Before & After: A Magical Side Yard Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Our whole backyard is pretty much a side yard so when I see transformations like this it gives me hope!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Mint Tin Garden

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Fern's little mint tin garden made me squeal. She used a tin from Trader Joe's but as we're an Altoid household, that'd be the direction I'd go. Just look how cute her little garden turned out:Continue Reading

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A Bright, Colorful Nursery Makeover for Our New Baby!

By: Alicia Apr 21, 2012



Bruno and I have some big news brewing - we're having a baby! Our first, Ayla, was born in 2009, and has been our greatest joy. So we're ridiculously excited to add to the family. Of course, a new baby means a new nursery, so for the last few months I've been dreaming up color schemes and pinning favorites left and right. Turns out, the third week in April is National Painting Week, so it's a perfect time for a paint-inspired redo!

We decided not to find out the baby's gender this time around, and knew we wanted to go with a neutral and gentle palette in the nursery. I have been in love with the combination of gray and yellow for the last few years, and it seemed like the right combination for our new nursery.

Read on to find out how we turned a ho-hum office space into a happy home for a new baby.Continue Reading

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Kitchen Makeover: Paint it Black

By: Mollymc Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/19/2012

Last Friday, I posted this kitchen makeover and a commenter mentioned she'd love to see some non-white cabinet makeovers. Ask and you shall receive! Check out Cassie's new and improved kitchen.

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How To: Make a DIY Faux-Vintage Card File Cabinet!

By: Capreek Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/19/2012

On the off chance that you actually find a vintage card filing cabinet in decent condition, it's probably going to be pretty pricey. (Gotta love the up-charge at those sweet consignment shops!) If you care more about the look than the vintage street cred, this DIY version is big on style and low on cost!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Neon Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/15/2012

This bathroom makeover is a perfect example of how to use neon in your decor: the style factor is out-of-this-world without being completely over-the-top!   Continue Reading

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GENIUS! How to Turn a Pair of Jeans into a Gardening Apron

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

Another genius idea that will make you smack your forehead while simultaneously exclaiming, "Why didn't I think of that!" The technique of turning an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron could not be easier. It's just a matter of knowing Continue Reading

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Makeover: First Class Kitchen Upgrade

By: Mollymc Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/11/2012

This builder-basic kitchen didn't just get a facelift. It got an entire face transplant! Not only does it look like an entirely new space, even though the layout didn't change one iota, it looks completely professional-grade. See how this homeowner DIY turned out.

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Vampiric Sofa Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 09, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

Shannon's friend gave her an antique, Queen Anne style sofa. The fabric was faded, its decorative legs were scratched and its seat was sagging. A lesser intrepid soul might have opted to pass on a makeover, but Shannon decided to invest the cash it wouldContinue Reading

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Before & After: A Mod Ottoman Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 09, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

This little vintage ottoman had great bones and a charming profile, but its beige-y blahness just wasn't cutting it. That's nothing a fab shower curtain couldn't fix, though! Yes, I said "shower curtain". Read on!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful Pallet Coat Rack

By: Diy maven Apr 09, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

The 'to use or not to use indoors' pallet discussion may continue to rage on, but that doesn't me we're still not keeping our eyes peeled for cool DIY projects using them. In this case, the pallet seen above was sanded and Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Outdoor Fire Pit (Plus a Before & After)!

By: Capreek Apr 05, 2012

created at: 04/05/2012

All those fabulously lush and modern patios yesterday had me craving one of my own, especially one with an awesome fire pit like this!  Check out the "after" to see what I'm talkin' about, folks.  It's minimalist perfection.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Splendid DIY Shoe Makeovers

By: Diy maven Apr 05, 2012

created at: 04/04/2012

Who doesn't love to usher in springtime with a new pair of fun shoes? Although these shoes look new, not all of them are. Some are from the thrift store, others are well-loved kicks that needed TLC, whereas others just needed a little 'something' to make them shine. The techniques used to transform them are easily reproduced, thanks to the accompanying tutorials. (All 'befores' are on the left; 'afters' on the right where applicable.)

First on the list is Kaitlin's spring-y Van makeover (pictured above), which she accomplished using a homemade stencil.

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Our Simple Front Porch Makeover

By: Bruno Apr 04, 2012

Our porch, before.
Spring is here (or is it summer, lately it's hard to tell), and that means we're focusing on Outdoor and Garden posts this month on Curbly. And what better way to enjoy the outdoors than from a lovely, screened-in front porch. Last year we gave our a quick, simple makeover, and I'm sure it'll continue to be our most-used-room-in-the-house this season. 

First, we spruced up an old, kid-sized rocking chair so our daughter would have a niceContinue Reading

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Ingenious Drop Cloth-Covered Ottoman Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2012

created at: 04/04/2012

Becca says she can't sew, which is why she was putting off her ottoman makeover. You see, it needed a skirt that would need to be sewed, and she didn't want it to look homemade. To 'skirt' (pardon the pun) sewing issue, she bought a drop cloth (for $11) and used its finished edge(s) to make the skirt, thereby achieving a professional edge. Smart, right? But that's not Continue Reading

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