Five Clever Faux Pumpkin Makeovers

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2012

created at: 10/08/2012

'Tis the season to get your gourd on. As evidenced by these savvy DIYers, who used a bit of paint, newspaper, and etcetera for their pumpkin makeovers, it doesn't take much to turn a cheap, funky, faux gourd into something special.

Heidi used Mod Podge and pages from old encyclopedias to turn foam pumpkins into....

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IKEA Kitchen Makeover with a Country Vibe

By: Diy maven Oct 05, 2012

created at: 10/05/2012


Pam and Bill MacGillivray entered Canadian House & Home's 2012 IKEA kitchen makeover contest and won! Designer Cameron MacNeil was in charge of the transformation, which turned their dated 30-year-old-kitchen into a bright, modern space with a hint of Continue Reading

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Before and After: Building a Home Office

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 05, 2012

created at: 10/04/2012

If you've ever dreamed about building a small home office in your backyard, you are going to want to click through on this one. I can't believe they did this for $400, and without building plans, no less.   Continue Reading

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17th Century Home's Modern Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2012

created at: 10/01/2012

I'm guessing the first inhabitants of this 17th century home would have been thrilled with any indoor bathroom facilities. Although a far cry from using a chamber pot, its current owners Continue Reading

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Before and After: Garage Turned Minimal Mini House

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 28, 2012

created at: 09/27/2012

Sometimes a garage is just a garage and other times a garage is a miniature modern house just waiting to happen. In this case, it's the latter, which means I probably need to pack my bags, move back to Seattle and into this (now) house.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: Cozy Kitchen Turns Light-Filled Modern

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 27, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

I actually like this kitchen makeover before the remodel even started, but once I took a look at the new cooking/entertaining space, I was hooked on the 'after'. You'll have to take a look at the new space to understand what I mean; but wow,  a new layout and a full wall of windows does an awful lot for a small space.   
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Chandelier Makeover With Soda Cans!

By: Diy maven Sep 26, 2012

created at: 09/26/2012We've been hanging onto this chandelier ever since we removed it from a house we remodeled awhile back. Last week, I finally got around to giving it a makeover. It was installed glass-shades-down over a the dining table in an eat-in kitchen. Left as is, it was too bulky and just not quite right for any installation in our house. What it needed was to be flipped upside down and given a paint job. It also needed to lose Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Lamp Makeovers and Hacks

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

What do salad bowls, bed frames, and shelf brackets have in common? They've all been turned into stylish, DIY lamps! Oh, and they're all readily available from IKEA. Here are ten of our favorite IKEA lighting hacks -- enjoy!     Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

Ahh, folding chairs. Typically ugly and generally uncomfortable, they're usually a must-have around the holidays when our homes reach full capacity and our seating situation is on the brink of shambles. Alas, you CAN make them a bit more festive with this simple DIY makeover (no promises on the comfort factor, though)!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Stylish Chandelier Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2012

created at: 09/17/2012

Most chandelier makeovers we see on the intertubes these days consist of a quick shot of spray paint. Although they're always fun to see, when I started looking for projects for this roundup, I wanted to find chandelier makeovers that did something that went above and beyond just color transformations. Here are ten that will make you think outside the box. Or should I say 'can'? 

We had a light fixture in one of our houses that looked very much like Chelsie's. Brass with dangling glass Continue Reading

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Reader Re-Do: A Colorful Patio Furniture Makeover

By: Alicia Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012Note: This project is a reader submission from Rick in St. Paul, MN. We loved his colorful wrought-iron patio furniture makeover, and wanted to share it with you. Have a project you'd like us to share? Send us an e-mail to

“Would you like our old patio furniture?”

That's the question my uncle asked me earlier this summer. It was a bit of a loaded question, especially when he told me that he was going to throw it away if we didn't want it. Hmm... if he was tossing it, why would I want it?Continue Reading

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Before & After: An Incredible Girls' Bedroom Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

This attic space, the shared bedroom of two sisters, was almost depressing in its starkness. These are teen and pre-teen girls, we're talking about: let's get some personality and life in here, STAT!     Continue Reading

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Amazing Attic Renovation

By: Diy maven Sep 10, 2012

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Do you have an attic that's just waiting to be finished, and although you'd love to take on such a project, you're just can't quite imagine what said attic would look like after all that trouble. I mean, would it be worth it? Would you like the living with a slanting ceiling and knee walls? Take take a look at Shaunna's attic reno; it just might alleviate all your qualms. Before the attic was a typical, dark Continue Reading

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How to: Give Boring Closet Doors an Inexpensive, Architectural Makeover

By: Chrisjob Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

When Janet Lee first moved into her tiny studio apartment, it was a blank box of white walls and neutral parquet floors. As a renter, she wasn't able to add any actual architectural details for visual interest, so she faked the look by bringing plenty of depth to her bland folding closet doors, creating an inexpensive and removable solution that anyone can do at home.   Continue Reading

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Eye-Catching DIY Bathtub Makeover

By: Craftmel Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/27/2012

Before, this claw-foot tub was old and dingy, but had a lot of unique charm.  Its unique-ness went up a notch after the homeowner decided to give it a little makeover.   Continue Reading

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