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… 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… 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… 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… 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. Sometimes… Continue 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… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten Kitchen Makeovers of 2011!

By: Capreek Dec 20, 2011

Best Kitchen Makeovers of 2011 (sponsored by Caesarstone)

It's Top Ten time, people!  We're celebrating a year of inspiring makeovers and DIY ingenuity with a look back at some of the biggest and best kitchen updates of 2011.  From minor to major, we've selected the ten most impressive kitchen transformations of this past year.… Continue Reading

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Genius and Easy Chair Seat Idea

By: Diy maven Dec 19, 2011

Seatless Chair

Do you have a 'seatless' chair like the one pictured above stashed in your basement or garage just waiting to be 'done?' Your first thought for making a new seat was probably a hunk of upholstered plywood, right? Before you get out the saw, look at this:    
Martha's team used 2 inch cotton (or nylon) webbing cut into strips and then woven across the seat and secured with a staple gun. A… Continue Reading
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How To: Make and Upholster a Storage Ottoman

By: Capreek Dec 19, 2011

created at: 12/19/2011

Ah, the ubiquitous storage ottoman!  These multi-functional bad boys can be had for cheap, cheap, cheap from just about any discount store, thrift store, yard sale, or "super mega market".  Of course, they're usually covered in some sort of horrible quality, lime green microfiber... maybe even hot pink with sparkly purple piping.  You know what I'm talking about.  Fortunately, there's an easy solution to all this garishly-colored… Continue Reading

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Courteney Cox's Malibu Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 19, 2011

created at: 12/19/2011
 
When I first came across this before picture of Courteney Cox's Malibu home makeover, I was shocked to see the after. Not because of the drastic change the home underwent, but because of the understated change the home underwent. Yes, it looks considerably different,… Continue Reading
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$10 Washer & Dryer Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2011

created at: 12/12/2011

It's rare that a washer and dryer go on the fritz at the same time, which is why there are so many miss-matched duos in the world. Brooke has the antidote for such odd couples as well as those old, boring sets too. The… Continue Reading

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Our Living Room Curtain Makeover (Part 2)

By: Alicia Dec 08, 2011

Living Room Curtain Makeover (before)

This fall, FabricDirect.com is sponsoring a series of fabric-based DIY projects on Curbly!

Ok, so yesterday I showed you the unfavorable conditions of our previous living room curtains. When the folks folks at FabricDirect.com kindly offered to supply us with some new drapery fabric, we jumped at the chance (click here to see all the other FabricDirect projects we've done this fall).

After checking out samples (we looked at patterns, different textures, and several different materials) we decided on a white cotton duck. This is a medium-weight, sturdy cotton fabric often used for drapery, canvases, and even sneakers. Although we were tempted to go with a bolder pattern, we feared we'd miss the airy feel of our old curtains. But since we like to think of ourselves as living on the drapery-edge, we also feared that plain white might be a little ho-hum. So we made a… Continue Reading

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Our Living Room Curtain Makeover (Part 1)

By: Alicia Dec 07, 2011

Our DIY curtains before

Several years ago when we first moved in our house, the "back room" (as it was not-so-fondly called) was the most problematic room in our house. It had shipboard linoleum floors, dark wooden walls that blended into equally dark and heavy built-in shelving, fluorescent-lit window valances (yep, you read that correctly), and the heaviest, most-allergy provoking drapes you have ever encountered. The day we removed the drapes and valance, the… Continue Reading

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How to: Steampunk Light Switch Plates

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2011

created at: 12/05/2011

We have a 'no brass' rule in this house, so I have no brass switch plates on hand. If I did, however, I'd be steampunking them up using The Steampunk Workshop's tutorial. The transformation from what they looked like before to what they look like now is rather… Continue Reading

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