DIY Kitchen Makeover With a Twist

by DIY Maven
Megan's kitchen before
Photo: One Kings Lane

What I love about Megan's DIY kitchen makeover is it's totally unexpected. Let's face it, there's a lot of kitchen makeovers out there that, although they look fabulous after, they all kinda look alike. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing; they're popular for a reason. But as someone who searches for kitchen makeovers on the intertubes on a regular basis, something different is good. Now back to

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Jaw-Dropping IKEA and Semihandmade Kitchen Makeover

by DIY Maven

 

IKEA kitchen before
Photo: Allie at Home

The kitchen in Allie's 1978 home looks nothing like this anymore thanks in large part to some strategic demolition and IKEA. The demo bit came when she and her husband knock down the wall between their kitchen and dining room to create one open space. The wood flooring was removed and replaced with something that unified the expansion. When it came time to furnish the area, IKEA cabinets were chosen


for the...

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Curbly Original
Before and After: A Tiny Pantry Makeover

by Jennifer Farley

Tiny Pantry Makeover

I have an 18 inch wide pantry and this is how it has looked lately. We moved into our house with big dreams of a future kitchen renovation but until then, we must function out of very little storage. This pantry will some day be gone so I have no desire to spend tons of time and money modifying it to awesomeness. I honestly don't think it could get there anyway. My goal was to go to the store, grab some storage solutions and bring myself home the things that will make my pantry more usable.      

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Extreme Makeover: IKEA Tarva Dresser Turned Bar Cabinet

by DIY Maven
Extreme Makeover: IKEA Tarva Dresser Turned Bar Cabinet
Photo: Addicted 2 DIY

The lovely thing about IKEA's Tarva dressers--besides their low sticker price--is their blank-canvas quality. They can easily be painted and stained to make them one of a kind creations. Katie, from Addicted 2 DIY can attest to this, as she not only (eventually) painted and stained her Tarva 3-drawer dresser, she took its makeover to the extreme by breaking out the power tools and turning it into a bar cabinet, complete

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A Very Surprising Kitchen Makeover

by DIY Maven
A Very Surprising Kitchen Makeover
Photo: Aston Design Studio

Hate oak cabinetry? Most people these days seem to, or feel that they are expected to hate it. However, the people who own the kitchen pictured above didn't and weren't afraid to admit their preference. They liked oak's "refined rustic/craftsman style." So, when it came time to  makeover the space, they were determined to keep it. At least some of it. To make it less overwhelming, the oak flooring was removed and replaced with something much more durable: slate (head over to The Home Depot for some great options of your own). Then, to add contrast, dark green cabinets, matching the style of the old cabinets, were added to the space. This is the what the kitchen looks like now:

Photo: Aston Design Studio

For more pictures and information concerning the makeover, please visit Aston Design Studio. 

And if you're not so into oak kitchen cabinetry, check out our step-by-step guide to painting them!

How to paint kitchen cabinetry - a step by step guide

What do do with Oak Cabinets [Aston Design Studio]

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Unnecessarily Necessarily Tuscan Kitchen Makeover

by DIY Maven
Unnecessarily Necessarily Tuscan Kitchen Makeover
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 sprayed

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