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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Two Just Right Restorations

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2014

Some people might think restorations take less time than full-blown makeovers. In my experience, they take MORE time. You can cover a multitude of sins with filler and paint, but getting down to original raw wood takes a lot of patience and elbow grease. Take for example these two projects, both executed by my multi-talented nephew, John. Not only is he an athlete and a musician*, he's a chip off the old DIY block. First up is a kitchen built-in located in a circa 1900Continue Reading

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Warm and Inviting Condo Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 10, 2014

The kitchen in this lofty downtown Minneapolis condo had a lot going for it, including a spectacular view. However, it was a bit sterile, and the kitchen was laid out in such a way that all seated guests hadContinue Reading

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50's Ranch Gets Craftsman Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2014

It's not often we see transformations like this one. From inside to out, the O'Bryan's 50's ranch looks nothing like it did 'before.' Architect Jim Rill saw Craftsman elements in the home's 'massing and roofline.' Although theContinue Reading

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Penthouse Loft Makeover: A Blend of Rustic and Modern

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2013

This Toronto penthouse loft might not look like it needed a makeover at all, but it's owners wanted to make a fresh start with its decor. Enter designer GolbouContinue Reading

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From Painful to Pretty: Milk Bottle Vase Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 18, 2013

Why does the 'after' come first? Because I couldn't subject Curbly's homepage to the 'before'. The vase in question caught my attention at my local Goodwill for two reasons. One: I liked the classic milk bottle shape. Two: because it was nothing less than hideous. So I… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mod Kitchen Gets an Overhaul

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 14, 2013

This before and after is an interesting one because, to be honest, I kind of like the way the kitchen looked before. Sure it's a little out there, but there was something special about it's mid-century vibe. That said, it probably wasn't the most practical option for the homeowners and the remodel looks great too. I'm curious to know which version you like better though. The before or the… Continue Reading

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Elegantly Understated Two-Tone Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 01, 2013

The owner of this kitchen had the benefit of a great contractor who saw fit to move the home's front entrance and remove a partition wall to allow the new kitchen to have full depth cabinets on both both sides of the room and toContinue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Kitchen Revealed!

By: Alicia Oct 31, 2013

In the whole history of the Curbly House, I don't think I have ever been more excited or proud to share a room with you. Because friends, our kitchen journey has been long and ugly. When we first set eyes on the house, the kitchen looked like this:

And, it remained like this for far too long, fifteen long months, to be exact (though, to be… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Shocking Kitchen Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Oct 21, 2013

This kitchen was pretty ragged. It was outdated, dirty, and appears to be barely functional. But with some time and a clear vision, it was transformed into a colorful, modern culinary oasis.… Continue Reading

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From Drab and Dated to Classic and Fresh: One Kitchen's Makeover Journey

By: Capreek Oct 17, 2013

When Joy moved into her home in 2010, the kitchen looked a little something like the above photo (minus the pixelation -- dang real estate listing photos!). It was pretty dated and bland and did not match her style in the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Book Page Rope Bowl

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2013

Liz Marie made over an old decorative bowl (pictured below) that didn't fit her decor. Using twine, hot… 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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100+ Clock Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2013

Mel's making those of us who roundup look bad. Case in point: a couple days ago she posted one that included 106 (if my math is right) clock makeovers. There is, literally,… Continue Reading

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From Ouch to Awe, an Eye-Opening Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 13, 2013

Matt and Meredith's kitchen didn't lack for color, that's for sure. That wallpaper alone . . . , well, that had to go. And it did. (Sort of. They painted of it.) They also painted the cabinets, trim and bead board. The flooring and countertop was replaced too. All in all, this makeover was huge without too much demolition. But enough about the road to the promised land; this is where their kitchen makeover adventure ended:

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