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Capree's Office Makeover: The Embarrassingly Bad and Completely Heinous 'Before'

by Capree K

created at: 01/10/2013

Oh, that's right. I'm bringing out the big descriptive guns on this one, y'all. HEINOUS: it's the only word to describe the state of my home office, pre-makeover. The utter chaos is soul-crushing to look at; can you imagine working -- and attempting to be productive -- in that environment? No. You can't. Because it's impossible.

Obviously, something had to give and quickly. So, this last fall, my husband and I rolled up our sleeves and decided to finally do something about this mess. What you see above and below is the 'before' -- on a good day. Please don't judge... too harshly. (You can judge a little bit, I mean c'mon!)        

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Roundup: 10 Awesome Home Office Makeovers

by Brittni Mehlhoff

created at: 01/09/2013

If 'getting organized' or 'staying motivated' is on your list of new year's resolutions, check out this roundup of awesome home office makeovers. These before and afters will inspire you to get down to business when it comes to your workspace. And if you love the space you work in, you'll be far more likely to stay organized and motivated in 2013. So you can keep your goals on track and do a little redecorating to boot. Take a look at these home office redos to get inspired.      

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The Curbly House Gets a Window Dressing Makeover: The Inspiration

by Alicia Lacy


The windows are the best thing about our new house. They are old and many need some repair, but they're full of character and they bathe us in natural light all day long. I can't tell you how many people have told us the place feels like a tree house, with all the natural light. We totally agree.

But after we lived here for a few days, we realized there's one problem with tree house living ... there's no privacy. So after a few nights...

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How to: Give a Gaudy Glitter Reindeer a Classy Papier-Mache Makeover

by Chris Gardner

created at: 12/13/2012

'Twas a few weeks before Christmas 2011, when I discovered the might glory of the craft store glitter reindeer. I had so much fun hacking these glam-covered beasts into something a little less insane, that I wanted to rescue this elegant species from their harsh coats of coarse, uneven glitz again this year. Last year, I came up with a trick for removing the factory glitter and replacing it with something more refined. This year, I...

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How To: Easy DIY Folding Chair Makeover

by Alicia Lacy

created at: 11/06/2012

Thanksgiving means turkey, cranberries, guests, and extra seats at the table. As we prepare for the holiday, we decided to purchase a set of folding chairs to create additional seating for our guests. The chairs are super sturdy and comfortable, but they're not the most stylish kids on the block, so we decided to spiff them up using rivets, a staple gun, and some extra fabric we had lying around the house. Check out the tutorial below!

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