Art Inspiration: Our Curated Collection for UGallery

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest curator for UGallery, an amazing online marketplace that features affordable artwork from up-and-coming American artists. From oil painting to photography, sculpture to drawing there is something for every budget and… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: 17 of March's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 15, 2014

After going through all of March's Curbly content, I thought it would be fun to share the best of the best with you, as part of a new column called Best of Curbly. It's probably no surprise that the most popular articles this month involved a whole lot of before and after makeovers. Of course, there were some DIY projects and tip based posts in there as well though. Want to see what readers are loving most right now? Here are 17 of the most popular posts from Curbly in… Continue Reading

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A Perfectly Purple Little Girl's Room Makeover

By: Alicia Apr 11, 2014

SW National Painting Week Feature

We are thrilled to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week again this year. It's one of our favorite weeks because it involves some of our favorite bloggers doing amazing things with paint! If you haven't had a look at all of the amazing things happening this week, please take a look at Thrifty Decor Chic's walk-in closet makeover and Recycle Consign & Design's chairContinue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Make Colorful Breakfast Cake Doughnuts

By: Lovelola Apr 11, 2014

I recently made these doughnuts for my Spring Brunch Gathering. And? They were a total hit, and matched the festive feel and color of the brunch. Every one loves doughnuts...but even better, these are baked and a much healthier option for breakfast. So you can have three :)… Continue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Easy DIY Tea Cup Planter Party Favors

By: Lovelola Apr 09, 2014

Whether you are throwing a spring brunch, bridal shower, or birthday party, these little succulents are the perfect party favor. With the weather changing, I love to bring in more plants and greenery to my home. It really brightens up a space and brings life to a room.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Bright and Colorful Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 08, 2014

Easter is a little less than two weeks away, which means you'll probably be decorating some eggs for this holiday sooner rather than later. There are ton of options out there, whether you're more into traditional dyeing techniques or more unique ideas. So, to make it easier for you to decide, I've rounded up 14 of my favorite DIY Easter egg decorating tutorials. You're bound to find at least a couple that you like from this… Continue Reading

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Free Download: A Visual Glossary of Home Decor Patterns

By: Faith-towers Apr 08, 2014

Free Home Decorating Terminology Download

Today, we're sharing a super special resource... this is something that I always wished I had, so I decided to make one and give it away. Not sure what "ogee" looks like? Ikat vs. kilim? Download the free glossary and then you'll know! There are 30 patterns to learn about, complete with definitions, images and easy-to-remember… Continue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Creating the Perfect Brunch

By: Lovelola Apr 07, 2014

I think Spring is definitely worth celebrating. After a long, cold winter the sun starts to shine and flowers begin to bloom. It's as if life starts all over again. So to celebrate, I put together a little brunch.… Continue Reading

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Creating Our Tidy Urban Deck Garden

By: Meghan and al Apr 01, 2014

Garden Planters on DeckWhat is it about getting older that makes you just want to grow things? I'm not sure when it happened for us, exactly, but it hit one day and we couldn't ignore the longing. We had the itch: to make something with our hands, to live off the land, and to go back to a simpler time. The feeling also conveniently coincided with spring so we knew it was time to give it a shot!

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8 Home Decor DIY Blogs to Follow

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 01, 2014

Inspired by this post that ran on Curbly earlier this year, a new column is kicking off today that will feature a handful of awesome blogs each month, in a specific category. There are so many blog out there to keep track of, so why not let us find the good ones for you? Starting today with 8 home decor DIY blogs to… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Metallic Geometric Planters in 5 Minutes

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 25, 2014

Save money on expensive pots and planters with this quick and easy project that will conceal any ugly plastic container in about five minutes, for less than $1 a… Continue Reading

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Free Download: Keep Your Home Clutter-Free With Our Handy Cheat Sheet

By: Bruno Mar 24, 2014

Free PDF download: Cheat sheet with tips to curb the clutter.
Someone (my father-in-law?) once told me there's a difference between dirty and disorganized. And while that seems sensible (a messy bathroom is annoying, but a filthy bathroom is just gross), I can't help thinking one thing usually leads to another. 

So, to help you keep your junk organized, and therefore make it easier to actually clean the spaces that junk might otherwise obscure, we're offering you a free downloadable cheat sheet to help keep your home ordered and clutter-free. Read on to get… Continue Reading

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Take a Tour: My Fairy Garden Adventure

By: Diy maven Mar 17, 2014

This weekend I took a tour of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum fairy garden exhibit. With camera in hand, I gleefully entered a wee, magical land. Although there were no Leprechauns to be seen, sharing my photos seemed like the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 

As it turns out, not all fairies like the same kind… Continue Reading

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Stop Wasting Money on Cleaning Products: Make 4 Simple DIY Cleaning Solutions (with Free Printable Labels!)

By: Alicia Mar 14, 2014

DIY cleaning solution recipes with free printable labels (PDF download)
Over the last month I've been experimenting with making my own cleaning solutions. I was skeptical about the effectiveness of a homemade, natural-ish cleaner, but given the amount we were spending each month on 'green' cleaning products, I thought it was worth a go. 

The good news is that I've discovered four recipes that are easy to put together and good at getting the job done. Below are a collection of recipes. And, pretty… Continue Reading

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Free Download: Curbly's Alternative Uses Cheat Sheet Bundle

By: Alicia Mar 10, 2014

Alternative Uses Cheat Sheet

March is here and in our neck of the woods, Spring arrived like a lion. If you're anything like me, the extra sunlight and climbing temperatures make you want to scrub your house from head to toe.

To help you feed your spring fever, we've compiled a set of PDFs to help you tend your house using items you have around the house (vinegar, coffee grounds, baking soda, and olive oil). Read on to find out how to download the set!

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Before and After: A Forgotten Bar Gets a Quick and Easy Refresh

By: Meghan and al Mar 05, 2014

diy bar makeoverWe moved into our house in June. One of the unexpected treasures the previous owner left behind was this old pine bar.   

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Roundup: 22 Easy and Stylish DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2014

The practice of bringing a hostess gift as a small token of thanks seems to be a (nearly) lost tradition these days. We say it's time to bring it back! Here are 22 simple DIY projects that will make a big impact in showing your party host just how much you appreciate their… Continue Reading

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Free Download: How to Clean Your Whole House in 30 Minutes

By: Faith-towers Mar 04, 2014

Free printable: how to clean and organize your home fast.

There isn't always time to clean your house from top to bottom. In fact, there's hardly ever time for that. But recently, we've been using this system - it's fast and it works.  It's the perfect way to prep for guests or company, or to put your life back in order so you can focus on what really… Continue Reading

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Clean Your Home as Efficiently As A Maid With Our Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Mar 03, 2014

Tips for faster cleaning techniques
Sigh ... cleaning. Sigh. My wife complains that when she asks me to help with cleaning she usually just finds me walking around from room to room with a dustpan in hand, trying to figure out where to start. Though I'll admit this is at least fractionally proscrastinative, it's also due to the overwhelming nature of the job. Where should I start!? What should I do!? 

If you have that problem too (and even if you don't), we have a great cheat sheet to offer today. It's a free, downloadable PDF that will get you cleaning as quickly and thoroughly as a maid. You'll be like the Michael Jordan of cleaning, while I'll still be wandering around like Eeyore. Read on to find out how to getContinue Reading

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Free Download: Should You DIY Or Hire A Professional To Paint Your Walls?

By: Faith-towers Feb 27, 2014

Free Printable: Should You DIY or Hire a Professional?

It's a tough decision. Should you paint your walls yourself, or hire someone to do it for you? It's a lot of work to do on your own, but it's expensive to hire a professional... and there are a lot of other factors to take into consideration. So we're here to help you figure out the best course of… Continue Reading

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