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06/20/2014 02:32 pm ET | Updated Aug 20, 2014

10 Before-and-After Projects You Can Do This Weekend (Really!)

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Feels like a good weekend for a project. And we've rounded up some of the best-ever projects from around the web. Ready to be inspired? Take a look.

Horizontal Striped Curtain DIY Project
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Like stripes? We do, too (especially to dress a window). These started with basic neutral-toned IKEA curtains and were transformed into stylish room décor.
Get the how-tos at cuckoo4design.blogspot.com

DIY Painted Woodcut Platter
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Tabletop transformations are some of our favorites. Especially when you can show them off at your next dinner party. A handsome slat of wood gets a brand new life with some surprising touches.
Get the how-tos at lovelyindeed.com

Neon Toe Flats
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Makeovers come in so many creative forms and fashions. Ballet flats get some spirit with hot pink and fluorescent yellow.
Get the how-tos at fun.kyti.me

Ikea Hemnes Dresser Hack
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Confession: We love IKEA hacks of all shapes and sizes. Since Hemnes already feels like a member of our family, it was inevitable for us not to go wild for this charming makeover.
Get the how-tos at thediyplaybook.com

Beau Hanging Planter
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If you don't look up, you'll risk missing out on the most beautiful accents. These high-flying dip-dyed planters will add an unexpected burst of cheer to an office or corner of your home. Plus, we Get the how-tos at forthemakers.com

Reupholstered Print Chair
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A good reupholstery project will always have a special place in our decorating hearts. For a modern approach, choose a bold fabric, like graphic black and white, to instantly update plain seats.
Get the how-tos at ispydiy.com

Painting the Painting Table
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Bet you wouldn't believe that this desk was originally black. Yep, really. Tackled by one of our favorite designing duo, this project is a must-try. Admit it, the home office is worth it.
Get the how-tos at yellowbrickhome.com

How to Create Floating Desk and Shelves
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Smart and creative ways of updating a space makes us oh-so-happy. Please direct your attention to this unbelievably clever project, which carves a work area into your home. Clean, modern, and functional.
Get the how-tos at manhattan-nest.com

Eraser Stamp Rainbow
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This piece of art was made especially for St. Patty's Day, but we love the unexpected tool and technique (pencil eraser as "brush") that created such a cheery masterpiece. This piece of art will invigorate a space all year long.
Get the how-tos at mermagblog.com

DIY Gold Striped Vases
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Obsess over flowers much? So do we. An ordinary bouquet of blooms gets an instant update when paired in an extra special vessel. A few bold golden bands give these $1 vases a surprising touch.
Get the how-tos at twotwentyone.net

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We're making our lists-and checking them twice and three times. If you have a favorite DIY blog that you think we should be checking out, then share it with us. And if it happens to be your own blog, we beg you not to be shy. (We're all friends around here.) E-mail krissy@domino.com with your recs.