Pink tiles, yellowing cabinets and an old laminate countertop made for a pretty dated kitchen... but with some creative thinking the owner was able to transform the space into an open, inviting place to cook.
With a little bit of re-arranging and a playful new accent wall, this kids' bedroom now puts the "fun" in functional!
Brooks and Dana Tucker's basement guest room gave them the creeps. Located off the pool, it was prone to a lot of foot traffic, which meant the carpeting had to go. Using
This mid-century dining set had a lot of cosmetic issues, but good bones. And priced at just $40 at a yard sale, it was worth trying to bring it back to it's former glory. It's amazing what some sanding and a whole lot of elbow grease can get you.
Spruce up a plain and inexpensive shower curtain in one afternoon with a few simple materials -- and your imagination, of course!
Today's family room/living room makeover allows that piano to take center stage, with a more neutral paint color, statement wall art, and one (now) very colorful piano. Check it out.
There was nothing horrible about the old bathroom... but it didn't have much personality and the color scheme certainly wasn't ideal for the space. A few modern touches and a more subtle wall color take this bathroom from boring to brilliant. Check out the amazing transformation after the jump.
Admittedly, this fireplace looks fine as-is. But the homeowners wanted to take it from fine to utterly fantastic, making it the stand-out focal point of the room (and not just a place to hang the TV). Check out the makeover below!
This is one of those makeover where we have to suspend disbelief. The '50's ranch pictured above came to the new owners complete with a concrete front yard and metal fence that made it look like a prison. (Not the vibe most people want in their curb appeal.) The owners of the ranch decided to remove it all and then reorient the garage (at the far left). Now what does it look like?
(HEY! We're giving away a $200 Home Depot gift card at the bottom of this post! Read on to find out how to win!)
My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother.
It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.
For being 60+ years old, it's in pretty good shape, and, thanks to box nails, it's still super sturdy. All it needed was some love and some Moroccan spice.
You can't always find the perfect dog house at the pet store. If you're like me, you wander the aisles looking for something clean and beautiful. Are you going to find something like that at the store? Not likely. That's when it's time to make one yourself. This cabinet got a makeover and became a sweet home for a sweet pup. You won't believe how beautiful the finished product is!
I'm super, super excited about our Makeover Tour today! It's kids and pets month here at Curbly, and to celebrate we're getting a behind the scenes look at this colorful, personality-filled bedroom any kid (or grown-up) would love. Check it out!
This wicker chair was left abandoned and helpless on the side of the road. Fortunately for it, someone with some serious style and DIY design chops brought it home for some much-needed TLC.
In preparation for our baby this fall, I'm searching the web high and low for nursery inspiration. Here are ten nursery makeovers that have got me itching to nest!