Before and After: Roll-Top Desk Resurrection

By: Diy maven Apr 20, 2015

Photo: The Thinking Closet

When Lauren's in-laws downsized and offered up their old roll-top desk, she and her husband gladly accepted it. In perfect condition, there was no need for renovation. As far as style was concerned, it needed resurrection to better align with Lauren and her husband's tastes. Even though she felt 'a little criminal to even contemplate painting' it, she did anyway. Now, I've always had a soft spot for roll-top desks, which, whenContinue Reading

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Ikea Hack: Faux Brass Drawers Without Spray Paint

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 16, 2015
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

This clever Ikea hack adds additional purpose to this cabinet of drawers, while giving it a faux brass finish (without spray paint). Curious to see how this makeover turned out?

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DIY Slipcover Tips and Tricks

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2015
Photo: Brooklyn Berry Designs

Next time we attempt to sew a slipcover, we should skip the pins and use a run-of-the-mill stapler instead. If that sounds weird, it isn't when Brooke explains the benefits. (And, no, we don't just leave them in there.) That's justContinue Reading

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Before and After: Unrecognizable IKEA Console Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2015

Photo: Sawdust 2 Stitches

Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly 70s TV Stand Gets a New Life as a Modern Bar Cart

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2015
Sarah Eddy

There are plenty of not-so-lovely furniture items floating around the garage sale circuit. These affordable pieces can easily be transformed, though, with a bit of elbow grease and, of course, some colorful paint!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Memorable Room Makeovers for Under $1000

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2015

The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading

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Get Organized! 10 Free Printables To Help You Get Your Home In Order

By: Faith-towers Mar 23, 2015
Free Organization Printable
Photo: Squirrelly Minds

It's almost spring here in the northeast, and with the new season always comes a desire to do some deep cleaning and organization (for me anyways). So I thought I'd share some of my favorite free printables that will help you organize your space and make sure that it's in tip top shape for spring.   

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers

By: Faith-towers Mar 17, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers
Photo: Hometalk

Store-bought boxes and bins can be prohibitively expensive if you're trying to get organized on a budget, but that's no excuse - there are plenty of DIY storage container projects that won't break the bank (and they're pretty, too!). Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Roundup: Spring Organization Ideas for the Garage and Basement That ADD Space

By: Diy maven Mar 17, 2015

It's springtime, and that means it's time to sweep out and organize the garage and basement. The sweeping part is easy. The organizing part? That can be a little tricky when you lack space. In this roundup of organization ideas we've put together ideas and how-tos that will actually add space to ourContinue Reading

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Make It: Super Fast and Easy Typographic Sharpie Mug

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2015
Photo: Good and Messy

Bridget used alphabet stickers to make some very sweet Sharpie mugs. The procedure couldn't be easier: place stickers on mug and then use a colorful Sharpie to apply dots creating a cool negative space monogram. She used regular Sharpies for her project, butContinue Reading

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Abandoned European Homes are Glorious Timecapsules

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2015
Image: Ransom Riggs & Martino Zegwaard

Author Ransom Riggs, of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children fame, made a movie-type trailer for the novel before its release. His filming took him to Belgium to find a setting akin to Miss Peregrine's Home. Along with urban explorer and photographer Martino Zegwaard, he visited--and entered--abandoned homes and found nearly untouched vignettes of other people's lives. There is a reverential quality to the film the duo made chronicling their discoveries, and justly so. The homesContinue Reading

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10 Clever Organization Hacks For Your Craft Room

By: Faith-towers Mar 03, 2015
10 Clever Organization Hacks For Your Craft Room
Photo: HoneyBear Lane

The internet is full of great hacks and clever alternate uses for household items. And I don't know about you, but the space I use to craft and do artwork is not very organized. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite craft room hacks that I've run across during my quest to clean up my workspace.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized, Clutter-Free Homes

By: Faith-towers Mar 02, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized Clutter-Free Homes
Photo: Made From Scratch

Believe it or not, it's March already... which means that it's spring cleaning and home organization month here at Curbly. So we thought we'd start off with some gorgeous, organized, clutter-free homes to inspire you. Here are ten of our favorites.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Art + Design Studio Spaces

By: Capreek Feb 26, 2015
Photo: Jaime Ardiles-Arce

There's something about seeing the physical space people create and work in that is extremely intriguing. A glimpse behind the curtain can reveal a lot about their personality and tastes, not to mention it's just plain cool to see and relate to others through the way they interact with their workspace.

We've rounded up 10 inspiring studio spaces representing everyone from painters to filmmakers to furniture makers. Check them out below!     Continue Reading

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Make This: Easy and Modern Wooden Memo Board

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 25, 2015
DIY Memo Board
by Rachel Mae Smith

Confession: my desk is covered in post-it notes. And I mean covered. There's something about writing everything down that helps me remember to actually do it. Instead of letting the madness continue, I decided to make a simple wooden memo board to clear the clutter!

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5 Tips For Making Your Workspace Feel Creatively Organized

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 25, 2015

ways to display office supplies
photo: Lexy Ward

Do you have a work space? Does it have a designated spot in your home? Or do you have a desk that doubles as something else? We don't live in a very big space so we created a little nook in our kitchen to act as a desk/mini studio for me! And at the beginning of each month, that desk/mini studio is clean, clean, clean! And by the end of the month, it's become a catch-all for anything and everything. How to fight the mess?      

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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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Roundup: 10 DIY Desk Projects

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 23, 2015
10 Desk DIYS

If there's one room in my home that I want to constantly update, it's my office. The more inspiring the space is, the more work I feel like I can get done. Well, at least that's what I tell myself when I set out on another project. Whether you're looking to make your own desk, or just want to spruce up the one you have, these 10 projects are worth checking out!Continue Reading

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Don't Succumb To Cabin Fever: 9 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

By: Faith-towers Feb 19, 2015
9 Ways To Boost Your Creativity
Photo: Brooklyn Limestone

The weather is really getting to people around here in Boston. Along with the rest of the city, I've been spending a lot of time at home because of all this snow. But that doesn't mean we have to be bored... it's the perfect opportunity to cultivate our creative skills. So whether you're a seasoned professional or a newbie, you're sure to find some inspiring tutorials and resources in our roundup.   

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Shopping Guide: 20 Cool Office and Desktop Accessories

By: Capreek Feb 18, 2015

This month, we've been sharing tons of office and workspace inspiration with everything from awesome DIY projects to makeovers to incredible spaces. Of course, no office is complete without a few fun and functional accessories! Here are 20 office products we love.      Continue Reading

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