10 Affordable Everyday Centerpieces That You Can Make Yourself

By: Faith-towers Apr 16, 2015
DIY Everyday Centerpieces
Photo: Willard & May

I find that adding a pretty centerpiece to the dining room table is an easy way to give a home that "finished" feel, like you've paid attention to every detail. But fresh flowers can be quite an investment every week. So we've rounded up ten unique everyday centerpiece ideas that won't break the bank.   

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Before and After: Unrecognizable IKEA Console Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2015

Photo: Sawdust 2 Stitches

Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly 70s TV Stand Gets a New Life as a Modern Bar Cart

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2015
Sarah Eddy

There are plenty of not-so-lovely furniture items floating around the garage sale circuit. These affordable pieces can easily be transformed, though, with a bit of elbow grease and, of course, some colorful paint!    Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 22 Favorite Pastel Rooms

By: Capreek Apr 06, 2015
Jaclyn Campanaro

Pastels have been all the rage for the last two years and more and more we're seeing these soft hues pop up in home interiors. Here are 22 of our favorite spaces that have embraced the cotton candy color trend!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Colorful Bar Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 06, 2015

Photo: Tattooed Martha

Sasha, aka Tattooed Martha, found the cart pictured above at Goodwill, and although it looks like it was in pretty good condition, its lack of personality just wasn't cutting it. So, Sasha busted out the Krylon and started blasting. Her choice of colors--Sea GlassContinue Reading

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How To: Make an Inverted Wine Bottle Oil Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2015
Photo: DIY Maven

A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts.  A punt is theContinue Reading

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Get Organized! 10 Free Printables To Help You Get Your Home In Order

By: Faith-towers Mar 23, 2015
Free Organization Printable
Photo: Squirrelly Minds

It's almost spring here in the northeast, and with the new season always comes a desire to do some deep cleaning and organization (for me anyways). So I thought I'd share some of my favorite free printables that will help you organize your space and make sure that it's in tip top shape for spring.   

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How-To: Easy Clay Coasters

By: Rachel mae smith Mar 16, 2015

DIY Clay Coasters
Photo: The Lovely Drawer

Now that warmer weather is on its way, so are tons of ice cold drinks. To avoid those pesky water rings on your tables, prep yourself with some easy diy coasters! The Lovely Drawer shared a full proof tutorial that even those who have never worked with clay before can tackle. Not to mention that her technique for decorating them is absolutely adorable-- they even look store bought!Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Empty Dining Room Gets A Big Dose Of Personality

By: Faith-towers Mar 16, 2015

Before: An Empty Dining Room
Photo: Emily Knecht

The dining room, the space in the center of the photo above, was bare and plain with a box-like feel and zero personality. But with just a few simple changes, the new space has character galore. Click through to see the gorgeous final result.   

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Apartment Tour: 90 Square Feet in NYC

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2015
Photo: Curbed

Helen Rowell's tiny West Village apartment is one of the tiniest I've ever seen. At just 78 inches wide, it's smaller than a queen-size bed is long. But it IS in the West Village and her rent is only $775 a month. Helen's become quite adept at getting rid of stuff, which she says isContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Gold Leaf Cocktail Glasses

By: Capreek Mar 09, 2015
Kelli Hall

Spring is slowly making itself known, which in and of itself is cause for celebration. With warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to start planning some festivities (brunch, dinner parties, maybe even a BBQ?!). Make sure you're fully prepped in the drinkware department with these stylish DIY gold leaf cocktail glasses!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Incredible DIY Dining Room Chandelier

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2015
Love & Renovations

I'm of the belief that dining rooms are the perfect space to put statement piece lighting; it's akin to having your own personal installation art. If you love the idea of adding big "wow" factor lighting to your dining room without breaking the bank, check out this awesome DIY idea!     Continue Reading

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Abandoned European Homes are Glorious Timecapsules

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2015
Image: Ransom Riggs & Martino Zegwaard

Author Ransom Riggs, of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children fame, made a movie-type trailer for the novel before its release. His filming took him to Belgium to find a setting akin to Miss Peregrine's Home. Along with urban explorer and photographer Martino Zegwaard, he visited--and entered--abandoned homes and found nearly untouched vignettes of other people's lives. There is a reverential quality to the film the duo made chronicling their discoveries, and justly so. The homesContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized, Clutter-Free Homes

By: Faith-towers Mar 02, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized Clutter-Free Homes
Photo: Made From Scratch

Believe it or not, it's March already... which means that it's spring cleaning and home organization month here at Curbly. So we thought we'd start off with some gorgeous, organized, clutter-free homes to inspire you. Here are ten of our favorites.   

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Before and After: How to Transform a Buffet the Easy Way

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 13, 2015
Buffet Makeover
by Bre Purposed

The next time you're out thrifting remember, sometimes all a piece of discarded furniture needs is a little TLC and a new pair of legs. Bre of Bre Purposed found this buffet for ten dollars and was able to transform it into a staple piece for her home with just a few easy steps. Ten dollars friends! If that's not inspiration to go scavenging for abandon treasures right now, I'm not sure what is.  Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid Century Modern Table Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 30, 2015
Photo: Sarah M Dorsey Designs

See how this $19.50 dining set, from Goodwill, was transformed into a sleek mid century gem. Hint: Bye bye bulky tabletop.   

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How To: Make DIY Watercolor Plates in Minutes

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 20, 2015
Photo: Fall for DIY

Looking for a unique plate design for dinner parties or everyday entertaining? Try this DIY idea for transforming inexpensive plain white plates into uniquely designed pieces that look like mini works of art.   

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This Glamorous Gold Tray Is Super Easy to Make from An Acrylic Box Frame

By: Faith-towers Jan 14, 2015
How to make a glamorous gold tray using an acrylic box frame.
Faith Towers

This is one of those deceptively easy projects that looks expensive and time consuming - but it's actually super affordable and fast to complete. Click through to find out how to make this gilded, glittery tray that's perfect for the coffee table or the kitchen counter.   

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Make It: Nail-Polish Pots

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2015

Science, son, is the success behind this project--probably something about the density in the solvent in the polish in relation to the other ingredients in the polish--but who cares? It works! And the resultsContinue Reading

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Make It: Cute and Clever Confetti Bowl

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2015
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Got any confetti left over from your New Years eve celebration? No? No biggie. Any party store will have more.  And you probably already have on hand the rest of the supplies you'll need to make this crazy cute and clever decorative bowl. JulietaContinue Reading

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