Roundup: 7 Stunning Laundry Room Makeovers!

By: Capreek Mar 22, 2012

created at: 03/22/2012

I don't know about you, but my laundry room is a black hole in which I spend as little time as possible.  It's dark, tiny, and dank... in other words, the complete opposite of all these awesome laundry room makeovers.  If you're in a similar boat and looking for some serious inspiration, check out these before and afters!   Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Secondhand Chair a Golden Glam Makeover

By: Chrisjob Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012This Curbly guest post is written by Dale Mackey

This weekend my friend Steph and I made this chair together. Well, to be completely accurate, we took an old chair and turned it into this vision in white and gold. Inspired by a chair I’d seen at Anthropolgie, we took a free swivel chair I’d been given by my sweetheart’s parents and transformed into a modern glam masterpiece in about four hours for exactly $4.71.    Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Dresser-Turned-Succulent Garden!

By: Capreek Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012

It's an old dumpy dresser, the kind we've seen a million times on Curbly.  But this time, this time it's getting a whole different kind of makeover!   Continue Reading

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Sophisticated Office Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

Katelyn's future office space was brilliance just waiting to happen. In the right hands, of course. As evidenced from the 'after' that's exactly where it found itself. The sea-spray blue and Continue Reading

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Sweet Little Rug Mod

By: Diy maven Mar 15, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

A plain rug or carpet remnant, a big darning needle, nylon thread and some yarn. That's all it takes to make this oh-so-sweet rug mod. Matsutake gives us all the details and takes us through the entire processes picture by picture. Check it out.

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Unbelieveable Anthropologie-Inspired Dresser Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 15, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

It's hard to believe that this dresser turned into the one pictured below, but Monica and Jess would swear it's the same one, and they should know, they did the makeover. At one time the dresser was used for a tool chest, but the ladies had other plans. Check it out:Continue Reading

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets: A Step-by-Step Guide to DIY Bliss!

By: Capreek Mar 14, 2012

created at: 03/13/2012

Yesterday we had an interesting discussion about whether or not painting kitchen cabinets was a simple, one-weekend project.  On Twitter, this commonly-repeated idea was referred to as "commercial break cabinets" and "design on a crashing dime".  I'm here to burst a few bubbles and tell you that painting kitchen cabinets is absolutely NOT a one-weekend project.  But you know what?  It's still easy!  And doing it the right way first will save you time and money later.  That's a promise.  So, if you've got a few weekends set aside for the lowest-cost, biggest-impact change you can make to your kitchen (and I haven't scared you away yet), read on!   Continue Reading

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Capree's Kitchen Makeover, Part III: The BIG Reveal!

By: Capreek Mar 12, 2012

created at: 03/11/2012

Oooooh my goodness, the time has come: my big kitchen makeover reveal is finally here!  Take a good, long look at the "before"... then click on through for all the "after" photos your heart can handle!  Warning: angelic choirs may be present; hearing protection suggested.   Continue Reading

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From Drab to Fab: The Evolution of One Bedroom

By: Diy maven Mar 12, 2012

created at: 03/06/2012

With so many windows, Vel's bedroom looked remarkably dark. The orange wall probably didn't help. So, Vel set to work and painted away the gloom. Here's what it looked like just after Continue Reading

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Capree's Kitchen Makeover, Part II: The Inspiration & Game Plan!

By: Capreek Mar 07, 2012

created at: 03/07/2012

Oh, hey!  Remember this?  Before it can turn into a sparkly, made-over wonder, we need to have a game plan, y'all!  A game plan and some IDEAS... inspiration, if you will.  And if there's anything I'm good at, it's planning things (it's a compulsion, really).  So!  Let's see where this kitchen is headed, shall we?      

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Capree's Kitchen Makeover, Part I: The Before

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/05/2012

When we bought our house in 2007 (pre-bubble burst... YAY), one of the first things on my to-do list was to give our very blah, very builder-grade kitchen a makeover.  Well, this last fall, after tackling every other room in the house instead, we decided it was finally time to give this sage green behemoth its due.  But first: the before photos!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: Outdoor Deck Corner Transformation

By: Mollymc Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/04/2012

Courtney had an awkward corner on her back deck (which happens to be in Australia). Instead of just sticking a table and a plant there and calling it a day, Courtney and her husband Tony pulled out the power tools and came up with a great solution for the space.

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Before & After: A Dark and Dramatic Living Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/04/2012

This nondescript living room could be in any home, anywhere; we've all seen something similar, right?  It's not completely terrible, but it could be so much better.  All it needs is a dash of style, maybe a light dusting of flair, and a big ol' punch of personality -- then it's goodbye Beige Town, hello Awesomeville.  Let's see if this space can make the move!   Continue Reading

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Not Your Typical Knob Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/05/2012
This ubiquitous brushed nickel knob came off a cabinet I recently painted.  I didn't want to re-use it. I wanted something more colorful and unique for its new white backdrop. Plus, I'm kinda 'over' the whole brushed nickel thing. I know--boo, hiss. I looked everywhere--even the hoity toity knob store. I didn't find anything that grabbed me, so I decided to make over the knob I already had. 
Knob makeovers on the www usually involve spray paint, but that seemed ho-hum for what I had in mind. Instead, I broke out the polymer clay for my makeover. Here's what the knobContinue Reading
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How To: Dye Your Laptop Using Common Fabric Dyes!

By: Capreek Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012

This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks.  You are a beautiful and unique snowflake -- and so is your laptop!   Continue Reading

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