, room by room: first the bathroom, then the office, and now the master bedroom! The previous owners had painted every room in, apparently, the darkest colors they could find. Considering our home has tiny rooms, even smaller windows, and we live in Cloud City, USA aka Portland, the dark and dismal vibes just weren't going to cut it. So, "Operation Cheer Up" was born.    Continue Reading

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Before and After: Drab Dining Room Gets a Stylish, Budget-Friendly Makeover

By: Capreek May 07, 2015
Cassandra Lavalle

We've been ever-so-slowly chipping away at our own dining room makeover over the last year, so I'm always amazed when people can pull something like this off in such a short period of time!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Hacks and Makeovers

By: Capreek Apr 28, 2015

I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy!     Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Easy Ikea Hack Chair Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 24, 2015

Photo: Sugar & Cloth

This TULLSTA Ikea chair is one that nearly everyone I know has had in their home at one time or another. Which is one of the reasons why I was excited to see this easy makeover idea. It's perfect for a weekend project.   

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Before and After: A $60 Carpet-to-Hardwood Stair Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2015
The Serene Swede

Nasty, commercial-style carpet wasn't exactly what this DIY-er called "homey". So, with a few tools and a bunch of sweat, she turned this previously carpeted staircase into a shining entry focal point -- and all for $60!     Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Stool into a Modern, Quirky 'Table' Lamp

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2015
MonstersCircus

I can't quite pinpoint what it is I love about this project; it's kinda quirky, unexpected, modern, and totally clever all at once! If you're as in love with this weird little "table" lamp as I am, read on.      Continue Reading

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10 Affordable Furniture Makeovers

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 10, 2015

10 affordable furniture makeovers
photo: The Hunted Interior

I like to buy new furniture pieces, but I can't always afford it! Here are a few inspirational makeovers of already-owned furniture!      

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Before and After: Ugly 70s TV Stand Gets a New Life as a Modern Bar Cart

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2015
Sarah Eddy

There are plenty of not-so-lovely furniture items floating around the garage sale circuit. These affordable pieces can easily be transformed, though, with a bit of elbow grease and, of course, some colorful paint!    Continue Reading

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Budget Decor Month + A New Instagram Challenge

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 01, 2015
Photo: Sarahdipity Photos for Curbly

This month is budget decor and makeover month here on Curbly. And we'd love for you to join us in sharing your own thrifted projects and budget-friendly decor DIYs by using the hashtag #CurblyThriftUp on social media. What kind of projects are we looking for? It can be as simple as a thrift store vase that you spray painted to give a bold new look, as large as a vintage furniture makeover, and everything in between. Sound good?   

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Before and After: A Basic Dresser Gets A Silver Leaf Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 01, 2015
diy silver leaf vanity
Photo: Live Love DIY

It's Budget Decor Month! To kick things off, here's a simple way to give a piece of furniture a ridiculously glamorous (in a good way!) face lift! The end result of this vanity is just stunning!     

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Before and After: A Bedroom Dresser Turned Rolling Kitchen Island

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 20, 2015
Photo: Yellow Brick Home

I love seeing DIY projects that involve remixing a piece of furniture for an entirely new purpose. And this dresser DIY definitely fits that category. Not only does the 'after' version look completely different, it also serves a brand new use, as a kitchen island (complete with butcher block and all). Curious to see how it turned out?   

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Before and After: A Dirty And Dated Living Room Is Transformed

By: Faith-towers Mar 19, 2015
Dirty and Dated Living Room Before Photo
Photo: House Tweaking

Clearly this space needed some TLC... the orange rug and dingy, off-white walls needed to go. And boy, did they ever! Keep reading to check out the unbelievable transformation that took place in this dated living room.   

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Before and After: A Large Hallway Turned Cozy Reading Nook

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 05, 2015
Photo: Emily Henderson

A large hallway / common area gains a new purpose as a super cozy reading nook, complete with comfy furniture and a colorful area rug. The end result is a dramatic before and after with a modern cabin vibe.   

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