Best of Curbly: 17 of March's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 15, 2014

After going through all of March's Curbly content, I thought it would be fun to share the best of the best with you, as part of a new column called Best of Curbly. It's probably no surprise that the most popular articles this month involved a whole lot of before and after makeovers. Of course, there were some DIY projects and tip based posts in there as well though. Want to see what readers are loving most right now? Here are 17 of the most popular posts from Curbly in… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Galaxy Wall Mini Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 11, 2014

If you're looking for an easy, low cost way to makeover your bathroom, this might be the project for you. It looks just like wallpaper, but costs a sliver of the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Varde Kitchen Cabinet Ikea Hack Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 04, 2014

A kitchen base cabinet from Ikea gets a makeover and a whole new function in today's Ikea… Continue Reading

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Make It: An Old Coffee Table Becomes A Trendy Tufted Ottoman

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 21, 2014

Coffee table becomes tufted ottoman

Sometimes those really ugly pieces of furniture CAN serve a purpose! This old coffee table got a trendy makeover and is now a gorgeous piece that the owners can display proudly!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Tiny Room Transforms into an Airy Workspace

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 20, 2014

See how this very small 7?x8? room goes from nearly unusable to a fully functional (and beautiful) workspace, complete with a floating… Continue Reading

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Before and After: How to Style an Entryway

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 18, 2014

Decorating an entryway can be a challenge because it's typically a smaller space, without a whole lot of purpose. There are five quick fixes though, that you can implement in an afternoon, to turn a forgotten entryway into an inviting space that welcomes guests as they enter your home. You won't even need a gallon of paint. This mini makeover is paint free. Check it… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Marbled Seating Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 14, 2014

I'm sure you've seen plenty of makeover projects that involve a marbling technique, but this one is different, I promise. This DIY doesn't use the nail polish trick or contact paper to create the marbling effect, but it's still pretty easy to tackle in a long… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly Sofa to Amazing Leather Sling Bench

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 07, 2014

This sad, leather couch is transformed from a big and bulky mess to a sleek safari sling bench. I seriously cannot believe that the two are related. You'll just have to click through to see what I… Continue Reading

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Make It Over: Give An Ikea Sidetable A Classy Update

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 07, 2014

ikea lack hack

You've had one. We've all had one at some point. The IKEA Lack sidetable. A popular (and affordable!) option to one of life's furniture problems. It comes in basic white and we love to see how others make it over. This one? Can't really tell it's from IKEA, now can you?

All you need is some amazing fabric and a few other supplies to make it glam. Head over to Lovely Indeed for the full how-to!

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Before and After: Two Changes that Completely Transform this Kitchen

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 27, 2014

This kitchen makes a complete transformation, with two straight-forward changes. What are they? Click through to find… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Kitchen Transformation For Under $200

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 05, 2014

"It's amazing what a little paint can do." I've said it before and it's totally true when it comes to this gorgeous kitchen makeover. With a few coats of paint and a few other updates, this kitchen is on trend and fabulous-looking. The best part? The whole thing was done for under $200!!!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: A DIY Painted Floor Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 29, 2014

This factory in Brooklyn was converted into a loft space, which is awesome... not so awesome was the century-old layer of grime and who-knows-what embedded in the wood floors. So what does a design-minded DIYer do? Paint the floors of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Credenza Gets a Concrete Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 24, 2014

I love the look of concrete counters but I'm renting at the moment, so it's not really option to make big changes like that. Luckily, I just found this DIY for a concrete credenza that might tide my over, for now. I love this… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Skeleton Lampshade How-To

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 23, 2014

We've all seen a lampshade or two like this at an estate sale or thrift store, and just passed it by. Let's face it, these shades aren't the cutest, but there is an easy way to take these lampshades from dated to trendy. Want to know… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Tile Floors Look New Again (A Grout Makeover)

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 16, 2014

If you've ever had tile floors in your home, you know that keeping the grout clean can be a nightmare, especially if it's in a high traffic area. As a result, the floors start to look dirty overtime, even when they're clean because of grout stains. So when I found this before and after of a tile floor, I knew I had to share it. The tile looks brand new now, thanks to a simple grout… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Awesome Railway Car Living Room Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 19, 2013

I've seen a lot of room makeovers over the years, but there aren't many that I willing to pack my bags for. This makeover however is definitely one that I would up and move for, in a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dramatic Bedroom Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 06, 2013

Most before and afters I share start off with a very dark room that is lightened up with a coat of paint and great furniture. This makeover though, is kind of the opposite of that. The before is white and bright and the after is dark but cozy. Needless to say, the end result is a pretty drastic change - going from white to… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Playful, Spotted Sofa Makeover

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2013

This old Craigslist sofa had great bones, but its yellow velvet upholstery was in pretty sad shape. Knowing that it would need to be reupholstered soon, Jordan kept her eyes open for the perfect fabric until, one fortunate spring day, she found it. And now? Now this sofa looks like… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Stylish Mudroom Makeover for Under $300

By: Capreek Nov 21, 2013

This mudroom entryway was an empty stretch of space before Gabrielle got to work on it. But, after a few trips to IKEA, some vision, and less than $300, it's now a high-functioning area of her home!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mod Kitchen Gets an Overhaul

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 14, 2013

This before and after is an interesting one because, to be honest, I kind of like the way the kitchen looked before. Sure it's a little out there, but there was something special about it's mid-century vibe. That said, it probably wasn't the most practical option for the homeowners and the remodel looks great too. I'm curious to know which version you like better though. The before or the… Continue Reading

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