Before & After: A DIY Kitchen Island Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 06, 2012

created at: 02/06/2012

Oh, hey! It's a comically small kitchen island floating awkwardly in the middle of the room!  If this predicament sounds (or looks) familiar, we've got just the makeover for you.  Continue Reading

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From Candlestick to Succulent Garden: How to Make Mini Color-Dipped Planters!

By: Capreek Feb 06, 2012

created at: 02/06/2012

As you all know, my favorite plants in all the world are succulents.  I love 'em in big, statement-piece hanging gardens and I especially love them in tiny, magnetized terrarium form.  But these candlesticks-turned-planters might be my favorite DIY succulent containers yet!   Continue Reading

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From Goofy to Grand: 5 Easy Lamp Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2012

 Cheapy lamp makeover. White spray paint (around $4.00) + fabric ($1.50 a yard at Walmart) = Under $6 for the total. And I am sure you can find a lovely lamp like this 70s beauty at any thrift store for cheap cheap as well. We had it at work in an old closet. lol

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I'm beholding some very goofy lamps out there all ripe for makeovers. Thank goodness for spray paint!

Tiff's makeover, pictured above, cost less than six dollars to complete. Before it looked heavy and rather masculine. After...not so much.

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Eye Candy: 10 Big Impact Small Bath Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Itty-bitty baths and little loos present unique decor and renovation challenges to homeowners and renters alike.  If you've found yourself stuck with this "small bath problem", don't fret!  Inspiration is on the way: we've rounded up ten big impact makeovers from DIY-minded small bath renovators across the web.  Enjoy!   Continue Reading

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Five Fun and Funky Clock Makeovers!

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2012

 

You may have noticed that there are a lot of goofy and cheap clocks out there. If they're goofy, they're probably outdate and if they're cheap, they probably lack personality. Here are five makeovers that tackle both kinds of problems to GREAT effect.

Above is clock purchased for $4 at Walmart. A dollar for scrapbook paper and we have a cute timepiece with personality. The creator used Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 23, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

When Mike and Trina Burke bought this 1920s farmhouse in the country it was falling apart and in desperate need of some TLC.  Fast forward a few years (and many, many hours of hard work) and they're sitting pretty in a bucolic, picture-perfect farmhouse complete with the classiest country kitchen I've ever seen!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Painted Sun Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

Along with cheese moats and slides in houses, one of my dream home features would be an airy, light-filled sun room.  I'd spend my days blogging in sunshine yet protected from the elements--it would be heavenly!  Until my perfect plan can come to fruition, I'll just have to bask in the warmth of this inviting painted sun room makeover instead!   Continue Reading

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Groovy Gradients: An Ombré Stained Dresser Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 09, 2012

created at: 01/09/2012

Ombré was a big, huge deal last year, but this makeover takes a unique spin on the DIY decor trend!   Continue Reading

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Lovely Guest Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 09, 2012

created at: 01/09/2012

Brook's guest room was in need of a makeover, so she and her boo sold all its contents on Craigslist to help afford the re-do. Now the room is not only inviting, it looks Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Soft and Serene Office Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 02, 2012

created at: 01/02/2012

Wedding photographer Christa Elyce's home office lacked focus and creative energy, something she felt embarrassed about when meeting with clients.  But, with the help of a stylist and a few money-saving tricks, she was able to transform this space into a true reflection of her personality and artistic vision!  Check it out below!   Continue Reading

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Shot of Yellow Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 02, 2012

created at: 12/29/2011

Decor Chick was looking for some yellow lamps for forever. Long story short, she never found them, so she made over the lamps above to look like the lamps below.Continue Reading

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Genius and Easy Chair Seat Idea

By: Diy maven Dec 19, 2011

Seatless Chair

Do you have a 'seatless' chair like the one pictured above stashed in your basement or garage just waiting to be 'done?' Your first thought for making a new seat was probably a hunk of upholstered plywood, right? Before you get out the saw, look at this:    
Martha's team used 2 inch cotton (or nylon) webbing cut into strips and then woven across the seat and secured with a staple gun. AContinue Reading
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How To: Make and Upholster a Storage Ottoman

By: Capreek Dec 19, 2011

created at: 12/19/2011

Ah, the ubiquitous storage ottoman!  These multi-functional bad boys can be had for cheap, cheap, cheap from just about any discount store, thrift store, yard sale, or "super mega market".  Of course, they're usually covered in some sort of horrible quality, lime green microfiber... maybe even hot pink with sparkly purple piping.  You know what I'm talking about.  Fortunately, there's an easy solution to all this garishly-colored madness!   Continue Reading

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Courteney Cox's Malibu Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 19, 2011

created at: 12/19/2011
 
When I first came across this before picture of Courteney Cox's Malibu home makeover, I was shocked to see the after. Not because of the drastic change the home underwent, but because of the understated change the home underwent. Yes, it looks considerably different, but Continue Reading
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$10 Washer & Dryer Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2011

created at: 12/12/2011

It's rare that a washer and dryer go on the fritz at the same time, which is why there are so many miss-matched duos in the world. Brooke has the antidote for such odd couples as well as those old, boring sets too. The prescription isContinue Reading

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How to: Steampunk Light Switch Plates

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2011

created at: 12/05/2011

We have a 'no brass' rule in this house, so I have no brass switch plates on hand. If I did, however, I'd be steampunking them up using The Steampunk Workshop's tutorial. The transformation from what they looked like before to what they look like now is rather shocking. Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Fun and Quirky Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 21, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

The 'before'?  Not too terrible.  The 'after'?  All I'm going to say is that it involves a paper-mâché horse named Harold.   Continue Reading

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Garage to Loft Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

I can safely say that I have never, ever seen a tractor in a 'before' picture of a room makeover...until today, that is. Los Angeles interior designer Shirry Dolgin nixed the farm equipmentContinue Reading

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Before & After: A Stunning Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Nov 14, 2011

created at: 11/14/2011

I'm not going to lie, this 'before' photo is a little scary... and probably a little sticky.  And smelly, too.  And, well, there's a whole lot o' yellow going on up in there.  The 'after', though?  Oh, the after rains down buckets of awesome--and wipes that sticky, smelly, yellow mess right off the map!   Continue Reading

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Modern PVC Pipe Dresser Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 14, 2011

created at: 11/14/2011

While walking down the plumbing supply aisle in her local big box store Mandi was hit by inspiration. She decided to use PVC pipe to makeover an old dresser she had purchased at a garage sale for 50 dollars. Now, I know what you're thinking: How does one go about using PVC pipe to makeover a dresser?? Like this:Continue Reading

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