Sometimes IKEA hacks can be complicated. Or sometimes they look worse after than they did before. But that's certainly not the case with this dresser hack, in my humble opinion. It is incredibly easy to do and the final product is so pretty. Click through to check it out.
This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!
Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're posting the 'before'...
Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That's why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla's room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it's the only done room in the house. This room was my baby, and it's for my baby, so today I'm going to show you more pictures than a proud grandma stores in her wallet. Let's go!
The Curbly House has been on a blogging hiatus, because, well... we had a baby and moved into an "under construction" house two weeks later. Then, we proceeded to lose our minds.
But as the baby grew bigger and we finally started being able to distinguish between night and day, things started to happen around the house. So here's a long-overdue update on where things stand with the Curbly House, and what's coming up next. Here we go!
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 she had on hand...
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 read...
Amy saw the potential in this Craigslist dresser and had to have it for her nursery. Some Benjamin Moore San Antonio Gray paint, white knobs and vinyl stickers later, it's not recognizable.
House & Home's own Mark Challen and designer Priscilla Wikkerink take us on a tour of Mark's kitchen renovation. The 'before' was dark, dated and messy! 'After' is a breath of fresh air. Brasserie-inspired, it now features marble
How many times have we seen a perfectly good piece of thrift furniture with embossing? Oftentimes it can be a deal-breaker. Brooke, however, found a way to get around that troubling design choice. Wood putty! She also employed her Silhouette to make a vinyl etching, which she applied to the mirror itself. So charming. This is what the hall tree looked like before in its entirety:
It's not often when a 'before' makes me wince, but this buffet, which had been stored in a barn, did. Beth & Nick saw its potential and turned it into a changing table. Are you ready to take a look at it now? Hold on to your butts...
If you love before & afters as much as I do, you must visit Shelter Style. Each of the DOZENS of makeovers highlighted is the work of Joetta Moulden, whose creations have been included in some very big name magazines including This Old House, Better Homes & Gardens and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Her #1 rule makeover rule is to "rethink what you already own instead of buying more furniture and accessories." (We like that!) From bathrooms to kitchens and every room in between, Joetta
A very cost-savvy couple in North Carolina decided to remodel their kitchen with a budget in mind. Amazingly, the kitchen turned out beautifully for very little money spent.
When we started our master bedroom makeover, we thought replacing our overhead lighting would be our biggest challenge. But then it all turned out to be quite simple, so we had ample to time to tackle other, more labor-intensive projects such as cutting, painting, installing, caulking and repainting all new baseboard and window trim. Phew, now that took some serious time. I love having a husband who is handy with power tools!
In making over our bedroom as part of the SYLVANIA Blogger Makover Challenge, replacing the old light fixtures was one of the bigger projects we tackled (making over your room? Check out their daily sweepstakes on Facebook). Need a little reminder? They're very 1996:
Why replace our existing bedroom lighting?
Located in Las Vegas, this bathroom needed a some punch. Designer Gina De Pasquale paid tribute to the home's mid century modern architecture while simultaneously bringing it into the 21st century.
I especially find admirable Gina's choice to mix 'high- and low-priced fixtures and accessories'. For example, the tile was
The before photo is rather grim, but believe me when I tell you that the after will make you want to party all night long!
Well, well, well, look who's back! DIY master Emily Winters from Merrypad has broken down her kitchen island transformation step by step for us.
This sweet little chair makeover just blows me away....
Waddaya think? Is the above pic the before or the after??
Remember the post about the couple that turned a church into a home? Well, that makeover has some serious competition with these remakes. First up is a 1930's church located in Rotterdam, which