From Awful to Oasis: A DIY Backyard Transformation

By: Diy maven May 05, 2014

Fine Gardening member nmahanay's back yard wasn't used by humans. Then, about 8 months ago nmahanay & co. decided to build a deck back there, and that was the beginning of the end of the back yard as doggieContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful Living Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 28, 2014

The living room before a massive makeover.

This makeover, in my opinion, is proof that you can turn any room into something special. As you can see, the space is pretty unoriginal. But sometimes starting with something this plain can be a good thing - it's the perfect excuse to really go crazy with color and texture. Read on to see the amazing… Continue Reading

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IKEA Arm Chair Gets Opulent Copper Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2014

With a can of copper spray paint and some fabric trim, Kata gave a Villstad chair a personality makeover. Before it was dark and more than a little sad. After, it's all smiles and opulence. Now for the… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Serene Scandinavian-Inspired Bedroom and Bath Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 21, 2014

From designated dumping ground to serene, Scandinavian-inspired retreat, this master bedroom and bath combo recently underwent a seriously stylish makeover. See how a whole lot of elbow grease and some cleverly thrifty design choices transformed this space in this month's Makeover TourContinue Reading

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High Drama Black Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 21, 2014

This bathroom makeover serves as a great lesson in contrast swap. From white walls and black cabinet to black walls and white cabinet. Doesn't sound like… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Built-In Storage Makes A Big Difference

By: Faith-towers Apr 14, 2014

Before: A cluttered room with no built-in storage.

This living space looks like so many others... there's just nothing memorable about it. But the owner saw potential in the large, open wall surrounding the fireplace - and she did something about… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Dresser to Desk Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2014

This is one of the most clever makeovers I've ever seen. Seriously. Alicia saved this 1970's Broyhill dresser from the donate pile by turning it into a desk. After removing six of its drawers,… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Filing Cabinet turned Brilliant Garage Storage Station

By: Capreek Apr 07, 2014

This makeover is one of the most clever repurposing projects I've seen -- and I've seen a lot!  … Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Turn a White Fan into a Rainbow

By: Diy maven Apr 07, 2014

No need for a blow-by-blow how-to for this idea. Simply paint the fans of a white, electric fan (like the one pictured above)… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid-Century Credenza Gets a Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 31, 2014

I have to admit, typically, I'm not a huge fan of painting over mid-century furniture. In this case, however, I really like the result. It feels like a piece of art to me - a painting and a credenza rolled into… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Inspiring DIY Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Mar 31, 2014

A dated galley kitchen.

There was nothing memorable about this kitchen. Unembellished wood cabinets and beige countertops gave the space a dated feel. But just wait until you see what the owner did with her own two… Continue Reading

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Diamond in the Rough: Family Home Restoration

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2014

Richard's grandparents' home certainly wasn't fit for habitation. To most people, it might not have been fit for rehabilitation. Richard, a This Old House fan, felt differently. He looked past the neglect and fire damage and decided to preserve aContinue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Incredible Garage-turned-Living Space Makeovers

By: Capreek Mar 17, 2014

Most garage makeovers include things like epoxied floors, custom-built cabinets, and the like. They're great and practical and totally inspiring. But today, I thought it would be fun to see how people have transformed typical garages in atypical ways, whether it's converting the space into a home in and of itself or into a private… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Turned Entertainment Center

By: Capreek Mar 17, 2014

Caitlin made a major Craigslist score when she found this Mid-Century dresser in pretty decent shape. With a little bit of elbow grease, though, she took its function out of the bedroom and into the living room by transforming it into a modern entertainment… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Distinctive Dining Room Transformation

By: Faith-towers Mar 03, 2014

A dated, dark floral dining room.

Everything about this dining room makes it feel worn down. The old wallpaper and dated light fixture are the worst offenders, but all the dark wood doesn't help either. See what a big difference new furniture and wallpaper makes after the… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

A while back Beck snagged this walnut, Drexel Declaration coffee table at an auction. Since then, the table had been waiting patiently in her garage for her attention. And attention it needed.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Living Room Gets A Modern Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 24, 2014

Before image of a dated living room with an old fireplace and ugly floral couches.

The word "dated" might be an understatement. The matching floral couches and maroon carpeting give this room an antique feel, and not in a good way. But check out what a can of paint and some tasteful furniture can do for a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: One Week Bathroom Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2014

(Get ready for some B & A overload.) The company is called One Week Bath and that's just what they do: make over bathrooms in a week. Located in Southern California, One Week BathContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Crazy Colorful Bedroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 17, 2014

Before image of plain yellow bedroom.

This room started with very little personality. The only bright color in the space, the marigold yellow wall color, clashed with the flooring. It was in desperate need of something to make it feel more cozy and… Continue Reading

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In-The-Details Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2014

Starting out with a blank canvas, like this living room, is a great place to begin. What sets its resulting makeover apart from most is that all the furniture and (almost) all the accessories remained. Even the white walls. WhatContinue Reading

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