How-To Roundup: 10 DIY Roller Shade Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 29, 2014

DIYers have been making over inexpensive roller shades for some time now. These projects, however, are some of the most successful transformations out there. Using fabric, paint, paper, and, in one case, a paperContinue Reading

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Before and After: Lovely IKEA Kitchen Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven May 19, 2014

One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dark Kitchen Gets A Refreshing New Look

By: Faith-towers May 12, 2014

A Dark Kitchen Gets A Major Makeover

This kitchen was dark and dingy, to say the least. The brown cabinets and backsplash made it feel like it came straight out of the 1970's. But what a difference some paint can make... check out the drastic makeover after the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Old IKEA Table and Chairs Get a Fresh, New Look

By: Diy maven May 12, 2014

One of the good things about IKEA furniture is its affordability; one of the bad things about it is it's readily ID'd as IKEA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes you just don't want to advertise for the big blue box store. If that describes you and your good/bad feelingsContinue 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Before and After: An Outdated Pantry Gets a DIY Renovation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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Better After? Robin Egg Blue Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2014

To the outside world, Nicole's kitchen 'before' might look perfectly fine, but Nicole wanted a change. And all it took was some paint and a new glass tile back splash. Everything else--appliances, furniture, and light fixtures--remained the same.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Inspiring DIY Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Mar 31, 2014

A dated galley kitchen.

There was nothing memorable about this kitchen. Unembellished wood cabinets and beige countertops gave the space a dated feel. But just wait until you see what the owner did with her own two… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A $2,000 Kitchen Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 13, 2014

With a modest budget of $2,000 this dated kitchen has officially leaped into the 21st century with a sophisticated update that is pretty impressive, considering the… Continue Reading

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How to: Organize Your Pantry (...and Make It Look Pretty)

By: Faith-towers Mar 11, 2014

Organized pantry with labeled bins.

Because you can close the door to the pantry, it's easy to ignore it. But there's something very satisfying about organized food (for me anyways). So today I'm going to pass along my tips and tricks for giving your pantry a stylish… Continue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Two Changes that Completely Transform this Kitchen

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 27, 2014

This kitchen makes a complete transformation, with two straight-forward changes. What are they? Click through to find… Continue Reading

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The 5 Things I Have to Clean Before Guests Arrive

By: Diy maven Feb 12, 2014

I love a clean house. That means that I clean or straighten up something every day. A quick wipe down of a bathroom sink, a speed dust-mopping. You get the idea. So you can imagine what happens when company is coming over. I go into hyper-drive. I do all the stuff that's expected, but I also do some things that I wouldn't necessarily… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Kitchen Transformation For Under $200

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 05, 2014

"It's amazing what a little paint can do." I've said it before and it's totally true when it comes to this gorgeous kitchen makeover. With a few coats of paint and a few other updates, this kitchen is on trend and fabulous-looking. The best part? The whole thing was done for under $200!!!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Cool Blue Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jan 30, 2014

This kitchen was dark and dingy, with way too much brown. But it had a lot of potential - the room is open and feels spacious, with lots of big windows. Sherry and John recognized this when they bought the place. See what they did with it after the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Stylish DIY Kitchen Makeover for $2000

By: Capreek Jan 20, 2014

We completed a kitchen makeover a couple years ago (which you can see here) and are in the process of planning another one for our new place. If this past experience and my current researching tells me anything, it's that doing an entire kitchen makeover for $2000 is a feat in and of itself. I mean... you could spend that much on tile… Continue Reading

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