At Home Alterations

DIY Show Off reader, meet Mike and Katrina from At Home Alterations.  Isn’t that a great name for a DIY blog?  You know what’s better?  Their actual DIY and at home alterations.  You can see more (lots of DIY and before and after!) at their blog but here are a few of the projects they’ve mastered.

Costing just $634 and a lot of elbow grease, their kitchen went from this:

to this:

What they did:

  • tore up the linoleum and refinished the hardwood floors
  • painted the cabinets and replaced cabinet hardware
  • installed a space saving pot rack
  • painted the walls
  • DIY art

Full (and more) details and pictures here.  

Then, as if that wasn’t exhausting enough (they’ve only been in their home since the beginning of the year!), they did a guest bedroom makeover.  Here it is before:

Don’t rub your eyes.  You’re seeing the same room – here it is now:

What they did:

  • Sanded and re-stained and sealed the floor
  • Sanded the stars on the walls and repainted
  • Furnished/Decorated – using furniture they mostly already had and great bargain shopping
  • DIY art

Cost breakdown and more details here.

Mike and Katrina also entered their “Easter Bunny bathroom” into True Value’s Design SOS contest.  You can vote and view all entries at http://www.startrightstarthere.com/.  Mike and Katrina’s entry is #10!



Mike and Katrina – you’re doing an awesome job on your home.  I love your drive to DIY and get it done!  Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful transformations!  I think I can speak for all of us when I say – “Keep up the good work! We can’t wait to see more!”

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I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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