Weekend Project Idea: DIY Fruit Doormat

By: Capreek Apr 18, 2013

DIY Fruit Welcome MatIf you're looking for a fun weekend project and/or a way to spruce up your entryway, check out this juicy idea!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: Nature-Inspired DIY Wall Art Projects

By: Faith-towers Apr 18, 2013

Up here in the northeast, the snow has melted and the trees are beginning to show signs of life. After a long cold winter, I can't get enough of the great outdoors... so I'm bringing nature inside! All of these pieces of wall art are simple to make, and they will add a bit of natural beauty to your bare… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Playful DIY Mountain Wall Shelf

By: Capreek Apr 17, 2013

DIY Wooden Mountain ShelfI love mountains, loooove them. I'm lucky enough to live in a place where I can look any direction and see snow-capped mountains, going back in seemingly infinite layers, year-round. They're just straight up majestic. And, turns out, they look pretty dang adorable translated into wooden wall shelves!  … Continue Reading

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Home Sweet Home: Built From Trash

By: Diy maven Apr 17, 2013

Carrie and Elisia had a dream of getting back to nature and getting off the grid. Environmentalists to the core, they decided to build their dream with their own two hands on 6 acres in West Virginia. Using mostly used and recycled materials--including earth-filled tiresContinue Reading

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How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Stylish, Nautical-Inspired Ottoman

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2013

As it turns out, with the right materials and some creativity, you can transform just about anything into a functional and stylish piece of furniture -- even old tires!  … Continue Reading

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Art in Unexpected Places: 10 Ideas to Add Style to Every Space in Your Home

By: Faith-towers Apr 16, 2013

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Art doesn't necessarily have to be displayed in the living room... sometimes it can be more inspiring in another part of your home. Your patio, bathroom, kitchen or even your closet may be the perfect spot for your masterpiece. Go ahead, try it!    

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1. This colorful piece of art adds some much-needed interest to a monochromatic bathroom. [Photo: House and Leisure]

2. Make the mundane task… Continue Reading

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The Anti-McMansion: Micro Housing

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2013

Can you imagine neighborhoods of these little guys popping up?  The anti-McMansion micro-home is actually an apartment designed by AF Bostader (Sweden) to be used as student housing. Tiny, yes,… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Dated Midwest Kitchen gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Revamp

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2013

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Our Makeover Tour this month is one of my favorite kitchen makeovers to date! Read on to see how this pest-filled foreclosure was transformed into a fresh, Scandinavian-inspired dream home in the heart of the Midwest!  … Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 8 More Basement Bedrooms You'd Actually Want Sleep In!

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2013

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Basement bedrooms get a bad rap (probably because they're usually dark and dank and full of spiders). Before you write them off completely, here are plenty of inspiring spaces that show just how incredible a basement bedroom can be!… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Affordable Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 15, 2013

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This budget makeover added a dose of personality to an average, somewhat mundane kitchen. Contrast gave the space that pop that it desperately needed, while a new layout added functionality.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful and Modern Mudroom -- from Scratch!

By: Capreek Apr 11, 2013

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Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course).… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Cardboard Boxes into Colorful Leather Handled Storage Bins

By: Capreek Apr 10, 2013

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I'm a bit of an online shopper... and with online shopping comes cardboard shipping boxes. Lots of 'em. I usually hold on to them "just in case" or take them to our neighborhood recycling bin. But this clever upcycling project has me thinking about them in a whole new light!… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn an IKEA Nightstand into an Indoor Dog House/End Table

By: Diy maven Apr 10, 2013

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Alex's little Yorkie needed a home to call his own. Perfect for breeds of about 10 pounds or smaller, Alex says an IKEA, 2-drawer Malm chest ($50) is the way to go. The chest-turned-doghouse/end table hack takes… Continue Reading

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Print Your Own Personalized Post-It Notes

By: Matt allison Apr 10, 2013

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I love these printable post-it notes from How about Orange, imaging surprising a loved one with these custom messages. Just… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 11 Amazing Artist's Studios and Workspaces

By: Capreek Apr 09, 2013

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It's art month here at Curbly and we'll be sharing more awesome DIY art projects than you can handle. While we're at it, though, I thought it might be fun to take a peek into the work spaces of a few professional artists. So, put on your Eye Candy aprons and check out these 11 inspiring studio spaces!… Continue Reading

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An IKEA Hack Bathroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 09, 2013

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Turning a small powder room into a full bath is no easy task, but Katja has tackled this project and won. And she came up with an incredible Ikea hack while she was at it. Continue reading to see the dramatic transformation.… Continue Reading

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Patterned Paint: Roll-On Paint System

By: Diy maven Apr 09, 2013

Etsy seller Clare Bosanquet of The Painted House offers up a cool way to add print to just about anything that can take paint. Walls, sure, but also paper, cloth and wood too. Each of the… Continue Reading

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A Colorful and Cozy Guest Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2013

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After going through a complete gut renovation, these homeowners had run out of energy when it came to decorating their guest room. So, what did they do? They enlisted the help of style maven Emily Henderson!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Creative Uses For Mirrors

By: Faith-towers Apr 08, 2013

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Most of us have mirrors in our homes. They can be a beautiful addition to a room, making it feel larger. But the reflective power of mirrors can be harnessed in many other ways... as sculptural art, accents on furniture and even functional pieces.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIYable Spring Centerpieces

By: Diy maven Apr 05, 2013

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There's still snow on the ground where I live, so I'm doing all I can to bring a breath of spring indoors. These easy spring centerpieces do just that. They're pretty enough for parties and simple enough to make any day special.

These first ideas pair flowers with fruit.… Continue Reading

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