Before and After: The Perfect Patio Umbrella Update for the Long Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 02, 2015
Photo: AllModern

Thinking toward the long 4th of July weekend, I wanted to share a cool makeover that would be the perfect project to get your backyard or patio ready for this weekend's BBQ. Transform a plain canopy umbrella, like this one, with a little bit of paint and a fun pattern.

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Before and After: An Unused Covered Patio Turned Vibrant Summer Escape

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 25, 2015
Photo: Jesse Chamberlain

If you're looking for a little patio inspiration as the temperatures start to rise, check out this summery before and after makeover. Its like adding a whole extra room to the house.   

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Weekend Project: A Budget-Friendly Ten Minute Chair Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2015
Photo: Lovely Indeed

If you're looking for an easy weekend project to try, check out this fun idea for adding a pop of color (and design element) to the back of an otherwise plain chair. It's completely removable and won't damage the chair's surface. So what do you have to lose?

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring DIY Mailbox Upgrades

By: Faith-towers Jun 18, 2015

We've been talking a lot about curb appeal here on Curbly this month. Mailboxes are often the last thing we think about when fixing up the front of the house, but they are a great place to get creative.

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Ikea Hack: DIY Leather Lounge Chair

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 18, 2015
Photo: Ikea

Turn a $50 Ikea chair into a unique statement piece that looks like a million bucks, with this clever Ikea hack.

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Before and After: An Unbelievable Front Yard Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jun 11, 2015
Before: An Unbelievable Front Yard Makeover
Photo: HGTV

We've been talking a lot about curb appeal lately here on Curbly, so by now it's probably clear that even a few small changes can go a long way. But there was nothing small about this makeover; click through to see the barely recognizable front yard after the makeover.   

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Before and After: Combo Kitchen and Dining Room Gets a Stylish Facelift

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 04, 2015
Photo: Amber Interiors

This before and after kitchen makeover is a jaw-dropper. The layout remained the same, but the transformation is still a big one. Click through to see what I mean.

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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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