Newlywed Masterful Bedroom Makeover: The Plan and Inspiration Board

By: Erinh Apr 20, 2011

created at: 04/13/2011
When setting out to redo our master bedroom I was looking to take it from "hot mess" to simply hot. When gathering inspiration I was constantly drawn to saturated colors, prints and patterns, and layers of personal touches.  

Here's the inspiration board I put together to serve as the starting point for our makeover:  

created at: 04/11/2011

I grabbed these images from various blogs and magazines I like. If you're doing an inspiration board, I recommend using something like Curbly's "clippings" feature to keep your ideas organized (another good service is PContinue Reading

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From Messed to Impressed: A Total Basement Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 19, 2011

created at: 04/19/2011

I'm always a sucker for a good makeover (home related or not), so it's safe to say that this basement renovation is blowing my mind!… Continue Reading

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Newlywed Masterful Bedroom Makeover: The Before

By: Erinh Apr 19, 2011

created at: 04/13/2011

Since getting married last April (our one-year anniversary is in two weeks!), I've been delighted by all the amazing changes married life has brought. Sadly, the house my husband bought before we met isn't one of them. These "before" photos illustrate our need for an upgrade:

created at: 04/13/2011To call our suburban, split-level, 4-bedroom house a "project" is a serious understatement.It was built in 1975 (remember all the great design from that year?), so it is resplendent with wall-to-wall carpet, popcorn ceilings and a basement full of cedar paneled… Continue Reading

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Modern Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 19, 2011

created at: 04/19/2011

Located in Las Vegas, this bathroom needed a some punch. Designer Gina De Pasquale paid tribute to the home's mid century modern architecture while simultaneously bringing it into the 21st century. 

I especially find admirable Gina's choice to mix 'high- and low-priced fixtures and accessories'. For example, the… Continue Reading

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Turn a Secondhand Night Stand into a Snuggly Dog Bed

By: Chrisjob Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

Jordan says, "I inherited a bunch of my grandmother's old furniture, but over the years (and several moves) I've ended up giving away or selling most of it. At this point, all I have left is a floral chair that I'm planning on recovering and a clunky side table that I've never found particularly useful (it has no shelves inside, so isn't really good for storing the kinds of small things you keep in bedside tables...and I don't have space for it anywhere else).
I've been planning on replacing it with something a little more practical...but then the other day I saw [a] post on transforming an old side table into a cozy dog bed, and knew I had my next project all lined… Continue Reading

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A Modern Dining Room Makeover - On the Cheap!

By: Capreek Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

This lilac-hued dining room was lacking personality and a defined style, but with a few key furniture swaps and a bucket of paint, it's now a perfect reflection of the homeowner's modern… Continue Reading

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A Side Table's Colorful Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2011

Whose parents, grandparents or auntie didn't have one of these two-tiered end tables back in the 60's or 70's? Although the shape is super-dated, there's something about them that appeals to me. The 'nook' for books? The top… Continue Reading

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Chair Turned Picture Frame

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

Just when you thought you had seen every kind of chair makeover imaginable, some clever individual decides to turn one into a picture frame. That clever person… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Garage Made for Partying!

By: Capreek Apr 12, 2011

created at: 04/12/2011

The before photo is rather grim, but believe me when I tell you that the after will make you want to party all night… Continue Reading

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Home Tour: Modern Ranch Makeover

By: Craftmel Apr 12, 2011

created at: 04/11/2011

It is no secret that the "ranch" was the go-to architectural style of the 1950's. Check out how this family decided to update their Ranch home for an eclectic, modern… Continue Reading

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Monica's Whole Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 12, 2011

Desk - before

Monica from Crafty Nest was invited to enter SYLVANIA's blogger room makeover. She and her brother Troy got to work and over a few weeks turned her office/craft room/guest room into a showcase of which any nester would be… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Emily's $10 Kitchen Island Hack

By: Brittanymauriss Apr 08, 2011

created at: 04/08/2011

Well, well, well, look who's back! DIY master Emily Winters from Merrypad has broken down her kitchen island transformation step by step for… Continue Reading

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Skinny Kitchen Gets BIG Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2011

created at: 04/08/2011

This skinny kitchen underwent a major overhaul without changing its footprint. Everything else, however, was up for grabs. Before, the layout was work-unfriendly, and the position of the refrigerator made a cramped space even cramp-i-er. Take a look at it… Continue Reading

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Crazy Awesome Chair Makeover

By: Brittanymauriss Apr 07, 2011

created at: 04/07/2011

This sweet little chair makeover just blows me… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Eden's Bright Kitchen Makeover

By: Chrisjob Apr 04, 2011

created at: 04/04/2011

Just how drastic can a kitchen makeover be? We found one that's sure to top your transformation expectations.
Through our sifting of tons of before and after images, we came across Eden Lang's kitchen makeover, thanks to Raenovate. And boy, are they share-worthy. How does one go from dark, dingy brown to sleek, modern white? Well, take a… Continue Reading

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