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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Make It: Varde Kitchen Cabinet Ikea Hack Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 04, 2014

A kitchen base cabinet from Ikea gets a makeover and a whole new function in today's Ikea… 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 Reclaimed Wood Card Table Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2014

When you're expecting guests, an extra table or two always comes in handy. The go-to solution is typically a card table, which can easily be folded and stored away, but sometimes (okay, most of the time) they're just plain ugly.

Check out what this clever DIYer did to up the style ante while still maintaining all the functionality of the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Glam Gilded IKEA Desk Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2013

It never ceases to amaze me what people can do with a regular ol' piece of IKEA furniture. I mean, just look at this glammed-up desk makeover!  … Continue Reading

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From Beige to Blue: MCM Desk Gets Colorful Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2013

The midcentury modern desk Lindsay found on Craigslist looked to be in great condition. The before picture is more pinkish beige than the blonde we're used to when considering such pieces,Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Sunroom Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 10, 2013


For the last few weeks, we've been sharing all the amazingness Emily Henderson is going to bring to the Curbly House. We hooked up with Emily, her assistant Orlando Soria, and Sherwin-Williams to bring a calm, airy, elegant do-over to our master bedroom, dining room, and living room. This week we're back to introduce our final room makeover, and it's our most loved (and most perplexing) space: the sunroom.

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How To: Give Old Furniture a Colorful, Patterned Makeover with Wallpaper

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2013

Let's say you find an old piece of furniture at your local thrift store: it has great bones but the finish has seen better days (sound familiar?). You know you can do something awesome with it, but what? All-over paint? A new stain? Boring!

Instead, bring it back to life with this colorful, pattern-tastic DIY idea from ModCloth! Whether you choose to go bold or keep it subtle, this technique allows for nearly infinite customization and creativity. Ready to get started?… Continue Reading

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One Fresh Makeover: From Office to Nursery

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2013

This makeover is kind of a cheat. The previous owners used it at as an office, so that's our 'before' picture. However, that doesn't undermine its lovely makeover. Brecklyn's mommy painted the walls grey three times because she couldn't get the color quite right. When she… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Living Room Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 03, 2013

We've told you all about the plans for our bedroom, and our dining room, and this week we're back to tell you a little bit about what Emily Henderson has in store for our living room. And P.S.: The notion that Emily Henderson has anything to do with our house will never get old. 

'Cause, I mean, look at her living room! Holy balls, if our living room ends up that awesome, I'm going to puke.

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Royalty-Inspired End Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2013

Although Deneen isn't a huge fan of yellow, that's the color she decided to paint this sweet little end table. She chose yellow as a tribute to the English royal family, plus she'd seen an influx of… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Dining Room Makeover with Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Sep 27, 2013

Last week we told you all about the magic that's happening in our master bedroom, thanks to Ms. Emily Henderson and the lovely folks at Sherwin-Williams! This week, we're back to give you a little preview of what's in store for the dining room. 

But, before we get into the details of our new-and-much-improved dining space, let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

When bought the house, the dining room… Continue Reading

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