This one I picked up from Apartment Therapy - there something wholly intriguing about before-and-after shots, I find. You can't help but be impressed with the transformation here: What a lick of paint and a little creativity can do! This one is more for ideas and inspiration - click on the links under the pictures if you want to see how they did it. Have a look through then get your DIY hats on and get personalising those flea market finds.
Iris transforms a nondescript IKEA credenza to a statement 70s inspired designer piece.
Beverley's kitchen island goes from drab to fab.
It is amazing how beautiful this laminate bookshelf looks after painting it white on the outside, lovely contrasting green on the inside and adding some crown mouldings. Get all the details from the creative mind behind this one, Centsational Girl.
This occasional table that hadn't aged well not only looks new again but brings the hall bag up-to-date. Love the wallpaper too.
This paint job takes this dresser from mid-century to this century.
These retro pine chairs have a lovely shape but the varnish was chipping. Once painted their character is completely changed - there's so much you could do with chairs too!
This magazine rack fits right into that country cottage look once painted.
Lindsey picked this kitchen cart up for 25 cents! It was looking pretty worn but by simply painting the shelves it looks brand new - and beautiful too.
This dresser was a roadside find! By painting it a daring vibrant yellow it's been turned into a ray of sunshine.
Another one from Centsational Girl: this dresser is transformed with paint and a polish. A little secret picked up here to ensure you don't have brush stroke marks in the paint? She added paint extender which means the paint takes longer to dry allowing the brush stroked to fade away. Brilliant!
I think I like Iris's credenza and Centsational Girl's bookshelf the best. Which is your favourite? Do you have a Design-It-Yourself make over you're proud of? Send us a shot at blog [at] bemz [dot] com. We'd love to see it.