Capree's Office Makeover, Part 2: The Quirky and Colorful Inspiration!

By: Capreek Jan 18, 2013

created at: 01/17/2013

Oh hey, remember this? My super gross office? Yeah, that bad boy is getting a makeover no matter which way you look at it. Since I'm a visual person and a planner, inspiration boards are a must! Check out my color choices and product picks -- and the spaces and artwork that inspired them -- below!     Continue Reading

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Make This: A DIY Typographic Chair Makeover for Font Lovers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 17, 2013

created at: 01/16/2013

Before you throw away that tired set of dining room chairs, try this check out this chair makeover. I've seen plenty of reupholstery jobs, but the stencil on this one makes it one of the coolest chair redos I've seen in a while.   Continue Reading

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Capree's Office Makeover: The Embarrassingly Bad and Completely Heinous 'Before'

By: Capreek Jan 10, 2013

created at: 01/10/2013

Oh, that's right. I'm bringing out the big descriptive guns on this one, y'all. HEINOUS: it's the only word to describe the state of my home office, pre-makeover. The utter chaos is soul-crushing to look at; can you imagine working -- and attempting to be productive -- in that environment? No. You can't. Because it's impossible.

Obviously, something had to give and quickly. So, this last fall, my husband and I rolled up our sleeves and decided to finally do something about this mess. What you see above and below is the 'before' -- on a good day. Please don't judge... too harshly. (You can judge a little bit, I mean c'mon!)        Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Awesome Home Office Makeovers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 10, 2013

created at: 01/09/2013

If 'getting organized' or 'staying motivated' is on your list of new year's resolutions, check out this roundup of awesome home office makeovers. These before and afters will inspire you to get down to business when it comes to your workspace. And if you love the space you work in, you'll be far more likely to stay organized and motivated in 2013. So you can keep your goals on track and do a little redecorating to boot. Take a look at these home office redos to get inspired.      Continue Reading

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The Curbly House Gets a Window Dressing Makeover: The Reveal

By: Alicia Jan 09, 2013


A few months ago we moved into a tree house. Well, not exactly. It's a real house, but it has more windows than a zebra has stripes. We love them (windows, and zebras), but grew tired of accidentally showing off for the neighbors at night. We needed a barrier between our house and the 'hood. Read on to find out what we ended up with ...Continue Reading

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The Curbly House Gets a Window Dressing Makeover: The Inspiration

By: Alicia Jan 08, 2013


The windows are the best thing about our new house. They are old and many need some repair, but they're full of character and they bathe us in natural light all day long. I can't tell you how many people have told us the place feels like a tree house, with all the natural light. We totally agree.

But after we lived here for a few days, we realized there's one problem with tree house living ... there's no privacy. So after a few nightsContinue Reading

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New Kitchen for a New Year

By: Diy maven Jan 07, 2013

Nothing like starting out the new year with a remarkable--and inspirational--kitchen makeover. Sunni and her husband did all the work, including flooring and granite countertops. Word is the $2000 budget also included Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top 10 Room Makeovers of 2012

By: Craftmel Dec 31, 2012

The year 2012 proved to be very productive when it came to makeover projects, and there are plenty of posts worth mentioning.  Here is a collection of 10 of the best room makeovers of the year, from bathrooms to bedrooms and some projects in between.  Don't forget to refresh your memory on their humble beginnings!   

created at: 12/30/2012

1. Lofty Attic Bedroom

2. Airy and Bright Living Room    Continue Reading

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Naked Alcove Gets Faux Mantle Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 17, 2012

Whatever you call them alcoves, niches or cubby holes, they can give rise to some major decor conundrums. What proved to be the perfect way to fill this empty alcove was a faux mantle. It started with some lumber at Home Depot and about a half hour of construction. Some caulk and paint later, this Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Gaudy Glitter Reindeer a Classy Papier-Mache Makeover

By: Chrisjob Dec 13, 2012

created at: 12/13/2012

'Twas a few weeks before Christmas 2011, when I discovered the might glory of the craft store glitter reindeer. I had so much fun hacking these glam-covered beasts into something a little less insane, that I wanted to rescue this elegant species from their harsh coats of coarse, uneven glitz again this year. Last year, I came up with a trick for removing the factory glitter and replacing it with something more refined. This year, IContinue Reading

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A Prize-Winning Guest Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2012

created at: 11/19/2012

In just four days, Yamini turned her sad and uninviting guest room into a prize-winning retreat. Besides the lovely room, the payoff also included recognition by Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine and $1,000.  An old Craiglist find, wall lights, an art-piece headboard Continue Reading

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IKEA Kitchen Makeover with a Modern Vibe

By: Diy maven Nov 16, 2012

created at: 11/16/2012

Although this kitchen had bright white cabinets, they couldn't make up for the bank of overhead cabinets that closed off the space and made it rather dark. Out went the over head cabinets and in wentContinue Reading

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Before and After: Geometric Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 15, 2012

created at: 11/14/2012

Normally, my go-to supply for DIY art projects is paint, but this before and after is making me think twice. I wonder if this would work with washi tape.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Upholstered Stool Makeover -- Two Ways!

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

It's always fun to see how someone transforms a piece of furniture, but it's especially interesting to see how that same piece is reinvented multiple times throughout its life. Take this little stool, for instance!     Continue Reading

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