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How to: DIY Bright and Shiny Bistro Table Makeover

by DIY Maven

When I bought this sweet little yellow bistro table a couple years back, I loved it. It was the perfect size for romantic meals under the sky. Then, after the first season, the paint on all three pieces started peeling. See?

I touched it up, with yellow, but I couldn't keep up with the weathering. By the end of the second season, the cheery yellow had turned sickly, powdery yellow. When this spring rolled around I considered replacing the set with something new. That notion lasted about a minute, because, really, it was

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5 Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Makeover

by Capree K

If you could only makeover one room in your home, which room would you choose?

A few months back, we took a poll over on our Facebook page asking this question and the kitchen was the most common answer -- by a landslide. While kitchen makeovers can be one of the most expensive home improvement projects you're likely to tackle, it is possible to breathe new life into your space without breaking the bank.

So, if a kitchen makeover is next up on your to-do list, check out these five money-saving tips before you start!        

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Before and After: A Lackluster Kitchen gets a Massive Overhaul on a Budget

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Before, this kitchen looked more like a giant storage unit with cabinets and a stove than a place that anyone would live in. Rest assured, however, this is actually someone's home and the transformation this kitchen has undergone is pretty impressive. And even more so, when you consider the fact that this massive overhaul came in at less than $4,500 in total. Check it out.   

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An L.A. Rental Gets a Dose of Personality in this Living Room Makeover

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Admittedly, this living room looks pretty good in the before shots. The only negative that I could point out right away was the fact that it felt a little blah, with all of those browns and tans. That said, this room makeover ends up with a space that feels bigger and is brimming with personality (along with a dose of color, without a drop of paint).   

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