Round Up: Our All-Time Most Memorable Painted Furniture Makeovers (So Far!)

By: Diy maven May 27, 2015

Over the years, we've seen countless furniture makeovers done with nothing but paint and a lot of creativity. Today we give you the ones that top our all-time most memorable list...for good and, yes, some for ill too, based upon the collective conscious of ourContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Custom Epoxy-Topped Desk

By: Capreek May 19, 2015
A Beautiful Mess

This is, hands down, one of the coolest DIY desk ideas I've seen in a while. Sure, industrial pipes, trestle legs, and the occasional hairpin-leg-plus-plywood desk are all great projects. But what if you could up the ante with a custom epoxy tabletop? Here's how to do it -- the easy way!      Continue Reading

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Are these Color Fails or Color Fabulous? You Decide!

By: Diy maven May 12, 2015

We talk a lot about color here in the Curbly neighborhood, which led me to wonder, is there such a thing as too much color?? Then I started looking for evidence, collecting images of rooms that seem to be on the tipping point. I'll let you decide onto which side they fall....color fail or color fabulous.

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Before and After: A Functional Home Office Makeover

By: Faith-towers May 11, 2015

A Functional Office Makeover... The "Before"
Photo: Vintage Revivals

This home office started as a blank box that was just begging for a makeover. The priority was to hide the closet but keep as much storage as possible... wait until you see the creative solution!   

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Before and After: How to Transform a Rusty Metal Cabinet to a Modern Statement Piece

By: Jeran May 06, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

Okay, confession time.  I have a lot of random junk in my garage.  I love to thrift, so when I come across furniture that has "potential", I buy it and save it for a rainy day.  This ugly little metal drawer cabinet has been in my garage for a couple years now collecting dust.  I bought it at the Pasadena Flea Market and paid about $20 for it.  It was very rusty and had a lot of holes and chipped layers of paint.      

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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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Roundup: 10 Lovely Leather DIY Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Apr 30, 2015
10 Leather DIY Projects For Your Home
Photo: Joshua Rhodes

Leather (or faux leather, if you prefer) is an interesting material to work with. It's thicker than most fabrics, making it super functional. Not to mention it's quite trendy these days. Here are ten lovely leather DIY projects that will look fantastic in any house or apartment.   

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Hacks and Makeovers

By: Capreek Apr 28, 2015

I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy!     Continue Reading

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Organic Inspiration: Abstract Twig Art

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2015
Photo: Paul Schick

Artist Paul Schick makes art out of twigs. Although that sounds simple enough, I'm sure there's a fair amount of technique involved in his creations. That being said, they are incredibly inspirational, especially if you groove on the organicContinue Reading

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How to: Make Your Own DIY Mid-Century Inspired Geometric Wall Art

By: Hellolidy Apr 22, 2015
Mid-Century Modern Inspired Art
Photo: Lidy Dipert

If you are a mid-century modern enthusiast and you aren't watching Mad Men, you need to get with it. Not only is it highly entertaining, but I can't stop myself from drooling over all the hairdos, outfits, furniture and art! So, in honor of my teeny-tiny Mad Men addiction and the new season, I decided to create a mid-century modern inspired geometric art using basic shapes and some super simple materials.

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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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