Before and After: A Dark Dining Room Goes Bright and White

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 24, 2014

Call me crazy, but I love room makeovers that involve painting over dark molding, and this dining room had a lot of it. The wood accents and molding details are lovely, but they also make the space feel smaller and a little dark, even with that gorgeous sunlight coming… Continue Reading

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Before and After: From Small, Grassy Alcove to Perfect Summer Patio

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 18, 2014

Hoping to tackle some kind of outdoor project this weekend? Check out this outdoor patio makeover for inspiration. This tiny backyard cove, that was once covered in grass, is now a cozy outdoor retreat perfect for weekend… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Confined Kitchen Gets an Airy Update

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 17, 2014

How the owner of this home was able to envision what this tiny kitchen could be, is beyond me. But it is a must see. After opening up a wall, knocking down another, adding new cabinets and countertops, etc, this newly transformed kitchen belongs in the pages of a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Palm Springs Patio Goes from Good to Great

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 03, 2014

If you're looking for some backyard patio inspiration before the Fourth of July weekend hits, this makeover is one you'll definitely want to check out. Of course, the space looked good before, but the after is even better. I… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: 16 of June's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 03, 2014

The Fourth of July is tomorrow, which means summer entertaining will soon be in full swing. With the end of June, it also means it's time for another round of Best of Curbly. June was filled with lots of great roundups, weekend projects, and before and… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Living Room with a Curved Ceiling Gets a Revamp

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 01, 2014

This living room area was already in great shape, so you can probably imagine that the after is going to look pretty good too, right? And it does. A built in bookshelf has been added, the gold ceiling has been painted over, and that far window was… Continue Reading

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Before and After: 8 Easy Tips for Styling a Nightstand

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 26, 2014

Does your nightstand look anything like this one, almost completely bare except for a few remotes and a weird light? Guilty as charged, over here. Until, that is, I took the time to actually style it. Now it looks like a grown up's nightstand, as opposed to a college kid's. See how I styled this mid-century nightstand, along with 8 tips for styling a nightstand… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Bye Bye Bunk Beds, Hello Cozy Cabin Retreat

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 13, 2014

Before, this bedroom might as well have had a 'no adults allowed' sign on the door, complete with painted whales and a set of bunk beds. Now, this room is a cozy retreat that feels a lot more grown up and… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: 23 of May's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 05, 2014

It's about that time again, for the next installment of Best of Curbly. May's most popular posts included more than one impressive bathroom overhaul, how to create a raised-bed garden, and more . If you haven't had time to catch up on Curbly lately, be sure to check out this list featuring the most read posts from the last month. Ready to jump in? Let's do… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Eclectic-Modern DIY Patio Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 29, 2014

Now that summer is right around the corner, I'm seeing a whole lot more patio makeovers. What about you? This one, however, definitely takes the cake for being the most effortless feeling, and amazingly styled, patio project I've seen lately. I would drink my coffee here any day of the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Plain Rug Gets a Vibrant DIY Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 22, 2014

Do you have an old rug that has seen better days? If so, check out this DIY way to make an old rug look new again or give a plain one a punch of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Old Dining Room Chairs Become New Again

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 19, 2014

After last week's upholstered chair makeover roundup, I still have seating on my brain. So, I thought I would share another cool chair DIY, only this one doesn't involve upholstery at… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Tufted Couch Gets a Lush Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 14, 2014

Before this couch looked like it was once covered in plastic in grandma's living room. After removing the skirt though and getting a snazzy reupholstery job, this sofa looks brand new. Take a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Tiny Bathroom gets a Revamp

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 08, 2014

Before, this bathroom was definitely lacking in the looks department and felt a little cramped. With a slight repositioning of the toilet though, and some cosmetic changes, this renovated bathroom is now looking really… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Clever New Use for Unfinished Handrails

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 06, 2014

I love strolling down the aisles of home improvement stores trying to come up with alternative DIY uses for X, Y, and Z. So when I saw this clever upcycling idea for  unfinished indoor/ outdoor handrails, I was pretty excited. I'm definitely going to try… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: 12 of April's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 02, 2014

After kicking off the Best of Curbly column last month, it's already time for the second installment. May came up fast, didn't it? So today, I'm sharing the most popular Curbly posts fromContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Outdated Pantry Gets a DIY Renovation

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 01, 2014

I've never been envious of someone else's pantry, until now. This before and after makeover is really dramatic. Click through to see the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Home Office Says Bye Bye to Blue Moldings

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 24, 2014

An empty room, with blue moldings, gets a fresh coat of paint and a new purpose in this fully functional before and… Continue Reading

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

By: Brittni mehlhoff 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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