Before and After: Built-In Storage Makes A Big Difference

By: Faith-towers Apr 14, 2014

Before: A cluttered room with no built-in storage.

This living space looks like so many others... there's just nothing memorable about it. But the owner saw potential in the large, open wall surrounding the fireplace - and she did something about… Continue Reading

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Eye-Popping Victorian Sofa Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 18, 2014

Before seeing these pictures, I don't think I could have looked past this sofa's tufted back, curvy lines, and exposed wood and thought "makeover!" The vision came from the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Turned Entertainment Center

By: Capreek Mar 17, 2014

Caitlin made a major Craigslist score when she found this Mid-Century dresser in pretty decent shape. With a little bit of elbow grease, though, she took its function out of the bedroom and into the living room by transforming it into a modern entertainment… 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: A Forgotten Bar Gets a Quick and Easy Refresh

By: Meghan and al Mar 05, 2014

diy bar makeoverWe moved into our house in June. One of the unexpected treasures the previous owner left behind was this old pine bar.   

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Unbelievable Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

A while back Beck snagged this walnut, Drexel Declaration coffee table at an auction. Since then, the table had been waiting patiently in her garage for her attention. And attention it needed.… Continue Reading

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A Really Disgusting Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2014

I agree with Lisa: this side table was disgusting. And not for the reason you might think. Yes, the finish needed some serious TLC, but that was nothing in the cootie department. Let's run through the list. Paper 'stuck' onto the top, wads and wads of gum stuck under the top edge, aContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Living Room Gets A Modern Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 24, 2014

Before image of a dated living room with an old fireplace and ugly floral couches.

The word "dated" might be an understatement. The matching floral couches and maroon carpeting give this room an antique feel, and not in a good way. But check out what a can of paint and some tasteful furniture can do for a… Continue Reading

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In-The-Details Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2014

Starting out with a blank canvas, like this living room, is a great place to begin. What sets its resulting makeover apart from most is that all the furniture and (almost) all the accessories remained. Even the white walls. WhatContinue Reading

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IKEA Karlstad Sofa Goes Mid-Century Modern (Thanks to Tufting)

By: Diy maven Jan 20, 2014

Lara loves tufted sofas; she's also cheap. (Her words, not mine.) Enter IKEA's Karlstad sofa, which has a great shape but, alas, no buttons. One very informative blog post later, Lara tells how… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Awesome Railway Car Living Room Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 19, 2013

I've seen a lot of room makeovers over the years, but there aren't many that I willing to pack my bags for. This makeover however is definitely one that I would up and move for, in a… Continue Reading

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Christmas Home Makeover in a Day

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2013

Still haven't decorated for Christmas? Think you don't have time? Check this out: it took designer Stephen Saint-Onge just one day to decorate the living… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Playful, Spotted Sofa Makeover

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2013

This old Craigslist sofa had great bones, but its yellow velvet upholstery was in pretty sad shape. Knowing that it would need to be reupholstered soon, Jordan kept her eyes open for the perfect fabric until, one fortunate spring day, she found it. And now? Now this sofa looks like… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Glam Copper Lampshade Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2013

I love this makeover idea for transforming a ho-hum plastic lamp shade into some statement… Continue Reading

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Ugly-No-More Bamboo Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 04, 2013

When Lisa's husband saw this chair 'handed down' by his parents, he had just one word to say about it. Actually, one word repeated 5 times: No, no, no, no, no. But Lisa, having vision and a great eye, was not deterred. She had the… Continue Reading

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