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
In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projectsContinue Reading
Generally we see room transformations around here described with a simple "before" and "after." This is what it looked like yesterday, and this is what it looks like today. Those are great and all, but I find the most interesting makeovers are the ones that depict a transformation of style over years. People change as they live their lives, there's no getting around that, so it makes sense that their personal style reflect that. It saysContinue Reading
There were so many things wrong with this California bungalow bedroom. Printed wallpaper overwhelmed the space, the colors were dated, and the carpeting was old. But just wait until you see how the space was transformed... click through to see the room's new look.
This is one of those projects that I wish I'd thought of first. Not only are these stepping stones' construction brilliant, but so are their respective outcomes. Materials to make them are easily found at any big box store andContinue Reading
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
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
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
I have a love/hate relationship with banquettes (aka kitchen booth things). I love them because because of their ability to tuck into small spaces yet provide a lot of seating. I hate them because they're built in and can't be moved, unlike furniture. And then there's that "what happens when the dude in the center needs to get out?" thing. "Excuse me.Continue Reading
If you've ever thought about adding built-in shelves to an existing space, this might be the before and after that convinces you to finally take the plunge. You'll have to click through to see what a difference wall to wall shelving can make. It's quite the transformation.
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
Amy had been swooning over the Faceted Ory Knob at Anthropologie pictured above, but at $10 a pop, she would have been out $20 plus s & h for the two knobs she needed. On the other hand, her DIY version was free. Yup, free, because she had all the supplies on hand. (Even if they weren't, we're talking a significant savings versus the store Anthro route.) So, whatContinue Reading
As fans of DIY and crafting, I'm guessing we all still have a soft spot for actual paper magazines. Some, Martha Stewart comes to mind, have photography that is pretty enough to be framed. In this case, Nancy decided to skip the frame entirely and transfer images from magazines directly on to canvas. The result is a really coolContinue Reading
Artist Paul Schick makes art out of twigs. Although that sounds simple enough, I'm sure there's a fair amount of technique involved in his creations. That being said, they are incredibly inspirational, especially if you groove on the organicContinue Reading
When Lauren's family first moved into their new home, she was impatient with its powder room makeover. She picked the wrong wall color, and the fixtures were too modern. In her own words, she didn't know what she was thinking as they weren't her style at all. Eventually, she couldn't live with those original choices, so it was time to makeover the makeover. The bulk of her tight $61 budgetContinue Reading
I don't have to tell you that most of the room re-dos we see in these parts are totally (or very nearly) all DIY, but it's nice to see a design from a pro now and then. In this case that pro is Nate Berkus. A trick he uses to make a room look authentic is to make it feel as if it has been "assembled and layered over time." To do this, he incorporates "'pieces that have patina and age'" along with new items from stores like Target." But enough of the talky-talky; let'sContinue Reading