Tiny Condo Bathroom Makeover – Before and After

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It's finished!  My tiny bathroom makeover, that I thought would only take a few days and ended up taking over a month, is finally done. It's definitely not my best makeover ever.  And quite honestly, if we weren't planning on moving in at the end of the month and were planning on staying here, I would have done many things differently, … [Read more...]

20-Day Small Bathroom Makeover – Before and After

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My small bathroom makeover is finished, and I made my goal of getting it finished in 20 days!! (That's 20 working days, not 20 calendar days.) And I packed this bathroom full of small bathroom design ideas, all done on a budget. The "before" bathroom was full of apartment-grade...well...everything -- the cheap laminate countertop with the … [Read more...]

My Small Condo Laundry Room (a.k.a. Hallway Makeover) Before & After

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When you live in 834 square feet, the idea of having an actual laundry room is nothing but a dream. We small space dwellers have to carve out specialized utility space where we can find it, and I just happened to find space in my hallway. So now, after a creative hallway makeover, I basically have a small laundry room. It's out in the open, it's … [Read more...]

My Tiny Condo Breakfast Room Makeover – Before and After

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My breakfast room is finally finished. And...well...it's bright and colorful! Nobody ever accused me of being afraid of color, that's for sure!! :) It has taken me forever to get to this room finished, so let me remind you how this room looked when we bought our condo. And let me also remind you that as soon as we were handed the keys, I walked … [Read more...]

Before & After: My Kitchen, Finally Finished!!

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Well, it's finished.  I was beginning to think it would never happen, but my kitchen is finished.  And it only took three years.  Or was it four?  Heck, I've lost count by now.  And I still have a couple of projects to finish for the dining area, so I really am just going to show you the kitchen today.  Hopefully I'll have the dining area … [Read more...]

My Mom’s Bathroom Remodel:: Before & After

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A few days ago, I got an e-mail from my mom that said, "Just wondering why you don't have our bathroom under Rooms I Designed." Good question! It's one of my favorite projects I've ever done, so I definitely needed to get that post linked up under the "Rooms I Designed" tab. So I searched for the post. And I searched again. And I searched some … [Read more...]

John & Alice’s Family Room

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Did you think I was going to flake out on you again?  Well, I’m not.  I actually have the pictures today! So let’s get right to it.  I’ve been working on John & Alice’s family room for what seems like forever, and there were about a thousand DIY projects that went into this room (that might be a slight exaggeration, but you can see all of … [Read more...]

John & Alice’s Kitchen

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Well, it’s finally finished.  Finally.  The kitchen…finished.  The family room…finished!!  I was beginning to think this day would never come. I’m going to do this reveal in two different posts, and not because I just like to draw things out, but because we had a bit of technical difficulty with the camera.  We were able to get some pictures of … [Read more...]

Cassandra’s Dining Room

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Cassandra’s dining room is finally finished!!  It was a long project, taking right at a year to complete, but I think the final result is quite spectacular. For those of you who don’t remember Cassandra, let me start at the beginning. Cassandra contacted me at the beginning of last year wanting help with her dining room.  At the time her … [Read more...]

Gwen’s Master Bedroom

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I can't believe I've taken this long to show you how Gwen's bedroom turned out!! Remember Gwen's bedroom? I painted her furniture, made a new diamond-tufted upholstered headboard, make new draperies, and painted the walls a beautiful medium brown. I also updated the adjoining master bathroom. This bedroom was redecorated on a budget.  While I … [Read more...]