Kati's Victorian home had a pretty ho-hum dining room, until she gave it a diy once-over. Out went the old carpeting and on went some paint and wallpaper.
Laurana turned her 16 square foot walk-in closet into the cutest craft room EVER! Here's the amazing after:
Centsational Girl spotted this highboy at the thrift store and made a beeline for the cash register. One weekend giving it a TLC once-over, this is what she ended up with:
Maria snagged a side table, vase and mismatched frames at a thrift store for $10.67. She gave each its own re-do, and she now has a sweet display in the corner of her home. (Don'tcha love framed image on the right? Cheeky!)
This charming one-stall garage was transformed into an outdoor getaway from spring to fall. What was done with all the tools and what-not usually found in such places, My Home Ideas doesn’t say, and I really don’t care.
Two days of hard slog, paint, fabric and a bit of wallpaper and this living and dining room went from cold and drab to cozy and dramatic.
- Scrounge up a plain old white lampshade*.
- Print a pretty silhoutte to use as a template.
- Tape the template to the inside of the lampshade.
- Sit in front of a window, using it as a backlight.
- Use a fine-point Sharpie to outline the template.
Check out Sage's People's garage makeover. It went from cluttered catch-all to a luscious pink teenage party room. (The lime green chandelier is exceptional!) See more photos on Sage's People's flickr page. Via Apartment Therapy.
Take a look at Amy’s cabinets. She’s posted the entire process over on day-lab diy. Sure, it was a lot of work, but if you follow her steps, you could get the same fantastic results. This is the Cliffs Notes version of what she did:
- She removed all the doors from the cabinets.
- Then Amy removed all the hardware.
- She sanded the glossy finish off the cabinets and doors with 220 grit sandpaper.
- Next she cleaned all the parts with tack cloth. (Note...
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