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With a lot of love and a little elbow grease, this outdated kitchen gets a well-deserved… Continue Reading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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3 EASY Ways to Turn Books into Objets d'art

By: Diy maven Feb 07, 2011

created at: 02/07/2011

Many  books are works of art in and of themselves. Old, worn hardbacks can look lovely as is. However, other titles are less than comely. Take any out of date reference book for example. (Damn you Encyclopedia Britannica!) Those and other ugly ducklings are just waiting to be given a makeover. Here's three ways to breathe new life into books, thereby turning them into objets d'art.

First are burlap wraps, kind of like the ones in… Continue Reading

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High Voltage Hallway Makeover

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 07, 2011

Facing this kind of mess when you come and go would be enough to make you stay away, right? Hallways are like the overworked stepchild of the house; not being a destination room, they tend to suffer from neglect.  Cat, author of TheGoldenTouch blog, took charge, decluttered, organized and gave this sliver of her client's space a jolt of electric… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly Pine Shelf Makes an Amazing Comeback

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 31, 2011

You know that aisle at Goodwill that has all the cruddy wood knick-knacks made out of pine with that yellow orangey stain? It's the one that has lots of wood pieces with heart shaped cut outs. Change of policy: Don't walk by it, stop and hunt for a display shelf. You will not believe what a little TLC did for this… Continue Reading

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A Small Bathroom of Epic Proportions

By: Brittanymauriss Jan 24, 2011

created at: 01/24/2011

 Josh Ramsey, young Dallas homeowner and entrepreneur, set out to create a spa-like oasis for his wife, Hannah, an ER nurse, to help her unwind at the end of a long day. But remodeling is hard, and Josh got stuck midway through.

No, the old bathroom wasn't too terribly bad, but nothing about is soothing. The tile looks outdated and, quite frankly, creeps me out a little.

Now feast your… Continue Reading

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8 Flea Market Chair Makeovers

By: Diy maven Jan 24, 2011

created at: 01/24/2011

Makeovers. Even if the end result doesn't appeal to my tastes, I still adore ogling them. Case in point, here are a plethora of flea market chairs that got the makeover once over, not all of which would suit my decor but each and every one are inspiring. Plus, they make be want to head out to my local flea markets REAL… Continue Reading

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Before and After: How to Reupholster a Porsche Car Seat

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 24, 2011

Furniture isn't the only thing being DIY reupholstered these days. Take a look at the After photo of Innocenti Mini's first project for an upholstery class-- a Recaro seat pulled from an old… Continue Reading

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PB Inspired Craigslist Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 24, 2011

created at: 01/24/2011

Amanda found the goofy lamp pictured above courtesy of Craig and transformed it into the PB inspired lamp pictured below. The original costs $269, whereas Amanda's knock off set… Continue Reading

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Turn an Old Frame into a Modern Jewelry Organizer

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 17, 2011

created at: 01/16/2011

I have to admit two things. One, I've been meaning to make one of these, and two, I've been a smug one at Goodwill when I discover some of these ornate looking frames are really plastic under some tricky wood grain effect.  Once I tap and hear the hollow, I toss it back like its got the plague. But for this reuse project, it honestly doesn't… Continue Reading

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Unrecognizable Whole House Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 17, 2011

created at: 01/17/2011

When Hugh Joyce bought this house in Richmond, VA, he decided to make it a model of green building possibilities. When all was said and done, the home,… Continue Reading

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Convert Old TV Cabinets Into State of the Art Play Kitchens

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 10, 2011

You've seen these clunky monsters at Goodwill, garage sales, or possibly in your own basement.  I've got to say, I never saw this coming. These sturdy, state of the art play kitchens are some of the best examples of furniture re-use I've ever seen.  See what I… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Kate's Home Office

By: Jill w Jan 10, 2011

created at: 01/10/2011

Tired of always closing the doors to her home office when guests came over, Kate decided to give her home office a complete chic makeover. Kate was initially inspired to do the office overhaul after purchasing the two bookcases that now flank her desk. And while the project took five months to complete, she was able to do it right under $1000!… Continue Reading

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Desk-A-Day: Brooke's Under $100 Office Makeover

By: Chrisjob Jan 10, 2011

created at: 01/10/2011Brooke and her husband Jacob found themselves in an interesting situation. They'd just paid for their own wedding, Jacob had just earned his degree, and they were doing their best to pay off student loans. When they moved into Jacob's grandmother's house, they knew it needed an update, and completed a total facelift for under $5000.

One of Brooke's favorite projects was her own office space, where they created custom built in furniture for under $100… Continue Reading

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Grönö Lamp Negative Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 10, 2011

Now THIS is my kind of Ikea hack. It starts with a cheap ($7) Grönö lamp and ends up a delicious accent lamp.… Continue Reading

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