How To: Give Old Furniture a Colorful, Patterned Makeover with Wallpaper

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2013

Let's say you find an old piece of furniture at your local thrift store: it has great bones but the finish has seen better days (sound familiar?). You know you can do something awesome with it, but what? All-over paint? A new stain? Boring!

Instead, bring it back to life with this colorful, pattern-tastic DIY idea from ModCloth! Whether you choose to go bold or keep it subtle, this technique allows for nearly infinite customization and creativity. Ready to get started?… Continue Reading

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One Fresh Makeover: From Office to Nursery

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2013

This makeover is kind of a cheat. The previous owners used it at as an office, so that's our 'before' picture. However, that doesn't undermine its lovely makeover. Brecklyn's mommy painted the walls grey three times because she couldn't get the color quite right. When she… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Home Decor Upgrades Using Spray Paint

By: Faith-towers Sep 26, 2013

Lately I've developed a slight obsession with spray paint. There's something about its transformative powers that I just can't resist. Soon everything in my home will be a different color than it was when I got it. And I'm drawing lots of inspiration from the internet... here are ten of my very favorite… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Leather and Neon Rope Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2013

I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for anything that combines leather with pops of bright color. It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, ya know? So when I spotted this project on Design Milk, I immediately knew I had to try something… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Chair Gets a Modern, Hand-Printed Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 17, 2013

The fabric on this chair had seen better days, no thanks in part to the resident feline who couldn't resist its velvet flocked goodness. Fast forward to now, and it's sporting a brand new look courtesy of some hand-printed, geometric… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful Office Chair Makeover

By: Faith-towers Sep 16, 2013

Office chairs can be pretty drab. Usually they're built more for comfort than for beauty... but that doesn't mean that you can't add a little personality to yours. All you need is paint, some bright fabric and creative… Continue Reading

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Fresh Dining Table Set Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 02, 2013

This dining table was well-made, but the finish had worn out its welcome. Its makeover included a refinish in a darker stain. The slipcovered pair are new IKEA Henriksdal chairs while the other two were rescued from a neighbor's… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Worn, Dated Chair Gets a Bright and Colorful Makeover

By: Chrisjob Aug 22, 2013


My friend Britany has a hard time getting rid of things. She's not a hoarder by any means, and her home is actually quite clean and clutter-free. But it is full of beat up, hand-me-down pieces of furniture that she got in college. (And, though I wasn't there, likely weren't all that attractive when they were new). Case in point? This chair, in all its early 90s green-and-cranberry… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fresh New Ways To Use Ombre In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 13, 2013

I'll admit it, I wasn't completely on board with the ombre trend when it first became popular - but I'm certainly a big fan now. There are so many different ways it can be utilized around the home, and I'm going to share some clever ideas with you… Continue Reading

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10 Tasteful Ways To Use Neon In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 08, 2013

As a kid growing up in the 80's, I most certainly did not use neon subtly. But now that it's 2013 and neon is back, it's important to use it sparingly. Here are ten ways to utilize these bright colors without overwhelming your… Continue Reading

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Oh-So Ombre Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2013

I swear I see a chair not unlike the one pictured above every other week sitting dejectedly at someone's curbside. Usually, there's a 'free' sign attached to the… Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Bright and Shiny Bistro Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2013

When I bought this sweet little yellow bistro table a couple years back, I loved it. It was the perfect size for romantic meals under the sky. Then, after the first season, the paint on all three pieces started peeling. See?

I touched it up, with yellow, but I couldn't keep up with the weathering. By the end of the second season, the cheery yellow had turned sickly, powdery yellow. When this spring rolled around I considered replacing the set with something new. That notion lasted about a minute,… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Painted Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2013

Mandy was given a leather (or possibly naugahyde) chair for which she had BIG plans. Recovering it was on the top of the list, but when she maybe-not-accidentally dripped some paint on it, her plans changed. She decided to paint… Continue Reading

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Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 21, 2013



(HEY! We're giving away a $200 Home Depot gift card at the bottom of this post! Read on to find out how to win!)

My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother. 

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It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.

For being 60+ years old, it's in pretty good shape, and, thanks to box nails, it's still super sturdy. All it needed was some… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Funky Embellished Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 17, 2013

This wicker chair was left abandoned and helpless on the side of the road. Fortunately for it, someone with some serious style and DIY design chops brought it home for some much-needed TLC.… Continue Reading

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