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Friday December 21st, 2012

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Before & After: Bedroom Transformation

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I’ve really been enjoying Max’s dorm DIY posts; they serve as an excellent reminder that even if you have a small, single room, you can still transform it with creativity and make it a completely different environment. This Before & After project was based on exactly that task: Take a single room and make it…

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Thursday November 29th, 2012

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Before & After: Bedroom Makeover

This is an exciting bedroom makeover for me. You know I love a good DIY project, and there are almost too many homemade solutions in this room to count! To keep costs low and achieve the look she envisioned for the space, interior designer Shannon Kaye made many of the elements herself: She painted the…

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Thursday July 7th, 2011

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before & after: a new backyard

We don’t get to see the actual process behind renovations very often, so this video version of a before & after in the making is a special treat. LA-based author and editor Jaime Morrison Curtis decided to decorate her porch for entertaining, lounging and making the most of summer. The already enviable porch space is…

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Tuesday August 19th, 2008

Thursday August 7th, 2008

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before and after: paula’s studio

it’s been a while since we’ve had a full room makeover so i was thrilled to see paula prass‘ office makeover land in my inbox this week. paula is an interior designer who just licensed her first line of fabrics through michael miller- she decided to makeover her design studio in celebration of the new…

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Thursday June 19th, 2008

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before and after: stephanie’s home

we’re undergoing a bit of an overhaul to our apartment right now so i’m really into seeing what other people do with a total makeover. designer stephanie hancock sent over these fun shots of her new home and i’m loving all the bright green. it’s such a fresh update to the raw space. thanks to…

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Thursday June 12th, 2008

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before: courtney’s dining room makeover

courtney at nesting instincts sent over her great diy dining room makeover. her old chairs were in serious need of some love- which was administered courtesy of a coat of shiny silver paint and new fabric from amy butler. combined with new tabletop decorations, they make up courtney’s three part dining room makeover. click here,…

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Thursday May 8th, 2008

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before and after: pia jane bijkerk

few things beat a professionally shot before and after story. designer and blogger pia jane bijkerk sent over these fantastic photos from a story she styled/designed for australian magazine home beautiful. this lovely french apartment (which was pia’s until a recent move to amsterdam with her boyfriend- aka ‘french boy’) was in need of a…

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Thursday May 1st, 2008

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before and after: sarah’s home

before and after: sarah’s home

today’s last before & after belongs to photographer and vegan cookbook superstar sarah kramer. sarah has done a number on her once-traditional home, updating it with fantastic vintage furniture and a wall full of one of my favorite all-time wallpaper prints. i hope you’ll enjoy the checking out the results of sarah’s before & after…

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Thursday April 24th, 2008

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before and after: 10 years of fun

i couldn’t resist sharing some more fantastic projects of benita larsson’s- benita entered (and was a finalist in) the d*s diy contest so i’ve been drooling over her home photos for the past month or so. these were a few of my favorite transformations of hers- all done over the last 10 years of home…

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Thursday February 21st, 2008