Our Makeover: A Modern Boy's Bedroom With A Dash of Adventure

By: Alicia Mar 28, 2015
Little Adventurer Boy's Room Makeover!

Yesterday, we told you all about our plans to make over our little boy's bedroom. Before we get to the big reveal, let's do a mini recap. 

We moved into the Curbly House when our son was two weeks old. Because we were insane people who purchased, gutted, moved into, and attempted to furnish and decorate a whole house with a brand new baby, his room was left looking fairly generic.

Curbly: Boy's Bedroom Makeover Before
A view of the nursery the day we closed on
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Free Download: Tackle Any Stain with our Super Simple Stain Remover Cheat Sheet

By: Alicia Mar 24, 2015

What do red wine, gum, and Play Doh all have in common? They all present a stubborn stain to remove when they land on your new sofa. But fortunately, you can tackle most of them with household staples you already have in the cupboard.

Learn How to Remove even the most Stubborn Stains with this FREE Downloadable Cheat Sheet
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How to: Make This Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer

By: Faith-towers Mar 24, 2015
How-To: Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer
Photo: Faith Towers

I don't know about you, but I'll take all the help I can get in the organization department. And the refrigerator seemed like the perfect place for an organizational hub - the kitchen is where people tend to congregate, so it's the most logical place to keep lists, cards, etc. Click through to check out my full tutorial.   

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How to: Colorful Geometric Welcome Mat

By: Rachel mae smith Mar 20, 2015
DIY Geometric Welcome Mat
by Rachel Mae Smith

Spring may just be my favorite season. Everything is colorful, there are flowers everywhere and the weather is just the right temperature. With the new season also comes spring showers. Instead of tracking extra moisture in your house, make this geometric welcome mat!    Continue Reading

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Free Download: Clean Like a Maid Cheat Sheet

By: Alicia Mar 18, 2015

Truth be told: Cleaning is a bear. If I had an infinite amount of money, I would hire someone to clean my house from top to bottom several times a week. In the meantime, I'll stick with our "Clean Like a Maid" Cheat Sheet.

Clean Like a Maid with this FREE Downloadable Cheat Sheet

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Reveal: Our Baby Boy's Nursery Makeover is Finished!

By: Meghan and al Mar 11, 2015

When we found out we were having a baby boy, my vision of a neutral nursery of ivories and golds came to a crashing halt as I suddenly wanted the room to feel very boy like- with strong greens and dark blues and unmistakably boyish features. So I changed the natural taupe wallpaper to the hunter green safari, and charged on.Continue Reading

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Make This: Easy and Modern Wooden Memo Board

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 25, 2015
DIY Memo Board
by Rachel Mae Smith

Confession: my desk is covered in post-it notes. And I mean covered. There's something about writing everything down that helps me remember to actually do it. Instead of letting the madness continue, I decided to make a simple wooden memo board to clear the clutter!

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How to: Make DIY Geometric Concrete Bookends with Scrap Cardboard

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 24, 2015

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

Concrete projects are always amongst the coolest DIYs I see, but the material can seem a little bit intimidating to work with, at first glance. Luckily though, its not nearly as difficult as you may think. In fact, its actually quite simple. Want to see how you can create your own concrete DIY projects, including geometric bookends and more, the easy way? Click through for the full tutorial.

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Review: The Best Bottle Cutter Money Can Buy

By: Diy maven Feb 16, 2015

Photo: DIY Maven

Four years ago, I threw out the question: "What is the best bottle cutter on the market?" A lot of readers weighed in. Some gave recommendations, others just wanted a definitive answer, which is what I wanted. Finally, FINALLY, we decided to get to the bottom of the bottle cutter question and have a product shoot out between four popular models. Our competition has not been without a little drama, as one of the bottle cutter makers has, apparently, gone out of business since the inception of this review. That being the Bindu Studio's Bottle Cutter. We've decided to leave the Bindu in the review just in case some of you stumble upon one secondhand. That being said, it's time to introduce each of our competitorsContinue Reading

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Room Tour: An Elegant Lavender Bathroom

By: Faith-towers Jan 29, 2015

Room Tour: An Elegant Lavender Bathroom

This is one of those spaces that makes you feel relaxed the second you step through the door. Inviting lavender walls, warm lighting and shiny chrome fixtures make you feel right at home. Keep reading to check it out.   

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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IKEA Hack: How to Make the Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution

By: Faith-towers Jan 27, 2015
IKEA Hack: The Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution
Photo: Faith Towers

I'd been looking for a creative way to store my large collection of costume jewelry for ages. But I had many criteria... it had to fit all of my jewelry yet be appropriate for a small space, have a clean, contemporary sort of feel, and it couldn't be too expensive either. And I finally found it. At IKEA. Read on to check out my ultimate jewelry storage solution.  

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How to: Make an Easy + Colorful Hanging Air Plant Holder

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 26, 2015
DIY Hanging Air plant Pod
by Rachel Mae Smith

If you happen to kill every plant you've ever had, I have a trick for you: hang them at eye level! Sure, it's not much, but having your plants at eye level is a great way to remember to water them. And if you're new to plant ownership, there's no better place to start than with an air plant and this 15 minute DIY!Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Brass Pendant Light + WIN A KINDLE!

By: Alicia Jan 24, 2015
DIY geometric brass pendant


This easy, gorgeous DIY pendant light echoes the projects in our Make It! Hardware Store Decor eBook, so we're excited to share it with you, and hope you'll also check out the eBook!

Ok, on to the DIY: 

To create your own DIY brass tubing pendant light, here's what you'll need:

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A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 21, 2015
After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul
Photo: Faith Towers

Yesterday we showed you what this Newton, Massachusetts kitchen looked like before - cramped, outdated and not very functional. But just look at it now! Light, airy and perfect for hosting friends and family. Keep reading to see the rest of this beautiful space.   

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Before: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 20, 2015

A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

Renovating this kitchen was no small feat. Sure, the owners could have just installed new appliances and called it a day. But instead, they tackled a massive gut renovation that transformed the space from an outdated eyesore to a contemporary dream kitchen.

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Make It: Create Your Own DIY Antiqued Wall Mirror

By: Meghan and al Jan 19, 2015

Antiqued MirrorOur house has a good amount of blank walls, so one unassuming Saturday, we got to work on one of them. We fell in love with this mirror from Restoration Hardware, but yikes, $895 was not going to happen. Not even on a good day. So we decided to make our own. One short weekend and roughly $50 later, and we have this new beauty to grace our housing presence.

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