Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dramatic Makeovers

I love makeovers! I've blogged about makeovers many times before - everything from DIY furniture updates to full interior design overhauls. I will never tire of seeing a sad space that appears to be hopeless, transformed into a shiny new one that makes your jaw drop. Today I'm featuring several fantastic makeovers from Canadian House & Garden (except #6, which is from one of my own projects :). Enjoy and please share your thoughts on your favorite re-design(s) and/or what you think makes the biggest difference in transforming a space.

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(2) DATED KITCHEN TURNED SUNNY AND SPECTACULAR
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(3)DRAB LIVING ROOM TURNED BRIGHT AND CHIC
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(4) DARK & DATED KITCHEN TURNED LIGHT AND MODERN
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(5) UGLY, WALLPAPERED BATHROOM TO SLIQUE AND MODERN
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(6) DARK & DEPRESSING OPEN LIVING AREA TURNED MODERN & HAPPY
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(7) BORING & LIFELESS DEN TO BOLD & COLORFUL 
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(8) CLUTTERED BASEMENT TO FRESH AND ORGANIZED LIVING ROOM

20 comments:

  1. These are so fun to look at. Your makeover is unbelieveable. You almost can't tell it's the same room! I'm about a day or two worth of work away from having my kitchen & dining makeover complete. I will have to send you the pictures when I'm done and see what you think!

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  2. Love that basement! I just love to see before and afters! The first hallway pic though i kinda prefer before!

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  3. Wow, what differences! I like before and afters. Often it must be not so dramatic to achieve a significant change.

    VINTAGE

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  4. Incredible, before and afters. I really love the basement makeover.

    www.chicmodernvintage.com

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  5. House & Home has always been my favourite mag - they have the best makeovers! Love yours - I can't believe it's the same space!! :)

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  6. I love before and after! This is just so pretty! :)

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  7. Love a good makeover! It's so inspiring to see what can be created from something in need of help.. that kitchen is insane, I can hardly believe it's the same space!
    Flick

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  8. Wow! These are all fantastic. Great post as always!

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  9. Ahh! I looove before and afters!

    The basement one is amazing. Basements can be so hard to work with. And, you own project (#6) is lovely. I like how you changed the frame around the windows. It really softens the room.

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  10. I love makeovers!! and the basement one is amazing!! Love n.3 too.

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  11. I love the yellow wall in the kitchen! perfect!

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  12. Dramatic indeed!! I can't even believe the basement is the same space...unbelievable!

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  13. I really love what you did with #6! It's just so invited and cozy and sunny! Those colors work so well together. LOVE it!

    Take Care!

    onesimpleplace.blogspot.com

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  14. oh my! these are so inspiring!

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  15. Love the stairwell

    XOXO,

    http://outfitid.com/

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  16. i love before and after pics. i actually just posted some before and after pics on my blog today if you want to see them. i think the easiest thing that makes the most dramatic difference is a coat of paint, new curtains, or adding a large mirror or other wall hangings. a room can look completely transformed even with the same furniture sometimes. i love #6 that you did too! the shelves are great. we're about to build floor to ceiling shelves in one room that is like 18 ft. tall. wish me luck!

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  17. wow gorgeous. I love your taste! Don't have my own place yet - but someday I'll require your expertise.

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  18. Wow love those makeovers, they are amazing!

    All things nice...

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