From Goofy to Grand: 5 Easy Lamp Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2012

 Cheapy lamp makeover. White spray paint (around $4.00) + fabric ($1.50 a yard at Walmart) = Under $6 for the total. And I am sure you can find a lovely lamp like this 70s beauty at any thrift store for cheap cheap as well. We had it at work in an old closet. lol

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I'm beholding some very goofy lamps out there all ripe for makeovers. Thank goodness for spray paint!

Tiff's makeover, pictured above, cost less than six dollars to complete. Before it looked heavy and rather masculine. After...not so much.

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring & DIYable Dresser Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 02, 2012

 created at: 02/02/2012

The best furniture makeovers are not necessarily the most over the top. A little paint and some new hardware can make Goodwill and Craigslist finds look like they're straight off the showroom floor. Take for example these 12 makeovers, each is as fresh as a spring day. 

Lexi's dresser makeover (pictured above) was inspired by Benjamin Moore Paint Strips. However, she made her own custom colors with some white and green paint… Continue Reading

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50's Rambler Turned 2-Story Villa

By: Diy maven Jan 31, 2012

created at: 01/31/2012

Local interior designer Brian Ellingson served as demolition crew, architect, general contractor and landscape designer to transform his and his partner's 1950's one story rambler into a two story villa. They were committed to the home's original footprint as well as re-using as much of the salvage as possible, including the original oak and pine floors. The transformation is quite remarkable. Visit Star Tribune to see more images and to… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Big Impact Small Bath Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Itty-bitty baths and little loos present unique decor and renovation challenges to homeowners and renters alike.  If you've found yourself stuck with this "small bath problem", don't fret!  Inspiration is on the way: we've rounded up ten big impact makeovers from DIY-minded small bath renovators across the web.… Continue Reading

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Five Fun and Funky Clock Makeovers!

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2012

 

You may have noticed that there are a lot of goofy and cheap clocks out there. If they're goofy, they're probably outdate and if they're cheap, they probably lack personality. Here are five makeovers that tackle both kinds of problems to GREAT effect.

Above is clock purchased for $4 at Walmart. A dollar for scrapbook paper and we have a cute timepiece with personality. The… Continue Reading

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To Faux or Not to Faux: Which is Better?

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2012

Kitchen Remodel Before and After: Faux Finish on the Kitchen Cabinets

The owners of this kitchen saved big bucks giving their old kitchen cabinets a faux finish. The new treatment gives the cabs a whole new feel to be sure, but I kinda liked the old feel better. How about you? Do you take to the darker color? And just so the rest of the kitchen doesn't feel left out, here's a shot of the… Continue Reading
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Before & After: A Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 23, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

When Mike and Trina Burke bought this 1920s farmhouse in the country it was falling apart and in desperate need of some TLC.  Fast forward a few years (and many, many hours of hard work) and they're sitting pretty in a bucolic, picture-perfect farmhouse complete with the classiest country kitchen I've ever… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Painted Sun Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

Along with cheese moats and slides in houses, one of my dream home features would be an airy, light-filled sun room.  I'd spend my days blogging in sunshine yet protected from the elements--it would be heavenly!  Until my perfect plan can come to fruition, I'll just have to bask in the warmth of this inviting painted sun room makeover… Continue Reading

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Curb Find Goes Glam

By: Diy maven Jan 10, 2012
created at: 01/10/2012

Today I hereby coin a new phrase. Curb Procurement. You know what it is. It's when you see something on the curbside someone has left for garbage removal, and you are suddenly, inexplicably, overcome with inspiration and a… Continue Reading
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Groovy Gradients: An Ombré Stained Dresser Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 09, 2012

created at: 01/09/2012

Ombré was a big, huge deal last year, but this makeover takes a unique spin on the DIY decor… Continue Reading

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Lovely Guest Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 09, 2012

created at: 01/09/2012

Brook's guest room was in need of a makeover, so she and her boo sold all its contents on Craigslist to help afford the re-do. Now the room is not only inviting, it… Continue Reading

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How To: Salvage and Season Cast Iron Cookware

By: Chrisjob Jan 03, 2012

created at: 12/28/2011

This week we're giving ourselves a bit of a break after a hectic and awesome finish to 2011. We've dug out some oldies but goodies from the Curbly archives that you may have missed. Today - check out this original how-to for giving new life to the world's best cookware: cast iron.… Continue Reading

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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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