If you've ever had tile floors in your home, you know that keeping the grout clean can be a nightmare, especially if it's in a high traffic area. As a result, the floors start to look dirty overtime, even when they're clean because of grout stains. So when I found this before and after of a tile floor, I knew I had to share it. The tile looks brand new now, thanks to a simple grout fix.
Do you have a spot in your home that has serious potential, but you just don't have the motivation to organize it? Yeah, me too. Well this laundry closet redesign is sure to inspire you; a little bit of effort can go a long way visually. Check out the amazing result after the jump.
Some people might think restorations take less time than full-blown makeovers. In my experience, they take MORE time. You can cover a multitude of sins with filler and paint, but getting down to original raw wood takes a lot of patience and elbow grease. Take for example these two projects, both executed by my multi-talented nephew, John. Not only is he an athlete and a musician*, he's a chip off the old DIY block. First up is a kitchen built-in located in a circa 1900 apartment
When you're expecting guests, an extra table or two always comes in handy. The go-to solution is typically a card table, which can easily be folded and stored away, but sometimes (okay, most of the time) they're just plain ugly.
Check out what this clever DIYer did to up the style ante while still maintaining all the functionality of the original table:
Big Sis had a Victorian side chair that she'd been itching to have reupholstered. I suggested painting the fabric with Annie Sloan's chalk paint. She hadn't heard about the technique, but she was up for it. She found a local retailer and bought a pot of Barcelona Orange. That was a few months ago. On Christmas day, I noticed the chair, still dressed in its traditional tapestry and asked why she hadn't painted it yet. She said she had been intimidated by the notion of taking paint to its fabric, and then she asked me if I'd do
This closet started out like almost any other closet... with a jumble of clothing hanging on mismatched hangers, and heaps of random household items in messy piles. But with some vision and determination, it has been completely transformed into a colorful, organized craft closet with a dedicated spot for every tool.
This Toronto penthouse loft might not look like it needed a makeover at all, but it's owners wanted to make a fresh start with its decor. Enter designer Golbou Rad who
I've seen a lot of room makeovers over the years, but there aren't many that I willing to pack my bags for. This makeover however is definitely one that I would up and move for, in a heartbeat.
Why does the 'after' come first? Because I couldn't subject Curbly's homepage to the 'before'. The vase in question caught my attention at my local Goodwill for two reasons. One: I liked the classic milk bottle shape. Two: because it was nothing less than hideous. So I plunked
This DIY dollhouse would make a fun (and affordable) gift idea for the little ones in your life! All you need is a nightstand from IKEA...
Sure, it's cold and snowy and completely freezing right about now, so featuring a patio makeover might seem a little weird. But I say, think of this as something to look forward to while you're bundled up and shivering: a warm, outdoor entertaining space that's easy on the eyes and budget!
Still haven't decorated for Christmas? Think you don't have time? Check this out: it took designer Stephen Saint-Onge just one day to decorate the living room, dining