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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From Dumpster to Divine: Granny Rocker

By: Diy maven Aug 29, 2011

Thisis one of the reasons why I love dumpster diving. Ashley was the intrepid soul who did the diving and rescued this granny rocker. What does it look like now?? Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Painted Piano Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 29, 2011

created at: 08/28/2011

A DIYer's best friend may well be a bucket of paint and a good brush.  From dressers to kitchen cabinets and even silverware, just about anything can be improved or given a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint... even musical instruments!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful and Eclectic Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 22, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

Every now and then, you come across a home that just bubbles over with personality and charm, where you get a real sense of the homeowner's individuality and even their disposition.  This kitchen does just that - with grand success!   Continue Reading

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5 Milk Crate to Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

Doorstep delivery of dairy may not be as popular as it once had been, but the crates which transported said milk products certainly are. We've seen other reuse ideas for milk crates before (here and here), but for today's little round up we're concentrating on cabinets. Take a gander: Continue Reading

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Before & After: An Eclectic Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

This farmhouse dining room started out a little dark and scary, but with a lot of love and hardwork, was transformed into an eclectic, light-filled retreat!   Continue Reading

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How to Turn T-Shirts into a Rug

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

Laura wanted a rug for her unborn bambino's nursery, but having more time on her hands than cash, she decided to make one using strips of old t-shirts, pictured above. Here's what the finished project looks like (both rug and baby):Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Play Kitchen!

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

Breathe new life into thrift store or garage sale finds all while making little ones happy with this easy DIY play kitchen idea!   Continue Reading

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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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