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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Before & After: A $50 Kitchen Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 07, 2011

created at: 11/07/2011

We're in the throes of our own personal kitchen makeover (more on that later), so my makeover-o-meter is operating on full power: everywhere I turn, spectacular makeovers of all kinds are waving their hands and shouting my name!  The inspiration is almost overwhelming, which is why I stopped dead in my tracks when I spied this $50 kitchen makeover.  Yes, folks, FIFTY DOLLARS.   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Mid-Century Modern Makeover!

By: Capreek Oct 31, 2011

created at: 10/31/2011

Whether you're on the fence, passionately opposed, or enthusiastically in favor of painting wood furniture (see Melanie's recent post  "To paint or not to paint?"), you've got to admit that the "after" in this case looks pretty dang good.   Continue Reading

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1912 Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 31, 2011

Heather and David of 1912 Bungalow have announced the completion of their bedroom! As with all their makeovers, this one doesn't disappoint. Heather had been using the room Continue Reading

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Before & After: A High Style, Low Cost Living Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Oct 24, 2011

created at: 10/24/2011

Big brown rooms: they happen to the best of us.  But with a little elbow grease, creativity, and inspiration (see below!), you can banish those boring browns for good*!   Continue Reading

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Entire Townhouse Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 24, 2011

Not often do we get a chance to see a room-by-room b & a of an entire home, but that's exactly what Tanya and her handy hubby give us in their Townhouse Tour. You name it, they made it over. Bedrooms, bathrooms, office, Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Kitchen of Amazing Awesomeness!

By: Capreek Oct 17, 2011

created at: 10/17/2011

You may think the title is an exaggeration, but folks, I swear it's not (it's also what the homeowner calls it and, frankly, I have to agree)!  So, are you ready to ditch this frightening 'before' and get on with the 'after' party of amazing awesomeness?!  Let's go.   Continue Reading

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From Log to Luxe: A DIY Timber Bathroom Vanity

By: Capreek Oct 10, 2011

created at: 10/10/2011

So, what do you do with a giant piece of leftover, rough cut fir timber?  Turn it into a modern floating bathroom vanity, of course!   Continue Reading

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Dresser Makeover with Stickers!

By: Diy maven Oct 10, 2011

Amy saw the potential in this Craigslist dresser and had to have it for her nursery. Some Benjamin Moore San Antonio Gray paint, white knobs and vinyl stickers later, it's not recognizable.Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Mix 'n' Match Chair Bench!

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

What do you do with three mismatched chairs you thrifted at different times??  Why, make a colorful chair bench, of course!   Continue Reading

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Magnificent Budget Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

From crown molding to beadboard to framed mirrors to adding a decorative edge to the side of the tub to re-doing the vinyl floor (for $10!), Diane tackled just about everything Continue Reading

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Dramatic Bistro Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

Isabella's kitchen was cramped and totally forgettable. With the help of designer Cameron MacNeil, it's now open and inviting with a contemporary bistro feel. Some of the makeover highlights include marble countertops, a drawer dishwasher, a chalkboardContinue Reading

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Before & After: A Fresh and Funky Bedroom Makeover!

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2011

created at: 09/19/2011

You might not believe it, but this dim, box-filled bedroom has the makings of a fresh and funky light-filled retreat.  Check out the 'after' to see what I mean!   Continue Reading

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How to Make Over Your Faucets

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2011

created at: 09/19/2011

I'm gonna believe Kristi when she tells us that it's actually possible to makeover our faucets. Although fairly involved, because of all the prep work, it seems pretty easy. Products she used were minimal and included 220 grit sandpaper, #000 steel wool, painters tape, Rust-Oleum automobile primer and Rust-oleum Universal Spray Paint (in my new favorite color) oil-rubbed bronze. Her original bathroom faucet is pictured above with just a hint of the prep to come. This is what it looks like now:Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Purple Bedroom Makeover!

By: Capreek Sep 12, 2011

created at: 09/11/2011

Hey, it's no secret that we harbor a love for the color purple here at Curbly.  From painted furniture, amazing living rooms, and "purple people eaters", we've made our infatuation with the royal hue known.  But, as with any color, there are good ways and bad ways to use it.  

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1912 Home Office Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 12, 2011

From utterly inspirational 1912 Bungalow comes another labor of love. This time it's the bungalow's home office. The 'before' proves that old axiom about renovation: things always get worse before they get better. In this case, the worse was the condition of the plaster walls after removing the wallpaper. Ultimately, all the suffering was worth while according to Heather and David, the lucky bungalow's owners. Take a look (and, yes, they added Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Bathroom Makeover for Under $25!

By: Capreek Sep 05, 2011

created at: 09/04/2011

In a world where $40,000 kitchen renovations are common fodder for home improvement television, it's easy to get a little glossy eyed and discouraged by the thought of attempting your own home improvement project.  But don't despair!  We're here to show you just how far your dollar, or 25, can stretch!   Continue Reading

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From Dark and Scary to Sleek and Modern: A Complete Basement Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 29, 2011

created at: 08/29/2011

Looking at these 'before' photos, it's almost impossible to picture this subterranean space as the home of anything other than a few hundred man-eating spiders.  Almost... until you throw a complete renovation and an awesome sense of style at the problem.   Continue Reading

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