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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Before and After: An Old Desk Becomes a DIY Kitchen Island

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2015
Lesli DeVito

Sometimes, you outgrow certain furniture items but don't necessarily want to kick 'em to the curb. So what do you do? Turn them into something new and functional, of course!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: 6 Gorgeous Master Bedroom Makeovers

By: Capreek Jan 29, 2015

We're gearing up to embark on a bedroom makeover here at 29th Avenue and, naturally, I've been searching the internet for inspiration. During my browsing sessions, I've come across quite a few amazing makeovers, but these 6 bedroom re-dos are too good just to keep to myself! Check 'em out below and let me know which is your fave.      Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Celebrity Trailer Gets A Dramatic Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jan 29, 2015
Before and After: A Celebrity Trailer Gets A Dramatic Makeover
Photo: Domaine

I always imagine actors' trailers to be beautiful inside. Well-designed and luxurious. Well this one certainly isn't either of those things. But just wait until you see the dramatic makeover. Click through to see the new space and to find out who the trailer belongs to.   

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A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 21, 2015
After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul
Photo: Faith Towers

Yesterday we showed you what this Newton, Massachusetts kitchen looked like before - cramped, outdated and not very functional. But just look at it now! Light, airy and perfect for hosting friends and family. Keep reading to see the rest of this beautiful space.   

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Before: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 20, 2015

A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

Renovating this kitchen was no small feat. Sure, the owners could have just installed new appliances and called it a day. But instead, they tackled a massive gut renovation that transformed the space from an outdated eyesore to a contemporary dream kitchen.

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Before and After: Vintage Sewing Table Turned Vanity

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Lovely Indeed

You don't always need to reinvent the wheel for a furniture makeover, and this DIY is proof of that. See how this vintage sewing table transforms into a vanity with a few simple changes.   

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How To: Stationery & Office Supply Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 02, 2015
DIY stationery makeover
Photo: Something Peach

It's the new year! That means it's time for new office supplies. (That's MY rule!) Save a few bucks by updating the stationery you have rather than buy all new stuff.  This quick makeover will help you stick with your resolutions in the office!      

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Before and After: An Inviting Guest Room Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 05, 2014

This builder beige guest room is about to get a dose of personality, complete with wallpaper and DIY shelving. It looks so good!   

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Before and After: A Plain Purple Bedroom Gets A Sugar & Spice Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 03, 2014

sweet girl's bedroomI love finding children's rooms that have just the right amount of whimsy and style. This one was pretty purple before it got a makeover and the finished product is sweet as can be without being over-the-top!      

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Before and After: How to Redo a Funky, Vintage Footstool

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2014

After snagging this footstool from an antique store for $22, I decided to completely overhaul it for a bedroom makeover. I thought it would be the perfect seating option for a vanity, with some updates. The end result is a vibrant piece that brings warmth and personality to the room. Here's how I gave this small piece of furniture a big update.   Continue Reading

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