Sassy Green Credenza Makeover

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 03, 2011

Like me, Chrissie is a used furniture junkie. She also loves auctions. Right after selling one of her made-over pieces on Craigslist, she found this pecan finish (ugh!) credenza at an auction and turned it into one sassy green tart of a credenza. Just for fun, she gave the top a chalkboard paint… Continue Reading

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UNIKEA: The Ultimate Ikea Hack?

By: Diy maven Jan 03, 2011

BRIA 2 IKEA Standard Furniture Turned into Original Bookshelves by Kenyon Yeh

London-based designer Kenyon Yeh is probably one of those people who doesn't follow assembly instructions and is proud of it. Kenyon's UNIKEA collection starts with flat-packed IKEA furniture, but each were assembled as he pleased… Continue Reading

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Customize Ikea with Mykea

By: Diy maven Dec 27, 2010

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Photojojo tells us the next big thing to happen to Ikea just might be MykeaMykea lets us upload our own photos (or we can use one of theirs) and then, using one of their templates, lets us… Continue Reading

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Make a Lamp from a Pile of Wooden Spindles

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 27, 2010

created at: 12/27/2010

Jim Healy loves making lamps from junk. They're not your everyday junky lamps, mind you. To prove it, check out the spindle lamp he put together from this bundle of wooden… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Gourd into a Lamp

By: Diy maven Dec 27, 2010

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Besides being easy to grow, gourds have lovely, sexy shapes just aching to be turned into… Continue Reading

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Kim's 1949 Bathroom Overhaul

By: Diy maven Dec 20, 2010

created at: 12/20/2010

The bathroom in Kim's old 1949 Cape Cod house is a shadow of its former self, thanks to some very well thought out design choices by Kim and her husband,… Continue Reading

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Turn a Ladder-Back Chair into a Bathroom Shelf

By: Diy maven Dec 13, 2010

A flea market find is turned into a ladder bathroom shelf in 5 easy steps. (Note the cheeky faucet handles on top.) A little too 'cute'? Maybe, but I'm… Continue Reading

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Beth's Antique Settee Makeover

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 13, 2010

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This is the fourth project Beth did in my class, but if you looked at the first one, it's equally as well done. Beth arrived at class with this antique settee that had belonged to her great-grandmother. She tore it down to the bare bones, rewebbed, hand sewed the springs on the new webbing and performed the tedious 8 way spring tying. This is living proof that with understandable instructions and the right piece of furniture, you don't have to be a professional to reupholster like a… Continue Reading

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How To Screen Print and Reupholster a Chest

By: Jill w Dec 13, 2010

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This chest got a major makeover that updates it's overall look. You can really customize this piece by switching the images you use for the prints, the colors of the inks and fabrics, or by the type of fabric you choose to use. To follow is a step by step guide to update those cherished pieces of furniture you can't part with.… Continue Reading

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Smartest Bathroom Makeover Ever

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 13, 2010

Marla and Colin's small full bathroom had issues. Besides only having one sink, the floor slanted which resulted in tub water not draining, the lighting was bad and the drop down ceiling made things a little "close". They (wisely) took a year to save and plan. Here's how the project played… Continue Reading

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Incredible Budget Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 13, 2010

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Ryan was not pleased with his Pepto pink, 35 square foot bathroom. Undaunted, the contributing editor of Country Living went to work and DIYed the little loo into a shadow of its former self, spending only 1,000 bucks from start to… Continue Reading

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Which is the before? Which is the after?

By: Diy maven Dec 06, 2010

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Waddaya think? Is the above pic the before or the… Continue Reading

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6 Re-upholstered Chair Projects

By: Diy maven Nov 29, 2010

This plethora of re-upholstered chairs come to us from Spruce Upholstery, and to the six students in one of their recent upholstery classes. Themakeovers utilized non-toxic wood glass, organic… Continue Reading

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'Enje' Window Blind Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 29, 2010

created at: 11/29/2010

The Evil Mad Scientists got all evil-mad with an IKEA Enje window blind and turned it into a custom-made window covering. Some of the stuff they used include Robogrips, a stapler, fusible tape,… Continue Reading

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Turn a Tie into a Phone Case

By: Diy maven Nov 22, 2010

How clever is this?? Although, when you think about it, it was just waiting to happen. I mean, ties are sort of set up as long tube-pockets. If you get me. You can… Continue Reading

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How to Repaint the Painted Dresser

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 22, 2010

This boring $40.00 dresser was transformed into a Tiffany Blue raving beauty in just 10 easy steps. There was a time when I painstakingly stripped, refinished, stained or painted lots of furniture. I would carefully follow a step by step process to make sure I got it just right. Then I became impatient and started rushing through the process. It's time to repent because I've got some painting projects stacking… Continue Reading

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America's Oldest Net Zero Solar House

By: Diy maven Nov 22, 2010

(Image credit: Matt Grocoff)

Matt and Kelly accomplished their mission: To make their historic Ann Arbor home net zero. What does that mean? Well, besides it meaning they own the oldest net zero residence in the U.S., it ALSO means they'll never have another utility bill ever again.

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(The Gauss House circa 1913. Image credit: Matt Grocoff.)

Located in the Ann Arbor Historic District, the 110 year old… Continue Reading

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Katie's DIY Kitchen Makeover

By: Chrisjob Nov 22, 2010

created at: 11/22/2010

Curbly reader Katie tipped us off to her latest DIY project - a kitchen facelift. She's done a great job, and we especially like it because, unlike a lot of kitchen makeover projects we feature here on Monday, this wasn't a total gutting and revamp of an outdated, unfunctional kitchen. The cabinets, countertops, and appliances were all okay, Katie just did the finish work and brought everything… Continue Reading

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer Gets a Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 22, 2010

Maria inherited an old KitchenAid that had seen better days, so she decided to give it a makeover. Using some appliance spray paint and a homemade stencil, she made the old girl look… Continue Reading

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Makeover Idea: Ammo Box Turned Wine Bar

By: Diy maven Nov 15, 2010

created at: 11/15/2010

An old ammo box turned into a wall mounted wine bar?? A store-bought version will set you back 300 bucks at uncommon goods, but it could be easily DIYable. Just gotta find the right ammo box...or build your own.


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