A “Boring and Plain” Kid’s Room Is Anything but After a Colorful Redo
All of the DIY projects totaled $1,115
A $1,000 Kids’ Bedroom Makeover Adds Lots of Vertical Drama
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The DIY ceiling is a must-see.
Oct 2, 2023
Surprise! This Chic Playroom’s New $560 Storage Is Actually IKEA
The stylish storage isn’t the only improvement in this one-time dining room.
Sep 19, 2023
A Small Bedroom Redo Uses Kitchen Cabinetry — and It Totally Works!
That’s just one idea to steal from this sweet bedroom redo with “small fairytale nook” style.
Sep 11, 2023
B&A: A “Pocket of Sunshine” Bedroom Redo Is a Maximalist Teenage Dream
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And for under $1,000!
Aug 27, 2023
B&A: A Four-Phase Playroom Project Brings More Color and Less Clutter
If you want a chic arched cabinet without having to pay big bucks for it, check out this playroom’s cool IKEA hack.
Aug 6, 2023
B&A: A Surf-Style Redo Turns a Plain Room into the Ultimate Kid Space
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It's the perfect place to hang 10 (and hang out).
Jul 30, 2023
B&A: A Kid’s Bedroom Goes from Green Stripes to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
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The kid wanted a Star Wars-themed bedroom; the DIYer wanted to stick to a $500 budget. Here’s how they succeeded on both counts.
Jul 11, 2023
B&A: A $1,000 Kids’ Room Redo Has Custom Built-ins to Corral Clutter
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The rock climbing wall is a must-see!
Jul 7, 2023
B&A: A Grown-Up Office Gets a New Life as a Cheery Blue Nursery
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Out went the dark paint, and in came a fun mural and fresh wall color.
Jun 24, 2023
B&A: A Spare Room Becomes a Chic Nursery with DIYs Starting at $70
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It’s fit for an incredibly stylish baby!
Jun 7, 2023
B&A: A Dated Bathroom Gets a Luxe, Island-Inspired Designer Glow-Up
It’s inspired by a Stevie Wonder song, y’all!
Apr 29, 2023
B&A: A Money-Saving Paint Mural Adds Color and Whimsy to a Kid’s Room
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“This makeover made me realize I’m way more into paint than power tools,” this DIYer says.
Apr 13, 2023
B&A: An Underutilized Closet Becomes a Creative Crafting Station for $150
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“Cloffices” aren’t just for adults.
Apr 1, 2023
Before and After: A Gray-on-Gray Bathroom Gets a Bright Facelift for Just $200
No major renovations needed.
Mar 27, 2023
B&A: This 1912 Bedroom's Cheery Redo Gives Original Features a Brighter New LookProjects & Improvements
The homeowners thought this space looked "spooky" before, but some strategic design choices helped bring out the best in the original features.
Mar 8, 2023
B&A: A Cluttered Closet Gets a New, More Organized Life as a Sweet Nursery Nook
This smart redo is small-space living exemplified.
Feb 9, 2023
B&A: A One-Bedroom Apartment Sneaks in a Nursery with This Cute and Clever Redo
Because of their limited square footage, these renters didn't want to bring in baby stuff for the sake of stuff. Maximizing vertical space was key, and they did this by way of wall-mounted book racks, a hanging clothes rack, and floating shelves to hold baby care essentials.
Jan 19, 2023
B&A: A Hand-Me-Down Bunk Bed Inspires a Whole-Room Redo in a Cheery Color Combo
This kid's room makes a total 180 thanks to bright new paint and new decor.
Jan 13, 2023
B&A: A Blank Builder-Grade Bedroom Gets a Kid-Friendly Yet Clutter-Free Revamp
This kid's room redo is packed with great ideas for staying organized.
Jan 7, 2023
B&A: A $600 Accent Wall Brings the Perfect Dose of Cozy to a Boho-Style NurseryProjects & Improvements
A single statement wall goes a long way in this transformation.
Dec 31, 2022
B&A: 3 Clever Paint Projects Plus Handmade Touches Create This Charming Nursery
"When I found out I was pregnant, I was so excited to give my baby a space of her own that was stimulating, inspiring and fun," this homeowner says.
Dec 20, 2022
B&A: A $100 Paint Project Gives a Plain Guest Room the Look of Pricey WallpaperProjects & Improvements
A little paint and some art skills go a long way in this transformation.
Dec 12, 2022
B&A: A $400 DIY Bunkbed and Imaginative Decor Transform a Bland Kids' Bedroom
"This kid's room was pretty boring for my boys' huge imagination," this mom and DIYer says of the plain before — so she gave it a redo fit for their personalities.
Dec 7, 2022
B&A: A Bland Kid's Bedroom Gets a Whopping Dose of Color and Personality Projects & Improvements
It's hard to keep a smile off your face when looking at the "after."
Nov 22, 2022
B&A: A Boring Basement Bedroom Becomes a Tween-age Dream with a DIY Ombre Wall
Interior designer Ashley Izsak's twin daughters used to share a room, but eventually, the tween girls were begging for their own rooms, and with a third kiddo on the way, as sentimental as it made Ashley feel splitting up the twins, it was finally time to shift things around.
Oct 20, 2022
B&A: A $600 DIY Revamp Fills This Plain Bedroom with Color and Whimsy
The "after" is perfect for an imaginative, color-loving kid — but adults will find inspo here, too.
Oct 1, 2022
B&A: This Teeny Bedroom's Boho-Meets-Whimsical Redo Spares No Detail
A 9-year-old's new bedroom receives a very pink renovation.
Aug 28, 2022
B&A: A Stuck-in-the-'70s Basement Transforms into a Bright, Inviting Play Space
This basement's color palette went from fluorescent orange and sage green to all-white and serene.
Aug 20, 2022
B&A: A Home Office Becomes a Cool Kid's Room in This $400 DIY-Filled RedoProjects & Improvements
A DIY bed, shelving, desk, and mural make for a pretty cool kid's room — and one lucky kid.
Aug 12, 2022
B&A: Easy Paint Projects Give One Kid's Blank Bedroom a Colorful, Cheery Redo
Simple paint projects make a major difference in this now-rainbow-hued room.
Jul 8, 2022
B&A: An $800 Closet-Turned-Nursery Proves the Powerful Potential of Small SpacesProjects & Improvements
It's packed with DIYs and great small-space IKEA finds.
Apr 17, 2022
B&A: A $7 Thrifted Cabinet Gets a Gorgeous Floral-Themed New Look for $200Projects & Improvements
This sad-looking cabinet got a delicate and sophisticated makeover.
Apr 9, 2022
B&A: A Two-Tone Paint Job Breathes New Life into a Once-Lackluster Kid's RoomProjects & Improvements
"Our son cried the day we moved in as he thought that’s how his room would always look!" this homeowner says of the before.
Mar 26, 2022
B&A: A Neutral Nursery Gets a Bold, Colorful Big Kid Look with a $600 RefreshProjects & Improvements
The project includes an easy IKEA desk hack and a great artwork-displaying idea.
Mar 11, 2022
Before and After: An Old Yellowed Bathroom Gets a $900, DIY-Packed MakeoverProjects & Improvements
This bathroom has the ultimate DIY solutions for concealing ugly tile.
Mar 7, 2022
Before and After: A Catchall Storage Space Becomes a Sweet Nursery for $1,000Projects & Improvements
This in-between space is now reaching its full potential.
Jan 31, 2022
B&A: A Boring Basement Gets a Jaw-Dropping, Kid-Friendly Redo Full of WhimsyProjects & Improvements
The after is an explosion of color, pattern, and imagination.
Jan 30, 2022
Before & After: A So-So Spare Bedroom Becomes a Serene and Tropical Boho NurseryProjects & Improvements
The redo turned a "meh" sleep space into a dreamy retreat.
Nov 16, 2021
B&A: Four Days and $5,000 Make a 9-Year-Old's Bedroom Totally Unrecognizable
An aunt created a brand-new, totally cute and chic bedroom for her niece that can change as her style and interests change.
Oct 14, 2021
Before and After: A Hodgepodge Bath Reaches Its Full, Period Style Potential Projects & Improvements
With IKEA cabinetry, Semihandmade Shaker cabinet door fronts, fresh paint, and a lot of classic tile!
Oct 2, 2021
Before & After: A Dated Bath Becomes a Serene, Boutique Hotel-Like SpaceProjects & Improvements
And manages to hold onto some of its 1920s period charm, too!
Aug 28, 2021
B&A: 2 Rainbow Paint Projects Totaling $170 Brighten This Once-Boring NurseryProjects & Improvements
"Go for it! Have fun! It’s just paint" is officially a color month motto.
Jul 26, 2021
B&A: This Dreamy Kid's Bedroom Redo Is Packed with Clever DIYsProjects & Improvements
This bedroom has style inspiration for all ages.
Jun 29, 2021
B&A: This $300 Nursery Redo Features a Stylish DIY That's Fit for Adults, TooProjects & Improvements
Even with nothing in it, this space felt dark and cramped — but a cheerful redo made it feel more spacious and inviting.
Jun 3, 2021
B&A: Most of the Furniture in This $420 Playroom Is Built From ScratchProjects & Improvements
This playroom is like a mini studio apartment. "I am so proud that I built almost everything in here with my own two hands," the homeowner says.
May 14, 2021
B&A: $50 Painted Murals Add Sunshine to this Once Dingy White NurseryProjects & Improvements
"Smoker’s yellow” walls get a rainbow revamp.
May 6, 2021
Before and After: This Couple Fit a Whole Nursery into Their BedroomProjects & Improvements
Featuring an IKEA hack changing table!
Nov 13, 2020
The 12 Best Kids' Bedroom Makeovers We've Ever SeenProjects & Improvements
Let these happy, kid-friendly spaces inspire your next project.
Nov 11, 2020
Before and After: A Fresh Take on Board-and-Batten for This Plain NurseryProjects & Improvements
You could copy this look for any room of your home.
Aug 22, 2020
Before and After: A Bright, Inviting Redo for a Multi-Use Living SpaceProjects & Improvements
This space is just as beautiful as it is functional.
Aug 2, 2020
Before and After: A Dramatic, Magical Transformation for This Boring BedroomProjects & Improvements
You'll want to steal ideas for your own bedroom.
Aug 1, 2020
Before & After: Nancy’s $5 Wall TreatmentProjects & Improvements
Nancy was recently faced with the challenge of completing a quick and affordable bedroom makeover for a couple who is adopting three siblings. She transformed a guest room into a bright and airy girl’s room in only five days, and while there are plenty of lovely touches in the space, it’s her simple and cheap solution for a wall treatment that really stopped me in my tracks.
Jul 17, 2020
Before & After: Baby Takes Over the Home OfficeProjects & Improvements
Stacy had a great home office. The question was, would it be a great nursery, especially if she wanted to re-use many of the same pieces? Let’s see what this room looks like reconfigured as a nursery and which items Stacy kept in the space: Sweet, right? As you can see, Stacy kept the gray paint along with the colorful turquoise shutters (re-repurposed from her wedding). The fetching tissue paper artwork is a DIY project.
Jul 17, 2020
Before & After: Bookcase Lightens Up for a Kid’s RoomProjects & Improvements
Soffia bought two of these tall, imposing pieces at an Icelandic Goodwill—I’ve dubbed them “bookdenzas”—and wanted to lighten them up and give them some personality to use in her son’s bedroom. Here’s what she came up with: Soffia tells us: The tall book case is an old piece of living room furniture that was very popular in Iceland in the 70s and 80s. I bought it for around $40 at a local Goodwill.
Jul 16, 2020
Before & After: The Mural That Will Change Your Mind About MuralsProjects & Improvements
This ruddy red (marsala?) room color is quite nice, but perhaps not entirely suited to its 2-year-old occupant, Vera. Her mother, Petra Probstner, took a big risk and painted murals on all four walls mimicking the urban landscape of Chicago that lay outside the windows. The result is, frankly, breathtaking. Amazing, right?? As you can see in the progress photo below, she taped the mural off and then filled it in with grey, mint green and peachy-pink paint. Thanks for sharing, Petra Probstner!
Mar 11, 2020
Before & After: Guest Room Turned Big Boy RoomProjects & Improvements
I love Before and Afters that feature something hideous or lackluster transformed into something beautiful and creative. This is not that kind of Before and After. This is a perfectly nice guest room completely overhauled to become a “big boy” room for a 2-year-old.Amanda wrote to share this house project with us. The carpeting stayed, but that is about the only thing that didn’t change, including the paint on the walls.
Mar 11, 2020
Before and After: A Cheery Nursery Filled with IKEA HacksProjects & Improvements
Honestly? I'd live in this nursery.
Feb 21, 2020