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… 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… 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 the… Continue 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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… Continue Reading

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

By: Capreek May 30, 2012

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

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Before & After: A $15 Accent Wall Makeover

By: Capreek May 28, 2012

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

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Roundup: 10 MORE Affordable DIY Modern Wall Art Projects!

By: Capreek May 24, 2012

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Last month, we featured ten modern DIY art projects that ranged from bold and graphic to subdued and subtle. We're back at it again with a fresh new roundup of contemporary art inspiration -- and it's all stuff you can make yourself (of course). Enjoy!… Continue Reading

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Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 24 Awesome Typographic Prints

By: Capreek May 15, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

The second installment in our wall art shopping guide series is here! In keeping with the typography theme from yesterday, we've rounded up 24 totally awesome prints from talented designers and artists across the Interwebs.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Typographic Wall Art Ideas!

By: Capreek May 14, 2012

created at: 05/13/2012

We're big on typography here at Curbly and when you combined that love with our love of DIY projects and our obsession with art, well... you get a trifecta of awesomeness! Here are ten of our favorite typographic DIY wall art ideas and projects. Feel free to let us know some of your faves in the… Continue Reading

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