Before and After: An Old Lawn Chair gets An Amazing Woven Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Pioneer Settler

I know it's only January and not really "lawn chair season", but hey, a girl can dream. Plus, this project would be a great way to pass some time in these cold, dark months!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Remarkable Kitchen Transformation

By: Faith-towers Jan 19, 2015

Before and After: A Remarkable Kitchen Transformation
Photo: Our German Village Kitchen Renovation

This kitchen needed some attention. Some TLC. It was in desperate need of closed storage and new flooring. Well it got both of those things. Along with new cabinets, a refinished ceiling and beautiful new flooring. Keep reading to see the amazing makeover.   

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How To: Make Your Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

By: Diy maven Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Coastal Living

I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Bland Guest Room Gets a Colorful Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 12, 2015
Photo: Happy Mundane

When it comes to decorating a guest bedroom, my feeling is to have fun with it and maybe go a bit bolder than you might otherwise. It's an opportunity to get creative with a space that no one person is going to be spending a ton of time in, so you may as well go big (or go home... wait... you are home).     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Drastic Bedroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Dec 22, 2014

Before and After: A Drastic Bedroom Makeover

This bedroom began as a plain, beige box of a space. No personality. But with the addition of a number of beautiful new wall treatments and lots of layered textiles, it was transformed into a gorgeous, welcoming master bedroom.  

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How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Pouf or Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Dec 22, 2014

When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading

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Before and After: Two Grandfather Clock Makeovers

By: Diy maven Dec 15, 2014

Generally, grandfather clocks are not topics of conversation in the Curbly neighborhood. However, because we all enjoy a makeover, here are two that might make you consider how a staple in the traditional 1970's homeContinue Reading

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Astounding Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 08, 2014

Mandi's 16-year-old sister-in-law had an enviable bedroom before its recent makeover because of its size. (There's space enough for a sitting/dressing area and a sleeping area.) After its makeover, that envy just might have turned to covet. In addition to fresh paint and thrifted items, Mandi went all DIY over it. There are a lot of highlights here, including a vintageContinue Reading

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DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genius?

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2014

When I first saw this DIY plastic bottle Christmas tree I was like, "That is genius!" and then a nanosecond later I was like, "Wait, what?" Therein lies the wishy-washy nature of this post's title, so I'm leaving it up to you. DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genus? If you lean toward 'genius,' thenContinue Reading

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Before and After: A $10 Globe Gets a Chic and Modern Makeover

By: Capreek Dec 01, 2014

Globes make great decor pieces, but they can be a bit pricey. Instead, get your hands on a cheap version and give it a modern makeover!     Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Simple Wooden Boxes into a Colorful Rolling Storage Unit

By: Capreek Nov 24, 2014

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, like in the case of this too-clever-for-words storage project from French decor blog Heju!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Outdated NYC Apartment gets a DIY Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 17, 2014

This one bedroom apartment in New York City was horribly outdated and in need of some serious, serious style help. (That plastic-covered sofa is going to haunt me in my dreams.) When the new owners got the keys, THANK GOODNESS, they quickly got to work re-inventing this 500 square foot space, transforming it into a rustic, Scandinavian-inspired retreat in the heart of Manhattan.     Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Inspired (And Inspiring) Bedroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Nov 17, 2014

Before and After: An Inspired Bedroom Makeover

This bland bedroom had tons of unrealized potential - moody dark walls, lots of light and beautiful wood flooring. But it just wasn't there yet. But with a number of small, do-able changes, the space was transformed into an inspired urban retreat.   

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Oh-so-Chic Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 17, 2014

Based upon her dream bedroom wishes, I'm guessing Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. You can tell from what her bedroom looked like before that she certainly has an eye for design. A lot of people--teenage or otherwise--would LOVE a bedroom that looked like that. But, as I said, Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. Plus, she was getting older and her tastes were getting even more refined. Step in her very talentedContinue Reading

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From Lackluster to Lovely: Joy's Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2014

Most people with a "lackluster" bedroom might punch it up with tons of color. Not Joy. She used black and white--with just a touch of gold--and luscious textures to bring on someContinue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Master Bedroom Gets an Eclectic, Mid-Century Inspired Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 03, 2014

This master bedroom, while clean and perfectly functional, is completely devoid of any personality or drama, the exact opposite of the stylish, risk-taking homeowners that call this space theirs. Tired of retiring to a bedroom that just didn't match her taste, Erin from Suburban Bitches gave this boring room a much-needed dose of style and personality -- on a budget! Read on to get the scoop on this unique master bedroom makeover.     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Glamorous Office Makeover

By: Faith-towers Nov 03, 2014

Before and After: A Glamorous Office Makeover

I recently ran across this amazing office makeover, and I knew I had to share it with you guys. The reason I love it is because it shows that it is possible to refresh a space without buying a whole new set of furniture. All it takes is some serious organization and a few strategically-picked accessories and textiles.   

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Paint and Sharpie Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 03, 2014

Jen, from Girl in the Garage, made over a vintage Leick Furniture Company side table using latex paint, an overhead projector, a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, and a black Sharpie. The outcomeContinue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Fresh and Functional Home Office Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 27, 2014

Following our tear-it-down-to-the-studs bathroom makeover earlier this year, we were ready for some, shall we say, less intense home updates. You know, the kind that mostly just involve paint and rollers, not drywall and jackhammers.     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Colorful Laundry Room Makeover with Pegboard

By: Diy maven Oct 27, 2014

Becky's laundry room looked like a lot of basement laundry rooms. Exposed cinderblock, pipes and wiring. Oh, my. But she and her hubby got all fancy with the pegboard and made her laundry space look amazing. She started the project by stenciling a piece of pegboard with (a mix of) leftover sample paintContinue Reading

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