How to: Choose the Best Spot for Your Garden

By: Green couch design Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

When I was a kid my grandpa was the gardener, and I would toddle around with him looking at the plants,  smelling the plants, and picking the plants...even when I wasn't supposed to. I never knew how much he taught me until I started my own garden. So, here are a few tips from grandpa through me.

For a garden, the two most important elements are soil and location. You've heard it said by stereotypical developers that it's all about" Location, Location, Location." In this case, that's very true. The success or failure of your little green friends is quite heavily dependent upon where they… Continue Reading

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Make It: Salvaged Door Coffee Table

By: Mollymc Mar 22, 2012

created at: 03/21/2012

I've got a joke for ya. When is a door not a door? When it's ajar! Also? When it's an awesome DIY coffee table! Read on to see how a $10 door became this fantastically upcycled piece of… Continue Reading

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How To: Paint Polka Dots

By: Mollymc Mar 22, 2012

created at: 03/22/2012

I have never met a polka dot I didn't like. They remind me of so many happy things: bubbles, balloons, pizza. Julia added them to a cheery dresser re-do and used a surprising and clever everyday item as her stencil. See what it was and the finished dresser makeover after the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Leaning Shelf!

By: Capreek Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/20/2012

Before you spring for the (hollow laminate) version of this leaning shelf from one of those pricey catalogs, consider making a quick trip to your hardware store instead!  You'll save money AND get a better quality product:… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Dresser-Turned-Succulent Garden!

By: Capreek Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012

It's an old dumpy dresser, the kind we've seen a million times on Curbly.  But this time, this time it's getting a whole different kind of… Continue Reading

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Totally DIY-able Outdoor Flip-Down Sideboard

By: Diy maven Mar 15, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

I am loving this flip-down sideboard from Plow & Hearth. It would be perfect for small outdoor living spaces, and, best yet, it's totally DIYable. A couple of lengths of chain, some hinges and a latch is all we'd need for hardware. I'd shoot the… Continue Reading

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How To: Paint like a Pro

By: Mollymc Mar 08, 2012

created at: 03/07/2012

Here's the thing with painted and glazed furniture. It seems like it should be so easy. And since your goal is basically to get it to look like it came out of a barn, how tough can it be? Well, as I learned last weekend during my first furniture glazing attempt, it's not exactly intuitive. But this tutorial should give you (and me) all the knowledge we… Continue Reading

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7 Creative Storage Solutions to Curb the Clutter

By: Craftmel Mar 08, 2012

created at: 03/07/2012

Our family of five lives in a small condo here in Arizona, and after our latest adorable addition came 3 months ago we've had to get really creative with our space.  I have to utilize every square inch of real estate here and that means that there is no room for monsters under our beds- we've got too much crammed under there for them to move in.  The need to keep things at a controlled chaos has caused me to search for creative storage solutions like the under-the-bed rolling storage bins above by That's My Letter, and I thought I'd share a… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Outdoor Deck Corner Transformation

By: Mollymc Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/04/2012

Courtney had an awkward corner on her back deck (which happens to be in Australia). Instead of just sticking a table and a plant there and calling it a day, Courtney and her husband Tony pulled out the power tools and came up with a great solution for the… Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Rustic Industrial Shelves

By: Mollymc Mar 01, 2012

DIY Rustic Industrial Shelves

The whole rustic industrial trend is pretty popular these days. And when the high end stores get in on the act, you know it's here to stay. Inspired by pricey Restoration Hardware shelves, Shannon and Dean set out to DIY them and save a couple thousand bucks in the… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Dining Room Table from Reclaimed Wood (for $50!)

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 24, 2012

created at: 02/24/2012

HI! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. 

I like to re-invent and create things around my home and I also love to fill up a person’s belly until they are beyond full...and then heap a dessert on top. A large dining room table, with the ability to seat twelve, was a dream of mine. So, I decided to make it a reality -a beautiful, unique and inexpensive reality. Like, for… Continue Reading

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Stool Revamped with Upholstery Webbing

By: Mollymc Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

Sherry from Design Indulgence took this stool from humdrum to humdinger with a can of spray paint, some graphic black and white fabric, and to my surprise, upholstery… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Volkswagen Bus-Inspired Bunk Bed and Playhouse!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Ah, the old Volkswagen Bus.  This iconic vehicle holds a special place in my heart--some of my earliest memories of family vacations and road trips are attached to this trusty hunk of metal (ours was a brilliant turquoise color)!  Needless to say, I would have loved this VW Bus bunk bed/playhouse combo as a kid.  Heck, I'd love it… Continue Reading

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More Than Just Paint: 5 Inspiring DIY Dresser Makeover Ideas

By: Craftmel Feb 08, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012A coat of fresh paint can change a worn piece of furniture into something new altogether, and has served as a tool in every DIY design fan's arsenal. And sometimes, the piece is just right to create even more impact with texture...giving a piece a custom, hand-designed look. Here are five DIY ideas to give your dresser a full-on, next-level makeover.

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Roundup: 10 DIY Bedroom Projects to Improve Everything From Your Style to Your Sleep!

By: Capreek Feb 07, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012

It's bedroom month here and we're kicking things off in full Curbly fashion with a roundup of our favorite DIY bedroom projects!  From headboards to lighting, we've got ten ideas to help make your life easier, more stylish, and even more restful.  Ready?  Let's… Continue Reading

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