Would You "Surprise" Your Landlord with a Kitchen Makeover?

By: Diy maven Oct 02, 2015

Photo: My Domaine

When stylist Peter Dolkas decided to re-do the kitchen in his rental, he had no qualms about painting the cabinets. As for his landlord? She didn't know what was happening until after the makeover wasContinue Reading

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Before and After: $4 Kitchen Island Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 11, 2015

Photo: Naptime Decorator

Liz's kitchen island was driving her bananas. Its stained honey oak top just wasn't jiving with the new industrial stools she snagged awhile back. So Liz forked over about 4 bucks and 5 hours of her timeContinue Reading

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7 Easy Steps to Guarantee You'll Sell Your House Quickly

By: Jennifer farley Sep 08, 2015
7 Tips to Sell Your House Quickly

Labor Day has come and gone and we are moving quickly towards fall weather.  This means if you are wanting to sell your house soon, you have about 2 months to get an offer before all the buyers are too busy purchasing holiday gifts.  Here are some tips that could help your house sell quickly.   Continue Reading

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Gorgeous Vintage Oak Chest Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 08, 2015
Photo: Saw Nail and Paint

Attention all those who hate oak. Susan was commissioned to refinish this vintage chest. Its hardware had long been replaced and its keyhole covers were missing completely. Susan's client wanted the chest to look "timeless and neutral." Did that mean painting it white? Cream? Black?Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Hutch/China Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 04, 2015

This morning on Craigslist in my city, there are 489 listings for china cabinets and a whopping 1351 listings for hutches. Does that mean china cabinets and hutches have fallen out of favor? Not with these clever makeover artists! Take a look and then you tell us...have china cabinets and hutches fallen out of favor with you??

Serena spotted this impressive cabinet at her local thrift store for a measly $40. (Take thatContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Campaign Style IKEA Malm Hack

By: Faith-towers Aug 31, 2015
Before and After: An IKEA Malm Hack
Photo: Faith Towers

I've had this black IKEA Malm dresser for years. And when I moved into a new house, the black just didn't feel right anymore. So I decided to transform it into more of a campaign style piece using chrome hardware and (believe it or not) self-adhesive contact paper. Keep reading to check out the transformation and the tutorial.   

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Before and After: All Grown Up Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2015

Photo: Tonyia via Beneath My Heart

Tonyia's sixteen year old son had stylistically outgrown his bedroom. The ubiquitous collections of trophies and posters populated the space before. After, the room is all grown up and unrecognizable! New millwork, includingContinue Reading

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Before and After: $1 Thrift Store Tray Goes Geometric

By: Diy maven Aug 10, 2015

Photo: Making Home Base

I must admit, trays are something I don't look for when I'm at my favorite thrifting haunts. (I have made a note to self to rectify this immediately.) Chelsea, on the other hand, was smitten when she spotted this octagonal tray, which she snagged for a whole dollar. Sadly, the charming inlay had suffered damage: the dolphinContinue Reading

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$400 Copper and White Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2015

Photo: Squirrelly Minds

So you have a kitchen that you plan to gut and redo when the funds are available. But that day isn't here yet, and you don't want to invest a lot of money in a kitchen you can't stand but also can't stand to live in either. Then you do what Ms. Squirrelly Mind did andContinue Reading

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Habitat for Humanity Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2015

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

Sisters Elsie and Emma, the duo behind A Beautiful Mess, partnered up with Habitat for Humanity and Real Simple to make over a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom bungalow in their town of Springfield, MO. The focus of the makeover todayContinue Reading

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Before and After: Darling IKEA Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 20, 2015

Photo: Dwell Beautiful

Erica's sister had an old IKEA side table that no one wanted. Like the good DIYer she is, Erica adopted it knowing she could bring out its inner beauty. Some cleverly-applied painter's tapeContinue Reading

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Before and After: A $91 Bathroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 16, 2015
Before and After: A $91 Bathroom Makeover
Photo: Curb To Refurb

This bathroom looked like so many others - builder's grade cabinets and cheap shelving. But just wait until you see the transformation that the owner was able to do for $91. Yes, you read that right.   

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16 Awesome Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Seating Projects

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 15, 2015
16 Awesome Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Seating Projects

Your pals need somewhere to sit if you're going to be hanging out in the backyard every night this summer. Here are 16 of our favorite DIY seating projects from around the web!      

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How to: Super Simple Painted Stool Makeover

By: Hellolidy Jul 01, 2015
DIY Simple Stool Makeover

We have a lot of thrift store finds in our home - how about you? Firstly because we can't walk  away from a good deal when we see one! And secondly, I just love a simple challenge to see what I can do to breath new life into an old and neglected piece. Take for example this hot pink stool I found for $3! I actually didn't mind the color too much, but what I really loved about it was how solid it was and the fact that you don't see a lot of stools with only 3 legs. So, I had to have it! I decided to convert it to a small side table for our daughters room, but she can still use it as a stool if need be. Continue Reading

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8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

By: Faith-towers Jun 29, 2015

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 space.   

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Jun 09, 2015
10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks
Photo: Infarrantly Creative

IKEA hacks are always a hit here on Curbly, and it's easy to see why. They're creative, affordable and completely customizable for your own home. So here are ten fantastic ones that I've been ogling recently.   

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Cool and Collected Screen Porch and Deck Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 08, 2015

Photo: Home Stories A to Z

Beth partnered with a big box store to make over Mike and Laura’s porch and deck. On the punch list were updated furnishings with a better arrangement to maximize the space for the family of four. Although the porch was a great space, it needed a significant dose of personality. Beth and crewContinue Reading

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Unnecessarily Necessarily Tuscan Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven May 29, 2015

Photo: Becki Owens

This makeover might be a head-scratcher for some. I mean, there wasn't anything necessarily wrong with the kitchen "before." And, as a matter of fact, I'm sure it was some peoples' idea of a dream kitchen. It wasn't, however, its owners' idea of a dream kitchen. With the help of designer Becki Owens, they ditched the Tuscan vibe completely. Professionally sprayedContinue Reading

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Roundup: Our All-Time Most Memorable Painted Furniture Makeovers (So Far!)

By: Diy maven May 27, 2015

Over the years, we've seen countless furniture makeovers done with nothing but paint and a lot of creativity. Today we give you the ones that top our all-time most memorable list...for good and, yes, some for ill too, based upon the collective conscious of ourContinue Reading

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Before, After and After: Dria's Kitchen Evolution

By: Diy maven May 15, 2015

Photo: DIO Home Improvements

Dria's kitchen has evolved over the years, and, recently, she documented its journey. Pictured above is how the kitchen looked when she put a bid on the house. Below is a picture of Dria's first makeover, which you might call a bridge to the more major makeover she had in mind. This re-do includedContinue Reading

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