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Designer in a Binder Customer Transformations

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Want to see what our Designer in a Binder® customers are doing in their own homes using the interior decorating system I've created?! It's pretty amazing!

This post will be updated weekly with a new Designer in a Binder customer transformation–the most recent transformation is always first. But if you've come here looking for a different one, just scroll down. It is here somewhere!

If you are looking for room transformations in my own home, you can click HERE to tour our old house and click HERE to tour our current home.

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Customer Transformation of the Week

September 20, 2022- Y'all, Cheri's kitchen is almost unrecognizable even though NONE of the major elements changed. This is what paint and a new backsplash can do 😱

September 13, 2022- Sabrina's kitchen transformation is such a good example of completely transforming a kitchen WITHOUT doing a huge, expensive remodel! Amazing!

September 6, 2022- Whitney's bedroom makeover is a great example of how small changes can make a HUGE impact! You don't need a huge budget to make a major change in a room. The chairs, art, throw pillows and curtain panels cozy this room up so much!

August 30, 2022- Talk about the power of relatively small changes in this nook of Liz's home! The molding and paint add texture and interest and most importantly, really ground and define this space. She also swapped out the side chairs for comfy, leather armchairs and removed the drop-leaf table in favor of a smaller table that has the correct scale for the space. A total transformation without changing everything!

August 24, 2022- Jen transformed this drab and dreary room into an absolutely gorgeous and functional homeschooling space for her family. I love the rug she chose and the color palette so much. And she really maximized the space with a smart floor plan!

August 16, 2022- Kristen completely transformed the outdated floor of her screened-in-porch with paint and a stencil. Isn't it INCREDIBLE?! I am amazed by how the texture of the original floor isn't even noticeable anymore!

August 9, 2022- Tonya's garage transformation is a PERFECT example of creating spaces that you will USE even if it's out of the ordinary! I absolutely love what she did to brighten up her garage space since it's the space she enters and exits her home every day. This is what Tonya said when she shared this project, “First time using Designer in a Binder and started in my garage since that is how we enter our home 99% of the time. I have always felt stressed pulling into my trashed, not cute garage but now it has become an extra little patio living space that I have my coffee and visit with my kids and neighbors. I loved using the binder and will now move to my entryway and work my way thru my condo. One room at a time. Also I loved how it helped me focus on just one room, I stopped buying and /or looking for stuff in other rooms, and just focused on my garage. I am so happy with the final product!”

August 3, 2022- This bathroom transformation by Karen is incredible! I love that it shows how you can completely update a bathroom without changing the layout, which helps keep renovation costs down. And I think I can tell what her crucial element was (an important part of the Designer in a Binder® process)! Can you?

July 26, 2022- I am in awe of how Rachel used Designer in a Binder® to transform her dated family room. It's so modern and gorgeous now! And she accomplished this without any demolition. She just reinvented the elements already in the space. Beautiful!

July 5, 2022- I love what Tracy did to add color and pattern to her formerly boring bathroom with the help of Designer in Binder®. And it's a budget-friendly transformation. She painted her cabinets (this is how I recommend painting cabinets) and painted her countertops (like we painted our kitchen countertops to look like marble).

boring builder-grade bathroom before using Designer in a Binder
bathroom makeover using Designer in a Binder

June 28, 2022- I literally had to compare these photos more than once to confirm that they are the same space! LeAnn's kitchen transformation is dramatic but budget-friendly–my favorite combination. Never underestimate how powerful paint and some creative solutions can be in transforming a space!!!! By taking that shelf out above the cabinets and leveling out the countertop, this kitchen space looks totally different. I'm blown away!

June 21, 2022- Valerie's bathroom is hands-down one of my favorite Designer in Binder® transformations EVER! It just goes to show that every space has unlimited potential! And I love the juxtaposition of the brick and marble! It's absolutely stunning!

June 14, 2022– Nancy's lounge transformation using Designer in a Binder®is a good one! The board and batten, the light fixture, the color palette are all beautiful! 

June 6, 2022- Karen's bathroom transformation is a BIG one! I love how she incorporated the tips in Designer in a Binder about adding in texture and dimension with that wood wall treatment. And she obviously used her crucial element to guide her color choices. It's so good!

May 31, 2022- Ebby has been a member of the Designer in a Binder®  private Facebook group since 2021 and has shared some AMAZING room transformations with our community. I have loved them all, but her dining room transformation is still my favorite! I love this transformation so much. And I think Ebby may love the color pink as much as I do!

May 24, 2022- Anne's bedroom transformation is a great example of how adding pattern, dimension (the wall treatment) and a pop of color (that painted color-block in the corner is GENIUS) can make a huge impact in a space!

May 17, 2022- Tawnya NAILED her dining room makeover with the help of Designer in a Binder®. It just goes to show how much you can totally change a room WITHOUT changing any of your furniture!

May 10, 2022- I literally gasped when I saw this half-bathroom transformation by Designer in a Binder customer, Brandy! She started with a blank slate and it would have been easy to install a run-of-the-mill bathroom, but Brandy went for something bold and colorful. And I loooooove it!!!!

May 3, 2022- I'm a sucker for a good wallpaper and the one that Designer in a Binder® customer Christina picked for her bedroom is AMAZING! It's a great example of how color and pattern can completely transform a room! 

April 26, 2022- I adore the way Brooke brought color and life into her family room to give it a totally new look with the help of Designer in a Binder®. It's hard to believe it's the same space!

April 19, 2022- I love what Tracy did to add color and pattern to her laundry room with the help of Designer in a Binder®. She used one of my favorite wallpapers (you may recognize it in a different colorway on our dining room ceiling).

September 10, 2021- Cathy added peel-and-stick wallpaper in a really beautiful neutral print. She also created a board and batten look with wood boards, white paint and some caulk! Such an amazing DIY renovation made possible by her Designer in a Binder®!

white powder room
wallpapered neutral bathroom

September 3, 2021- Tracy hand-painted this pattern on her walls herself and it turned out amazing! With the help of her rug as her crucial element, she was able to choose decor that worked well together to create a warm and inviting space!

plain unrenovated bathroom
hand-painted brushstroke walls in renovated bathroom

August 27, 2021- This week's transformation of the week shoutout goes to Carol. Carol wanted to transform her beige living room into one full of her favorite colors, blues and greens! With the help of Designer in a Binder® she chose her crucial element and was off the creating the space of her dreams. She decided to paint the fireplace to tie it in with the rest of the room. She used BM Providence Blue on the fireplace.

beige family room with brick fireplace before makeover
Designer in a Binder customer transformation

August 20, 2021- Bayne finally finished the transformation in her 3-year-old daughter's room and realized that girly girls are fun to decorate for!! The crucial element was the Rifle Paper Co rug from the Anthro outlet in Augusta, GA, and the goal was to include as much pink as possible in the design. This is another step toward finishing the giant (and lengthy!) project of renovating a 100-year-old house in downtown Columbia, SC.

kids room before renovation
colorful kids room with bunk beds

July 30, 2021- Kelly totally transformed her kids’ bathroom. She used my SUPER easy cabinet painting tutorial to paint her vanity cabinet, changed out the textiles and fixtures and made a simple DIY frame for the mirror. The frame was only $30 to make and she attached it with command strips so it will be easy to remove when they do a major renovation in the future.

outdated bathroom with wood cabinets
bathroom renovation with DIY mirror frame

July 16, 2021- Kristen transformed this small kitchen for her college-aged kids! She painted the cabinets, added trim at the top. She also painted the backsplash and added butcher block countertops that she stained and sealed herself. Definitely an awesome DIY project!

kitchen with oak cabinets and brow tile
DIY renovated basement kitchen

July 9, 2021- Ebby completed a gorgeous renovation for her girls' bathroom. Their bathroom had been untouched for about 7 years but they love it now! Ebby did all of this on a budget which including shopping her own home. The tub came from her guest bath and she painted her knobs and pulls to save money. The print was her crucial element and she kept it very feminine with the pinks for her all-girl household!

Old bathroom being renovated
pink and white girls' bathroom

July 1, 2021- What an amazing budget-friendly kitchen update from Erica! The power of paint is real. She used Fusion Mineral Paint on the cabinets and backsplash following Tasha’s tutorial, a stain and poly coat from Fusion Mineral Paint for the table over the pet feeding station, countertop & sink refinishing kits. She and her husband did everything themselves, including adding the 3 new light fixtures! This update sure breathed life into an outdated kitchen!

dark outdated kitchen
remodeled kitchen with painted cabinets

June 4, 2021-  This before and after of a beautiful DIY fireplace is amazing! Lesli bought her home in September and has put so much sweat equity into it. It’s so amazing when a design plan starts to come together.

May 28, 2021-  Kelly never made decorating her bathroom a priority, but once she did, she was so happy with the refresh! The bathroom cabinets are Fusion Mineral Midnight Blue following Tasha’s kitchen tutorial. What an awesome change from the way the bathroom looked in the listing photos to the beautiful oasis she created!

May 21, 2021- Laundry rooms are all the talk right now in my world since we just finished giving ours a pretty major glow-up. Today I am sharing a customer laundry room makeover that is gorgeous! With the help of Designer in a Binder and my tutorial from painting Thea's cabinets, Christina did a beautiful job on her laundry room. I love how fresh and light the new paint makes the space feel! Proof that a little a paint can make a HUGE difference.

laundry room with wood trim and cabinets
laundry makeover with painted cabinets and marble counter

May 14, 2021- Since Summer is near and that has so many of us thinking about outdoor living, I wanted to share a customer patio transformation with you. With the help of Designer in a Binder Angie created this mood board for her front patio and then brought it to life! I love what she did!

Designer in a Binder customer mood board
Designer in a Binder® customer patio transformation

May 7, 2021– This playroom transformation by Bayne is one of my favorites! Talk about taking a room that was just being used for storage and transforming it into a beautiful and functional space.

customer before photo
BEFORE
DIAB customer playroom
AFTER

We are so proud of and happy for every single one of our Designer in a Binder® customers who is using the simple system to create rooms that they love! You can click HERE to check out more customer transformations and reviews of Designer in a Binder®.

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