Makeover: Old Shutters Turned Headboard (Tutorial Included)

By: Diy maven Apr 25, 2011

created at: 04/25/2011

Okay, okay, this is NOT a new idea. However, the execution--especially in situ--is totally… Continue Reading

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Turn a Secondhand Night Stand into a Snuggly Dog Bed

By: Chrisjob Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

Jordan says, "I inherited a bunch of my grandmother's old furniture, but over the years (and several moves) I've ended up giving away or selling most of it. At this point, all I have left is a floral chair that I'm planning on recovering and a clunky side table that I've never found particularly useful (it has no shelves inside, so isn't really good for storing the kinds of small things you keep in bedside tables...and I don't have space for it anywhere else).
I've been planning on replacing it with something a little more practical...but then the other day I saw [a] post on transforming an old side table into a cozy dog bed, and knew I had my next project all lined… Continue Reading

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A Modern Dining Room Makeover - On the Cheap!

By: Capreek Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

This lilac-hued dining room was lacking personality and a defined style, but with a few key furniture swaps and a bucket of paint, it's now a perfect reflection of the homeowner's modern… Continue Reading

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A Side Table's Colorful Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2011

Whose parents, grandparents or auntie didn't have one of these two-tiered end tables back in the 60's or 70's? Although the shape is super-dated, there's something about them that appeals to me. The 'nook' for books? The top… Continue Reading

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Chair Turned Picture Frame

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

Just when you thought you had seen every kind of chair makeover imaginable, some clever individual decides to turn one into a picture frame. That clever person… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Eden's Bright Kitchen Makeover

By: Chrisjob Apr 04, 2011

created at: 04/04/2011

Just how drastic can a kitchen makeover be? We found one that's sure to top your transformation expectations.
Through our sifting of tons of before and after images, we came across Eden Lang's kitchen makeover, thanks to Raenovate. And boy, are they share-worthy. How does one go from dark, dingy brown to sleek, modern white? Well, take a… Continue Reading

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Complete NYC Apt Redo for $5K

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2011

created at: 04/04/2011

A few years back Christa from Room Recipes made over and entire 3 bedroom NYC apartment--including the kitchen and bathroom--for a thrifty $5,000. The living room is representative of the entire redo 'recipe',… Continue Reading

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Divine Living: Church Turned Lofts

By: Diy maven Mar 28, 2011

Built in 1910, the Howard Park Methodist church is now the Abby Lofts. The divine conversion began in 2008. The jewel of the lofts is the 2,700 sf, 4-story, penthouse located in the… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Modern Kitchen Makeover

By: Capreek Mar 28, 2011

created at: 03/28/2011

From builder-grade to fabulous, this orange-veneered chipboard kitchen gets a modernized and inviting… Continue Reading

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Barn Turned Home

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2011

Sadly, there are no before pictures of this barn that is now an open and airy home. There are, thankfully, plenty of interior shots of the after.

Located in the Netherlands, the… Continue Reading

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Makeover Mondays: A Return To Mid-Century Roots

By: Capreek Mar 21, 2011

created at: 03/21/2011

This Sherman Oaks, CA home got a much needed makeover: a return to its original design… Continue Reading

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Refreshing Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2011

created at: 03/21/2011

How many circa 1980's side tables have you seen littering your local secondhand stores and garage sales? Plenty, I'm guessing. LHG had one such table on… Continue Reading

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DIYable: Chalkboard Globe

By: Diy maven Mar 14, 2011

How many knackered, outdated globes are out there? Tons. A little chalkboard paint and they'd be… Continue Reading

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A Kitchen Remodel With Vintage Flair

By: Capreek Mar 14, 2011

created at: 03/14/2011

With a lot of love and a little elbow grease, this outdated kitchen gets a well-deserved… Continue Reading

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Turn a Dining Chair into a Chaise Lounge

By: Diy maven Mar 07, 2011

I have never felt the need for a chaise lounge in my home. Until now, that is. I think it's because this chair-turned-chaise is such a cleverly weird idea. And who doesn't love finding new ways to… Continue Reading

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Nancy's Total Family Room Overhaul

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 28, 2011

A self-described design enthusiast, Nancy Marcus Gueret managed to achieve what I would call a Regency style family room  makeover that will knock your socks off. It's no wonder her friends and family enlist her help with their own decorating dilemmas.  Actually, she's done a multiple room makeover job that's as good as any decorator I've ever… Continue Reading

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Super Simple (and CHEAP) Vase & Bottle Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 28, 2011

created at: 02/28/2011

Go to any yard sale or secondhand shop and one thing is apparently clear: there is no lack of goofy vases in the world. Kim turned her thrift store vases (purchased for 50 cents a piece)… Continue Reading

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Ellen's Amazing Upholstered Chair

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 21, 2011

One week ago, Ellen, author of NouveauStitch and my new online BFF, purchased this "before" chair at her local HomeGoods store with the intention of slipcovering it. As always, she knew exactly what she wanted and set right to work creating a slipcovered version of her inspiration chair. Well, things didn't go as planned. Here's where her passion and perseverence paid… Continue Reading

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Six Creative Fireplace Makeover Ideas

By: Diy maven Feb 21, 2011


We have a gas fireplace, and although it's eminently practical, sometimes I wish it were a traditional wood-burning fireplace. If for no other reason than to make it over in the off seasons. Here's a few… Continue Reading

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Cat's Soft and Sexy Boudoir Transformation

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 14, 2011

created at: 02/13/2011

Remember Cat from last week's High Voltage Hallway Makeover?  Well here's another one of her precious gems. I could hardly wait to show you her contest winning bedroom makeover. No joke. She actually won a Domino Magazine decorating contest and 10k for her soft and sensual bedroom upgrade. Hang on to your… Continue Reading

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