9 Tips for Smart Kid-Friendly Design

By: Alicia Jul 01, 2014


Creating a home that's both stylish and family-friendly can be a hard balance to strike. But, with some creativity and clever space planning, making your home a place that can be safely enjoyed by the entire family is achievable. We've rounded up a list of nine tips that blend style and function. 

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Before and After: A Beautiful Boho Bedroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 23, 2014

Hello and welcome to the saddest bedroom a teenage girl has ever called her own. It's dark and bare and completely void of any personality -- and certainly not reflective of its occupant's carefree, Bohemian-esque tastes and style. Which is why the 'after' is just so darn… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Kid-Friendly Outdoor Reading Nook and Hideaway

By: Capreek Jun 17, 2014

Oh man. What I would have given to have had something like this amazing reading nook/hideout as a kid. With the summer wide open, the possibilities of this kid-friendly outdoor space are only limited by your child's imagination -- and your skills with a power… Continue Reading

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Make It: 15 Minute Neon String and Straw Hanging Planters

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2014

A hanging planter made of neon cord? Cool. But a hanging planter made of neon cord and drinking straws? Very cool. The pearlescentContinue Reading

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Make It: Quick and Easy DIY Cloud Night Light

By: Capreek Jun 09, 2014

Whether for a kid's room or a quirky corner, this DIY cloud night light will add a playful touch to any… Continue Reading

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How-To Roundup: 10 DIY Roller Shade Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 29, 2014

DIYers have been making over inexpensive roller shades for some time now. These projects, however, are some of the most successful transformations out there. Using fabric, paint, paper, and, in one case, a paperContinue Reading

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Make It: Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

By: Matt allison May 28, 2014

Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

I love succulents, even the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors to suit your decor. The trend these days is to create 'living walls', bringing the outdoors in, and this project takes that approach in modular fashion using DIY geometric cast concrete planters. Full instructions and template on how to make your own are at the link… Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Ampersand Accent Pillow + Free Printable Pattern

By: Faith-towers May 22, 2014

DIY Ampersand Pillow Tutorial

Being a typography nerd, I'm a big fan of the ampersand. It's a beautiful letterform. And being fabric and textile month here at Curbly, I thought that combining sewing and typography could be the perfect project. I mean... who wouldn't want an ampersand accent pillow on their couch? Keep reading to get your free printable pattern and the full photo tutorial.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Stool Makeover

By: Matt allison Apr 23, 2014

DIY Stool Makeover

What a neat, inexpensive makeover! Watch as the ladies from The Merry Thought makeover this $1 rummage sale buy. If you're not as lucky to find one Ikea have similar stools for $5, then using their tips and instructions get to work on customizing your own.

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How To: Make Hidden Book Storage

By: Diy maven Apr 22, 2014

Shannon had a bunch of old hardcover books on hand, so she decided to use a handful of them to create a hidden storage compartment.… Continue Reading

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A Perfectly Purple Little Girl's Room Makeover

By: Alicia Apr 11, 2014

SW National Painting Week Feature

We are thrilled to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week again this year. It's one of our favorite weeks because it involves some of our favorite bloggers doing amazing things with paint! If you haven't had a look at all of the amazing things happening this week, please take a look at Thrifty Decor Chic's walk-in closet makeover and Recycle Consign & Design's chairContinue Reading

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Free Printables from The Open Art Project

By: Matt allison Apr 09, 2014

Free Printables from The Open Art Project

I stumbled across this collaborative Canadian design consortium, Open Art Project dedicated to making quality art posters accessible and FREE to… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Turn a White Fan into a Rainbow

By: Diy maven Apr 07, 2014

No need for a blow-by-blow how-to for this idea. Simply paint the fans of a white, electric fan (like the one pictured above)… Continue Reading

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A Sneak Peek at Our National Painting Week Project

By: Alicia Apr 04, 2014

This year we're lucky to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week! It's great fun joining a bunch of other awesome bloggers to show off the amazing impact paint has on a home. 

In the past, we've played it a little safe with our National Painting Week projects, sticking to neutral grays. But this year, our project packed a punch and is anything but safe. Here's a sneak peek of some of the colors we worked with:

SW National Painting Week Violets

We're thrilled to be in the company of some of our favorite DIY and design bloggers, including Remodelaholic, Design Crush, Simply Grove,… Continue Reading

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Genius: Turn a Drawer Organizer into a DIY Craft Supply Storage 'House'

By: Capreek Mar 19, 2014

If it weren't for the (extra long) title, you probably wouldn't have guessed that this totally adorable and completely functional storage house was made from a drawer organizer,… Continue Reading

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How to: Clever DIY Embroidery Hoop Storage Bins

By: Faith-towers Mar 17, 2014

DIY embroidery hoop storage project.

Living in a small apartment, I'm always on the hunt for clever organizational ideas... so I was excited to find this wall mounted embroidery hoop storage project. Make a few of these for your home office, your closet, or even the… Continue Reading

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7 Easy (And Free) Organizational Sewing Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Mar 13, 2014

Handmade fabric coupon organizer.

March is a great time of year to get organized. It's not quite spring yet, but it's not exactly winter anymore either. So why not grab your bag of fabric scraps and sew a couple of these handy organizational… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Spatula Ceiling Lampshade

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

Imagine looking up at your ceiling and seeing the aurora borealis. Okay, maybe these spatula's turned lampshade aren't as stunning, but theyContinue Reading

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How to: Build a Toddler Bed

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2014

Evie was ready for a big girl bed, so her mommy got down to business and made her one. Yup, a toddler bed from scratch.Continue Reading

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Benjamin Moore Teams up with Target Garanimal-Style

By: Diy maven Feb 03, 2014

Yesterday, I was at my local Ace Hardware and saw a flier in the paint department advertising Benjamin Moore's partnership with Target. The companies have teamed up to provide a Garanimal approach to decorating kids' rooms. Basically, you pick your… Continue Reading

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