A Very Surprising Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 09, 2015

Photo: Aston Design Studio

Hate oak cabinetry? Most people these days seem to, or feel that they are expected to hate it. However, the people who own the kitchen pictured above didn't and weren't afraid to admit their preference. They liked oak's "refined rustic/craftsman style." So, when it came time toContinue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Enchanted Pumpkin Forest

By: Diy maven Oct 06, 2015

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just having too much funContinue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Pumpkin Cups and Mugs for Tasty Fall Beverages

By: Chrisjob Oct 02, 2015

I'll admit it: I don't really like carving pumpkins. I always have grand plans, but by the time you head to the patch, select just the right one, gorge on popcorn balls, look for the carving tools, spread the newspaper, and begin the epic cleanout process...I'm kinda over it.    Continue Reading

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Would You "Surprise" Your Landlord with a Kitchen Makeover?

By: Diy maven Oct 02, 2015

Photo: My Domaine

When stylist Peter Dolkas decided to re-do the kitchen in his rental, he had no qualms about painting the cabinets. As for his landlord? She didn't know what was happening until after the makeover wasContinue Reading

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Tip: Four Favorite Go-To Sources for Interior Inspiration

By: Jennifer farley Sep 22, 2015
Things to Guide your Interiors

It's easy to "pin" the interiors you like on Pinterest, yet when it comes to getting started ... many of us are paralyzed. Here are four sources of inspiration and guidance that can not only provide a starting place for your interior decor but also help make your space feel pulled together and cohesive.Continue Reading

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How To: Make Ceramic Hand Dishes

By: Diy maven Sep 16, 2015
Photo: My Poppet Makes

Although the maker of these MCM hand dishes (Cintia) identifies them as a "kids craft," the idea and technique is appropriate for any age. Although, preserving the size and shape of a kid's hand in such a way is about the coolest childhood memento ever. I've just started experimenting with air dry clay, which this project utilizes, andContinue Reading

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Before and After: $4 Kitchen Island Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 11, 2015

Photo: Naptime Decorator

Liz's kitchen island was driving her bananas. Its stained honey oak top just wasn't jiving with the new industrial stools she snagged awhile back. So Liz forked over about 4 bucks and 5 hours of her timeContinue Reading

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Make It: Printable Reminder Magnets

By: Stephanie lee Sep 10, 2015
Printable reminder magnets

My mum is a very organised and practical person. Growing up, everything was perfectly arranged and categorised, from the pictures in our photo albums to the contents of our freezer. So I suppose it’s no surprise that I now find myself making lists, organising my days according to tasks and popping reminders all over the house the same way she does. Like mother like daughter right?

And since having a list of tasks on my phone doesn’t seem to cut it anymore (I always manage to forget things!), I thought I’d make myself some magnets so I can hang up those super important details in a place where they’ll grab my attention. 

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15 Inspirational Ideas For Using Fabric In The Kitchen

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 09, 2015
15 Inspirational Ideas For Using Fabric In The Kitchen
photo: Nalle's House 

Fabric is a renter's dream! Well, it's anyone's dream, really. But it can really help you take a plain kitchen (that you might be renting) to the next level! Here are 15 ways to decorate with and incorporate fabric into the kitchen!      

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How To: Make a Sheet Music Planter

By: Diy maven Sep 09, 2015
Photo: Eclectically Vintage

Can you guess what this planter used to be? The shape coupled with the fall mums tucked inside should give it away. Have a guess? Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Hutch/China Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 04, 2015

This morning on Craigslist in my city, there are 489 listings for china cabinets and a whopping 1351 listings for hutches. Does that mean china cabinets and hutches have fallen out of favor? Not with these clever makeover artists! Take a look and then you tell us...have china cabinets and hutches fallen out of favor with you??

Serena spotted this impressive cabinet at her local thrift store for a measly $40. (Take thatContinue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Must-Try No-Sew Home Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Sep 01, 2015

For those who can't sew or for those who just don't feel like it, these 15 no-sew decor projects are must-tries. From windows to floors and everything in between, there's somethingContinue Reading

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How To: Modern White Concrete Countertops

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 28, 2015

DIY white concrete countertops
photo: Chris Loves Julia

Concrete counters. It's not a new idea to the internet, but it's always been one I've been partial to. I love seeing the different variations DIYers take on a concrete countertop, and this WHITE take is my new favorite. Definitely keeping this tutorial in the back of my mind for the day we own a kitchen!      

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Before and After: $19k Budget Kitchen Remodel

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2015

Photo: Design Edge

Nineteen thousand dollars doesn't go far when you hire someone else to do the work. That's why this kitchen makeover is considered a budget job. When the owners of the kitchen went to Design Edge, they had a check list that included replacing the cabinets, buying newContinue Reading

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