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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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)… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Ultimate Playroom Makeovers

By: Capreek May 23, 2011

created at: 05/23/2011

Yes, makeovers plural!  And yes, they're all ultimate!  Don't believe me?  Read… Continue Reading

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Dozens & Dozens of Makeovers!

By: Diy maven May 23, 2011

created at: 05/23/2011

If you love before & afters as much as I do, you must visit Shelter Style. Each of the DOZENS of makeovers highlighted is the work of Joetta Moulden, whose creations have been included in some very big name magazines including This Old House, Better Homes & Gardens and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Her #1 rule makeover rule is to "rethink what you already own instead of buying more furniture and accessories." (We like that!) From bathrooms to kitchens and every room in… Continue Reading

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Before & After: One AMAZING Home Renovation!

By: Capreek May 16, 2011

created at: 05/12/2011

The difference between the "before" and "after" of this home renovation is absolutely night and day!  Don't believe me?  Read… Continue Reading

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5 Inspiring Rug Makeovers (Tutorials Included)

By: Diy maven May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

Whether the rug comes from a big box store, Ikea or even a rummage sale, a paint brush and paint can create something quite fabulous. Just take a look at these five rugs that got the diy once-over.

First up is a… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Bright and Sunny Office Redo!

By: Capreek May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

This small home office was in a sad, styleless state with its pale blue walls, uninspired flooring, and a mishmash of furniture.  The after is anything… Continue Reading

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5 Inspiring Hallway Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 02, 2011

created at: 05/02/2011

Have you noticed that hallways are often overlooked thoroughfares of the common abode? My center hall was forgotten for years, and then a while back we decided to turn it into a 'gallery'. New paint, light fixture and some of my original photographs  was all it needed to make it a place in which people now linger versus pass through. In a continued effort to bring awareness to the oft-neglected hallway, take a gander at these simple but oh-so-effective… Continue Reading

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Amazing Budget Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 25, 2011

created at: 04/25/2011

Don't have the cash to gut that iffy bathroom? Take some hints from The Painted Home, which, according to my very quick tally, came to about $300 bucks. For economy AND style, the… Continue Reading

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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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