12 Easy Tips to Organize Your Closet in an Afternoon

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 22, 2014

One of the messiest and disorganized areas to tackle, in any house, has got to be the closet. Right? So, I thought I would put together some tips to whip any (clothes)  closet into shape. And since I recently completed an entire bedroom makeover for a friend, including the closet, I thought I would share some of the after photos from the closet portion of the makeover in this post as well. Here are my top 12 tips for organizing your closet in an… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 DIY Ways to Keep your Office Organized

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 10, 2014

The struggle to keep your office organized can feel like a real chore. Paperwork piles up, pens and pencils are nowhere to be found when you need them, etc. With some easy DIY solutions, though, you can get your office organized over the weekend, or even in an afternoon. All you need are a few clever organization ideas to get you get started and I have that part covered. Here are 12 DIY ways to get your office organized and keep it that… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: 16 of June's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 03, 2014

The Fourth of July is tomorrow, which means summer entertaining will soon be in full swing. With the end of June, it also means it's time for another round of Best of Curbly. June was filled with lots of great roundups, weekend projects, and before and… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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9 Tips for Smart Kid-Friendly Design

By: Alicia Jul 01, 2014


Creating a home that's both stylish and family-friendly can be a hard balance to strike. But, with some creativity and clever space planning, making your home a place that can be safely enjoyed by the entire family is achievable. We've rounded up a list of nine tips that blend style and function. 

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Before and After: 8 Easy Tips for Styling a Nightstand

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 26, 2014

Does your nightstand look anything like this one, almost completely bare except for a few remotes and a weird light? Guilty as charged, over here. Until, that is, I took the time to actually style it. Now it looks like a grown up's nightstand, as opposed to a college kid's. See how I styled this mid-century nightstand, along with 8 tips for styling a nightstand… Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: Affordable Outdoor Accessories for Entertaining

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2014

It's officially summer now (hooray), which means you're practically required to spend as much time as possible outdoors. To celebrate, we've rounded up some super colorful and totally affordable outdoor accessories that are perfect for entertaining guests all summer long!… Continue Reading

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9 Tips for Easy Outdoor Entertaining

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2014

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, outdoor entertaining is in full swing. And if you're planning a little get-together or party outdoors, I have nine entertaining tips to make sure your party goes off without a… Continue Reading

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How To: Create an Inviting Entry Outside to Inside

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2014

Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Lovely and DIYable Outdoor Kitchens, Carts, and Dining Spaces

By: Diy maven Jun 13, 2014

Outdoor kitchens and dining spaces are incredibly popular these days. They can also be incredibly expensive! Especially the kitchens. Stainless steel appliances, stone and mortarContinue Reading

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Roundup: 22 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas that Your Dad will Love

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 09, 2014

When Father's Day rolls around, Dads can be hard to buy for, and even more difficult to create a DIY gift for. This year, I have you covered though, with a list of 22 DIY gift ideas for dear old Dad. Whether your father is interested in golf, technology, music, the outdoors, or even beer, there is something on this DIY gift list for pretty much every Dad in the… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: 23 of May's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 05, 2014

It's about that time again, for the next installment of Best of Curbly. May's most popular posts included more than one impressive bathroom overhaul, how to create a raised-bed garden, and more . If you haven't had time to catch up on Curbly lately, be sure to check out this list featuring the most read posts from the last month. Ready to jump in? Let's do… Continue Reading

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Adding Curb Appeal with Simple DIY Landscaping

By: Alicia Jun 02, 2014


The Curbly House has come a long way since we bought it two years ago. From major construction to a whirlwind makeover with the ever-talented Emily Henderson, the interior of the house has been showered with love. But, the outside, not so much.

This spring, we committed ourselves to begin the process of prettying up the outside of our house and creating some much needed curb appeal. While we have a long road ahead that includes having the… Continue Reading

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How-To Roundup: 10 DIY Roller Shade Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 29, 2014

DIYers have been making over inexpensive roller shades for some time now. These projects, however, are some of the most successful transformations out there. Using fabric, paint, paper, and, in one case, a paperContinue Reading

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Make It: Turn a Standard Mirror into a Statement with this Braided Mirror DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 29, 2014

I recently bought a few small mirrors at a thrift store for $2 a piece. They had a couple of marks on them, but were otherwise in pretty decent condition. They were too plain to just hang straight on the wall though. So I started playing around with a couple of ideas, and landed on this one for a braided mirror upgrade. It's a really inexpensive way to dress up a plain mirror and can be removed easily, if you decide you want your plain jane mirror back. Here's how to make your… Continue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Dark and Dramatic Bathroom Makeover -- The BIG Reveal!

By: Capreek May 21, 2014

Okay, kids. This is it! My big, bold, dramatic bathroom makeover is finally ready to face the cameras (and the Internet). So, in the words of Samuel L. Jackson, "hold onto your butts" -- I'm about to drop some… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 No-Sew Fabric Projects for the Home

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 20, 2014

There are loads of great fabric projects out there, but if you're a little bit challenged in the sewing department, most of those DIY ideas are, unfortunately, off limits. Luckily though, you can fake it until you make it with this roundup of 15 DIY no-sew project ideas for the home. Don't worry, they're just as cool as the ones made for your sewing machine lovin'… Continue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Boring Bathroom Gets a Dark and Dramatic Makeover

By: Capreek May 19, 2014

Last fall, with two little dogs in tow, my husband and I picked up and moved to Portland, Oregon to fulfill our lifelong dream of living in the Pacific Northwest. (Yes, we left our light and airy dream kitchen back in Utah -- I think about it often. RIP) We were quick to get our roots planted in our new city, though, and have started transforming our 1920s bungalow into a Scandinavian-inspired dream home, starting with a full-blown, down-to-the-studs bathroom… Continue Reading

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