15 Before and After Trendy Decorating Tutorials


I love seeing before and after pictures of home decor and how stylin’ women decorate their homes.  Here are 15 before and after photos of decorating tutorials for you to try out in your own home.  Talk about going from trash to treasure!  You’re going to love these amazing transformations.

Before and After

Farmhouse Table {refinishing table}
1.  Farmhouse Table {refinishing table} ~ Refinishing table that was green to a gorgeous farmhouse table, a beautiful before and after tutorial on how to stain furniture.

Before and After washer and dryer

2.  Washer and Dryer Appliance Makeover ~ This brilliant appliance makeover before and after will have you dreaming of all the ugly appliances in your home that you can change! What problem can’t paint solve?

Before and After Pictures of Furniture

Before and After Pictures of Furniture

3.  How to Create a French Cabinet from Old Furniture ~ This post will show you how to think outside the box when it comes to repurposing old furniture. Kristy created a gorgeous French cabinet using various parts from existing furniture combined with new wood pieces.

4.  Upholstering Series {how to upholster} ~ Don’t be intimidated by reupholstering any longer! Sarah has taken great pains to explain how to upholster in a 10-post series.

5.  How to Make a Tufted Ottoman from a Coffee Table ~ Here is a step by step tutorial on how to turn a plain-jane coffee table into a beautiful tufted ottoman!

Faux Granite Painted Counter-tops

6.  Faux Granite Painted Counter-tops ~ An easy, no special tools or skills needed tutorial on how to paint your old, outdated laminate counter tops to look like brand new shiny granite!

How to Add Style to a Bunkbed

7.  How to Add Style to a Bunkbed  ~ You simply must see the before and after of this project! Learn how to transform simple metal bunk beds into something chic and gorgeous using fabric!

Before and After Photos of Accessories

Before and After Photos of Accessories

8.  How to Repurpose an Old Door ~ This is a fun idea of how to reuse an old door.  Apply magnetic chalkboard paint, turn horizontally, and hang on your wall as a weekly organizer.

9.  How to Hide a Thermostat ~ If you want to hide a thermostat, alarm keypad, or garage door opener, this tutorial is for you!

10.  Mason Jar Lights {DIY Lights} ~ How to turn simple mason jars into “restoration hardware” knock-off lighting.

11.  How to Style a Bookcase ~ Creating custom book covers for your entire library is no doubt a laborious feat, but just look at the end results! This is gorgeous! Learn how she did it by clicking on the link.

Before and After Rooms

Before and After Rooms

12.  Updating a 70?s bath {bathroom renovation} ~ A makeover with beadboard wallpaper, chair-rail molding, vinyl floor planks, and new accessories, along with some vintage finds. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to update your bathroom.

13.  How to Turn a Closet into an Office ~ This is the Cinderella story of a closet!  Once messy and disheveled, this closet receives a complete makeover and transforms into an office worthy of a prince!

14. How to Create a Book Nook ~ If you have a closet that isn’t getting much use, then why not transform it into a reading nook for your kiddo?  This step by step tutorial will show you how to build your own!

Before and After Rooms Foyer

15.  How to Create a Mud room ~ This mud room is gorgeous and functional especially considering the super tight quarters with doors opening at practically every angle.

More Before and After Projects

Thanks Ladies! I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {{knuckle bumps}} Also, don’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page for even more activities for kids, creative ideas, and free tutorials.

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  1. The how to hide a thermostat link is broken, and the search returned no articles. can you repost or send it to me?

    Thanks!! 🙂

  2. Seeing the two tone furniture makeover is really in right now! Thank you for sharing all these amazing makeovers! With love, My

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