Before & After: A Post-Baby Master Bedroom Makeover

By: Capreek May 21, 2012

created at: 05/17/2012

Unfortunate wallpaper trim, awkwardly-sized curtains, and a crib the size of Texas: I think it's safe to say this master bedroom needs some serious help!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Upcycled DIY Reusable Drink Carrier

By: Capreek May 21, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

Summer is coming, which means lots of time outdoors, picnics, BBQs, and festivities! All these events? They mean cold beverages better be at-the-ready. Check out this clever upcycled drink carrier!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Paint-Stripped Dresser Makeover

By: Capreek May 14, 2012

created at: 05/13/2012

A lot of the dresser makeovers we feature are pieces that were in fairly bad shape and then get spruced up with a colorful or unique paint job. From the looks of it, someone attempted a painted makeover on this poor Lane dresser years ago, not once or twice, but three times. Is it beyond restoring to its former glory?   Continue Reading

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Roundup: Office Chair Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 14, 2012

 created at: 05/14/2012

Seat, back, wheels. Office chairs can be so ho-hum, which is why many see them as blank canvases just itching for a punch of personality, as evidenced by the plethora of makeovers scattered across the internet. Here are some of the fun and funkiest out there. But beware, gazing upon them might make you realize your office chair is a bit of a snoozer. 

First up is Kendra's project who not onlyContinue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Woven Bench Makeover

By: Capreek May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012

The "before" looks familiar, yes? A discarded bench, sad and lonely without a seat to call its own. Before you pass a similar one by, check out this creative makeover!   Continue Reading

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Dining/Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012When Kirsten of Restored Style bought her bungalow, the living room was in dire need of life and the dining room was in dire need of a table. Soft fern green paint on the walls and Continue Reading

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Wood Floor Makeover – Paint or Not?

By: Diy maven May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012

Let's talk wood floor makeovers, shall we? In particular PAINTED wood floors. Unquestionably, the one pictured above needed resuscitation, and the after is certainly head-turning. But looking at a painted floor and living with a painted floor are Continue Reading

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Unbelievable $1000 Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven May 04, 2012

created at: 05/04/2012

Andrea's kitchen looks nothing like it did when she and her family first moved into their home. A makeover was in order, but the budget was small. In this case $1,000 small. The fact that she and her husband were able to accomplish the re-do for that price tag certainly drew my attention. They did have some things going for them when they started, however. Like a Continue Reading

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Two Room Kitchen Makeover

By: Mollymc May 04, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Naomi's client had a kitchen spanning two poorly functioning rooms, divided by a load-bearing wall. They invested in a support beam that opened up the space in one impressive way.

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How to Turn Lamps into Birdbaths

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2012

created at: 04/30/2012

Natalie's no-two-alike birdbaths were made out of old lamps. A PERFECT project for thrift store finds, we'll also need a bowl, a drill and some Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Party-Worthy Backyard Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 30, 2012

created at: 04/30/2012

The 'before' looks like so many backyards we've all seen (including my own): a small rectangle of grass, void of personality but full of potential! The potential here is a yard worth celebrating -- check out the 'after' below!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Magical Side Yard Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Our whole backyard is pretty much a side yard so when I see transformations like this it gives me hope!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Mint Tin Garden

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Fern's little mint tin garden made me squeal. She used a tin from Trader Joe's but as we're an Altoid household, that'd be the direction I'd go. Just look how cute her little garden turned out:Continue Reading

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A Bright, Colorful Nursery Makeover for Our New Baby!

By: Alicia Apr 21, 2012



Bruno and I have some big news brewing - we're having a baby! Our first, Ayla, was born in 2009, and has been our greatest joy. So we're ridiculously excited to add to the family. Of course, a new baby means a new nursery, so for the last few months I've been dreaming up color schemes and pinning favorites left and right. Turns out, the third week in April is National Painting Week, so it's a perfect time for a paint-inspired redo!

We decided not to find out the baby's gender this time around, and knew we wanted to go with a neutral and gentle palette in the nursery. I have been in love with the combination of gray and yellow for the last few years, and it seemed like the right combination for our new nursery.

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Kitchen Makeover: Paint it Black

By: Mollymc Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/19/2012

Last Friday, I posted this kitchen makeover and a commenter mentioned she'd love to see some non-white cabinet makeovers. Ask and you shall receive! Check out Cassie's new and improved kitchen.

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