This Garden Shed is NOT What it Looks Like.

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2015
Photo: The Torii Cinema Co.

It might LOOK like a garden shed, but it's not. Not by a long shot! Can you guess what might be inside? A child's playhouse, perhaps? Nope. How about a studio space? Not that either. Give up? Take aContinue Reading

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Before and After: Stark Living Room is Made Lovely with Layers

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2015

Photo: Studio McGee

We don't really need to forgive the varying light conditions in this living room's before and after images to fully appreciate its dramatic transformation. Whether its blinds are closed or open, it's apparent that the layering ofContinue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Neon Sign the Easy Way

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 06, 2015
Photo: I Spy DIY

Neon signs are all the rage in decor right now. I've seen them resting on fireplace mantles, hanging over the bed, and as large scale art pieces in the living room. But what about a DIY version? Well, it turns out, making a neon sign / light of your own isn't quite as hard as you may think. In fact, it's pretty simple with the right tools. 

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How To: Make The Fifth Element Stones Candle Holders

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2015
Photo: antagonizer via Instructables

Aziz LIGHT! Instructabler, The Antagonizer (who've I've made sound like a superhero and rightly so) constructed The Fifth Element elemental stones out of blocks of wood to fashion candle holders much to the delight of fellow Leeloo lovers everywhere, me included. (Obviously.) If we'd breatheContinue Reading

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Roundup: Cool Backyard Projects Using Cinder Blocks, Pavers, and Concrete

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2015

In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projectsContinue Reading

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Before and After: Funky 60's Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2015

Photo: Little Vintage Cottage

Tania picked up this funky 1960's lamp at Goodwill for $2.99. Her original intention was giving it a makeover and then selling it. Only the first part happened. The second part didn't because she fell in love with it and decided to keep it for herself. As far as the brown and orange color combo...you may love itContinue Reading

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How To: Make Paper Lantern Jellyfish

By: Diy maven Jul 24, 2015
Photo: Make Life Lovely

The idea of paper lantern jellyfish might sound weird, but, seriously, they are beautifully ethereal. And they're also be super-easy to make thanks to Laura's ingenious way of creating their rufflyContinue Reading

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Curbly Headquarters Grows Up: Our New Office and Studio Space

By: Alicia Jul 21, 2015
The Curbly HQ makeover is done. Here's the tour!

Working from home is the greatest thing in the world, except when it's not. Our little Curbly unit had a great thing going for a long time, but then Bruno and I had children, and they made working from home more like working-in-10-minute-increments-from-home-all-the-live-long-day.

So, we found a little space a few blocks from our house and set out to make it our own. It has been an adventure and we've been going full tilt for the last six weeks. The space is complete and we're excited to share it with you - come have a look!
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Roundup: Easy DIY Outdoor Entertaining Lighting Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jul 21, 2015
Roundup: Easy DIY Outdoor Entertaining Lighting Ideas
Photo: Ruffled Blog

The dog days of summer are here, and it's the perfect time to relax with family and friends in the backyard. Don't forget to shed some light on your party! Here are ten super easy outdoor lighting ideas for your next outdoor party or barbecue.   

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Decor Disputes: Are White Kitchens Becoming Passe Yet?

By: Diy maven Jul 17, 2015
Photo: Consort Design

We threw out the "are white kitchens becoming passe" question three years ago. Now, three years later, they're still going strong. (The two makeovers featuredContinue Reading

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How to: Easy Geometric Solar Lights for Your Porch or Patio

By: Faith-towers Jul 14, 2015
How-To: Easy Geometric Solar Lights For Your Porch or Patio
Photo: Faith Towers

Solar lights are functional and great for the environment, but not always attractive. I'm here to change that - today I have a super easy project that will transform generic solar pathway lights into lanterns pretty enough to be the centerpiece on your outdoor dining table. Keep reading to check out the full photo tutorial.   

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Before and After: Pop-of-Color Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2015

Photo: In Pursuit of Style

Lindsay's clients wanted the master bedroom in their DC condo to be "the perfect balance of masculine and feminine" in an effort to reflect both their personalities. But that's not all. They wanted toContinue Reading

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How To: Make Tissue Tassel String Lights

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The string light projects we usually see around here involve covering the light source. Alexis had a different idea: adding a decorative element between the bulbs. It's really a clever idea in that not only is it festive, it also fills that voidContinue Reading

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10 Gorgeous DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Faith-towers Jun 29, 2015
10 Gorgeous DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Running With Scissors

Outdoor lighting can be pricey, whether you're shopping at discount stores or not... so why not get creative and make some pieces yourself? You'll save a little cash and have the most original lighting on the block. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite DIY outdoor lighting projects.   

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DIY Modern Floor Lamp; Better Than The Original?

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2015
Photo: Land of Nod

Land of Nod's Hemisphere's Floor Lamp ($150) was Ashley's inspiration to create a $25 version that, personally, I like better than the original. But, then again, I'm a sucker forContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Jun 09, 2015
10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks
Photo: Infarrantly Creative

IKEA hacks are always a hit here on Curbly, and it's easy to see why. They're creative, affordable and completely customizable for your own home. So here are ten fantastic ones that I've been ogling recently.   

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How To: Make Mini Fabric Lamps

By: Diy maven May 26, 2015
Photo: Taylormade

Taylor combined fabric scraps, a strand of twinkle lights, Mod Podge, and clear plastic 9 ounce drinking cups to create a most charming punch of color and light. These mini fabric lamps are so charming, in fact, I'd beContinue Reading

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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: Colorful DIY Wall Mounted Votive Set

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2015
Photo: Faith Towers

I live in a small 525 square foot condo, so free space is always hard to find. But one thing I do have a lot of is wall space. So I decided to create a small wall mounted shelf with a set of colorful votives on top. And now I'm sharing the super easy tutorial with you! Click through for instructions.   

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Roundup: Our 10 Favorite Budget Kitchen Makeovers of All Time...So Far

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2015

We've seen a lot of kitchen makeovers throughout the years here in Curblyland, but these 10, by far, are some of the most impressive budget makeovers to have graced ourContinue Reading

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