Free Download: Bathroom Cleaning Check List and Cheat Sheet

By: Chrisjob Aug 02, 2012

Hey, hey! It's August, and this month, we're all about those most used rooms in your home: the kitchen and baths! To start things off, we're sharing this bathroom cleaning cheat sheet and check list, which'll help you keep things nice and sparkly (and sanitary!) with just a little bit of effort every week.   
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Week 7 Journal: Plumbing Down the Tubes

By: Bruno Jul 26, 2012

Curbly House Week 7 Video Journal - plumbing and sheetrock!
Weelllll poop. After spending the better part of a week completely revamping the bathroom plumbing, we failed our inspection (spectacularly). Read on to watch my weekly video journal and see why I have no love lost for Mr. Plumbing Inspector.Continue Reading

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Week 6 Journal: Finally Making Some Progress

By: Bruno Jul 19, 2012

Making progress on framing in the Curbly HouseIt finally feels like we're making some real progress on the Curbly House. After weeks of demolition (and basically just making the house worse than it already was), this was the first week where we actually started improving things. Read on to watch my weekly video journal and read about all of our framing adventures.Continue Reading

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My Quest for Curbly House Color Inspiration

By: Alicia Jul 03, 2012

Our daughter's room in it's pre-painted state.
We're in the middle of a huge remodeling project to create what promises to be our dream house. Last week, drywall started going up and I stopped having contractions, because for the first time in months, the house began looking like a house again. Read on to see how I'm gathering color inspiration for what promises to be a huge paint job.Continue Reading

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Week 4 Journal: Bye Bye Bathtub (and Chimney Too)

By: Bruno Jun 28, 2012

Our Bathroom
The Curbly House
bathroom looked decent, by all accounts, and except for being a bit on the small side, functioned just fine. So I was actually prepared to leave it pretty much as-was, maybe with a few fixture replacements, some new tile, and paint. But what we found when we took out the first floor ceilings underneath the bathroom made that impossible. Read on to find out how we gutted the bathroom, and watch an awesome/scary video (depending on your point of view).Continue Reading

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Week 3 Journal: Demolishing the Bedroom Ceilings (VIDEO)

By: Bruno Jun 21, 2012

The Curbly House: Week Three Journal (VIDEO)The first week of demolition on the Curbly House went so smoothly, you kind of had to expect things would get worse in week two. And worse they did get. Read on to watch my weekly video journal and learn how not to take apart a ceiling.

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A Guide to an Organized Move

By: Alicia Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/18/2012We're moving sometime in the next month. I hate the vague sound of that sentence, but it's the truth. Our whole moving timeline is vague due to the fact that the Curbly House continues to be full of charming surprises that are pushing our move-in date back.

The realization that we'll be having a new baby and moving into a new house only a few weeks apart is enough to induce even the calmest lady. Unfortunately for me, I am a Virgo to theContinue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

By: Capreek Jun 13, 2012

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It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!   Continue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Concrete Wall

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2012

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Looking to introduce some texture into your home? Here's a unique twist on the ol' accent wall!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Colorful DIY Felt Storage Boxes

By: Capreek Jun 07, 2012

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It's no secret that I have an on-going love affair with felt. Add my obsession with little boxes and storage containers to the mix, and this DIY project is a no-brainer!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Geometric Lampshade

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2012

created at: 06/04/2012

I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make One-of-a-Kind Prints Using Gelatin!

By: Capreek May 31, 2012

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I took a bunch of different printmaking classes in college, but this technique still blows my mind! No fancy presses, machines, or chemicals required -- just regular old gelatin. Amazing, right?   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stunning DIY Rug from Felt Scraps!

By: Capreek May 30, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

This might be the most amazing DIY rug I've ever seen. Heck, it might be the most amazing rug period!   Continue Reading

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Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 20 Design-y Prints for Film and TV Buffs

By: Capreek May 29, 2012

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As a lover of film and TV, this might be my favorite wall art shopping guide so far! It was also really, really, really hard to narrow it down to a mere 20 prints. My suggestion?? Hit up your favorite online marketplace (Etsy, Society6, Cargoh, Supermarket, etc.) and do a search for the shows you love the most. It'll blow your mind. Meanwhile, here are my picks for awesome movie- and TV-inspired prints!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A $15 Accent Wall Makeover

By: Capreek May 28, 2012

created at: 05/28/2012

If you've got $15, a steady hand, and a bit of patience, you can turn a boring wall like this...   Continue Reading

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