Before and After: From Table to Banquette

By: Diy maven May 22, 2015

Photo: MidnightXII via imgur

I have a love/hate relationship with banquettes (aka kitchen booth things). I love them because because of their ability to tuck into small spaces yet provide a lot of seating. I hate them because they're built in and can't be moved, unlike furniture. And then there's that "what happens when the dude in the center needs to get out?" thing. "Excuse me.Continue Reading

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The "Ugliest House Ever" Gets a Needed Makeover

By: Diy maven May 18, 2015

Photo: HGTV

Sara and Charlie's Nashville house may not actually have been the "ugliest house ever",  but it was certainly at the top of the goofy list, and it DID need a makeover. The remarkable part of this story isn't even how lovely their home looks "after." Really! The astonishing part isContinue Reading

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How To: Colorful DIY Wall Mounted Votive Set

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2015
Photo: Faith Towers

I live in a small 525 square foot condo, so free space is always hard to find. But one thing I do have a lot of is wall space. So I decided to create a small wall mounted shelf with a set of colorful votives on top. And now I'm sharing the super easy tutorial with you! Click through for instructions.   

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Color Fails or Color Fabulous? You Decide!

By: Diy maven May 12, 2015

We talk a lot about color here in the Curbly neighborhood, which led me to wonder, is there such a thing as too much color?? Then I started looking for evidence, collecting images of rooms that seem to be on the tipping point. I'll let you decide onto which side they fall....color fail or color fabulous.

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Before and After: Drab Dining Room Gets a Stylish, Budget-Friendly Makeover

By: Capreek May 07, 2015
Cassandra Lavalle

We've been ever-so-slowly chipping away at our own dining room makeover over the last year, so I'm always amazed when people can pull something like this off in such a short period of time!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Magazine Image Transfer Art

By: Diy maven May 05, 2015
Photo: Crafts Unleashed

As fans of DIY and crafting, I'm guessing we all still have a soft spot for actual paper magazines. Some, Martha Stewart comes to mind, have photography that is pretty enough to be framed. In this case, Nancy decided to skip the frame entirely and transfer images from magazines directly on to canvas. The result is a really coolContinue Reading

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How to: Paint a Matisse-Inspired Mixed Foliage Painted Tray

By: Hellolidy Apr 30, 2015
Mixed Foliage Painted Tray

Perhaps it's the change in weather that has got me craving bright colors and bold patterns this season! So, I decided to take some inspiration from one of my favorite artists, Henri Matisse, and how he so perfectly captured natures whimsical form and shape. And with summer just around the corner, I decided to create this mixed foliage painted tray to add that burst of color and pattern in our home. 

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Roundup: 10 Lovely Leather DIY Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Apr 30, 2015
10 Leather DIY Projects For Your Home
Photo: Joshua Rhodes

Leather (or faux leather, if you prefer) is an interesting material to work with. It's thicker than most fabrics, making it super functional. Not to mention it's quite trendy these days. Here are ten lovely leather DIY projects that will look fantastic in any house or apartment.   

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Organic Inspiration: Abstract Twig Art

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2015
Photo: Paul Schick

Artist Paul Schick makes art out of twigs. Although that sounds simple enough, I'm sure there's a fair amount of technique involved in his creations. That being said, they are incredibly inspirational, especially if you groove on the organicContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Fresh Family Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 27, 2015

Before: Fresh Family Room Makeover
Photo: Dear Lillie

This family room and kitchen space needed some serious help. It was dark, dingy and uninspired. But the open concept layout had potential... click through to find out what the creative owners did to transform it.   

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How to: Make a DIY Tropical Leaf Tablecloth

By: Jeran Apr 23, 2015

I can't get enough of the tropical foliage trend lately.  Here in sunny California, Spring has definitely arrived and Summer is just around the corner.  I'm ready to host some backyard BBQs and warm weather brunches.  I decided a new tablecloth was a must for this season.  This DIY Tropical Leaf Tablecloth is so easy to make and the results are bold and beautiful.

Photo: Jeran McConnel

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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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