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… 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… 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… 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… Continue 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… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Fresh and Functional Craft Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

After last week's roundup of craft room storage and organization ideas, I had to share this brilliant craft room makeover: it's full of (even more) clever takeaways and… Continue Reading

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A Bare to Beautiful Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

Not every before needs to be goofy. Some are just empty rooms. Case in point: This light-filled, open-concept space was in dire need of some furnishings. Although it's now filled, it has kept its airy… Continue Reading

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Lovely Laundry Room Makeover

By: Mollymc Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/25/2012

Capree's Laundry Room Makeover Roundup last week had me itching to see more! (Maybe it's because my laundry room is a bit dungeon-y.) Well, Bryn's was lacking natural light, not to mention, the function she really needed. See how she gave her wash-and-wear room some "dry clean only" sophistication. 

created at: 03/25/2012

Bryn added some task lighting beneath her upper cabinets, and installed a wooden countertop for a work surface.

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Roundup: 7 Stunning Laundry Room Makeovers!

By: Capreek Mar 22, 2012

created at: 03/22/2012

I don't know about you, but my laundry room is a black hole in which I spend as little time as possible.  It's dark, tiny, and dank... in other words, the complete opposite of all these awesome laundry room makeovers.  If you're in a similar boat and looking for some serious inspiration, check out these before and… Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Secondhand Chair a Golden Glam Makeover

By: Chrisjob Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012This Curbly guest post is written by Dale Mackey

This weekend my friend Steph and I made this chair together. Well, to be completely accurate, we took an old chair and turned it into this vision in white and gold. Inspired by a chair I’d seen at Anthropolgie, we took a free swivel chair I’d been given by my sweetheart’s parents and transformed into a modern glam masterpiece in about four hours for exactly $4.71.… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Dresser-Turned-Succulent Garden!

By: Capreek Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012

It's an old dumpy dresser, the kind we've seen a million times on Curbly.  But this time, this time it's getting a whole different kind of… Continue Reading

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Sophisticated Office Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

Katelyn's future office space was brilliance just waiting to happen. In the right hands, of course. As evidenced from the 'after' that's exactly where it found itself. The sea-spray blue… Continue Reading

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Sweet Little Rug Mod

By: Diy maven Mar 15, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

A plain rug or carpet remnant, a big darning needle, nylon thread and some yarn. That's all it takes to make this oh-so-sweet rug mod. Matsutake gives us all the details and takes us through the entire processes picture by picture. Check it out.

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Unbelieveable Anthropologie-Inspired Dresser Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 15, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

It's hard to believe that this dresser turned into the one pictured below, but Monica and Jess would swear it's the same one, and they should know, they did the makeover. At one time the dresser was used for a tool chest, but the ladies had other plans. Check it… Continue Reading

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