A Very Tenacious End Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2014

Allison must be one of the most tenacious DIYers on the planet. Proof of that assertion is exhibited in her makeover of this sad little end table. Allison decided to strip the white paint off of it only to find that the top was made out of a laminate-type product. But the sides? Those were madeContinue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Boring Bathroom Gets a Dark and Dramatic Makeover

By: Capreek May 19, 2014

Last fall, with two little dogs in tow, my husband and I picked up and moved to Portland, Oregon to fulfill our lifelong dream of living in the Pacific Northwest. (Yes, we left our light and airy dream kitchen back in Utah -- I think about it often. RIP) We were quick to get our roots planted in our new city, though, and have started transforming our 1920s bungalow into a Scandinavian-inspired dream home, starting with a full-blown, down-to-the-studs bathroom makeover!       Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Major Kitchen Overhaul

By: Faith-towers May 19, 2014

A Dingy Kitchen Gets A Major Overhaul

This kitchen was dated. Ancient wallpaper, old cabinets and dingy floors all contributed to the not-so-modern feel of the space. But the situation wasn't hopeless; you'll be shocked when you see the incredible overhaul that happened.   

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Before and After: Lovely IKEA Kitchen Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven May 19, 2014

One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She startedContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Dark Kitchen Gets A Refreshing New Look

By: Faith-towers May 12, 2014

A Dark Kitchen Gets A Major Makeover

This kitchen was dark and dingy, to say the least. The brown cabinets and backsplash made it feel like it came straight out of the 1970's. But what a difference some paint can make... check out the drastic makeover after the break.  

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Before and After: Old IKEA Table and Chairs Get a Fresh, New Look

By: Diy maven May 12, 2014

One of the good things about IKEA furniture is its affordability; one of the bad things about it is it's readily ID'd as IKEA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes you just don't want to advertise for the big blue box store. If that describes you and your good/bad feelings about IKEAContinue Reading

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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 doggie domain. AllContinue 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 result.  

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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 bad newsContinue 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 Tour below!       Continue 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 much, butContinue 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 it.  

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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, adding aContinue 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) yellow,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 one.   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 hands!   

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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 a familyContinue 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 retreat.       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 console:       Continue Reading

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