An Unnecessarily Necessary Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2012

created at: 02/17/2012

Kimberly's kitchen is one of those rooms that don't look like they need a makeover until you see the 'after'. Then it provokes a change of heart. It did me, anyway. How about you? Do you groove to theContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Sure, you can toss thousands of dollars at a bedroom makeover and it'll probably look pretty great.  But today we're celebrating the unique creativity of DIYers who make their spaces look like a million bucks on a budget.  Check out our ten favorite budget-friendly bedroom makeovers from the Curbly archives--they're full of thrifty inspiration and clever DIY projects!   Continue Reading

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A Glam Bam Floor Lamp Makeover!

By: Diy maven Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Katie bought this black, stick, floor lamp from Target. She decided to glam it up with some very UNglamorous items, which included, among other things, a bunch of 2-liter Coke bottles and duct tape. Get ready, cuz this is gonna blow your mind....Continue Reading

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Amazing Tiny Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 10, 2012

Sibylle's dining room wasn't used as a dining room. (More of a 'deposit' room.) That's all changed, and BIG time. Before, it looked like a walk in closet. A fresh coat of white paint, a mirror, a DIY chandelier, and some Ikea items later, it's Continue Reading

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A Fresh and Clean Scandinavian-Inspired Laundry Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 09, 2012

created at: 02/09/2012

Going along with our basement and sleeping themes today (because you sleep in clothes/pajamas and washers and dryers are often in basements?  I know, it's a stretch...), I thought I'd share this lovely laundry room* makeover from Curbly fave Charles & Hudson!   Continue Reading

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How to Clean Up Your Basement (or Die Trying)

By: Bruno Feb 09, 2012

There is a secret I've been hiding. It is large, and it is dirty, and might even be in violation of a few state and federal laws. But hiding it doesn't make it any less real, so I've decided to just come out with it:

This is my basement.

And before you get any weird ideas; no, it's not full of dead bodies (dead mice, maybe). When I said state and federal laws I meant city and county building codes. But just because your basement isn't as bad as a murderer's doesn't mean it isn't really, really bad. Anyway, if that's the standard you're holding yourself to, you have bigger problems to deal with.Continue Reading

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More Than Just Paint: 5 Inspiring DIY Dresser Makeover Ideas

By: Craftmel Feb 08, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012A coat of fresh paint can change a worn piece of furniture into something new altogether, and has served as a tool in every DIY design fan's arsenal. And sometimes, the piece is just right to create even more impact with texture...giving a piece a custom, hand-designed look. Here are five DIY ideas to give your dresser a full-on, next-level makeover.

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Roundup: 10 DIY Bedroom Projects to Improve Everything From Your Style to Your Sleep!

By: Capreek Feb 07, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012

It's bedroom month here and we're kicking things off in full Curbly fashion with a roundup of our favorite DIY bedroom projects!  From headboards to lighting, we've got ten ideas to help make your life easier, more stylish, and even more restful.  Ready?  Let's go!   Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Wine Bottle a Custom Typographic Makeover

By: Chrisjob Feb 07, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012

At this point in my relationship, we're sorta past making a big deal for Valentine's Day. As I look back, we never really did much, but these days, it's simply a reminder that we're a pretty great fit for each other, and that every day feels special. I'm grateful that I don't have show up with gems and jewelry, but can we'll likely just stay in, make a thoughtful dinner together and treat ourselves...perhaps with a bottle of champagne.

Of course, as a crafter, I can't just leave things alone, and it's precisely because there are no expectations that I wanna do something a little extra. So, this year, I'm customizing our celebration bottle with a special message in type. Continue Reading

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Before & After: A DIY Kitchen Island Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 06, 2012

created at: 02/06/2012

Oh, hey! It's a comically small kitchen island floating awkwardly in the middle of the room!  If this predicament sounds (or looks) familiar, we've got just the makeover for you.  Continue Reading

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From Candlestick to Succulent Garden: How to Make Mini Color-Dipped Planters!

By: Capreek Feb 06, 2012

created at: 02/06/2012

As you all know, my favorite plants in all the world are succulents.  I love 'em in big, statement-piece hanging gardens and I especially love them in tiny, magnetized terrarium form.  But these candlesticks-turned-planters might be my favorite DIY succulent containers yet!   Continue Reading

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From Goofy to Grand: 5 Easy Lamp Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2012

 Cheapy lamp makeover. White spray paint (around $4.00) + fabric ($1.50 a yard at Walmart) = Under $6 for the total. And I am sure you can find a lovely lamp like this 70s beauty at any thrift store for cheap cheap as well. We had it at work in an old closet. lol

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I'm beholding some very goofy lamps out there all ripe for makeovers. Thank goodness for spray paint!

Tiff's makeover, pictured above, cost less than six dollars to complete. Before it looked heavy and rather masculine. After...not so much.

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring & DIYable Dresser Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 02, 2012

 created at: 02/02/2012

The best furniture makeovers are not necessarily the most over the top. A little paint and some new hardware can make Goodwill and Craigslist finds look like they're straight off the showroom floor. Take for example these 12 makeovers, each is as fresh as a spring day. 

Lexi's dresser makeover (pictured above) was inspired by Benjamin Moore Paint Strips. However, she made her own custom colors with some white and green paint she hadContinue Reading

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50's Rambler Turned 2-Story Villa

By: Diy maven Jan 31, 2012

created at: 01/31/2012

Local interior designer Brian Ellingson served as demolition crew, architect, general contractor and landscape designer to transform his and his partner's 1950's one story rambler into a two story villa. They were committed to the home's original footprint as well as re-using as much of the salvage as possible, including the original oak and pine floors. The transformation is quite remarkable. Visit Star Tribune to see more images and toContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Big Impact Small Bath Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Itty-bitty baths and little loos present unique decor and renovation challenges to homeowners and renters alike.  If you've found yourself stuck with this "small bath problem", don't fret!  Inspiration is on the way: we've rounded up ten big impact makeovers from DIY-minded small bath renovators across the web.  Enjoy!   Continue Reading

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