From Lumpy to Fabulous: A Bed Pillow Makeover and How-to!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of.  They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project.  If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better!  Read… Continue Reading

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Water Damaged to Wonderful: A Chic Dresser Makeover!

By: Capreek Jul 18, 2011

created at: 07/18/2011

This flea market find was in dire need of some TLC.  Fortunately, it landed in just the right hands!  Ready for the after?  Read… Continue Reading

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Makeover Madness: The Landscape Edition

By: Diy maven Jul 18, 2011

created at: 07/18/2011

Pavers, plants and ponds, oh my! 'Tis landscaping season in Curblyland. If you have a vision of a backyard oasis dancing in your head but need a little inspirational push to start digging in, here are five fabulous before and afters to prime the pump.

We start with a project from Visionscapes Northwest. The backyard of this property looks all too familiar. It WAS bland and barren, but take a look at… Continue Reading

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Functional Art: A Garage Sale Find Gets a Painterly Makeover!

By: Capreek Jul 11, 2011

created at: 07/11/2011

We've all seen them; they're at every yard sale and garage sale across the globe: plain, boring, or otherwise uninteresting pieces of furniture.  But if there's one thing to be learned from our many Makeover Monday posts, it's this: think twice before you pass them up!  With a little creativity and skill, the potential to transform those forgotten pieces is virtually… Continue Reading

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Before & After: How an 80s-style Bathroom Became A Show-stopper!

By: Capreek Jul 11, 2011

created at: 07/11/2011

Ahhh, the 80s: the decade where style went to die.  Also, the decade when this bathroom was first imagined, complete with a pastel pink, blue, and white color scheme.  Hold on to this image for a moment before you check out the "After" of this unbelievable makeover, because really, it's pretty unbelievable.  Okay.  Ready?… Continue Reading

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How to Make Concrete Counter Tops

By: Diy maven Jul 11, 2011

created at: 07/11/2011

Not only does this post include a 'before and after', it also includes a tutorial on how to make concrete counter tops! How's that for double duty?? First the before and after. Pictured above is a shot of Jessie's kitchen from about 2 years ago when she first moved in to her house. Below is what it looks like now, complete with shiny new DIYed concrete counter… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Magical Caravan Makeover!

By: Capreek Jul 04, 2011

 

created at: 06/30/2011

Whether you call it a caravan or a camper, there's no denying that this makeover is… Continue Reading

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Shack Goes Chic

By: Diy maven Jun 27, 2011

created at: 06/27/2011

We're going to have to take Coastal Living's word for it on this one. The only thing that is familiar in the 'after' in the 'shack' makeover is the window placement. Now it's an inviting living… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Roundup of Spectacular Garden Makeovers

By: Capreek Jun 27, 2011

created at: 06/27/2011

If you're looking for more outdoor inspiration, here's a collection of garden makeovers that's nothing short of… Continue Reading

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$20 Bench Gets Million $ Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 27, 2011

created at: 06/27/2011

Aimee nabbed this smelly bench on Craigslist for a measly 20 bucks. Although she had never ripped apart upholstery before, that's exactly how she began its makeover. THIS is what it looks like… Continue Reading

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Foreclosure Gets a Fun Makeover

By: Chrisjob Jun 06, 2011

created at: 06/06/2011

When you spend all day online hanging about the design and home decor blogosphere (as I do), it can get a little dream-y, and you can feel pretty removed from the vaulted ceilings and bright white walls, the huge windows and the $5000 chairs.

And then sometimes, you run across a project that's much closer to reality, more like home. Like, one from your own neighborhood, perhaps?

So, when I saw this transformation of a foreclosed property that's not two miles from my own house, I got pretty… Continue Reading

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Foreclosure Gets a Fun Makeover

By: Chrisjob Jun 06, 2011

created at: 06/06/2011

When you spend all day online hanging about the design and home decor blogosphere (as I do), it can get a little dream-y, and you can feel pretty removed from the vaulted ceilings and bright white walls, the huge windows and the $5000 chairs.

And then sometimes, you run across a project that's much closer to reality, more like home. Like, one from your own neighborhood, perhaps?

So, when I saw this transformation of a foreclosed property that's not two miles from my own house, I got pretty… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Masculine Nursery Makeover

By: Capreek May 30, 2011

created at: 05/29/2011

Fluffy pastel animals: take a hike!  This may be one of the manliest baby nurseries I've ever… Continue Reading

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Ban Your Beige Sofa Blues with Playful Tufting!

By: Capreek May 23, 2011

created at: 05/23/2011

Is your beige sofa getting you down?  Consider giving it a playful (and colorful)… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Ultimate Playroom Makeovers

By: Capreek May 23, 2011

created at: 05/23/2011

Yes, makeovers plural!  And yes, they're all ultimate!  Don't believe me?  Read… Continue Reading

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Dozens & Dozens of Makeovers!

By: Diy maven May 23, 2011

created at: 05/23/2011

If you love before & afters as much as I do, you must visit Shelter Style. Each of the DOZENS of makeovers highlighted is the work of Joetta Moulden, whose creations have been included in some very big name magazines including This Old House, Better Homes & Gardens and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Her #1 rule makeover rule is to "rethink what you already own instead of buying more furniture and accessories." (We like that!) From bathrooms to kitchens and every room in… Continue Reading

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Before & After: One AMAZING Home Renovation!

By: Capreek May 16, 2011

created at: 05/12/2011

The difference between the "before" and "after" of this home renovation is absolutely night and day!  Don't believe me?  Read… Continue Reading

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5 Inspiring Rug Makeovers (Tutorials Included)

By: Diy maven May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

Whether the rug comes from a big box store, Ikea or even a rummage sale, a paint brush and paint can create something quite fabulous. Just take a look at these five rugs that got the diy once-over.

First up is a… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Bright and Sunny Office Redo!

By: Capreek May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

This small home office was in a sad, styleless state with its pale blue walls, uninspired flooring, and a mishmash of furniture.  The after is anything… Continue Reading

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5 Inspiring Hallway Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 02, 2011

created at: 05/02/2011

Have you noticed that hallways are often overlooked thoroughfares of the common abode? My center hall was forgotten for years, and then a while back we decided to turn it into a 'gallery'. New paint, light fixture and some of my original photographs  was all it needed to make it a place in which people now linger versus pass through. In a continued effort to bring awareness to the oft-neglected hallway, take a gander at these simple but oh-so-effective… Continue Reading

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