Before and After: A Campaign Style IKEA Malm Hack

By: Faith-towers Aug 31, 2015
Before and After: An IKEA Malm Hack
Photo: Faith Towers

I've had this black IKEA Malm dresser for years. And when I moved into a new house, the black just didn't feel right anymore. So I decided to transform it into more of a campaign style piece using chrome hardware and (believe it or not) self-adhesive contact paper. Keep reading to check out the transformation and the tutorial.   

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Before and After: A Drastic Black & White Bathroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Aug 24, 2015

Before and After: A Drastic Black & White Bathroom Makeover
Photo: Vanessa Francis

This bathroom was in desperate need of some character... and boy, did it ever get it! Click through to find out how a bold black and white pattern and dramatic cabinets gave this space a drastic new look.   

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Before and After: Stark Living Room is Made Lovely with Layers

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2015

Photo: Studio McGee

We don't really need to forgive the varying light conditions in this living room's before and after images to fully appreciate its dramatic transformation. Whether its blinds are closed or open, it's apparent that the layering ofContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Bedroom Is Converted To A Gorgeous Kitchen

By: Faith-towers Aug 17, 2015

Before and After: A Bedroom Is Converted To A Kitchen
Photo: The White Buffalo Styling Co.

This room started as a poorly-constructed bedroom, but its new owners recognized its potential as a kitchen. And not just any old kitchen... a gorgeous, well thought out space with white cabinets and some gorgeous pops of bright color. Keep reading to see what it looks like after the renovation.   

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Before and After: All Grown Up Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2015

Photo: Tonyia via Beneath My Heart

Tonyia's sixteen year old son had stylistically outgrown his bedroom. The ubiquitous collections of trophies and posters populated the space before. After, the room is all grown up and unrecognizable! New millwork, includingContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Open Concept Kitchen Renovation

By: Faith-towers Aug 10, 2015

Before and After: An Open Concept Kitchen
Photo: Sweeten

Unlike many of our makeover posts, this space was really quite lovely before - as you can see in the photo above. BUT it looks even more beautiful now, after it's been renovated. Click through to see what a difference some open space can make.   

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Before and After: $1 Thrift Store Tray Goes Geometric

By: Diy maven Aug 10, 2015

Photo: Making Home Base

I must admit, trays are something I don't look for when I'm at my favorite thrifting haunts. (I have made a note to self to rectify this immediately.) Chelsea, on the other hand, was smitten when she spotted this octagonal tray, which she snagged for a whole dollar. Sadly, the charming inlay had suffered damage: the dolphinContinue Reading

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Before and After: Funky 60's Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2015

Photo: Little Vintage Cottage

Tania picked up this funky 1960's lamp at Goodwill for $2.99. Her original intention was giving it a makeover and then selling it. Only the first part happened. The second part didn't because she fell in love with it and decided to keep it for herself. As far as the brown and orange color combo...you may love itContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Glamorous IKEA Tarva Dresser Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 20, 2015

Before and After: A Glamorous IKEA Tarva Dresser Makeover

It's almost as if IKEA designed the Tarva dresser specifically for creative DIY types to transform. It's made of raw wood and has very little personality. But just wait until you see how Ashley transformed the Tarva into an unbelievably glamorous piece.   

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Before and After: Darling IKEA Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 20, 2015

Photo: Dwell Beautiful

Erica's sister had an old IKEA side table that no one wanted. Like the good DIYer she is, Erica adopted it knowing she could bring out its inner beauty. Some cleverly-applied painter's tapeContinue Reading

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Before and After: Pop-of-Color Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2015

Photo: In Pursuit of Style

Lindsay's clients wanted the master bedroom in their DC condo to be "the perfect balance of masculine and feminine" in an effort to reflect both their personalities. But that's not all. They wanted toContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Quick Dining Room Revamp Makes A Huge Difference

By: Faith-towers Jul 06, 2015

Before and After: A Quick Dining Room Revamp Makes A Huge Difference
Photo: Design District

This open space had potential, but lacked personality. "Blah" is the word that comes to mind. But just wait until you see what a few strategic changes did to give this loft a revamp.   

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8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

By: Faith-towers Jun 29, 2015

8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers Perfect For Entertaining

The backyard is the perfect place for entertaining, but sometimes it's the last part of the home that gets any attention. If that's the case for you, here's some beautiful inspiration that will help motivate you to spruce up your outdoor space.   

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Before and After: Bright + Colorful Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2015

Photo: Decorist

Lauren, one of the decorating wizards behind Decorist, was able to completely change the vibe of this teen bedroom without replacing "a single piece of furniture," which kept the transformation affordable. Before, the space was a bit lifeless, but with additions of new art, bedding, pillows, draperies, a (DIYable) headboard, and a lavender (!) inlay mirror, the room is fresh, contemporary, and joyful. Take a look:   Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Massive Manhattan Living Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jun 22, 2015

Before and After: A Massive Manhattan Living Room Makeover
Photo: Domino

There was nothing memorable about this living room. It was a mishmash of colors and styles, and the furniture choices made the space feel smaller than it actually was. But just wait until you see the amazing transformation.   

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Way Before and Way After: A Living Room's Style Evolution

By: Diy maven Jun 22, 2015

Photo: Love of Homes

Generally we see room transformations around here described with a simple "before" and "after." This is what it looked like yesterday, and this is what it looks like today. Those are great and all, but I find the most interesting makeovers are the ones that depict a transformation of style over years. People change as they live their lives, there's no getting around that, so it makes sense that their personal style reflect that. It saysContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Bedroom Is Converted Into A Beautiful Den

By: Faith-towers Jun 15, 2015

Before: A California Bungalow Bedroom Makeover
Photo: Victoria Pearson

There were so many things wrong with this California bungalow bedroom. Printed wallpaper overwhelmed the space, the colors were dated, and the carpeting was old. But just wait until you see how the space was transformed... click through to see the room's new look.   

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Cool and Collected Screen Porch and Deck Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 08, 2015

Photo: Home Stories A to Z

Beth partnered with a big box store to make over Mike and Laura’s porch and deck. On the punch list were updated furnishings with a better arrangement to maximize the space for the family of four. Although the porch was a great space, it needed a significant dose of personality. Beth and crewContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Schoolhouse Is Transformed Into A Contemporary Home

By: Faith-towers Jun 01, 2015

Before: A 1907 Schoolhouse Conversion
Photo: Max Kim-Bee

This home, originally built as a schoolhouse in the the early 1900's, had potential but needed a complete transformation to be a livable contemporary space. Click through to see the unbelievable new look.   

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Before and After: A Reporter's New Personality-Filled Apartment

By: Faith-towers May 25, 2015

Celebrity Apartment Makeover
Photo: My Domaine 

Reporter Ronan Farrow's new high rise apartment was in desperate need of personality - it didn't have any unique features or memorable characteristics. But that was about to change. Click through to see the stunning transformation.   

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