When it comes to decorating a guest bedroom, my feeling is to have fun with it and maybe go a bit bolder than you might otherwise. It's an opportunity to get creative with a space that no one person is going to be spending a ton of time in, so you may as well go big (or go home... wait... you are home). Continue Reading
This bedroom began as a plain, beige box of a space. No personality. But with the addition of a number of beautiful new wall treatments and lots of layered textiles, it was transformed into a gorgeous, welcoming master bedroom.
When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading
Generally, grandfather clocks are not topics of conversation in the Curbly neighborhood. However, because we all enjoy a makeover, here are two that might make you consider how a staple in the traditional 1970's homeContinue Reading
Mandi's 16-year-old sister-in-law had an enviable bedroom before its recent makeover because of its size. (There's space enough for a sitting/dressing area and a sleeping area.) After its makeover, that envy just might have turned to covet. In addition to fresh paint and thrifted items, Mandi went all DIY over it. There are a lot of highlights here, including a vintageContinue Reading
When I first saw this DIY plastic bottle Christmas tree I was like, "That is genius!" and then a nanosecond later I was like, "Wait, what?" Therein lies the wishy-washy nature of this post's title, so I'm leaving it up to you. DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genus? If you lean toward 'genius,' thenContinue Reading
Globes make great decor pieces, but they can be a bit pricey. Instead, get your hands on a cheap version and give it a modern makeover! Continue Reading
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, like in the case of this too-clever-for-words storage project from French decor blog Heju! Continue Reading
This one bedroom apartment in New York City was horribly outdated and in need of some serious, serious style help. (That plastic-covered sofa is going to haunt me in my dreams.) When the new owners got the keys, THANK GOODNESS, they quickly got to work re-inventing this 500 square foot space, transforming it into a rustic, Scandinavian-inspired retreat in the heart of Manhattan. Continue Reading
This bland bedroom had tons of unrealized potential - moody dark walls, lots of light and beautiful wood flooring. But it just wasn't there yet. But with a number of small, do-able changes, the space was transformed into an inspired urban retreat.
Based upon her dream bedroom wishes, I'm guessing Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. You can tell from what her bedroom looked like before that she certainly has an eye for design. A lot of people--teenage or otherwise--would LOVE a bedroom that looked like that. But, as I said, Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. Plus, she was getting older and her tastes were getting even more refined. Step in her very talentedContinue Reading
This master bedroom, while clean and perfectly functional, is completely devoid of any personality or drama, the exact opposite of the stylish, risk-taking homeowners that call this space theirs. Tired of retiring to a bedroom that just didn't match her taste, Erin from Suburban Bitches gave this boring room a much-needed dose of style and personality -- on a budget! Read on to get the scoop on this unique master bedroom makeover. Continue Reading
I recently ran across this amazing office makeover, and I knew I had to share it with you guys. The reason I love it is because it shows that it is possible to refresh a space without buying a whole new set of furniture. All it takes is some serious organization and a few strategically-picked accessories and textiles.
Following our tear-it-down-to-the-studs bathroom makeover earlier this year, we were ready for some, shall we say, less intense home updates. You know, the kind that mostly just involve paint and rollers, not drywall and jackhammers. Continue Reading
Becky's laundry room looked like a lot of basement laundry rooms. Exposed cinderblock, pipes and wiring. Oh, my. But she and her hubby got all fancy with the pegboard and made her laundry space look amazing. She started the project by stenciling a piece of pegboard with (a mix of) leftover sample paintContinue Reading
There was nothing terrible about this entryway. But there was nothing great about it either. It had potential, but it just needed the right eye to turn it into something beautiful. Luckily, that happened. Keep reading to see the stunning transformation.
This gigantic deck took up most of the space in this narrow Minneapolis backyard and, rising above the fence line, provided little privacy for the homeowners. But with some hard work (and a jackhammer or two), they built the deck of their minimalist dreams! Read on to see the new space and get the scoop on this DIY backyard makeover in this month's Makeover Tour. Continue Reading