How to Make Concrete Counter Tops

By: Diy maven Jul 11, 2011

created at: 07/11/2011

Not only does this post include a 'before and after', it also includes a tutorial on how to make concrete counter tops! How's that for double duty?? First the before and after. Pictured above is a shot of Jessie's kitchen from about 2 years ago when she first moved in to her house. Below is what it looks like now, complete with shiny new DIYed concrete counter… Continue Reading

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Thrifty Ideas for Stunning DIY Decor!

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2011

created at: 07/07/2011

What do broken doorknobs, salvaged pavement chunks, and pieces of unused sewer pipe all have in common?  Some serious - and surprising - DIY decor potential!… Continue Reading

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Worn Out Tricycle Gets an Adorable Custom Makeover

By: Alicia Jul 07, 2011

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects. Here's the first one:

Ayla's trike makeover: before we started the project.Last summer, my mother-in-law came across a Radio Flyer tricycle at a garage sale. It was in the "Free" section and she nabbed it, thinking that if it were cleaned up a bit, our daughter Ayla might like to give it a pedal. It sat in her garage for a year until we came upon it a few weeks ago.

This trike needed some lovin'

It was in a sorry state; discolored, wonky… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Modern Lamp Globe Birdfeeders

By: Kellyb Jul 07, 2011

created at: 07/07/2011

Two things I look for in an outdoor project: inexpensive and with a modern look. This bird feeder constructed out of reclaimed lamp globes fits the bill on both counts, and manages to defy gravity all at the same time – want to know the secret to making your own?

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From This to That: 8 Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Chrisjob Jul 07, 2011

Everyone loves a good makeover. We love seeing shabby, worn furniture transformed, or an entire room refreshed and brought back to life. So, what's better than a good makeover? One that sticks to the principles of creative reuse and recycling, limits waste, and doesn't costs buckets of money.

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. To kick it off, here's a collection of not-so-awesome things becoming awesome-r other things:

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Master Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 06, 2011

Mai at A Cup of Mai has spent the last 3 months making over her master bedroom. The bones were there in the before: nice big window, platform bed. The after, however lets Mai's sophistication sing. The gray walls are the perfect… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: A Playful Spin on Painted Dressers!

By: Capreek Jul 05, 2011

created at: 07/05/2011

We're all familiar with painted dresser makeovers.  Heck, we've built up quite a catalog right here on Curbly: some are brightly colored, some have stripes, some have crazy hues hiding in unsuspecting drawers.  They're all pretty fabulous, but I think this may be my favorite dresser makeover idea… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Magical Caravan Makeover!

By: Capreek Jul 04, 2011


created at: 06/30/2011

Whether you call it a caravan or a camper, there's no denying that this makeover is… Continue Reading

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Stumped? Log Some Inspiration With These DIY Lights!

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

Oh snap!  Looks like we've got stumps on the brain.  Stump stools, stump tables, and now stump lights!  If you're ready and willing to embrace the stump craze, we have not one but two DIY lighting projects for your… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Tree Stump Coffee Table

By: Chrisjob Jun 29, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

We've seen stumps and branches turned into stools and side tables, as well as accessories like desk organizers, magnets, and napkin rings, but can a hunk o' tree stand it's own as a room-centering piece like a coffee table?

Yep.  … Continue Reading

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Shack Goes Chic

By: Diy maven Jun 27, 2011

created at: 06/27/2011

We're going to have to take Coastal Living's word for it on this one. The only thing that is familiar in the 'after' in the 'shack' makeover is the window placement. Now it's an inviting living… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Roundup of Spectacular Garden Makeovers

By: Capreek Jun 27, 2011

created at: 06/27/2011

If you're looking for more outdoor inspiration, here's a collection of garden makeovers that's nothing short of… Continue Reading

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$20 Bench Gets Million $ Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 27, 2011

created at: 06/27/2011

Aimee nabbed this smelly bench on Craigslist for a measly 20 bucks. Although she had never ripped apart upholstery before, that's exactly how she began its makeover. THIS is what it looks like… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Bathroom Transformed

By: Ethan Jun 20, 2011

Our guest bathroom was in sorry shape- cracked floor tiles, vanity falling apart, even the toilet wasn't salvageable. So, we knew it was due for a major overhaul.

Here's what we planned:

  • Retile the floor: It was obvious that the subfloor was uneven causing the tiles to break apart. We needed to remove all the tile and put down concrete board to provide a nice, even surface.
  • New vanity: The bathroom vanity was original to the… Continue Reading
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Buffet Makeover: From Horrid to Heavenly

By: Diy maven Jun 15, 2011

It's not often when a 'before' makes me wince, but this buffet, which had been stored in a barn, did. Beth & Nick saw its potential and turned it into a changing table. Are you ready to take a look at it now? Hold on to your… Continue Reading

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