Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A timeless change for a once pretty, pink bathroom


Ah the joys of a pink bathroom. While the internet is filled with examples of people keeping these 50s, 60s and 70s creations Nancy and Tony from Dream it, Build it, Style it decided their pink palace had to go. Keen to create a timeless bathroom they set to gutting and reformatting their room. The process took over 5 months but it's a dramatic change. Wherever you look in these before and after pictures the little details (like the kleenex box and the light fittings) help this bathroom stand out from the crowd. Amazing!

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Monday, 22 August 2011

Cabinets can transform a renovation


These great before and after images come to us via Flikr user peterslise. If you look closely many of the elements remain the same but with some clever cabinetry and a few key piece updates the transformation is amazing. It just goes to show you don't need to replace everything to get a great result. 

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Friday, 19 August 2011

A timeless change for a once pretty, pink bathroom


Ah the joys of a pink bathroom. While the internet is filled with examples of people keeping these 50s, 60s and 70s creations Nancy and Tony from Dream it, Build it, Style it decided their pink palace had to go. Keen to create a timeless bathroom they set to gutting and reformatting their room. The process took over 5 months but it's a dramatic change. Wherever you look in these before and after pictures the little details (like the kleenex box and the light fittings) help this bathroom stand out from the crowd. Amazing!

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New slip cover for a classic chair


It's amazing what you can find a secondhand and thrift stores. La Maison Reid was lucky enough to find a fantastic wing back chair that just needed a little tlc.

First, a cheap muslin was used to disguise the original dark fabric. After that white cotton formed the basis of the slip cover. After lots of pins, meters of piping and just a little cutting the final look came together. Amazing!

For more details on this and other redecorated pieces visit La Maison Reid.

 

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Just a little paint but a big bathroom transformation


It's amazing how a transformation starts. For Anne and Christopher at Hello Newman's it all started with a little leftover paint. Of course, once a little fresh paint goes on you need new light fittings, mirrors and towel rails. We like they way they operate! It's amazing that such a huge change can result from a little effort.

 

 

 

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Monday, 15 August 2011

Personal touches make the room (or bathroom in this case)


This fantastic bathroom comes to us from The Hillside Home. Plenty of people would have been satisfied with the 'before' shot but no sooner had home owner Ashley received the keys and bathroom renovation plans were underway. Looking for something a little old fashioned but with clean, modern lines, this dual sink and mirror transformation hits the mark. A few beach themed accents add a personalised touch. We can't wait to see the rest of this house as the renovation progresses. 

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Clever design means better function (oh and it looks great too!)


Tens of thousands of people (literally!) love the styling tips from Young House Love. In these before and after pics Sherry and John share their lounge/living room transformation. 

The old red fireplace seemed to suck the life out of the room and the strange little divider near the front door "just had to go!" A splash of paint took care of the fireplace and through clever furniture placement, the room has become a multipurpose living and dining room. Bamboo blinds and white curtains complete the look.

Could tens of thousands be wrong? We don't think so. Explore more at Young House Love.

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Friday, 12 August 2011

Gone is the 80s yellow and in are some timeless neutrals


This transformation comes to us via flickr so we don't have much info about the renovation process. But it's easy to see how effective a neutral colour scheme teamed with some chocolate feature pieces of furniture can be. Very nice…

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Early 1900's wow in a modern master bedroom.


All of us dream of having a room in our house that is good enough to be splashed across the pages of a magazine. We think Kylie from Knight Moves is well on track. This amazing bedroom transformation started with the old carpet needing replacement, but when Kylie found a timber floor was almost a cheap as carpet the real styling began.

According to Kylie there are a few more finishing touches needed, including removal of the wall mounted TV. 

We can't help but think there will be plenty of jealous readers pouring over these pics. Let us know what you think.

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Monday, 8 August 2011

What's hiding in the basement below? A fantastic hideaway of course.


Many of us have a downstairs or basement area that is so damp and dark we've considered farming mushrooms, rather than renovations. Not so for Alexson over at Bigger, Better, Best Blog.

After the basement started taking on water like a sinking ship, it was time to bring it to life. Gone is the old, mouldy carpet and the acres of beige. In their place are splashes of timber and green paint that can only be seen, not described.

There's even a little video tour over at Bigger, Better, Best Blog.

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Friday, 5 August 2011

Can we eat at a table that looks that great?


Many of us would be proud to have a dining room this classy. According to Kayla there is still plenty to do in this room (curtains, fabric to cover the chair seats and a large empty frame to surround the two on the wall) but the transformation is already impressive. 

All of the furniture pieces are actually family from Kayla's grandmother. Kayla spent many hours refinishing the dining set making this an amazing and inexpensive renovation. It's not hard to love that.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Any corner can become a cheerful dining area


The kitchen is the heart of  so many homes and it's no different for Kayla Aimee and her family. This great little dining area reno is covered in full at her blog but here are a few key details.

After the floors and walls were brought back to life a simple, cheap table and chairs and a bright table cloth bring the corner back to life. Eventually a higher table with stools will replace the low table (hence the high shelf) but for now the corner is complete except for one thing… CURTAINS!

Kayla isn't sure what curtains or blinds to choose. What do you think?

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Monday, 1 August 2011

Shaded and dark to bright and green


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We love this simple-yet-effective transformation of this front yard over at Young House Love. According to Sherry and John they "...did some major tree work, planted a ton of grass, laid a new stone pathripped down some country detailspainted our front door red, and upgraded the landscaping for the ultimate streetside transformation."