Before & After Projects

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See how DIY updates (for $630) transformed a "cold and dismal" kitchen into a colorful, '70s-inspired room.
See This “Tired” Kitchen Get a Cheery Yellow ‘70s Makeover (for $630!)
See how DIY updates (for $630) transformed a "cold and dismal" kitchen into a colorful, '70s-inspired room.
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See how I transformed my dated living room to create a dreamy hangout spot that features a gorgeous vintage brick wall.
See How I Transformed My Dated Living Room into a Dreamy Hangout
See how I transformed my dated living room to create a dreamy hangout spot that features a gorgeous vintage brick wall.
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See how renter-friendly changes make a dated bathroom with a blue tub feel contemporary and creative. The tub stays put.
This No-Demo Bathroom Redo Makes a Blue 1950s Tub Look Totally Chic
See how renter-friendly changes make a dated bathroom with a blue tub feel contemporary and creative. The tub stays put.
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See how a paint and peel-and-stick makeover takes a studio kitchen from "beyond busted" to "functioning and welcoming.”
A “Beyond Busted” Studio Kitchen Gets a Cozy Two-Day Makeover (for $1,400!)
See how a paint and peel-and-stick makeover takes a studio kitchen from "beyond busted" to "functioning and welcoming.”
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See how new tile floors, a vintage-style toilet, and a bright green mural come together in this small bathroom makeover.
A Crumbling 1970s Bathroom Gets a Makeover That’s a True Work of Art
See how new tile floors, a vintage-style toilet, and a bright green mural come together in this small bathroom makeover.
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See how this kitchen goes from cookie-cutter to English countryside in a makeover with a DIY green tile backsplash.
See a Cookie Cutter Kitchen Get a Dramatic Green and Black Makeover
See how this kitchen goes from cookie-cutter to English countryside in a makeover with a DIY green tile backsplash.
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See how one design writer upgraded her 1938 bathroom with new drywall, trim, penny tile, and an electric blue paint job.
See a “Way Dated” Guest Bath Become a Dreamy Blue Oasis for Just $2,100
See how one design writer upgraded her 1938 bathroom with new drywall, trim, penny tile, and an electric blue paint job.
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See how white paint, built-in bookshelves, and antique furniture give this bedroom a vintage-inspired makeover.
Before & After: See How a “Dark Hole” Bedroom Transforms with Dreamy Built-in Bookshelves
See how white paint, built-in bookshelves, and antique furniture give this bedroom a vintage-inspired makeover.
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See how a built-in bench, dining table upcycle, and dark brown paint make this dining room cozy.
See an Awkward Dining Nook Transformed with Rich Brown Paint (and More!)
See how a built-in bench, dining table upcycle, and dark brown paint make this dining room cozy.
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See how this interior designer renovated her 1980s kitchen with white cabinets and gray countertops before selling it.
See a “Dark, Cramped” ’80s Kitchen Get a Fresh, Airy Update
See how this interior designer renovated her 1980s kitchen with white cabinets and gray countertops before selling it.
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See how blue-gray paint, shiplap, and a smart workspace setup revive a “plain” home office.
See How a Dramatic Paint Color Transforms This Home Office
See how blue-gray paint, shiplap, and a smart workspace setup revive a “plain” home office.
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See how fresh tile transforms a dated 2000s kitchen without replacing the original wood cabinets.
See How New Tile Transforms These 2000s Kitchen Cabinets (Instantly!)
See how fresh tile transforms a dated 2000s kitchen without replacing the original wood cabinets.
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See how all new tiles rescue this orange bathroom that hadn’t been updated since 1985.
See How a Stuck-in-the-’80s Bathroom Got a Serene New Makeover
See how all new tiles rescue this orange bathroom that hadn’t been updated since 1985.
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See how a couple turned a dated white kitchen into a cozy cottage kitchen on a budget. Apartment Renovation, Nyc Apartment, Apartment Therapy, Glasgow, Update, Bright, Modern, Trendy Tree, Home Ideas
See a “Very White” Kitchen Get a Warm, Cottage-Inspired Update
See how a couple turned a dated white kitchen into a cozy cottage kitchen on a budget.
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See how fresh wallpaper, a fireplace upgrade, vintage finds, and added storage enhance this historic home’s bedroom. Salvaged Furniture, Furniture Legs, Painted Paneling, Wall Paneling, 1910 Bedroom, Diy Ledge, Anaglypta Wallpaper, Eclectic Design Style, Bedroom Makeover Diy
See This “Grubby” 1910 Bedroom Get a Cozy Makeover (and More Storage!)
See how fresh wallpaper, a fireplace upgrade, vintage finds, and added storage enhance this historic home’s bedroom.
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See how a checkerboard paint job transforms a basic brown-framed mirror in one weekend — for only $12. Mirror Makeover, Brown Mirror, Room Transformation, Ikea Hack, Checkerboard, Basic, Piecings, Frame, Projects
See a “Blah” Brown Mirror Become a Stylish Statement Piece for Just $12
See how a checkerboard paint job transforms a basic brown-framed mirror in one weekend — for only $12.
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See how peel-and-stick-wallpaper, green paint, and a gold resin countertop DIY add color to this “bland” ‘90s kitchen. Before After Home, Before After Kitchen, Oak Wooden Flooring, Popular Kitchen Colors, British Paints, Resin Countertops, 1920s House, Wooden Counter, Paint Brands
See How This “Bland” ‘90s Kitchen Got a Forest-Glam Redo (for $130!)
See how peel-and-stick-wallpaper, green paint, and a gold resin countertop DIY add color to this “bland” ‘90s kitchen.
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See how this pro food stylist reimagined her bland kitchen with '90s cabinets and changed it into calm, compact kitchen. Black Farmhouse Sink, English Country Kitchens, Shaker Style Cabinets, Dark Countertops, Kitchen Transformation, Compact Kitchen, Dirty Dishes
See How ’90s Shaker-Style Cabinets Get a “Dramatic, Earthy” Makeover
See how this pro food stylist reimagined her bland kitchen with '90s cabinets and changed it into calm, compact kitchen.
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See how a DIY accent wall, painted black ceiling, IKEA hack, and decor add an eclectic, thrifted vibe to this bedroom. Thrifty Diy, Diy Accent Wall, Builder Grade, Black Ceiling, Ledges
See How a Builder-Grade Bedroom Becomes a Thrifty DIY Dream
See how a DIY accent wall, painted black ceiling, IKEA hack, and decor add an eclectic, thrifted vibe to this bedroom.
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See how green paint and wallpaper and a black toilet make this cookie-cutter bathroom much bolder. Black Toilet, Bathroom Wallpaper, Green Wallpaper, Bland, Bathroom Makeover, Cutter, Cookie
See How I Gave My Once-Bland Bathroom a “Scandinavian Chaos” Makeover
See how green paint and wallpaper and a black toilet make this cookie-cutter bathroom much bolder.
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See how a wavy DIY headboard, pink paint, and an IKEA PAX closet system stylishly upgrade an “uninspired” bedroom. Ikea Pax Closet, Diy Headboards, Uninspired, Closet System, Bedroom Makeover, Wavy, Upgrade
See How a Trendy DIY Headboard Adds Personality to an “Uninspired” Bedroom
See how a wavy DIY headboard, pink paint, and an IKEA PAX closet system stylishly upgrade an “uninspired” bedroom.
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See how just a can of paint and a few simple swaps transformed this white, boring studio kitchen into a cozy, warm space. Apartment Projects, Dream Apartment, Home Projects, Windowless Kitchen, Vintage Band Posters, Nashville Art, Studio Kitchen
See How a Windowless Kitchen Gets a Bright New Look (for $250!)
See how just a can of paint and a few simple swaps transformed this white, boring studio kitchen into a cozy, warm space.
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See how $10 peel-and-stick wallpaper and budget-friendly furniture turn a bedroom into a spacious closet and workspace. Closet Office, Bedroom Office, Peel And Stick Wallpaper, Budget Friendly, Work Space, Spacious
Before and After: An Unused Bedroom Becomes a Colorful “Cloffice” in a $2,000 Redo
See how $10 peel-and-stick wallpaper and budget-friendly furniture turn a bedroom into a spacious closet and workspace.
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See how adding fluted texture to this IKEA MALM’s drawer front gives it a more bespoke look. Ikea Malm, Drawer Fronts, Bespoke, Makeover, Drawers, Texture, Ideas
Before and After: A $65 IKEA MALM Makeover Repurposes Another Familiar IKEA Product
See how adding fluted texture to this IKEA MALM’s drawer front gives it a more bespoke look.
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See how black and white tile floors, a mint vanity, and white paint bring this orange bathroom into the 21st century. Orange Bathroom Paint, Mint Bathroom, Orange Bathrooms, White Tile Floor, Black And White Tiles, White Paints
Before and After: My Pumpkin-Orange Bathroom’s Makeover Is a True Cinderella Story
See how black and white tile floors, a mint vanity, and white paint bring this orange bathroom into the 21st century.
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See how paint — and lots of stripes — give a dated-yet-colorful bedroom even more color and character in this makeover. Pink Lamp, Red Lamp, Bedroom Styles, Bedroom Colors, Striped Bedroom, Eclectic Maximalist, Bohemian Living Room Decor, Small Closet Space
Before and After: A Studio Bedroom Gets a $1,250 Redo That’s a Maximalist’s Dream
See how paint — and lots of stripes — give a dated-yet-colorful bedroom even more color and character in this makeover.
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See how paint — and lots of stripes — give a dated-yet-colorful bedroom even more color and character in this makeover.
Before and After: A Studio Bedroom Gets a $1,250 Redo That’s a Maximalist’s Dream
See how paint — and lots of stripes — give a dated-yet-colorful bedroom even more color and character in this makeover.
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See how a renter added tons of color to her “incredibly boring and beige” kitchen without making any permanent changes. Kitchen Cabinet Colors, Kitchen Colors, Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Ideas, Vinyl Floor Mat, Vinyl Flooring, Apartment Hacks, Green Beadboard
Before and After: A “Boring Beige” Studio Kitchen Gets a $600 Peel-and-Stick Makeover
See how a renter added tons of color to her “incredibly boring and beige” kitchen without making any permanent changes.
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See how a custom lofted bed, a painted desk, and cactus-print wallpaper transform a "boring and plain" kid's room. Painted Desk, Cactus Print, Print Wallpaper, Kids' Room, Room Makeover, Boring, Loft Bed
Before and After: A “Boring and Plain” Kid’s Room Is Anything but After a Colorful Redo
See how a custom lofted bed, a painted desk, and cactus-print wallpaper transform a "boring and plain" kid's room.
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See how a built-in bench with storage and statement-making wallpaper create a well-designed dining area for a family. Dining Room Style, Dining Nook, Built In Bench, Bench With Storage, Pendant Light Fitting, Small Windows, Fashion Room
Before and After: A Space-Savvy Dining Nook Makeover Features a “Wallpaper Canopy”
See how a built-in bench with storage and statement-making wallpaper create a well-designed dining area for a family.
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