1912 Home Office Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 12, 2011

From utterly inspirational 1912 Bungalow comes another labor of love. This time it's the bungalow's home office. The 'before' proves that old axiom about renovation: things always get worse before they get better. In this case, the worse was the condition of the plaster walls after removing the wallpaper. Ultimately, all the suffering was worth while according to Heather and David, the lucky bungalow's owners. Take a look (and, yes, they… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Bathroom Makeover for Under $25!

By: Capreek Sep 05, 2011

created at: 09/04/2011

In a world where $40,000 kitchen renovations are common fodder for home improvement television, it's easy to get a little glossy eyed and discouraged by the thought of attempting your own home improvement project.  But don't despair!  We're here to show you just how far your dollar, or 25, can… Continue Reading

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My Pantry Recycling Center Makeover

By: Bruno Sep 01, 2011

Check out this project I just posted to our brother (sister?*) blog, ManMadeDIY: 

My recycling center project ... before

Corrugated plastic! Yay!

* That reminds me of something Ayla's been saying lately: "Daddy, I want brother who is a girl and her name is Olivia." Not sure exactly what to make… Continue Reading

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From Dark and Scary to Sleek and Modern: A Complete Basement Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 29, 2011

created at: 08/29/2011

Looking at these 'before' photos, it's almost impossible to picture this subterranean space as the home of anything other than a few hundred man-eating spiders.  Almost... until you throw a complete renovation and an awesome sense of style at the… Continue Reading

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From Dumpster to Divine: Granny Rocker

By: Diy maven Aug 29, 2011

Thisis one of the reasons why I love dumpster diving. Ashley was the intrepid soul who did the diving and rescued this granny rocker. What does it look like… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Painted Piano Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 29, 2011

created at: 08/28/2011

A DIYer's best friend may well be a bucket of paint and a good brush.  From dressers to kitchen cabinets and even silverware, just about anything can be improved or given a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint... even musical… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful and Eclectic Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 22, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

Every now and then, you come across a home that just bubbles over with personality and charm, where you get a real sense of the homeowner's individuality and even their disposition.  This kitchen does just that - with grand… Continue Reading

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5 Milk Crate to Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

Doorstep delivery of dairy may not be as popular as it once had been, but the crates which transported said milk products certainly are. We've seen other reuse ideas for milk crates before (here and here), but for today's little round up we're concentrating on cabinets. Take a… Continue Reading

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Ginger's Major Mosaic Kitchen Makeover

By: Mosaics by ginger Aug 19, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

Not everything is big in Texas…especially not my 650 square foot condo that I felt needed a little excitement.  Everyone knows the kitchen is the epicenter of one’s home (no matter how small), so I figured this would be the best place to create a piece of art that would inspire my cooking as well as conversation from my family and guests.

I ran across the idea of creating a backsplash using broken plates and glass.… Continue Reading

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Genius Colorful Fan Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2011

created at: 08/17/2011

Okay peeps, alert the media, because this makeover is genius. Genius, I say! (It also makes me wanna smack my head and ask myself why I didn't think of it on my own.) Check it out, a cheap-o Hawaiian Breeze fan went from boring to brilliant with the help of a can… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Cabinet & Countertop Makeover Madness (Tutorials Included!)

By: Diy maven Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/09/2011

This month we at the Curb honor the almighty kitchen. Why the adoration? Because, besides oftentimes making or breaking a real estate transaction, they are also the heart of the home. They deserve special attention and, yes, some investment on our parts. Investment, however, doesn't have to mean expensive. Oh, no, no, no. In this jam-packed cabinet and countertop makeover roundup, the budgets are super small but the impact is super big! (Befores to the left; afters on the right where applicable.)

Our first idea… Continue Reading

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Before & After: An Eclectic Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

This farmhouse dining room started out a little dark and scary, but with a lot of love and hardwork, was transformed into an eclectic, light-filled… Continue Reading

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How to Turn T-Shirts into a Rug

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

Laura wanted a rug for her unborn bambino's nursery, but having more time on her hands than cash, she decided to make one using strips of old t-shirts, pictured above. Here's what the finished project looks like (both rug and… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Play Kitchen!

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

Breathe new life into thrift store or garage sale finds all while making little ones happy with this easy DIY play kitchen… Continue Reading

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How to Turn Chairs into a Bench

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

The Greene Ave. Collection by 31 and Change is a perfect example of what can be done with rescued castoff oddballs. In this case, the unwanteds are chairs. A collection of three--one from each era--are turned into a bench. Here's what the orphans pictured above look like… Continue Reading

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