Habitat for Humanity Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2015

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

Sisters Elsie and Emma, the duo behind A Beautiful Mess, partnered up with Habitat for Humanity and Real Simple to make over a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom bungalow in their town of Springfield, MO. The focus of the makeover todayContinue Reading

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Before and After: What to Make with an Ikea Besta TV Unit

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 30, 2015
Photo: Ikea

Been looking for the perfect sideboard for your dining room? Hack together your own with DIY version that utilizes the Ikea Besta tv unit and door knockers. Yep, door knockers. 

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How to: Simple and Modern DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

By: Hellolidy Jul 23, 2015
DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

I inherited a love for art from my grandmother. Her home was seriously a museum that I loved to peruse and take in. It was full of beautiful decor and art; some she brought into Canada with her after she immigrated from Holland. Some, she picked up along the way. I always thought she spent a fortune on most of her collections. But it turns out, they were affordable prints that simply spoke to her, which she collected over time. And that is exactly how I seem to collect the many pieces of art in our home. The problem is, I'm running out of frames to hang them in, so I decided to create a minimal and modern magnetic poster frame! 

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GENIUS: Deceptively Simple DIY Birch Tree Art

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The secret behind creating this collection of birch trees is...what for it....an old credit card. When you see how Alexis uses the credit card you just might agree that it's kinda genius. Not only is the project deceptively simpleContinue Reading

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Trend Alert: 10 Can't Miss Pineapple DIY Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Jul 09, 2015
10 DIY Pineapple Projects
Photo: Poppytalk

If you've made your way around Pinterest lately, you've probably noticed a trend... pineapples! They're everywhere it seems these days - so we thought we'd share some fun DIY pineapple-themed projects with you.   

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How to: DIY Geometric Patterned Napkins...with Bleach!

By: Jeran Jul 07, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to host a backyard get together or party, and the warm weather pairs perfectly with bright colorful patterns to bring on the fun.  I love cloth napkins.  When you set the table for guests and add a fun napkin,  the meal instantly feels like a special occasion.

I've been itching to play with bleach pens for a while now. I love dip dying and tie dying looks, so this seemed like a project that was right up my alley. These very easy to make napkins cost under $10 to make a set of 4.  They have a fun handmade look to them without the mess of dying.                 

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Before and After: A Quick Dining Room Revamp Makes A Huge Difference

By: Faith-towers Jul 06, 2015

Before and After: A Quick Dining Room Revamp Makes A Huge Difference
Photo: Design District

This open space had potential, but lacked personality. "Blah" is the word that comes to mind. But just wait until you see what a few strategic changes did to give this loft a revamp.   

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How to: Make a Glowing Table and Shelves

By: Diy maven Jun 23, 2015
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Oh. My. Goodness. A glowing table. I mean, seriously, how cool is that? The process might seem daunting, but it sounds like it's pretty easy. This particular table was made out of a piece of Pecky Cypress, but any species with voids (the more the better!) could work too. The glowing bit comes from clear casting resinContinue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Bent Plywood Light Fixture

By: Hellolidy Jun 17, 2015
DIY Molded Plywood Light Fixture

Lighting is one my favorite things to DIY because the possibilities are endless, and experimenting with different materials and techniques never disappoints! Thoughtful lighting really helps elevate any room to the next level, bringing it outside the box and avoid the generic "there's a lamp" feeling. It's functional art, which is what I love about this molded plywood light fixture and its sculptural design! 

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Jun 09, 2015
10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks
Photo: Infarrantly Creative

IKEA hacks are always a hit here on Curbly, and it's easy to see why. They're creative, affordable and completely customizable for your own home. So here are ten fantastic ones that I've been ogling recently.   

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Before and After: Combo Kitchen and Dining Room Gets a Stylish Facelift

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 04, 2015
Photo: Amber Interiors

This before and after kitchen makeover is a jaw-dropper. The layout remained the same, but the transformation is still a big one. Click through to see what I mean.

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Roundup: Our All-Time Most Memorable Painted Furniture Makeovers (So Far!)

By: Diy maven May 27, 2015

Over the years, we've seen countless furniture makeovers done with nothing but paint and a lot of creativity. Today we give you the ones that top our all-time most memorable list...for good and, yes, some for ill too, based upon the collective conscious of ourContinue Reading

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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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