Husband v. Wife Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 18, 2014

Christy's husband had made over his kitchen when their house was 'his.' When she moved in, she wanted to make it over in her own image. (You know what I mean.) She made a wish list. New solid surface counters, new backsplash, farmhouse sink, and new flooring. Hubby balked. He was attached to his… Continue Reading

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Nondescript Picnic Table Gets a Personality Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2014

With a sander, a t-square, some masking tape, and Minwax, Jamie was able to give a traditional, nondescript picnic table some needed personality. TheContinue Reading

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8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

By: Faith-towers Jun 23, 2014

8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers Perfect For Entertaining

The backyard is the perfect place for entertaining, but sometimes it's the last part of the home that gets any attention. If that's the case for you, here's some beautiful inspiration that will help motivate you to spruce up your outdoor… Continue Reading

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A Very Tenacious End Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2014

Allison must be one of the most tenacious DIYers on the planet. Proof of that assertion is exhibited in her makeover of this sad little end table. Allison decided to strip the white paint off of it only to find that the top was made out of a laminate-type product. But the sides? Those… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Lovely IKEA Kitchen Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven May 19, 2014

One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dark Kitchen Gets A Refreshing New Look

By: Faith-towers May 12, 2014

A Dark Kitchen Gets A Major Makeover

This kitchen was dark and dingy, to say the least. The brown cabinets and backsplash made it feel like it came straight out of the 1970's. But what a difference some paint can make... check out the drastic makeover after the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Old IKEA Table and Chairs Get a Fresh, New Look

By: Diy maven May 12, 2014

One of the good things about IKEA furniture is its affordability; one of the bad things about it is it's readily ID'd as IKEA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes you just don't want to advertise for the big blue box store. If that describes you and your good/bad feelingsContinue Reading

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IKEA Arm Chair Gets Opulent Copper Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2014

With a can of copper spray paint and some fabric trim, Kata gave a Villstad chair a personality makeover. Before it was dark and more than a little sad. After, it's all smiles and opulence. Now for the… Continue Reading

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10 Tips for Decorating Your Living Room on a Budget

By: Faith-towers Apr 17, 2014

How to decorate your living room on a budget.

I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Dresser to Desk Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2014

This is one of the most clever makeovers I've ever seen. Seriously. Alicia saved this 1970's Broyhill dresser from the donate pile by turning it into a desk. After removing six of its drawers,… Continue Reading

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Better After? Robin Egg Blue Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2014

To the outside world, Nicole's kitchen 'before' might look perfectly fine, but Nicole wanted a change. And all it took was some paint and a new glass tile back splash. Everything else--appliances, furniture, and light fixtures--remained the same.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Filing Cabinet turned Brilliant Garage Storage Station

By: Capreek Apr 07, 2014

This makeover is one of the most clever repurposing projects I've seen -- and I've seen a lot!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Inspiring DIY Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Mar 31, 2014

A dated galley kitchen.

There was nothing memorable about this kitchen. Unembellished wood cabinets and beige countertops gave the space a dated feel. But just wait until you see what the owner did with her own two… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Turned Entertainment Center

By: Capreek Mar 17, 2014

Caitlin made a major Craigslist score when she found this Mid-Century dresser in pretty decent shape. With a little bit of elbow grease, though, she took its function out of the bedroom and into the living room by transforming it into a modern entertainment… Continue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Forgotten Bar Gets a Quick and Easy Refresh

By: Meghan and al Mar 05, 2014

diy bar makeoverWe moved into our house in June. One of the unexpected treasures the previous owner left behind was this old pine bar.   

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Unbelievable Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

A while back Beck snagged this walnut, Drexel Declaration coffee table at an auction. Since then, the table had been waiting patiently in her garage for her attention. And attention it needed.… Continue Reading

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A Really Disgusting Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2014

I agree with Lisa: this side table was disgusting. And not for the reason you might think. Yes, the finish needed some serious TLC, but that was nothing in the cootie department. Let's run through the list. Paper 'stuck' onto the top, wads and wads of gum stuck under the top edge, aContinue Reading

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Before and After: DIY Plant Stand to Side Table Makeover

By: Capreek Feb 10, 2014

What do you do when you find a rusty old plant stand? Turn it into an adorable side table, of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Cool Blue Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jan 30, 2014

This kitchen was dark and dingy, with way too much brown. But it had a lot of potential - the room is open and feels spacious, with lots of big windows. Sherry and John recognized this when they bought the place. See what they did with it after the… Continue Reading

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