Capree's Kitchen Makeover, Part II: The Inspiration & Game Plan!

By: Capreek Mar 07, 2012

created at: 03/07/2012

Oh, hey!  Remember this?  Before it can turn into a sparkly, made-over wonder, we need to have a game plan, y'all!  A game plan and some IDEAS... inspiration, if you will.  And if there's anything I'm good at, it's planning things (it's a compulsion, really).  So!  Let's see where this kitchen is headed, shall we?    … Continue Reading

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Capree's Kitchen Makeover, Part I: The Before

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/05/2012

When we bought our house in 2007 (pre-bubble burst... YAY), one of the first things on my to-do list was to give our very blah, very builder-grade kitchen a makeover.  Well, this last fall, after tackling every other room in the house instead, we decided it was finally time to give this sage green behemoth its due.  But first: the before… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Outdoor Deck Corner Transformation

By: Mollymc Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/04/2012

Courtney had an awkward corner on her back deck (which happens to be in Australia). Instead of just sticking a table and a plant there and calling it a day, Courtney and her husband Tony pulled out the power tools and came up with a great solution for the… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Dark and Dramatic Living Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/04/2012

This nondescript living room could be in any home, anywhere; we've all seen something similar, right?  It's not completely terrible, but it could be so much better.  All it needs is a dash of style, maybe a light dusting of flair, and a big ol' punch of personality -- then it's goodbye Beige Town, hello Awesomeville.  Let's see if this space can make the… Continue Reading

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Not Your Typical Knob Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/05/2012
 
This ubiquitous brushed nickel knob came off a cabinet I recently painted.  I didn't want to re-use it. I wanted something more colorful and unique for its new white backdrop. Plus, I'm kinda 'over' the whole brushed nickel thing. I know--boo, hiss. I looked everywhere--even the hoity toity knob store. I didn't find anything that grabbed me, so I decided to make over the knob I already had. 
 
Knob makeovers on the www usually involve spray paint, but that seemed ho-hum for what I had in mind. Instead, I broke out the polymer clay for my makeover.… Continue Reading
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How To: Dye Your Laptop Using Common Fabric Dyes!

By: Capreek Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012

This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks.  You are a beautiful and unique snowflake -- and so is your… Continue Reading

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Happy Laundry: Washing Machine Before-and-After

By: Craftmel Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012
What? A washing machine makeover?  Most of use wouldn't have the guts to take a paint brush to my washing machine, but if you're doing laundry all the time, it would be better to have a happy, cheerful washing machine than the mismatched doldrums you see pictured above.  And nothing makes me happier than...  … Continue Reading

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Paint it? Stain it? Both!

By: Mollymc Feb 27, 2012

Campaign Trunk Table Before

Rachel found this teak campaign trunk table and transformed it from bad nail salon decor to a really sophisticated… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Rustic DIY Oak Vanity Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012

Alternatively titled "The Evolution of an Oak Vanity", this builder-grade vanity goes through a brief shabby chic phase before finally settling into a barnwood door-inspired groove!  Check out both "afters"… Continue Reading

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Jaw-Dropping Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2012

The previous owners of Rick and Laverne's house didn't much care what their kitchen looked like, as evidenced by the picture above. Which is probably why, instead of having a dining table in the eating area, they had a… Continue Reading
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Stool Revamped with Upholstery Webbing

By: Mollymc Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

Sherry from Design Indulgence took this stool from humdrum to humdinger with a can of spray paint, some graphic black and white fabric, and to my surprise, upholstery… Continue Reading

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An Unbelievable Row House Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 22, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Holy horror!  This dilapidated row house looks like it was infested with an entire host of, I don't know, crack heads?  Feral cats?  A possessed goat or two?  I'm going to go with "all of the above" because these pre-renovation photos are… Continue Reading

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10 Minute Makeover with Murals Your Way

By: Diy maven Feb 22, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Wall murals have come a long way since the 1970s. Back then they were basically flimsy sheets of wall paper applied with glue. Flash forward to the 20 double digits. Now we can find them made of heavy-duty vinyl with peel & stick repostionable backings like those from Murals Your Way. 

First, let's take care of a little business. Murals Your Way has a HUGE collection of murals from which to choose. They have countless pre-made images you… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Tiny Closet-Turned-Bathroom Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/18/2012

A one-bathroom house just wasn't cutting it for the Chao family--or their teenage daughter.  Fortunately, this tiny closet was sitting on some major potential where the bathroom issue was concerned.  Check out the incredible makeover… Continue Reading

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Round Up: 5 Fantastic TV Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/20/2012
Back in 1977 a Sylvania 25" color console TV would set you back a whopping $530. Adjust for inflation, that would cost us $1,840 today*. Ouch. Next time you see an old console TV, keep that in mind and then think of these makeovers.
 
Cool blue… Continue Reading
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