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 This bathroom is pretty bad and very outdated.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...
Nancy nabbed this forlorn bar cart for $15 at a garage/estate sale. She saw its potential and gave it a glamourous makeover. It started with a good cleaning, then she covered the cool gold-speckled wheels
The reason Sabrina & Mike's bathroom makeover clocked in on a tiny budget is because they used leftovers from their whole-house renovation. The bulk of the cash went to replacing the toilet and sink. Leftover oak flooring replaced
Besides writing for Curbly, my everyday job is to help make homes happen for people. This ranch home was built in the mid 1960s. During the initial walk through, where we come up with the renovation plan, I told the general contractors this kitchen needs to be opened up and brightened up. Here is how it turned out.
The holidays are officially here and what better way to kick them off than a good ol' fashioned room makeover.
A few weeks ago, Bruno and I traveled to Overland Park, Kansas to make over a Curbly reader's home, courtesy of Lowe's. We spent two days with the Dickson family in their sweet, stylish home (Hi, Amber and Lucas!), transforming their living room for the holidays.
Superman, Spiderman and the Flash to name a few. Yes, red is the color of superheroes. That's why it was the perfect choice for this dresser destine for Kristi's little boys' bedroom. At 36 weeks preggers (you go, girl!), Kristi
Our favorite living room chair has seen better days. It has long been our dog Charlie's go-to spot, and it's also the most popular spot for guests. So I decided it needed a facelift. Enter my new favorite product - Pretty Pegs. It's really quite surprising how much better the whole chair looks after just one simple change.
You might see a bunch of wreath tutorials out there that start with wire coat hangers for the frame. If your house is like this one, your coat hangers are either plastic or wood. So how about making a wreath or two using a dollar store laundry basket? Although the wreaths made in the tutorial are summery, the same techniques could be applied to something more apropos to the season. Take a look at...
This kitchen was just okay... it was functional, but it just didn't fit with the owners' aesthetic. So they decided to renovate it themselves using IKEA cabinets. And the transformation that resulted was nothing short of incredible.
When it came time for Lindsey over at Better After to re-do her dining room, she looked up to the ceiling. She decided to paint it--wait for it--black. Not only does it add
In this 1950s ranch style home you walk in from the garage straight into the laundry room. Inside the laundry room is a walk in coat/storage closet. The owner before had used it as a pantry/coat closet. Besides being outdated, this closet had a few identity problems.