Emily Henderson recently took her friend and client Susanne's ho-hum guest room to new heights with a few simple changes that didn't break the bank. New curtains, linen, and bed (courtesy of World Market) add much-needed personality, yet the room still maintains the neutral vibe Susanne
There were some obvious problems with this beach house kitchen, most notably the dated, dark cabinets and clashing yellow wall color. But just wait until you see the incredible after photo. What a difference strategic color can make....
When Lauren found her dream dresser at Room & Board, it came with a nightmare price tag. At $1,599, it might make a lot of people balk. Not deterred, Lauren turned to IKEA's TARVA dresser to bring her dream dresser
When we bought our house the above room was the previous owners little girl's room... in the 1970s. Everything had to go in this room – especially the air conditioning duct running up the corner wall. This bedroom, for now, is our guest bedroom, and I think you'll be amazed at how it turned out.
Courtney and her husband cleverly turned an IKEA Gulliver Changing Table into a much-needed bookcase. Although they used a very specific changing table, I can imagine something quite similar could be done
Makeover stories are usually uplifting. This one is too, but it didn't start out that way. You see, Lucy's home didn't feel like home anymore as she had recently lost her husband. Lucy's sister Jo brainstormed with her interior designer friend Jenny Kmoenda and came up with a plan. They decided to
The IKEA Nolmyra chair is cool to begin with, but just wait until you see what can be done to it with two picture frames and spray paint! The result is a unique, bright piece of furniture with arms for added functionality. Keep reading to check out the makeover.
This living room was dark, closed and uninspired. And after losing her husband to cancer, what owner Lucy needed most was a bright, inviting fresh start. Click through to check out the inspiring makeover that designer Jenny Komenda did to help Lucy embark on a new chapter in her life.
Sandra lives in an 1871 farmhouse, so when it was time to furnish her formal living room she decided to keep it refined--as formal living rooms quite often are--but she also kept true to the room's historical shell, populating it with rustic elements as well. Since she's only lived in her home for under a year, the before didn't look very lived-in, but from the photo above, you can see what
Talk about a lesson in perseverance. When Serena snagged this marvelous MCM chair at a thrift store for $7, she had no idea what she was in for. After stripping the entire thing, she discovered the chair's back and body were constructed of two different types of wood. Then Serena had issues with
Jamie snagged this vintage desk over 2 years ago at a local thrift shop. During that time, she's been using the desk regularly as a dedicated blogging space. But the desk was overwhelmed
Mandi from Vintage Revivals, recently revealed her laundry room makeover and the results couldn't be more spectacular. Unlike a typical laundry room that you hide behind closed doors, this one you'd want to show off. Maybe even host parties in there. New penny round tile
This small (and very average) bathroom certainly isn't the worst 'before' that has ever been shared here on Curbly. But the reason I think makeover is so interesting is because of just how average it was intially - not entirely awful, but also no where near great. Right? Maybe it reminds you of your current bathroom in one or another? And if that's the case, you're definitely going to want to click through to see the 'after'.
This kitchen had many problems. A lack of color, mismatched cabinets and a grungy feel. Until Megan Pflug got her hands on it. Click through to find out how she gave the space a complete makeover with no major renovations.
I have an 8 year old little boy and his closet needed a serious makeover. The long list of problems was clear. Let's start with the air conditioning duct that went from the attic unit to the main floor. It had sharp edges. Kid friendly... nope. We had stained wall paper, badly painted built-ins, and cracked plaster walls. Here is how the closet looks today.
This kitchen needed some serious help. It was various shades of beige, with a bit of dated brown mixed in. It was in desperate need of some character. And boy, did it ever get it. Click through to check out the unbelievable makeover.
Okay, the video lasts 30 seconds. The entire makeover took 30 days courtesy of Bassett Furniture. But let's not dwell on that. Before this family room disapeared into a beige cave. New paint, art, furniture, rug, lamps...you name it...made the space come alive thanks in part to loads of contrast and pops of luscious turquoise. Here's what the room
Where I live, in the Midwest, there are many homes that were built by the same builder in the 1980s and 1990s. These houses are similar in size, style, and materials. Is this your home? First let me say, there is no shame in owning one of these homes. They are generous in space, built in great locations, and are affordable. If you own one of these homes, it is easy to look at all the magazines and blogs filled with old houses, and wish for more character in your home. The character in older homes are often unexpected details found in things like trim, doors or built-ins. The goal today is to show how you can add a little character to your home by adding something unexpected. In this 1990s home we added the "unexpected" to the focal point in a home and which gave the home a little character.
If you haven't owned an Ektorp sofa or love seat, you've surely seen one. But I can almost guarantee you've never seen an Ektorp like this one. That's because when Helen found a corresponding discarded white slipcover
Everyone loves to see bathroom makeovers. You know, the bathrooms that are completely gutted and completely reconfigured. Those bathrooms are fun and completely "pinnable" but for many are not attainable for many different reasons. This bathroom is pretty bad and very outdated. It was actually considered livable before the toilet, faucets, and that random turn dial light switch were taken out. In this bathroom makeover, everything you see besides the wallpaper, stayed in the bathroom. We refinished every surface and believe me, it does not look the same...