When Al and I found out we were expecting baby number two, the walls of our quaint little 2/1 started to cave in all around us. We danced with the idea of moving to the ‘burbs, but after some serious soul searching and a few disappointing open houses, we thought better of it. Our dream has always been to raise our family in the city and we just didn't want to give that up so quickly. We were determined to make it work. After we came back down...
I love a good before-and-after, don't you? There's so much satisfaction in taking a sad roadside find or cheap garage sale rescue and totally transforming it into something new and different. We've rounded up some of our favorite furniture makeovers to inspire you to either start that upholstery project, get out the spray paint, or hit up this weekend's local yard sale scene. From dressers to dining tables, here are some of our favorite furniture makeovers.
This bathroom wasn't bad before. In fact it was really quite decent. But once the rest of the home was redone, the styles didn't coordinate. And just wait until you see how incredible the new boho chic bathroom is! Click through to find out, and to get some tips on how to achieve a contemporary version of the bohemian trend.
This bathroom looked like so many other builder-grade bathrooms - basic tile, a cheap vanity and zero personality. But once Megan Pflug got her hands on it, the new space suddenly took on a whole new stylish vibe. And get this - there were no major renovations involved! Click through to check out the trendy result.
This kitchen needed help. The dark brown floors combined with the brown doors, brown cabinets and brown trim gave this space a dark, dated feel. But just wait until you see what it looks like now! Click through to check it out.
These homeowners needed closet space since their Victorian didn't have a single closet. But the solution they came up with was unexpected - they created an open closet on one wall of their bedroom! Keep reading to check out their stylish open wardrobe area.
Filing cabinets are definitely making a comeback. You can find them at garage sales, flea markets, craigslist, and all sorts of secondhand places. I am partial to the larger catalog-style cabinets that are loaded with drawer space and this makeover definitely caught my eye!
Usually around the Curbly neighborhood, we talk about renters who are itching to make improvements to their space. Well, in this case, we're talking about a landlord who was itching to make improvements to her rental property. Katie, the property's owner, was faced with a--let's face it--disaster in the kitchen
For those of you who are fans of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, you're going to want to see this incredible makeover. This was the kitchen from their "Beanstalk Bungalow" project... before. Just wait until you see what it looks like now.
Sometimes you don't need to reinvent the wheel to completely transform a space. And this before and after living room makeover will prove it.
This before and after makes me want to to scour Craigslist for my own record rack. What a great idea for upcycling!
This all white bathroom was lacking in the personality and style department before, but is now a beautiful, relaxing space that might just inspire your next bathroom renovation. Want to see how it turned out?
Been looking for the perfect sideboard for your dining room? Hack together your own with DIY version that utilizes the Ikea Besta tv unit and door knockers. Yep, door knockers.
Thinking toward the long 4th of July weekend, I wanted to share a cool makeover that would be the perfect project to get your backyard or patio ready for this weekend's BBQ. Transform a plain canopy umbrella, like this one, with a little bit of paint and a fun pattern.
If you're looking for a little patio inspiration as the temperatures start to rise, check out this summery before and after makeover. Its like adding a whole extra room to the house.
If you're looking for an easy weekend project to try, check out this fun idea for adding a pop of color (and design element) to the back of an otherwise plain chair. It's completely removable and won't damage the chair's surface. So what do you have to lose?
This before and after kitchen makeover is a jaw-dropper. The layout remained the same, but the transformation is still a big one. Click through to see what I mean.
If you've ever thought about adding built-in shelves to an existing space, this might be the before and after that convinces you to finally take the plunge. You'll have to click through to see what a difference wall to wall shelving can make. It's quite the transformation.
Confession: I've always be jealous of people who can take an old piece of furniture and turn it into a quality piece in their home. More so than ever after I came across this before and after by Sarah Hearts. I've seen this style of table here and there at thrift stores, but never wanted it in my home as is (and I didn't know what to do with it). Turns out, you don't have to go overboard to make something look beautiful. A few...
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?