Before and After: A Vintage Side Table Gets a Colorful DIY Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 11, 2014

Ah, yes. The ubiquitous "crummy old side table" that you see at just about every yard sale/garage sale/estate sale on the planet. Chances are you've passed by one without even noticing. After you see the makeover this side table got, though, you might just decide to bring one… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 NEW Pieces of Furniture Made Out of 12 OLD Pieces of Furniture

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2014

New furniture made out of old furniture doesn't sound very earth-shattering as far as do-overs go, but when you see what these tables, chairs, dressers, and etcetera looked like before compared to what they look like now, it'sContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Kitchen Refresh for the Weekend Warrior

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 08, 2014

If you're thinking about tackling a weekend project related to home improvement, this before and after kitchen makeover might be the perfect inspiration. Sometimes you don't need to make a ton of changes for a refresh, and this kitchen is a great example of… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Leather Sling Chair IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2014

What do you do when you need some extra lounge-y seating indoors but don't want to spend a fortune? Turn an IKEA beach chair into a stylish, Scandinavian-inspired sling chair, that's… Continue Reading

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Picking Out the Perfect Paint Color for a Makeover Project

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 06, 2014

I recently bought a piece of furniture that was in need of a serious makeover. I got it for a steal, but I wasn't a big fan of the way it looked, so I decided if I stripped it down and repainted it, it had the potential to be the perfect side table. So I partnered with Sherwin-Williams, my favorite neighborhood paint store, to pick out paint colors and talk to an expert about what I would need for my project.

I found this side table at a local consignment shop for $18. I'll admit, it wasn't much to look at, but I really loved the metal legs and the contrast of the wood top, so I brought it home with me and took a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Kitchen Gets a Fresh New Look for Under $2K

By: Capreek Aug 04, 2014

Kitchens are typically one of the most expensive home renovation projects you can undertake. That's just the way it goes -- well, most of the time! In this case, the kitchen you see here underwent a total facelift for under… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A New York Animal Shelter Gets a Colorful Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 04, 2014

I'm a big animal lover, which may or may not be a big part of why I love this animal shelter makeover (besides the fact that it's just plain awesome)!    … Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Table Gets A Glamorous Makeover

By: Faith-towers Aug 04, 2014

Before and After: A Wooden Table Gets A Glamorous Makeover

This is one of those dramatic makeovers that you have to see to believe. This beat up old piece was transformed into a glamorous console table for the dining room, no paint involved. See how it went from grungy to chic using just a few carefully chosen… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful Club Chair Goes From Eek to Chic

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 04, 2014

This dated, bright yellow club chair was practically begging for a makeover. The shape showed some potential, but the fabric and bottom skirt just had… Continue Reading

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IKEA Cubby Gets Unbelieveable Pottery Barn Facelift

By: Diy maven Aug 04, 2014

Cladding is our friend. Especially when we want completely erase one style for another. In this case we go from IKEA to Pottery Barn. The project started out as a $45 scratch and dent IKEA cubby but ended up an Pottery Barn… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Bare Outdoor Patio Becomes a Cheerful Spot for Entertaining

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 01, 2014

If you're looking for a little outdoor inspiration for a weekend project, this before and after is a good one to check out. This practically bare patio is transformed into a colorful, eclectic place to entertain. It even includes a hand painted outdoor rug inspired by the popular kilim-style of late. Click through to check out this outdoorContinue Reading

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Before and After: 90's Fireplace Gets Reclaimed Wood Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 01, 2014

DIy Reclaimed Wood FireplaceIn some living rooms, the fireplace is the focal point. It just MAKES the room, ya know what I'm sayin'? This fireplace makeover is so drastic and the final product is absolutely stunning!       

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Before and After: Grody Tin Shelf Gets Pottery-Barn-Style Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2014

I found this makeover tucked in the much bigger makeover Suesan gave her 164-year-old federal-style brick home, which in and of itself is pretty amazing. She tackled everything in that makeover and documents it as well. BUT when I was perusing all her hard work, this grody, tin shelf really stuck out. Probably because I have about 8 of them in various collection areas, of our house (like in the downstairs laundry room & garage) in various stages of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dramatic, Pattern-Filled Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 30, 2014

This bathroom already had a lot going for it: marble counters, an amazing floor, and a decent layout. And, for all intents and purposes, I would totally steal it. But it was lacking the drama and style that truly reflected the homeowner's tastes (who just so happens to be Ana Gasteyer of SNL fame). So, what to do? Add some serious, serious… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Retro-Inspired IKEA Storage Hack

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2014

IKEA products are known for being easy to customize, but sometimes those plans don't quite work out. I came across this unfortunate IKEA Fira unit at the thrift shop. Its previous owner got creative with paint, glue, and origami paper. No wonder they donated it -- it looked terrible! I'm always looking for useful storage solutions, so I brought it home determined to make it look great in my 1950's apartment. With a few simple tools and materials, I transformed it into a unique, retro-inspired piece that matches the rest of my… Continue Reading

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