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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Jaw-Dropping Row House Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2011

created at: 08/08/2011

Interior designer, Sary, turned her 12' narrow Philadelphia row house into a stunning home for her family. We'll have to take her word for it that the 'after' is actually a picture of the 'before' as it is nearly unrecognizable. That's because Sary made over every surface, from walls to ceilingsContinue Reading

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How to Turn a Music Stand into a Lamp

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

When I saw Kristine's music stand lamp yesterday, I was on Craigslist about a second later. Besides the stand, all we'd really need to make one is a lamp kit. And a shade, of course. Now for the reveal....Continue Reading

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From Spare Room to Dining Room: An Unexpected Transformation!

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

This tiny space started out as a closed balcony then morphed into a bedroom then morphed again into a stunning, light-filled dining room!  Don't believe me?  Check out the 'after' below!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Complete Master Bath Makeover for $500!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

Bathroom renovations are one of those projects that can quickly blow any semblance of a budget straight out of the water.  The fact that this makeover cost a little over $500 is absolutely mind boggling - and just goes to show the impact ingenuity and the DIY spirit can have on your space and your budget!   Continue Reading

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From Lumpy to Fabulous: A Bed Pillow Makeover and How-to!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of.  They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project.  If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better!  Read on!   Continue Reading

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Water Damaged to Wonderful: A Chic Dresser Makeover!

By: Capreek Jul 18, 2011

created at: 07/18/2011

This flea market find was in dire need of some TLC.  Fortunately, it landed in just the right hands!  Ready for the after?  Read on!   Continue Reading

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Makeover Madness: The Landscape Edition

By: Diy maven Jul 18, 2011

created at: 07/18/2011

Pavers, plants and ponds, oh my! 'Tis landscaping season in Curblyland. If you have a vision of a backyard oasis dancing in your head but need a little inspirational push to start digging in, here are five fabulous before and afters to prime the pump.

We start with a project from Visionscapes Northwest. The backyard of this property looks all too familiar. It WAS bland and barren, but take a look at it now:Continue Reading

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