Five Fun and Funky Clock Makeovers!

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2012

 

You may have noticed that there are a lot of goofy and cheap clocks out there. If they're goofy, they're probably outdate and if they're cheap, they probably lack personality. Here are five makeovers that tackle both kinds of problems to GREAT effect.

Above is clock purchased for $4 at Walmart. A dollar for scrapbook paper and we have a cute timepiece with personality. The creator used Continue Reading

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To Faux or Not to Faux: Which is Better?

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2012

Kitchen Remodel Before and After: Faux Finish on the Kitchen Cabinets

The owners of this kitchen saved big bucks giving their old kitchen cabinets a faux finish. The new treatment gives the cabs a whole new feel to be sure, but I kinda liked the old feel better. How about you? Do you take to the darker color? And just so the rest of the kitchen doesn't feel left out, here's a shot of the 'before':Continue Reading
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Before & After: A Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 23, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

When Mike and Trina Burke bought this 1920s farmhouse in the country it was falling apart and in desperate need of some TLC.  Fast forward a few years (and many, many hours of hard work) and they're sitting pretty in a bucolic, picture-perfect farmhouse complete with the classiest country kitchen I've ever seen!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Painted Sun Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

Along with cheese moats and slides in houses, one of my dream home features would be an airy, light-filled sun room.  I'd spend my days blogging in sunshine yet protected from the elements--it would be heavenly!  Until my perfect plan can come to fruition, I'll just have to bask in the warmth of this inviting painted sun room makeover instead!   Continue Reading

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Curb Find Goes Glam

By: Diy maven Jan 10, 2012
created at: 01/10/2012

Today I hereby coin a new phrase. Curb Procurement. You know what it is. It's when you see something on the curbside someone has left for garbage removal, and you are suddenly, inexplicably, overcome with inspiration and a Continue Reading
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Groovy Gradients: An Ombré Stained Dresser Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 09, 2012

created at: 01/09/2012

Ombré was a big, huge deal last year, but this makeover takes a unique spin on the DIY decor trend!   Continue Reading

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Lovely Guest Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 09, 2012

created at: 01/09/2012

Brook's guest room was in need of a makeover, so she and her boo sold all its contents on Craigslist to help afford the re-do. Now the room is not only inviting, it looks Continue Reading

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How To: Salvage and Season Cast Iron Cookware

By: Chrisjob Jan 03, 2012

created at: 12/28/2011

This week we're giving ourselves a bit of a break after a hectic and awesome finish to 2011. We've dug out some oldies but goodies from the Curbly archives that you may have missed. Today - check out this original how-to for giving new life to the world's best cookware: cast iron.   

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Before & After: A Soft and Serene Office Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 02, 2012

created at: 01/02/2012

Wedding photographer Christa Elyce's home office lacked focus and creative energy, something she felt embarrassed about when meeting with clients.  But, with the help of a stylist and a few money-saving tricks, she was able to transform this space into a true reflection of her personality and artistic vision!  Check it out below!   Continue Reading

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Shot of Yellow Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 02, 2012

created at: 12/29/2011

Decor Chick was looking for some yellow lamps for forever. Long story short, she never found them, so she made over the lamps above to look like the lamps below.Continue Reading

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Before & After: Faith's Footstool Makeover

By: Faith-towers Dec 29, 2011

created at: 12/28/2011

I recently found a (somewhat ugly) little footstool at an estate sale, but I saw its potential the moment I laid eyes upon it. With a little paint and some new fabric, I had a bright new piece of furniture in my living room!    Continue Reading

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Makeover: A Bomb Shelter to a Kid's Playroom

By: Miki40 Dec 27, 2011
created at: 12/27/2011
Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven ate nine...
 
You know that one, don't you? Well, for my son, it's the other way around: "nine ate seven..." as seven has disappeared from his counting routine! What's a mom to do? Armed with stencils, I simply numbered the stairs going down to my kids' playroom, and within minutes, seven came back from its long exile! The little guy now simply enjoys playing with his toys according to numbers all day long.
And since I was already in a decorating mood, I renovated this corner in my kids' playroom...which is a bomb shelter.   Continue Reading
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Top 10 Furniture Makeovers of 2011

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2011

created at: 12/20/2011

In this recap of 2011 makeovers, we turn our attention to furniture. From dumpster finds to brand new furniture to vintage pieces, nothing was safe from a makeover. All inspire gasps and even one controversy! So read on and hold on to your hats.   Continue Reading

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Top 10 Bedroom & Office Makeovers of 2011

By: Diy maven Dec 22, 2011

created at: 12/20/2011

As another year comes to a close, we'd like to take the opportunity to look back at all the marvelous makeovers we've seen here on Curbly in 2011. In this roundup of the best of the best, we're concentrating on bedrooms and offices. The criteria for landing on this esteemed list is simple: the rooms had to make us do a double take. Sometimes that meant studying the before to make sure it was the same room as pictured in the after. SometimesContinue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten Bathroom Makeovers of 2011!

By: Capreek Dec 21, 2011

created at: 12/21/2011

From low-budget, quick-fixes to full blown renovations, we're counting down our top ten bathroom makeovers of 2011.  Check out our picks below and let us know which memorable makeover is your favorite!   Continue Reading

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