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. 

painter's tape, scotchblue painter's tape, tape

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 Moroccan Inspired Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jun 10, 2013

I know, I know... this kitchen isn't so bad. It is certainly livable, and the appliances are beautiful. But it doesn't have a lot of personality, and lacks cohesion. You'll just have to trust me that the "after" image is worth… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Kitchen Floor Gets A Rubber Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward May 29, 2013

Tile can be the right choice for a kitchen. It can be easily updated, but hard to keep clean depending on the material it's made from. This kitchen was out-dated with its ceramic tile with a black edge design. Luckily, it got a quick makeover that cost very little money, and saved the owner much heartbreak over broken and cracked tiles. Check out the finished product after the jump!  … Continue Reading

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Our Affordable Kitchen Makeover in Action

By: Alicia May 20, 2013
Our affordable kitchen makeover with Wilsonart

Last week, we told you about a kitchen makeover that we were planning for Bruno's dad's fixer-upper down the street. As I write this post, the magic is happening and we'll be back next week with the pictures of the demolition and makeover process. In the meantime, we wanted to share some of the thought and planning we put into this space.

But first, here's a little refresher to remind you what we're… Continue Reading

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From Avocado to Jade: A Green Kitchen Done Right

By: Diy maven May 20, 2013

Designer Constance Ramos helps us see how to do green the right way in this  1970's kitchen makeover. The old avocado countertops looked a bit sickly, so Constance had them replaced withContinue Reading

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10 Easy and Inexpensive DIY Floor Finishes

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2013

Flooring can be expensive. And hiring someone to install flooring can be even pricier. So why not get creative and try doing it yourself? There are plenty of DIY-able floor treatments out there that can really add some pizzazz to your space. Check 'em… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Black and White Kitchen Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 09, 2013

This tiny kitchen get a high contrast makeover, with a whole lot of black and white and a finished space that is twice the size of the original. Curious to see the… Continue Reading

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Five Fabulous Kitchen Update Ideas

By: Lexy.b.ward May 03, 2013

The kitchen is one of the places we spend most of our time. It can feel a little boring at times, but maybe you don't have the money to do all of the renovations your heart desires. We've rounded up a few simple updates that can help it feel like a brand new room!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: Goodbye 80s Kitchen

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 18, 2013

credit: Crafty Clumsy Happy [http://www.clumsycraftyhappy.com/new-kitchen/]

I tend to be drawn to minimal kitchens without much color, but when I saw my friend's kitchen makeover I changed my tune a little bit. I love how this before and after makeover project turned out and it definitely is not without color. Aside from that, nearly everything you see in the before has now been changed: the wall color, the cabinet faces, the drawer pulls, the countertop, the sink, and the backsplash. Take a… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Dated Midwest Kitchen gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Revamp

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2013

created at: 04/15/2013

Our Makeover Tour this month is one of my favorite kitchen makeovers to date! Read on to see how this pest-filled foreclosure was transformed into a fresh, Scandinavian-inspired dream home in the heart of the Midwest!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Affordable Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 15, 2013

created at: 04/05/2013

This budget makeover added a dose of personality to an average, somewhat mundane kitchen. Contrast gave the space that pop that it desperately needed, while a new layout added functionality.… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Makeover With a Professional Touch

By: Diy maven Apr 12, 2013

created at: 04/12/2013

Emily from Decorchick fame really wanted a white kitchen. But instead of going the whole DIY painted cabinets route, she opted to hire a professional to do the job. (Probably the best way to go if your budget allows, especially… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An 80s Kitchen gets a Major Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 09, 2013

created at: 04/02/2013

This kitchen makeover is one for the books. There isn't one thing you see in the before image of this space that made it over into the 'after' version, except the flooring. Needless to say, it's a pretty dramatic change. Take a… Continue Reading

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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.… Continue Reading

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Un-Makeover! A Painted Dining Table Shows Its Woodgrain Again

By: Capreek Apr 01, 2013

created at: 03/25/2013

We're often sharing makeovers that involve painting pieces of furniture some awesome color or pattern. But what if your furniture is already painted, like this dining table?  … Continue Reading

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