How to Turn Chairs into a Bench

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

The Greene Ave. Collection by 31 and Change is a perfect example of what can be done with rescued castoff oddballs. In this case, the unwanteds are chairs. A collection of three--one from each era--are turned into a bench. Here's what the orphans pictured above look like now:Continue Reading

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The Best Before & After Ever: An Unbelievable Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 08, 2011

created at: 08/03/2011

Oh my goodness.  This is a makeover for the books, no doubt about it.  Frankly, I'm finding it hard to believe the 'after' is even the same house!   Continue Reading

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Jaw-Dropping Row House Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2011

created at: 08/08/2011

Interior designer, Sary, turned her 12' narrow Philadelphia row house into a stunning home for her family. We'll have to take her word for it that the 'after' is actually a picture of the 'before' as it is nearly unrecognizable. That's because Sary made over every surface, from walls to ceilingsContinue Reading

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How to Turn a Music Stand into a Lamp

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

When I saw Kristine's music stand lamp yesterday, I was on Craigslist about a second later. Besides the stand, all we'd really need to make one is a lamp kit. And a shade, of course. Now for the reveal....Continue Reading

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From Spare Room to Dining Room: An Unexpected Transformation!

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

This tiny space started out as a closed balcony then morphed into a bedroom then morphed again into a stunning, light-filled dining room!  Don't believe me?  Check out the 'after' below!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Complete Master Bath Makeover for $500!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

Bathroom renovations are one of those projects that can quickly blow any semblance of a budget straight out of the water.  The fact that this makeover cost a little over $500 is absolutely mind boggling - and just goes to show the impact ingenuity and the DIY spirit can have on your space and your budget!   Continue Reading

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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 on!   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 on!   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 it now: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 limitless!   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?  Go!   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 tops: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 downright magical!  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 space: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 spectacular!   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 now: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 excited.   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 excited.   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 seen.   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) facelift!   Continue Reading

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