Before and After: A Top to Bottom Bedside Lamp Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2014

I found this inexpensive table side lamp on clearance at Target and thought it would be the perfect shape for a bedroom makeover I recently put together. After recovering the lampshade and embellishing the base, I was able to create a custom light for about $30. Here's how you can make your own.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Sparse Bedroom Becomes a Relaxing Retreat Full of Personality

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 04, 2014
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Remember the before photos from this bedroom makeover? Well, it's time to share how the whole thing turned out. There was a lot of work to do, but after rolling up our sleeves, reconfiguring a few things, and buying some new furniture, the home owners are now able to enjoy a more relaxing space that feels like home. Click through to see how this bedroom makeover turned out.   

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Incredible Wardrobe Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 04, 2014

Let's face it, a lot of furniture makeovers we see around here involve paint, even if the finish is in good condition. The finish of this antique wardrobe (aka chifforobe or chifferobe) that Tami picked up at a church sale for $15 wasn't. BUT! Did she paint it?? NO!Continue 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: A Bedroom that Leaves a Little to Be Desired

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 03, 2014
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A friend of mine and her husband bought a house last year and have been adding decorative touches since they moved in. One of the only rooms they hadn't added many personal touches to, however, was the master bedroom. So I helped them update their space to create an environment that was more reflective of their personalities.

Before we get to the room's transformation, I'm sharing the before pictures, so you can get a better idea of where we started. Tomorrow, I'll be back with the room's reveal.Continue Reading

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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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Eye Candy: 10 Rooms With Gorgeous Black Walls

By: Faith-towers Oct 09, 2014

10 Rooms With Gorgeous Black Walls

In honor of Halloween (which is fast approaching), I thought I'd share some examples of black interiors... rooms with gorgeous, dark walls that add character and interest that wouldn't be achieved with lighter colors. Continue reading for ten of my favorites.   

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Before and After: Emily Henderson's Airy and Colorful Guest Room Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 01, 2014

Do you ever see a room and sometimes think, "OMG. If I were reincarnated, I would come back as this room!"? No? Just me? Well, this guest room -- by the always fabulous Emily Henderson -- is my next self, I just know it.          Continue Reading

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Ikea Hack: Boring Floor Unit Turned Floating Credenza

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 01, 2014

You've probably seen this basic BESTA shelf unit before, passing through the endless aisles and mock rooms at Ikea. And while it may not look like much here, this diamond in the rough is now sitting pretty. Turning this piece into what is now a custom floating credenza, with a simple wood top, makes this unit infinitely more stylish and expensive looking. Want to see what it looks like now?      Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Marriage-Ending Headboard Makeover?

By: Diy maven Sep 22, 2014

(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply: "BecauseContinue Reading

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DIY Decor Idea: Custom Bookshelf Liner Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 16, 2014

We're in the process of painting the front room of our 1920s home and I've been wondering what to do to make our built-in bookshelves pop. Well, it looks like I've found the answer!      Continue Reading

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Before and After: Mountain Dresser Ikea Hack

By: Rachel mae smith Aug 29, 2014

Before and After: DIY Modern Mountain Dresser MakeoverLike most people on a budget who don't want to compromise their style, I love a good Ikea hack. Lidy of Hello Lidy shows us how a fresh coat of paint and new knobs can Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2014

10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks

I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them yourself.   

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Before and After: 2 Brilliant Bedroom Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2014

HGTV Design Star season 7 winner Danielle Colding made over a Park Avenue apartment in which these 2 bedrooms are located. Before they were stuffy and rather gloomy. After, they're bright and brilliant. In this bedroom, the addition of orangeContinue Reading

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DIY Bleached Landscape Pillow

By: Alicia Aug 20, 2014


Our little boy was born two weeks before we moved into the Curbly House, and for the last two years - with the exception of a few pictures on the wall, his bedroom has remained untouched. For the most part, this has been intentional, because we wanted to hold off creating a space for him until we knew more about him. And, frankly, we be tired, and adding another room to our makeover list was just not in our cards... until now.

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