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 finally didContinue Reading

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Dresser Makeover Done TWO Ways

By: Diy maven Sep 09, 2013

 Virginia bought this roughly-used dresser two years ago for $20. She says 'it was broken in just about every way possible.' Plus, there were some souvenirs from a kid named Kevin on it. The perfect victim for a makeover, VirginiaContinue Reading

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Before and After: Geometric Nightstand Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 22, 2013

This nightstand was in pretty poor condition when Reeves took it home and, after realizing that wood stain wasn't enough to fix some of the blemishes, she opted to paint it. Check out the final result below and let us know what you think!       Continue Reading

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Tree of Life Dresser Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 20, 2013

Karin and her niece Katherine rescued this dresser that was destine for the landfill. They then turned it into a piece of art that they donated to auction at a local Earth Day celebration. The new finish includes an image of theContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: Great-Looking and REAL Dorm Rooms

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2013

The problem with rounding up a bunch of images of great-looking dorm rooms is many on the interweb aren't real. I mean, they're real in that there are walls, windows, beds, bedding, etc. in the vignettes, but they don't look like most you'd see in the real world. For instance, take a look at this image courtesy of IKEA. Pretty, yes, but an actual dorm roomContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Plain Wood Dresser Gets the Glam Treatment

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 16, 2013

A plain, wood dresser gets a whole new look with today's before and after furniture makeover.  This would make for a great weekend project!Continue Reading

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How to: Strip Wooden Furniture and Give It a Freshly Painted Makeover

By: Ciburbanity Aug 05, 2013

I never had visions of being a stripper, but here I am... almost middle aged, living the suburban dream and, BAM, I did it. It wasn't pretty, but I swear I'll be better the next time.

Painting furniture is an easy and affordable way to give it a quick makeover, but after decades of facelifts, sometimes you gotta get rid of the paint and start as freshly as possible. This mini-dresser has been mine for an eternity, but now it's time to pass along to my daughter Eleanor for her new adopted bedroom on the 3rd floor.

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Before and After: Colorful Painted Dresser Set

By: Diy maven Jun 18, 2013

Last week we had a post showcasing a before and after of an MCM dresser that put some people on edge. The purists were ruffled! Today, we have another example that just might keep the pot boiling. Shari made over an MCM dresser set, giving it a 'campaign' feel. A shadow of its former self, the dressers now sport a lively Benjamin Moore teal ocean, corner brackets to give them a campaign feel, and a new base. Visit Turn Style Vogue toContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful Painted Dresser-turned-Changing Table Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2013

This Mid-Century dresser recently got a kid-friendly makeover and second life as a changing table. What do you think of the transformation?     

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A Tale of Two Dressers: An Incredible Double Dresser IKEA Hack

By: Capreek May 28, 2013

The Rast dresser from IKEA, with its untreated pine and minimalist lines, is common fodder for DIY furniture makeovers. This version, though, takes the Rast to a whole new level -- times two!      Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful, Art-Inspired Bookshelf Makeover

By: Capreek May 20, 2013

Decorating your home or updating a piece of furniture, but not sure where to start? Take this tip from Design Milk and use a favorite work of art as a springboard for color and pattern inspiration!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Playful, Budget-Friendly Dresser Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 29, 2013

Ah, the ubiquitous IKEA Malm Dresser. This simple piece of furniture is the perfect blank canvas for a colorful and quirky makeover!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Campaign Chest IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers Apr 22, 2013

The Ikea Rast, only available in a natural pine finish, lends itself to Ikea hacks... it's like a blank canvas. And we've shown Rast hacks before. But this transformation is so complete, you would never even know the end result was achieved using a $35 chest.   

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Roundup: 10 Creative Uses For Mirrors

By: Faith-towers Apr 08, 2013

created at: 04/04/2013

Most of us have mirrors in our homes. They can be a beautiful addition to a room, making it feel larger. But the reflective power of mirrors can be harnessed in many other ways... as sculptural art, accents on furniture and even functional pieces.   

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Before and After: A Drab Dresser Gets A Classy Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 28, 2013

created at: 03/27/2013

Proof that a coat of paint makes everything better, this thrifted dresser does a complete 180 with some graphite paint and a special-tipped pen!      Continue Reading

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