Happy Laundry: Washing Machine Before-and-After

By: Craftmel Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012
What? A washing machine makeover?  Most of use wouldn't have the guts to take a paint brush to my washing machine, but if you're doing laundry all the time, it would be better to have a happy, cheerful washing machine than the mismatched doldrums you see pictured above.  And nothing makes me happier than...  … Continue Reading

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Paint it? Stain it? Both!

By: Mollymc Feb 27, 2012

Campaign Trunk Table Before

Rachel found this teak campaign trunk table and transformed it from bad nail salon decor to a really sophisticated… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Rustic DIY Oak Vanity Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012

Alternatively titled "The Evolution of an Oak Vanity", this builder-grade vanity goes through a brief shabby chic phase before finally settling into a barnwood door-inspired groove!  Check out both "afters"… Continue Reading

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Jaw-Dropping Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2012

The previous owners of Rick and Laverne's house didn't much care what their kitchen looked like, as evidenced by the picture above. Which is probably why, instead of having a dining table in the eating area, they had a… Continue Reading
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Stool Revamped with Upholstery Webbing

By: Mollymc Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

Sherry from Design Indulgence took this stool from humdrum to humdinger with a can of spray paint, some graphic black and white fabric, and to my surprise, upholstery… Continue Reading

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An Unbelievable Row House Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 22, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Holy horror!  This dilapidated row house looks like it was infested with an entire host of, I don't know, crack heads?  Feral cats?  A possessed goat or two?  I'm going to go with "all of the above" because these pre-renovation photos are… Continue Reading

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10 Minute Makeover with Murals Your Way

By: Diy maven Feb 22, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Wall murals have come a long way since the 1970s. Back then they were basically flimsy sheets of wall paper applied with glue. Flash forward to the 20 double digits. Now we can find them made of heavy-duty vinyl with peel & stick repostionable backings like those from Murals Your Way. 

First, let's take care of a little business. Murals Your Way has a HUGE collection of murals from which to choose. They have countless pre-made images you… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Tiny Closet-Turned-Bathroom Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/18/2012

A one-bathroom house just wasn't cutting it for the Chao family--or their teenage daughter.  Fortunately, this tiny closet was sitting on some major potential where the bathroom issue was concerned.  Check out the incredible makeover… Continue Reading

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Round Up: 5 Fantastic TV Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/20/2012
Back in 1977 a Sylvania 25" color console TV would set you back a whopping $530. Adjust for inflation, that would cost us $1,840 today*. Ouch. Next time you see an old console TV, keep that in mind and then think of these makeovers.
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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… Continue 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… 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… 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,… 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 &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… Continue Reading

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