I've been taking pictures of rooms for a long time, going all the way back to our very first Curbly room makeover project. Shudder. Some of those old photos make me wish the internet was like Snapchat … swiftly-disappearing.
But the nice thing about old pictures (that I hate) is that they're a good way of measuring how far my photography skills have come, so I can really be proud of more recent photos I've created, like this:
But today, I thought I'd just share a little tip that has helped improve my photo process immensely. Continue Reading
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 Megan’s kitchen. Before, it was in rough shape and suffered from a serious lack of personality. Continue Reading
I love before and afters. They might be one of my favorite things to look at just to see the differences a little or a lot of work can make. I’m currently into bathrooms, but know that I can’t break the bank when it comes to a makeover. Here are 7 before and afters that didn’t wear out any wallets!
It’s bedroom month here and we’re kicking things off in full Curbly fashion with a roundup of our favorite DIY bedroom projects! From headboards to lighting, we’ve got ten ideas to help make your life easier, more stylish, and even more restful. Ready? Let’s go!
First up is a big impact, low cost DIY headboard idea. It’s modern, quirky, and fun–and one of our favorite bedroom projects ever. Check out how to make your own mod dot headboard right here. Continue Reading
In this recap of 2011 makeovers, we turn our attention to furniture. From dumpster finds to brand new furniture to vintage pieces, nothing was safe from a makeover. All inspire gasps and even one controversy! So read on and hold on to your hats.
It’s Top Ten time, people! We’re celebrating a year of inspiring makeovers and DIY ingenuity with a look back at some of the biggest and best kitchen updates of 2011. From minor to major, we’ve selected the ten most impressive kitchen transformations of this past year. Enjoy!
10. This kitchen started pretty much as a blank slate, but with a lot of work (and a whole lot of paint) it became a portrait of the homeowner’s personality! Continue Reading
You may think the title is an exaggeration, but folks, I swear it’s not (it’s also what the homeowner calls it and, frankly, I have to agree)! So, are you ready to ditch this frightening ‘before’ and get on with the ‘after’ party of amazing awesomeness?! Let’s go.
Choosing interesting furnishings is like choosing interesting clothing and accessories, only bigger. The right mix and match of (personally) significant pieces is the new design aesthetic. L.A. designer Alison Blumenfeld recently shared her tips while blogging over at Cocozy.
Since it’s your space, it needs to be about your life, your personality, and your experiences. How do you translate that into home furnishings? Alison spells it out right here. While you may feel nervous about breaking out of the box, it’s really quite freeing. Continue Reading