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: 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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Make It: DIY Colorful Row House Wall Art

By: Lexy.b.ward May 01, 2015
diy colorful row house wall art
photo: Vintage Revivals

This has got to be one of the most fun and clever ways to add color when decorating that I have seen. And it looks so easy! And it's removable!      

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Make It: Play & Display Art In The Kids Room

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 22, 2015

play & display art
photo: Tidbits

Because I'm a parent, I'm always searching the web for ways to decorate in a family-friendly, but still aesthetically pleasing way. And it's tough out there! This idea is one that I can get on board with and is a great way to please the designer in us all!      

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Our Makeover: A Modern Boy's Bedroom With A Dash of Adventure

By: Alicia Mar 28, 2015
Little Adventurer Boy's Room Makeover!

Yesterday, we told you all about our plans to make over our little boy's bedroom. Before we get to the big reveal, let's do a mini recap. 

We moved into the Curbly House when our son was two weeks old. Because we were insane people who purchased, gutted, moved into, and attempted to furnish and decorate a whole house with a brand new baby, his room was left looking fairly generic.

Curbly: Boy's Bedroom Makeover Before
A view of the nursery the day we closed on
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Reveal: Our Baby Boy's Nursery Makeover is Finished!

By: Meghan and al Mar 11, 2015

When we found out we were having a baby boy, my vision of a neutral nursery of ivories and golds came to a crashing halt as I suddenly wanted the room to feel very boy like- with strong greens and dark blues and unmistakably boyish features. So I changed the natural taupe wallpaper to the hunter green safari, and charged on.Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Fairytale Bedroom Come True

By: Diy maven Mar 02, 2015

Photo: Huffpost Home

Kylie is a lucky 5-year-old little girl with a very resourceful mommy, Bethany. She teamed up with Laurel and Wolf to have Kylie's bedroom made over. No less than 10 designers submitted inspiration boards for the makeover. Bethany posted them all on her blog, and then let her readers decideContinue Reading

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Make It: Dreamy Dream Catcher Mobile

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2015
Photo: Honest to Nod

Honestly, I haven't jumped on the decorating with feathers craze. Perhaps because when I was a child and picked up an errant feather off the ground, my mother would yell, "Put that down!" I mean, you know, cooties. But thatContinue Reading

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Kickstarter Hot Pick: Bookniture

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2015
Photo: Bookniture on Kickstarter

It might look like a book, but if you tried to read it, you'd be disappointed. That's because it's really a piece of multifunctional furniture. Bookniture is 'advanced honeycomb paper structure[s]' that open up to create extra seating (they hold up to 375lbs) , end tables, coffee tables, andContinue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Clever Uses for Old Tires

By: Diy maven Feb 12, 2015
Photo: Big Brand Tires

When you think of using an old tire to make something, you probably think "tree swing." Sure, swinging while sitting inside a tire can be fun, but it's not a very imaginative use of the tire itself. For something really outside the wheel, check out theseContinue Reading

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Before and After: Brilliant IKEA Duktig Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 23, 2015

Photo: IKEA

Sara has dreams of remodeling a full-size kitchen someday, but, until then, she thought she'd practice on an IKEA Duktig play kitchen for her daughter. Based upon the outcome, I think Sara's future full-size kitchen remodeling will be a brilliant success. Most full-size kitchens don't look this goodContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Cozy Reading Nooks That You'll Want To Recreate In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Jan 20, 2015
Eye Candy : 10 Cozy Reading Nooks
Photo: Via Browni

I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick of winter already. All I want to do is curl up and read a good book underneath a warm fuzzy blanket. Preferably in one of these ten impossibly cozy reading nooks.   

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Make It: DIY Pom Pom Fringed Pillows

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Honestly WTF

I mean, seriously, who doesn't love pom poms? Certainly not Lauren and Erica. As proof, Erica whipped out her 'almighty' pom pom maker to make oodles of the fluffy balls to use as fringe on a pack of colorfulContinue Reading

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Make It: Painted Rock Cactus

By: Diy maven Jan 07, 2015
Photo: Craftberry Bush

Maybe it's because a ton of schools are closed today due to wicked cold and there will be bored, housebound kids everywhere, or maybe it's because I'm pining for warmer temperatures, but, either way, I find these painted rock cactiContinue Reading

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How To: Draw Your Hand in 3-D

By: Diy maven Dec 31, 2014
Sun Gazing [http://www.sun-gazing.com/draw-hand-3d/]

Forget using your hand to make a turkey--that was so last century. Now use that incredibly useful appendage to explore drawing in 3-D. The process is much simpler than you might imagine, but the outcome is kinda mind-blowing, especially when considering all it takes to do itContinue Reading

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How To: Make Ping Pong Ball Cafe Lights

By: Diy maven Dec 30, 2014
Say Yes [http://sayyes.com/2014/03/diy-ping-pong-ball-cafe-lights.html]

Before you put those Christmas lights away, you must check out Liz's delightful ping pong ball/LED string light project. The balls give the lights a diaphanous quality that make themContinue Reading

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How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Pouf or Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Dec 22, 2014

When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading

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